My First Skateboard

Helen Quevedo, Staff Writer


Like any other day, I was bored and had nothing to do so I began to search the web for cool gadgets. While looking at a video on YouTube on everyday items used and improved over time there was only one thing that caught my eye. It was a longboard skateboard that was electronic and could push you with a single push of a button to wherever you needed to be. 

I immediately grabbed my computer from my desk, clicking every key to its appropriate place to research what I wanted. As I looked at the prices ranging from $500 to about $2,000, I then knew that my dream to get an electric longboard was out of reach. I instead looked for an alternative which meant I had to learn how to skate rather than get something that would push me. I saw what was best for beginners without getting injured and also cheap. I just needed something that I could cruise and if I did want to do some easy tricks on as well. 

While I was thinking about it I knew there was a cruiser skateboard and at a cheap price because my friend was looking for a new one. The only thing I had to do was just order it and get safety gear if I did fall and hurt myself. When it arrived I was so happy and couldn’t wait. I immediately took it out of the box smelling the rubber of the wheels and wood of the board and put my gear on to begin riding it. 

At first, I was nervous and had a fear of falling but that was to be expected for beginners. I got my footing right and began pushing with my left leg making sure I wasn’t too far back or front supporting myself with each push. As I continued with this flow my fear went away and I was riding like an amateur. I loved it and every single day I skated from home to school and back feeling the wind brush my face as I picked up speed going downhills.