Get a helmet and some gloves and just try things. That's really the best way to learn, in longboarding. And learn how to footbrake too, that'll save your bacon from time to time.
Cool, I'll research the footbrake while I wait for the board to get here. I'll need some gloves too. I got the helmet covered. If I think about it too much, I'll be super pissed at how much money I've spent on helmets between sprint car racing, mountain biking, snowboarding, motocross, 2 kids motocross and snowboarding.
Well, I guess I can't be pissed. I haven't had to pay for a major head injury despite some major crashes. Not sure why I gravitate toward things that require a helmet.
Thanks for the advice,