Detune your edges and go with a flat base. So many times I've seen people lean onto their heelside edge (the natural tendancy) and then their board slips right out from underneathe them and they fall and their arse. I've done this plenty of times before I got the hang of it.
East Coast Park Rat
2008 Burton Twin 157 w/ Rome 390 Boss
2005 Burton Canyon 168 w/ Ride LS
"its ppl like you, that I would "impact damage" your face if i ever saw you
keep your mouth shut. one more time, please and thank you." -user: chingy_