Either get some basic cages for the pedals, or if you have the cash some locking pedals and shoes. It makes such a huge difference as far as controlling and powering the bike.
Anyways, looks like fun!
What do you mean by locking pedals? The clip ins?
None of the guys I ride with, or many of the people at the park I ride, use cages or clip ins. Most have similar platform pedals with little metal pegs, which is what I have. I do need some shoes that have better soles for sticking to the pegs cause the shoes I was wearing were slipping all over.