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How to Sit on a Skateboard? – Master it within 5 Minutes

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Suppose you missed the train and the next one’s taking too long to arrive, and unluckily, it’s rush hour. Or you just want to spend your afternoon in a park, but all the benches are taken. Wait, you have your skateboard, right? Let’s put it to use!

In this article, we’ll teach you how to sit on a skateboard when you have nowhere else to sit, whether you’re in a subway or your local park. That deck isn’t just for riding: let’s use it for sitting!

What Will You Need

In this article, everything you’ll need is balancing, practice, and a skateboard to use as a chair of your own, typically while you are waiting for your fellow skaters or if you’re in a subway or skateparks.

Step-by-Step Procedure


Here is a detailed guide on how you can balance on a skateboard and use it as your makeshift shair. I know you can do this, so let’s get started.

  • Step 1: Stand up and put the skateboard in front of you. The wheel side must face your front side. Hold it firmly for the next step.
  • Step 2: While holding the skateboard with both hands at the top part, sit on the bottom part, which is the truck and wheels.
  • Step 3: To keep the board firmly in place, use your hands to prevent the nose part of the skateboard from falling down.

That’s it! The next step is to relax for as long as you want; the skate chair is comfy and simple to hold for long periods of time.

Sitting on the skateboard is easy to execute, and you can always stand up if you get tired. It’s a simple trick to do, especially if you don’t want to dirty your clothes by sitting on the ground.

How Convenient Is It to Have a Makeshift Chair

Standing for a certain period of time can tire you out or exacerbate any pain you have already been feeling. In fact, prolonged standing can result in sore feet, back pain, and varicose veins, among other problems. Mastery of sitting and balancing on a skateboard will surely help you avoid these issues.

What Are Some Skateboard Benefits


  • Weight Loss

Trying to lose weight? Skateboarding is a terrific option, though clearly, it is not as easy as it looks. Skateboarding is a form of cardio, which can burn fat and help strengthen your heart. That’s why a lot of skaters are well-toned!

We cannot really measure the number of calories we burn when we skate, but the average amount in a one-hour long period of skating is between 100 and 500.

  • New Friendships

You will certainly meet other skateboarders at skate parks, skating competitions, and possibly even in your neighborhood. You can ask them for tips to improve your riding skills and befriend them at the same time.


Give your legs a break with this trick! Spare yourself the stress from standing too long when you have your board while waiting for the train or casually enjoying a day out in the park. Look for some available space, use the makeshift chair hack, and you are good to go! Just remember to be careful and keep your skateboarding balance.

We hope this tutorial helped you know how to sit on a skateboard. You can do this not only when there are no available chairs but even when you just feel like it.

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