When riding your board on the road, it is very important to know how to footbrake in case you need to slow down your speed immediately. Sometime you will need this skill to avoid falling, crashing or burning as some things passing across your way suddenly.
01 – This skill is suitable for not only longboard but also other skateboards. Mastering it and you can be safer on your streets.
02 – Change your feet position as your front foot facing forward. Your above body should also be turned to face to the nose of your desk also.
03 – Keep your back led straight when changing your weight to your front foot slowly. Move your back led out of the desk and lower it to the land lightly.
04 – Remember to keep your body balance by your front foot.
05 – Apply a little bit pressure by your back foot to the ground at first. Use your bottom of your shoe, do not use this skill when your foot is nude. Then apply more pressure slowly until the speed is slow down enough as you want.
06 – Remember that no one can be successful as first time. So that you need practicing many times. Try to footbrake as slow speed first, then increasing your speed.
07 – There is a mistake that skateboarders could meet when performing this skill, that is: using too much pressure on your back foot at the beginning. This could make you falling down as your weight is not still in central. Remember to keep your body balance on your front foot, and use a little of your weight to press down your back foot to the ground.
Once again, try as comfortable speed first, then increasing it. And it is very important to practice this skill many time until you master it.