Riding the Skill Board can be an exhilarating experience, but you probably won't get up on the first try. By adjusting the PSI (amount of air in the ball), one can vary the difficulty in riding. Practice in an area where you feel comfortable and have enough space to move.
Deflating / Inflating the Ball
Loosen the needle, stick tip into the ball hole, this will let air escape. Pump to PSI desired.
The Easy Setting ball is deflated, preventing sudden movements. Practice putting your weight the ball and rocking back and forth. Don't try to move with the ball yet.
The Medium Setting ball allows more movement. Practice stepping into the board with your weight and staying up. By using your toes and ankles, you can direct the board with rocking motions.
The Hard Setting ball is responsive and quick. Work on keeping the ball beneath the middle of the board while balancing. You will begin to develop a feel for where the ball is under the board.
The Expert Setting ball is the fastest moving and the hardest mode to master. As you become more confident on the board, you can try sport-related workouts (see Sports), or learn elite Skill Board tricks.