Skateboarding Tricks

How To Ollie:

Learning How To Ollie on a skateboard is the first step before learning any other tricks. Knowing How To Ollieproperly is very important as it is the most basic trick and the root of any varations.

How To Ollie: step 1

Put your front foot in between both trucks and your back foot on the tail of your skateboard. Get comfortable in this position so you can get a good balance.

How To Ollie: step 2

You’ re going to snap your tail at the same time than you’re giving the impulsion to jump.

How To Ollie: step 3

You’ re going to drag you front foot toward the front of your board as you keep going up in the air from the impulsion. The best way to drag your front foot forward is to do a rolling motion with your ankle. This will level out the tail with the nose of you board.

How To Ollie: step 4

Once you’ re at the highest of the impulsion, that’ s where your front foot stops dragging forward and your board and knees should be leveled out horizontally.

How To Ollie: step 5

As you go back down, keep your board level and land with your knees bent. This will give you balance to keep riding after landing your trick.

 

How to Nollie on a Skateboard

Learning How To Nollie on a skateboard on the first step before learning any other nollie variations. A nollie is similar to the Ollie but instead of popping your board with the tail of your skateboard, you pop it with the nose.

How To Nollie: step 1

Place you front foot on the nose of your board and your back foot in between both trucks. Get comfortable in this position so you can get a good balance.

How To Nollie: step 2

You’ re going to snap your nose at the same time than giving the impulsion to jump.

How To Nollie: step 3

You’ re going to drag you back foot toward the back of your board as you keep going up from the impulsion. This will level your board out and remember to do a rolling motion with your ankle doing it.

How To Nollie: step 4

At the highest of the impulsion, your back foot stops dragging toward the back of your board and your board and knees should be leveled out horizontally and parallel.

How To Nollie: step 5

As you go back down, keep your board level and lend with both feet on each truck and your knees bent. This will give you good balance.

 

How to Kickflip on a Skateboard

A kickflip is a skateboarding trick where your board makes a full rotation on itself. It is a variation of an Ollie. It is one of the most popular tricks in Skateboarding as it is technical and can be done over big gaps. Once you know How to Kickflip, you will want to do it everywhere.

How to Kickflip: Step 1

Put your front foot in between both trucks to the side with you heel hanging off the board and your back foot on the tail. Get comfortable in this position so you can get a good balance.

How to Kickflip: Step 2

You’ re going to snap your tail at the same time than giving the impulsion to jump.

How to Kickflip: Step 3

You’ re going to drag your front foot toward the front of your board and kick it to the side with your toes. The best way to drag your front foot forward and to kick your board to the side is to do a rolling motion with your ankle. Kicking your board to the side will enable it to flip. Kick it harder or softer if it flips to slow or to fast respectively.

How to Kickflip: Step 4

Your board should flip horizontally and parallel to your knees.

How to Kickflip: Step 5

At the highest of the impulsion, as your feet are extended after kick flipping your board, check for your grip tape and bring them back onto it. I know this will take some practice but try to lend with your back foot on your tail and your front foot on your front truck simultaneously. Lend with your knees bent so that you get a good balance.

How to Backside Pop Shove it

pop shove it is a trick where your board spins in a 180 degree, flat and horizontally by itself. It is a really cool trick to learn after the Ollie. You can do Pop Shove it backside and Frontside.

How to Backside Pop Shove it: Step 1

Put your front foot in between both trucks and your back foot on the tail of your skateboard. Get comfortable in this position so you can get a good balance.

How to Backside Pop Shove it: Step 2

You’ re going to snap your tail in a circular movement (scooping movement) toward your back at the same time than giving the impulsion to jump. This will enable your board to spin. Scoop it harder or softer if it spins to slow or to fast respectively. You want your board to do a simple 180 and don’ t do anything with your front foot, this might make your board flip. For this trick, you want your board to spin flat and horizontally.

How to Backside Pop Shove it: Step 3

Keep your shoulders straight toward the direction where you’ re going.

How to Backside Pop Shove it: Step 4

Once you see that your board completed a full 180, lend with your front foot on your front truck and your back foot on your tail simultaneously with your legs bent. Bending your legs while lending will give you a better balance.

How to Kick Turn on a Skateboard

Kick Turn is when you turn on the ramp going backside or frontside. It’ s very important to learn How to Kick Turn before learning How to 50 50 or How to Rock to Fakie. It will help you get a better balance on your Skateboard and control your body going in both direction.

How to Kick Turn: Step 1

While going forward and up the ramp with your front foot on your front truck and your back foot on your tail. Get a comfortable speed.

How to Kick Turn: Step 2

Get as high as you can with the speed you have and turn your shoulders and your head in the direction you want to go. Turn them toward your front if you want to go backside or toward your back if you want to go frontside.

How to Kick Turn: Step 3

Lift your front truck by pressing down on the tail. Lifting your front truck after turning your shoulders and your head in the direction you want to go will make your skateboard turn.

How to Kick Turn: Step 4

After turning frontside or backside, put your front truck back on the ground in the right angle and make sure to have your center of gravity right in the middle, in between your two feet. By having your center of gravity in between your two feet, you will avoid wiping out backward if you lean toward your back to much or forward if you lean toward your front to much.

How to Kick Turn: Step 5

Bend your legs on the way down so you get a good balance.
I suggest you learn both, backside and frontside, it will enable you to learn a lot more tricks and different variations after that.

Learn How to 50 50 on a Skateboard

A 50-50 is when you place both of your trucks on the coping, stop, and get back in the ramp. It is the basic trick to learn before learning 50 50 grinds. Doing 50 50 grinds is the best feeling but first you will see how to 50 50.

 

How to 50 50: Step 1

While going forward and up the ramp with your front foot on your front truck and your back foot on your tail. Get enough speed to go all the way up the ramp.

How to 50 50: Step 2

Once you get to the coping, turn your shoulders and your head in the direction you wish to go. Turn them toward your front if you want to do a backside 50-50 or toward your back if you want to do a frontside 50-50.

How to 50 50: Step 3

Lift your front truck by pushing down on your tail and turn in the direction you wish to go.

How to 50 50: Step 4

Place both of your trucks on the coping. At first, you can help yourself by standing up on the platform to get the feeling of a 50-50 but then you want to stay a little inside the ramp.

How to 50 50: Step 5

To get out of a 50-50, lean toward the inside of the ramp with your shoulders and your head in the direction you want to go and lift up your front truck.

How to 50 50: Step 6

Make sure you are in the right angle to lend and lend with your legs bent to get a good balance.

Backside 50-50 is, I think, a little easier to learn than frontside at first but learning both will enable you to learn more variations in the future.

How to Drop in on a Ramp

Learning How To Drop In on a ramp is the way you get down from the top of the ramp with your tail placed on the coping. Knowing How To Drop In is very important as It is the most common way to get down from the top of the ramp. You can also get down by rolling in(link to article) but it is a more advanced way to do it.

How To Drop In step 1:

Place the tail of your board on the coping of the ramp with your back foot on it.

How To Drop In step 2:

Get comfortable in this position so you can get a good balance.

How To Drop In step 3:

Put your front foot on your front truck and lean forward to engage into the ramp.

How To Drop In step 4:

IMPORTANT: keep your center of gravity on the middle of your board, in between both feet so you don’ t fall backward or forward.

How To Drop In step 5:

Bend your legs while dropping down the ramp so you get a good balance.

 

How to Rock Fakie on a Ramp

Rock to Fakie is when you go up the ramp, place your board on the coping in between both trucks and go back down the Ramp Fakie. It is one of the basic tricks to learn on a ramp and great to know how to do.

How to Rock to Fakie: step 1

Place your back foot on your tail and your front foot on your front truck.

How to Rock to Fakie: step 2

Go up the transition and make your front truck go over the coping, just like if you wanted to touch the platform with your front wheels and stall your board in between your two trucks.
(the better you get at it the easier you’ ll be able to stall on the coping and get some speed out of it)

How to Rock to Fakie: step 3

Keep your center of gravity in between both of your feet.

How to Rock to Fakie: step 4

To get out of the coping, press on your tail and lift up your front knee toward your chest so your front truck clears it.

How to Rock to Fakie: step 5

After you cleared the coping, keep your center of gravity in between both of your feet so you don’ t fall forward or backward and roll down the transition.

 

 

Vince
 

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