“Primero, el ollie,” he said, demonstrating how to hop with the skateboard.
We then traded the skateboard back and forth, me failing to perform the trick and giving it back to him so I could watch his footwork again as he did the trick, all while his friends snickered behind me.
We then moved on to the shove it, a trick which entails hopping off the board, spinning it 180 degrees and landing back on the board, which proved more difficult and more dangerous for people
around me. Each time I attempted the trick, I sent the board spinning uncontrollably in a random direction to the uproarious laughs of Nacho and his friends, who gradually warmed up to me and began shouting advice.
Despite all of the tips and advice, I decided to just let Nacho show me his tricks, which included the flip (flipping the skateboard while he airborne) and then a combination of the flip and shove-it (spinning and flipping the skateboard at the same time).