Want to learn some cool skateboarding tricks? Here’s a few you may not have seen before, and some brief tutorials so that you can quickly get up to speed with them…
Trick 1: Boneless
This in particular is an old school trick, but that said you’re very likely to still find it interesting. To start off with this trick you need to be at a good speed, then what you do is grab just behind the front wheels of your board.
And then you take your front foot off the board and rapidly put it on the ground, and then jump with that leg. So next, while you’re in the air you simply put your front foot back on the board and land with your knees bent.
Easy, right? Well, although a good speed is ideal, you’ll want to start this trick slower until you’re comfortable with it.
Trick 2: No Comply
This trick – to start off you simply put your back foot on the tail of the board, and your front foot on the nose of the board.
Next, you slide your front foot off the nose and place it on the floor.
At the same time push with your back foot, since this has the effect of making the board jump up a little bit. Then simply catch your board with your front knee, and next hop with your front foot, then on your way back to Earth put your front foot back on the board.
Sound easy? Give it a go.
Trick 3: The Heel flip
Here you’ll want to put your back foot on the tail so that only around two thirds of your foot is on the board, and then at the same time place your front foot anywhere you choose from the middle of the board all the way up to the front.
Okay, so first of all you Ollie which you should know how to do, then you slide your front foot to the tip of the board and use the balls of your feet to hit the front corner of the board.
This force will cause the board to flip, then simply catch the board with your feet and land.
Try it and see how it works for you.
Trick 4: Finger flip
This trick starts with your rear foot on the back of the board, and your front foot around the middle. Then you simply Ollie, grab the front tip of your board and flicked it with your hands making sure to keep your feet out of the way.
Then once you’ve done that, of course land on your board. This trick can look great if you do it right.
Trick 5: Pop Shove-It
With this trick you once again start with an Ollie, and then you move your rear foot in a backwards sweeping motion.
So after your skateboard has gone through a 180° turn, you capture it with your feet and land.
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This post was by James Richards who writes for www.box13.com.au