How to make a skateboard in Tears of the Kingdom

Hyrule Hawk: Pro Skater

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom‘s revolutionary Ultrahand and Fuse mechanics let players build whatever they want. Whether it’s practical or comical, what you say goes. Say you love shield surfing like me but don’t want to wait until you hit a hill. Thankfully, you can make a skateboard and slide almost anywhere! See what you need to ride and trick through Hyrule here.

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Shield + Mine Cart = Skateboard

Tears of the kingdom skateboard image
Screenshot by Tai Hofmann

Making a skateboard in Tears of the Kingdom is pretty simple. It only requires two items:

  • Shield
  • Mine Cart

Be sure to use a shield you won’t mind losing, as skateboarding does break shields down over time. I usually use the Zonaite Shields because I think they’re ugly.

Mine Carts are often placed by railways, so keep your eyes peeled for one if you’re missing this critical component. You can’t put these items in your inventory to store, either, so when you find one, it’s time to get to work.

Once you have these two items, toss the Mine Card on the ground and pull out your shield. Equip the Fuse ability to pair your shield with the Mine Cart. That’s all you have to do!

Tears of the Kingdom Skateboard Controls

Tears of the Kingdom depths skateboard
Screenshot by Tai Hofmann

After you finish your skateboard, all that’s left to do is get some speed and take off! Follow these simple instructions to skate through Hyrule in style. If you played Breath of the Wild, the controls are the same as with shield surfing.

  • Hold ZL Press X, then A in rapid succession to mount the board
  • Turn the Left Stick to the left and right to steer
  • Up on the Left Stick increases the speed
  • Down on the Left Stick decreases the speed
  • Press Y to do a trick/spin attack
  • Press X to jump
Tears of the Kingdom skateboard
Screenshot by Tai Hofmann

With that, you have everything you need to get started on your Hyrule Pro Skater career.

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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

Writing Lead and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Cuphead, Final Fantasy XIV, God of War, Persona 5, and Super Smash Bros.

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