well it’s a skateboard well might be a little scary to ride but shouldn’t be too worried they’re pretty much just big toys they’re kind of like bikes once you learn how to ride them well really never forget I’m Spencer nosy and I’m gonna teach you how to ride skateboards no prior skate knowledge needed for today’s lesson so you’re gonna easily follow me along today and we’re just gonna how to simply cruise no tricks nothing technical that’s what I like to do is just cruise time to grab your board and let’s get started first thing you want to do is get comfortable on your board so you want to stand on it and you want to be going the right way and that’s finding your stance you’re still feeling a little uncomfortable about your stance or if you don’t even know what your stance is you can check out my other video over here where I go over how to find your stance and then maybe once you watch that you can come back and visit me here and then we can start rolling there aren’t really rule to skateboarding weather is kind of this onesie curl it’s called balance and most people new to skateboarding they lack balance and they should get on their skateboard and they kind of like oh oh and they fall on their butt and yeah we’re not trying to do that here today we’re trying to get you sturdy on your board and ready to roll so you know you should do the first place that you go to this is the grass good place to get started or your bolts you can have your back foot on your back bolts and your front foot on the front pull this isn’t the best way to ride your skateboard but I mean it’ll definitely get you there similar to driving when you’re just driving ten into I mean it looks kind of dumb you’ll still get to where you’re going so you want to spend a couple minutes funding your balance getting comfortable you want to look at your driving noon just chilling and just you know not going anywhere in the grass like we are now so if you want to start really rolling time to bring this to the cement hopefully by now you’ve gained enough confidence in the grass and it’s time to move on to the cement and this is now the real deal because we’re gonna be rolling I’m gonna put your board down next to something pretty sturdy could be a pole fence gate hippo elephant I don’t even know what you want just something that’s gonna hold you you’re gonna hold onto that and just like in the grass put your back foot on the back bolts and before you put your front foot on the front bolts make sure you’re really holding on because you’re not trying to fall right now get that front foot on and once you get that front foot on find your center balance bend your knees get comfortable in your stance you gotta look forward because you’re not gonna be going backwards you’re gonna hit the back you’re not trying to do that so before you do this bend and then push off and go well we’re picking up some speed right now probably a good time to teach you how to stop good simple way to do that is just put your back foot just on the ground just like you’re stepping off a curb I mean that’s what I do okay yeah sorry oh yeah we didn’t know well cop just came and kicked us out and if you need to skateboarding this just happens so we’re gonna have to relocate and I’ll catch up with you in a minute so we just got to a new location hopefully this time we don’t get kicked out like I was saying before we got rudely interrupted by that policeman I was going over stopping take your foot off your board and slowly come to a stop there are other ways of doing this another way is called the toe drag is when you put your back foot at the edge of the board hanging your toe off at the end and just keep scraping the tones that you come to a full stop the toe drag can be a little bit easier than taking your full foot off because then your balance is still on your board not completely on the ground another way to stop is the dreaded tail drag which is when you lean back and you allow all the plies on your board to get shredded off but to prevent that you can use the evolved heel drag which is pretty similar it’s another way of stopping simply just because you’re scraping your heel and not wasting away your board and the last way you can do is just jump off because I mean that’s the easiest thing but just remember maybe I need to tuck and roll up keep practicing and rolling around stopping and going figure out which way it works right for you and then once you start doing that you probably want to learn how to turn because otherwise you’re gonna keep going straight and that’s not gonna get you too far easiest way how to turn a skateboard he’s carving carving is pretty simple there’s only two ways to do it he’ll slide toe side not too hard when you lean toe side you don’t want to lean too far over it otherwise then you’re gonna do some belly flop on cement what you’re not trying to do so you know make sure you’re lean kind of back not too far word you know keep your knees bent when you lean in on your toe side you’re gonna turn inward and the opposite of that is leaning heel side and that’s where you spin outward so you should try to find a nice flat surface with no incline and start rolling around lean on your heels on your toes get a few of the inner word in the outward turn and you want to turn you in sharper you can try to pick tacking tic tacking is a faster way to redirect yourself versus carving with tic tacking is pretty simple you put your back foot on the back of your tail and you keep your front foot somewhat in the middle and you’re gonna lean back on your board to gain a little bit of leverage and you’re gonna want to point your front foot hang on your shoulders where you want to go pretty simple so we’re on to the last step and you’ve made it pretty far and so you want to keep moving right so you gotta learn how to push pushing isn’t that hard but you want to make sure you’re pushing right and similar to stopping pushing is pretty simple you’re gonna make sure you’re balanced first before you do anything because then you’re gonna fall off you’re gonna take your back foot off you’re gonna move it up to about your front foot you know put it on the ground while keeping mainly your weight on your front foot and remember that your back foot is your leverage so you do want to have some weight on it but when you lift off your back foot after a couple pushes when you’re feeling comfortable and ready to be back on transfer your weight from your front to your back get centered and keep rolling [Music] some of you might find it easier or might just do it instinctively to push with your front foot and well that’s just not good unless you’re just trying to be that key at the skate part that just looks like and you’re not trying to do that we call this Mongo pushing and that’s mean you’re pushing with the front foot and that’s a big no-no because first of all you look just dumb doing it and second of all there’s just no control I mean that’s why you push with your back foot cuz that’s how you keep and maintain you’re controlling your balance hopefully I taught you something about skateboarding today because we went over standing we went over carving we went over stopping and even over pushing so I swear the more you do it the easier all we get I should take my own advice and just keep doing it wait I don’t know ride to school you’re at your girl’s house ride to the beach if you have the beach ride to like the mall ride to get ice cream I don’t know the more you do it just the easier it’s gonna get and if your mom tells you to wear a helmet well you probably should because it’s not my call anyways comment below let me know some of the how to’s and trick tips you want to see don’t mention varial flips because I can’t do them subscribe to ride over here if you haven’t already and I don’t know keep practicing and I’ll see you later [Music] next you’re gonna want to grab your azer blade [Applause]

How-To Ride a Skateboard – BASICS with Spencer Nuzzi
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100 thoughts on “How-To Ride a Skateboard – BASICS with Spencer Nuzzi

  • December 25, 2018 at 1:34 pm
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    Someone help I have more control in my right foot do I want to have it in front but I can barely use my left foot to lift the board if I were to try do tricks

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  • December 28, 2018 at 4:53 pm
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    2018 anyone?

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  • December 30, 2018 at 4:27 pm
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    hes'so chill

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  • December 30, 2018 at 6:20 pm
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    Ride to your girls house? Okay cool, skateboarding for beginners step 1: find girlfriend

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  • December 30, 2018 at 8:59 pm
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    Thank you, that was very helpful & "pushing off" with front foot was hilarious 🤣

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  • January 1, 2019 at 10:07 pm
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    Wear your fucking helmet

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  • January 6, 2019 at 12:29 am
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    fuck whenever i go to a skatepark theres just kids with scooters doing tailwhips

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  • January 6, 2019 at 12:53 pm
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    Thanks dude

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  • January 20, 2019 at 10:18 pm
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    I'm over six foot and really skinny so I fall over when trying to learn… what should I do? 😆

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  • January 24, 2019 at 4:02 pm
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    Is this the dude the guy from World's strictest parents

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  • January 29, 2019 at 12:23 pm
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    I'm 68 and just made my own board now I want to learn how to ride it. The video was a great help Thanks heaps

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  • February 1, 2019 at 12:45 pm
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    Drop a like i you are watching the guy olaying basketball and the two kids

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  • February 3, 2019 at 9:32 pm
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    How do you do it

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  • February 16, 2019 at 3:31 pm
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    6:33 funny joke, man

    goes to a corner and cries

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  • February 18, 2019 at 4:44 pm
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    I found out i was mongo for 2 years i got to restart

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  • February 20, 2019 at 4:17 am
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    This guy looks so comfortable on skateboard. 😍 How can you balance so nicely on that board? You are my biggest inspiration.

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  • February 22, 2019 at 9:45 pm
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    How real niggas learned to skate

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  • February 27, 2019 at 7:45 am
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    how is he soo chill!?!??!?

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  • March 5, 2019 at 2:27 am
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    ok enough with the pushing Mongo crud. Ive been riding that way for 21 years ive probably been riding longer then you have been alive. why does it matter so much to everyone of how someone looks pushing? I dont understand that. I thought skateboarding was for the person riding and enjoying it and having a pure passion for it? I love to be on my board. if just feels good to me. and i push what you call "mongo"" and never had a single problem with it. I have autism and took tell grade 5 to learn how to ride a bike cause of balance. when i got on a board it was just there. I loved it first push!!! it was cool!!! I still ride board and ill never quit lol. ill be a 98 year old old woman sitting on the board and draging myself with my walking stick. and complaining how the wippersnappers dont know anything bout skateboarding. (everyone will be on hoverboards by then lol). Im 35 now so not to far to go……………. hmmmm, I better get my stick now……………………………….

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  • March 12, 2019 at 8:01 am
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    My 8 year old learned a LOT!

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  • March 14, 2019 at 7:03 pm
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    Spencer Z O O T E D

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  • March 15, 2019 at 8:47 am
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    The most adorable skater guy. I like the way he speaks.

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  • March 20, 2019 at 9:07 am
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    he's cute

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  • March 25, 2019 at 4:46 pm
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    What a joke. That place is empty and still gets kicked out by a copper. I mean what's the point!? Just gives a bad name to the brave guys and girls who do a fantastic job and who have better things to be doing! Respect to this guy for being respectful and causing no fuss 👌

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  • March 28, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Does it matter if you’re fat? 🤔

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  • March 28, 2019 at 2:57 pm
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    i watched this when i was 10 to learn the basics, im 15 now…. crazy how this is that old now

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  • April 10, 2019 at 7:45 am
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    Where is this filmed? Aren’t those Aussie trees?

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  • April 15, 2019 at 5:37 am
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    Bruh I know this video is old but this video actually helped me a lot bro i didn't know how to ride a skateboard a couple hours ago and after I watched this video I know how to ride a skateboard

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  • April 16, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    dis da real deal cuz we gonna get rollin wish i was as confidint as you lol

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  • April 17, 2019 at 11:38 pm
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    lmao this is probably the best tutorial i’ve seen

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  • April 22, 2019 at 9:51 pm
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    Please say I’m not the only girl here

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  • April 23, 2019 at 12:18 am
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    3:22 you literally made sparkles

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  • April 24, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    oh shit is that San Diego, i live there

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  • April 26, 2019 at 10:59 am
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    I'm a leftie and I've tried to skate normally and IT NEVER WORKSSSSS. Also, you can mongo without looking stupid 😂 I mean I do it all the time. When I push I put my leg in the middle of the boardish instead of all the way at the back. I don't know if you get what I'm trynna say, kill me pls

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  • April 26, 2019 at 6:11 pm
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    Lol push after turning?

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  • April 26, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    Who saw the eyeball smoking a joint

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  • April 28, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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    He talks about using your shoe to stop and not your board but when you do that don’t you damage your shoe???

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  • April 29, 2019 at 9:42 pm
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    I’m a beginner and I stand like the front foot straight then the back foot to the side 🤔🤔

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  • May 6, 2019 at 10:55 pm
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    At first I thought “oh wow this dude can just SAY THAT like it’s easy and expect us to learn it all first try” but surprisingly I’ve used this video many times in the last few months to get some more tips on just normal cruising so I stand corrected

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  • May 8, 2019 at 2:01 am
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    This guy is a good teacher

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  • May 9, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    But decks are cheaper than shoes

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  • May 11, 2019 at 5:52 pm
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    2019 anyone? hihi who's cool?

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  • May 14, 2019 at 5:56 am
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    This video is going to help me a lot!

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  • May 15, 2019 at 4:41 am
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    Dude! I'm 27 & this really helps!! Lol. I keep rolling backwards somehow😂 🤔

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  • May 17, 2019 at 10:24 pm
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    20 seconds in and I already like this guy a MILLION times more than everyone else I’ve watched 😂

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  • May 17, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    “Cop just kicked us out. If you’re new to skateboarding, get used to this.”

    Ahh, teaching all the little punks to be punks. They grow up so fast 😭

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  • May 20, 2019 at 5:01 am
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    Why am I watching this at 11 pm on a Sunday

    I don’t even have a skateboard

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  • May 20, 2019 at 8:46 am
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    Super

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  • May 25, 2019 at 3:25 am
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    this really helped

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  • May 27, 2019 at 5:43 pm
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    I used to skate when I was 9 for about a ese but stopped. I’m now 17 and started to skateboard again. I’m real rusty, but after practicing for 2-3 hours a day for a week, I got better

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  • May 27, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    you dont wanna make a belly flop, that wouldnt feel good.
    No shit.

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  • May 29, 2019 at 8:40 pm
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    I’m regular

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  • June 5, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    Don't forget to mention that the only way to carry your board is to mall grab, otherwise you'll just look dumb at the park trying to carry your board any other way.

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  • June 9, 2019 at 4:18 am
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    I'm too shy to skate

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  • June 9, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    I riding on skateboard since 2013 but this guy is so chill

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  • June 9, 2019 at 11:34 pm
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    Are you at mission bay

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  • June 10, 2019 at 3:53 pm
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    It’s like watching a tutorial cutscene from a skating game

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  • June 13, 2019 at 12:08 pm
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    me: trips again over again in court yard…
    a senior: want me to teach ya?😎
    me: back off i got spencer..

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  • June 15, 2019 at 2:36 am
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    #fuckthatcop

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  • June 18, 2019 at 4:35 am
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    I have his shoes

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:20 pm
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    <3 ..thank you..!

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  • June 21, 2019 at 6:23 am
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    yes yes you should wear a helmet

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  • June 23, 2019 at 2:48 pm
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    I thought he was gonna be some cocky skater boy

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  • June 26, 2019 at 6:24 pm
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    Did anyone see the kid fall of his scooter in the back 5:28

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  • June 28, 2019 at 10:03 am
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    Funny cuz I know that a lot of people watching this video are noobs

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  • June 30, 2019 at 2:05 pm
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    Spencer ur cute

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  • July 2, 2019 at 8:38 pm
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    Did anyone else see the kid that fell

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  • July 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    I swear to god this man is a legend I did exactly as said in this video and now I’ve been skating for 4 years and have never fell until this day. Amazing video ❤️

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  • July 3, 2019 at 7:39 am
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    Y am I watching this I can kick flip

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  • July 3, 2019 at 4:55 pm
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    Why does everyone hate mongo

    Because I'm better at that then normal skateboarding and I have way better balance than that example you showed

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  • July 6, 2019 at 4:38 pm
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    the only experience I have is cruising with longboards and I was pretty good at that so I wanna move on to skateboards, wish me luck

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  • July 7, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    I'm 30 and I just bought a skateboard. Going to get on it one day and try this shit out. I just don't want to fall but I know it's going to happen

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  • July 8, 2019 at 7:07 am
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    Thx dude

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  • July 9, 2019 at 11:28 pm
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    Of course he’s wearing vans

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  • July 14, 2019 at 3:18 pm
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    everyday i get better and better lmao. thanks man.

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  • July 18, 2019 at 4:06 am
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    I already knowhow to skate but i just came here for nuzzi 😂😂😂

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  • July 19, 2019 at 11:42 am
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    Why do police harass skaters in usa?

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  • July 19, 2019 at 11:10 pm
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    u cool bro🙂

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  • July 20, 2019 at 8:04 am
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    I care about my shoes to much for stopping 😭

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  • July 20, 2019 at 9:20 am
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    Thanks GD nice video!

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  • July 20, 2019 at 11:26 am
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    as a beginner within the first few minutes of learning to ride i bombed down a hill without safety gear or knowing how to ride, i grinded my face as i fell. dont b like me kids

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  • July 23, 2019 at 11:38 pm
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    Aye fuck yeah he’s in San Diego RHATS MY CITY!!!

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  • July 25, 2019 at 5:15 am
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    I'm 39. Turning 40 in 3 months. Just bought my first skateboard. I felt stupid riding like a noob up and down my street almost eating it quite a bit. It was fucking awesome.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:22 am
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    I am a righty so I push with my right , BUT I am way more comfortable putting my body to the left. But I’m NOT a left pusher.. so I need advice and tips plz 😭😭

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  • July 28, 2019 at 11:40 pm
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    This is my level of awkwardness too. It's going to be ok.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:18 am
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    Wtf bro I live there

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  • July 31, 2019 at 7:42 am
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    The Nuzzi

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  • August 4, 2019 at 2:33 am
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    This guy is too nice it’s scary

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  • August 7, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Balance – I got none. Wobbling all over the place.

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  • August 8, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    Man this guy's last name is Dope™

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  • August 9, 2019 at 12:10 pm
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    This guy is so like perfect omg

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  • August 10, 2019 at 4:58 am
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    Want a skateboard for my birthday, making do with my sibling's longboard for now :T

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  • August 12, 2019 at 6:55 am
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    That's my name

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  • August 13, 2019 at 5:18 am
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    5:24  guy finally made a basket.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    I'm only watching this because this a cool dude

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  • August 16, 2019 at 11:38 pm
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    Wearing a hat while outside is like 30°C ,must be bald or something.
    NO HATE!!!

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  • August 19, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    Spencer does not know when to use the word leverage lol.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 12:57 pm
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    I am Spencer nuzzi and today I am gonna show u how to smoke a joint

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  • August 19, 2019 at 11:07 pm
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    Am 34 soon 35 am I late to the party?

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