"Whether it's for recording tricks and seeing how I can progress or improve them–or as an escape for getting away from skating all together, technology's a part of my life as a pro skateboarder in so many ways."
Keet Oldenbeuving
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Having been a pro skateboarder since the age of 15, Keet Oldenbeuving has achieved a lot for someone who's still a teenager. In addition to competing on the world skateboarding circuit, she was the youngest Dutch athlete at the 2020 Summer Olympics taking part in the women’s street event.
Learn more about the world of skating, and tech, with Keet.

Keet's tech selection

Gaming on the go, shooting tricks on a smartphone, or getting in the competitive mindset with headphones, these devices are Keet's selects.

What are your tips for learning new tricks?

It’s best to start learning new tricks on the flat and gradually build up. You want to get the motion right before you’re trying to land it while moving. Then for any tricks involving rails, you can use ledges first so you’re able to get comfortable with the movement without sliding.

Overall, remember to keep your shoulders square and in the direction that you want to move or rotate—your board will follow.

Does technology help you in learning and landing a new trick?

When I’m trying to learn new tricks, I’ll get my friends to film me on their phones—this means that I have different angles and can see what I need to work on in order to land it, or make it smoother. Once I’ve got the new trick down, I’ll use an action cam so I can share it on my socials.

How do you prepare before a competition?

When I’m traveling or need to focus for a competition, I put on some noise-canceling headphones to listen to music and get my head around in the right place. Or if I’m just not landing a new trick I’m working on, I can definitely start to get a bit frustrated. So when I want to step back from it and get my mind off that trick, or skating entirely, I like to pick up a video game as a distraction and escape for a while.

What’s a trick that looks impressive, but is quite easy to land?

The fakie big spin is a trick that’s not too hard, but looks really cool. With just two movements together your body rotates 180 degrees while your board spins 360 degrees underneath you.

How to land a 180, and capture it too

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