Skateboarding Made Simple

Are you interested in learning how to skateboard? Have you seen other skaters around town and want to learn those tricks? No matter if you’re scared, think you’re too old, or whatever the case is that might be holding you back, we have news for you. You can learn to skateboard!

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Aaron Kyro

History

My name is Aaron Kyro and I have been skateboarding for over 20 years. Over that time I have been sponsored by some of the world’s largest skateboarding brands including Volcom, Real, Thunder, Bones wheels, Swiss Bearings, and Circa shoes! I currently ride pro for Revive Skateboards.

Braille Skateboarding was created to help everyone learn how to skateboard. With our free tutorials and our full skateboarding lesson plan, Skateboarding Made Simple, you can be a great skateboarder!

Braille has a YouTube channel with over 5.4 million subscribers and counting. The core of our channel is skateboarding content and tutorials. We want to teach everyone to skateboard and show everyone the joy and excitement it can bring.

Here at Braille we want everyone to feel like they can progress on their board and learn to skate! That’s the basis that Braille is built off of. And we won’t stop until skateboarding is the most popular sport in the world.

Skateboarding Made Simple

I have been teaching people of all ages how to skateboard for the past several years and have found many things in common amongst new skaters.

I know what barriers skaters run into that cause them to not be able to land an ollie, kickflip, heelflip, or any other trick, get frustrated and give up. Just like any sport, persistence is key in skateboarding. So keep persisting and land those tricks!

Skateboarding does require practice and work and you don’t just wake up one morning and can land 360 flips every time. It is also true that there is an exact correct gradient to learning all of the tricks and exact ways to do each and every trick there is.

In Skateboarding Made Simple I unlock the secrets behind how the pros learn tricks and master them before going on to do them down stairs or on a rail.

Aaron Kyro

Skateboarding Made Simple is the most in-depth collection of skateboarding tricks out there. We know that skateboarding is an uncomfortable scene when you’re first starting out. But, Skateboarding Made Simple is your guide and helps ensure you’re really comfortable on your board!

There are 9 volumes of Skateboarding Made Simple volumes. As you progress through them, you learn the basics of flatground tricks, skatepark etiquette, grinds and slides, mini ramps, intermediate and advanced flatground tricks. Think of it as your long-term skateboarding roadmap.

I break down each trick into all of its parts so each step can be practiced separately  before going on to learning the whole trick. By using this method, you can learn to land any trick every time.

Practice Steps

If you practice the correct steps of the trick, you will build up to attempting it and landing it. The key here is to practice it for a good amount of time. For the Ollie, you should spend at least 15 minutes on each step, and then if you can’t land it, go back and spend another 5 minutes on each step. As you roll through the practice steps, you’ll eventually land it.

Let’s take kickflips for example. If you’re having trouble landing with both feet, but know you can catch it with one foot, you know something needs to change. Skateboarding Made Simple will help you identify that, by breaking the trick down into several practice steps. Once you do that, you will be able to land it.

It is very important to start off on the right foot with learning any new skill or sport. Whenever learning a new skill, it can often be awkward or uncomfortable, but it’s also exciting and fun. Having some guidance will keep it more exciting, so you don’t end up quitting after you just started.

Skateboarding Made Simple gives you the proper steps to starting out your skating THE RIGHT WAY!

What’s in Skateboarding Made Simple Volume 1?

While there are 9 volumes in Skateboarding Made Simple Series, here’s what’s covered in Volume 1:

  • Riding basics which includes pushing, turning, and stopping
  • Ollies
  • Frontside 180s
  • Backside 180s
  • Pop shove its
  • Frontside pop shove its
  • Heelflips
  • Kickflips

This series teaches you an exact method of learning any skateboarding trick. Once you master this method you will be able to teach yourself anything in skateboarding.

Summary of the points covered in Skateboarding Made Simple:

  • HOW TO START OFF SKATING ON THE PROPER FOOT
  • THE BIGGEST REASON WHY PEOPLE GIVE UP SKATING
  • THE STEPS TO FAST PROGRESSION
  • WHICH TRICKS TO LEARN IN WHAT ORDER AND WHY
  • HOW TO GET YOUR OLLIE OFF THE GROUND
  • WHY YOUR TRICKS DON’T POP
  • HOW TO KEEP YOUR POP SHOVE ITS FROM LANDING PRIMOHOW TO
  • FULLY SPIN A HEELFLIP
  • HOW TO PROPERLY FLICK KICKFLIPS
  • HOW TO CATCH YOUR BOARD ON FLIP TRICKS

What other skaters have said about Skateboarding Made Simple

“Skateboarding Made Simple is by far the best guide to skateboarding basics ever! I learned kickflips and heelflips in about 2 hours, cleaned up my pop shuvits, and am close to back 180s thanks to you!”

“Wow! I really like how you composed this learning video because you actually learn. You have a smooth way of teaching that makes it easy to understand. I just wish this exsisted when i was first learning how to skate. Best how to video ill be sure to recommend it”

“I love this video because you actually TELL us how to do the tricks. I hate when it’s like, “pop it, flick it, and land it.” the little details are oh so important!”

“Whoa! this video is awesome and very helpfull !! Thanks so much!”

For a 1 hour skate lesson I charge $65.00. This video is comparable to hours of skate lessons with valuable information and drills packed into one 50 minute long video and it ONLY COSTS 7.99!

Get Skateboarding Made Simple Volume 1

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So don’t waste hundreds of dollars on lessons when you can get one video and learn all of the basic skateboard tricks without leaving your driveway. Only $7.99 to learn how to properly ride your board and master the most important 7 tricks on a skateboard is an amazing deal.

If you are not satisfied with the purchase for any reason, be sure to send an email to shop@brailleskateboarding.com. I will refund you the full video price! I am so sure that you will love the video that I will give you your money back if you don’t! So, what do you have to lose?

Watch the video below for how it’s helped other skaters and what they’ve done to improve their tricks and progress in skateboarding.

Results with Skateboarding Made Simple


Length: 50 Min 00 Sec
File Size: 422.7 MB
File Type: .mp4

Have you had success with Skateboarding Made Simple? We want to see your progression video! Film a quick clip of the tricks you’ve learned, and tag @brailleskate, #brailleskate and #brailleskateboarding on Instagram. Let us know what you liked the most about Skateboarding Made Simple, so we can share it and capitalize on that part of it!

65 Comments

Darren

March 18, 2019

this has really heped me and I had been skating for a while but never really knowing how to do any tricks and now thanks to braill I can do a lot so thanks aaron

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Inha

August 16, 2019

Man this is sick

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Alec O'Grady

September 7, 2019

We’re so happy to hear that! Keep us posted on your progress! – Braille Support Team

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Luke Diehl

November 25, 2019

I really need help with my frontside 180. I suck at it. And I can’t turn it. I’m doing everything that you say but I just can’t do it. Or any other tricks.

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Jen Latch

December 15, 2019

Hey! Have you learned your ollie? Start there and then progress to the frontside 180.

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this is my name

February 21, 2020

Why are you trying to learn FS 180’s if you haven’t even learned how to turn

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kris :)

February 9, 2020

being in the UK sucks as we have no skate parks

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Erika Totanes

February 10, 2020

Sorry to hear, Kris.

Enter our golden ticket giveaway and see if you can win a trip to Braille House!

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April Sawachi

September 6, 2020

SO glad to hear how SMS has helped you.

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jonathan lierman

March 20, 2019

this helped alot love the new website thx

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Alec O'Grady

September 7, 2019

Glad you like it! – Braille Support Team

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Zack johnson

February 25, 2020

I would like Nigel to teach me how to skate Vert

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April Sawachi

September 6, 2020

So happy to hear that.

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eddpetrosian

March 27, 2019

cool

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Gael

April 19, 2019

Hi

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To Gael

April 21, 2019

Hello 👋

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Oz

June 19, 2019

Hi!

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l

July 16, 2019

hey!

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Chloe Holmes

July 17, 2019

Hey!

Alec O'Grady

September 7, 2019

Hey! Thanks for checking out this post. – Braille Support Team

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jefferson

April 24, 2019

I need help getting my front foot on when i am doing a kickflip

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Ruben garibay

May 10, 2019

i need more help on the heelflip

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Alec O'Grady

September 7, 2019

Luckily, we have a whole post for that trick! newbrailleblog.wpengine.com/how-to-heelflip/ Hope it helps! – Braille Support Team

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HARRY P. NIHS

May 20, 2019

AARON KYRO IS A GOOD MAN, HE STANDS FOR THE RIGHT THINGS.

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Alec O'Grady

September 7, 2019

Very true!

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Charlie

May 25, 2019

Thanks for the help I finally learned how to land my kickflip

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chris

June 21, 2019

i need to learn how to keep ny backfoot in my kickflip i need help on it plzzz help

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Alec O'Grady

September 7, 2019

Awesome! Be sure to film it and tag @brailleskate on Instagram. – Braille Support Team

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Charlie

May 25, 2019

Thanks

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Alec O'Grady

September 7, 2019

Glad you liked it!

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Rasheem Salmon

May 29, 2019

Greetings from jamaica W.I I’m Rasheem my friend i with some other group of kids would want to lern how to skateboard i started already along with my friend but in our country we dont have certain tools or skateboard gear and we would need help so were asking for help, i really love your YouTube videos watch them everyday and it would be greatly appreciated if the braille team helped us out

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rodney.j

July 23, 2019

I would like to help, don’t know how I can but get in contact with me please.

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Alec O'Grady

September 7, 2019

Hi! We’re all about supporting those that don’t have direct access to skateboarding gear. Unfortunately, we’re unable to ship to Jamaica at this time. Keep looking though and be sure to reach out to support@brailleskateboarding.com for more information. Thanks! – Braille Support Team

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Cohen Ferguson

June 5, 2019

I need more help on making sure I slide my left foot up when doing a ollie

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Alec O'Grady

September 7, 2019

Check out our “How to Ollie by Aaron Kyro” blog post. It goes over each individual step so you can land it! If you’re still not landing it, submit a Skate Support! – Braille Support Team

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Cooper

June 5, 2019

I can’t land on my board with the kick flip or I land with my front foot on the tail and my back foot barely on.

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Alec O'Grady

September 7, 2019

Oh no! Check out our Kickflip tutorial to find the secrets to the kickflip. https://newbrailleblog.wpengine.com/how-to-kickflip/

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Cooper

June 5, 2019

I can’t land on my board with the kick flip

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Cooper Rigney

June 26, 2019

Thanks Arron I started 3 months ago and skateboarding made simple help me do a Ollie in 2 weeks really good

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Alec O'Grady

September 7, 2019

Wow! That’s super awesome. Keep us posted with your progress and send us your Ollies by tagging us on Instagram @brailleskate

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Finn Henderson

July 1, 2019

I know how to do an ollie but i can’t do it

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Alec O'Grady

September 7, 2019

Practice makes perfect! Sometimes it takes some time. If you’re still having trouble with it, consider sending us a Skate Support so Aaron can help you! – Braille Support Team

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Evrardo

July 2, 2019

I can’t do a Ollie and I really need help

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Alec O'Grady

September 7, 2019

Check out our “How to Ollie by Aaron Kyro” blog post. It goes in depth on all parts of the trick. Skateboarding Made Simple Volume 1 goes into even more detail, which will definitely help! – Braille Support Team

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Kristina celestian

July 14, 2019

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z_VqOIzQafQ&t=34s How to Ollie girl teaches herself to Ollie in a few hours. 1st time skateboarding women

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Alec O'Grady

September 7, 2019

Wow! That’s incredible. We love getting more and more people into skateboarding.

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Aydan Torres

July 18, 2019

Hi guys I’m a beginner skateboarder that doesn’t know any tricks but I know the basics with like pushing and turning etc. I hope I can get better.

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Braille Shop

July 20, 2019

Just keep practicing! Only way to improve.

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Fatin

August 11, 2019

I need a skateboard my skateboard just broke…plese my mom doesn’t let me buy new one

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Alec O'Grady

September 7, 2019

Request a board through the First Try Foundation, our sister site. firsttryfoundation.com

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Bethany

August 16, 2019

hi. i need help with the board slide. the board keeps flinging out in front of me. any tips?

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Braille Shop

August 17, 2019

Keep your knees bent. Let the board slide, don’t try to push it off the rail, make sure you have wax on your board when trying it.

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Fk

August 21, 2019

I need help on the frontside 180 ,aaron said we must do an olies and turn our bodies but when I do it like that my body turn and the board does not turn

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Alec O'Grady

September 7, 2019

The Frontside 180 can be a little tricky at first. Check out our full blog post on it! newbrailleblog.wpengine.com/frontside-180/

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William

August 26, 2019

I need help pop shovets

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Alec O'Grady

September 7, 2019

Boom! Check out this post to help you even more. newbrailleblog.wpengine.com/pop-shove-it/

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Pokemonboi

December 27, 2019

Your cool
Your cool guy.

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Jarenas

January 27, 2020

Question: How many GB of storage would I need to digitally download all 7 of the tutorials?

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Erika Totanes

January 28, 2020

Hi Jarenas,

It will take about 16.8GB to download all 7 tutorials.
If you have any more shop related questions, please email shop@brailleskateboarding.com!

Thank you for commenting.

– Erika, Community Manager.

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michael santos

April 12, 2020

I haven’t skated since high school which is about 16 years ago and I really wanted to get back into skateboarding to find more reasons to get out and be active. back then the only resource I had was a Tony hawk dvd that taught the basics. When I discovered Braille and SMS, seeing how all the moves were broken down and how learning one trick flowed into the next trick. I knew I had to give it a try. I am only into my 2 week of skateboarding but following the tips on the braille YouTube and now SMS vol 1. I feel more confident on my board than i did 16 years ago. The emphasis on polishing each step before moving on to the next really helps me because I don’t have that kind of time anymore to be skating all day because I am a full time accountant. When I do practice after a 8-9 hour work day, by following the steps on SMS, I know I can maximize my practice time even if its only 1-2 hours of skateboarding each day. Thank you Braille and keep up the good work.

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Erika Totanes

April 13, 2020

This is amazing! Thanks for sharing, Michael!

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Kevin Becker

April 25, 2020

I’m 46 and I finally learned how to ollie.

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Erika Totanes

April 29, 2020

Amazing stuff, Kevin! Thanks for sharing.

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camron

June 2, 2020

OMG your vids soooooooo helped me i can ollie

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Chloe Holmes

June 3, 2020

Awesome!!! Keep it up!

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