Kickflip trick tips
How to do kickflip tips
Kickflip was invented by Rodney Mullen and were called Magic Flips at first. The kickflip is considered the most difficult, basic trick. It combines the ollie with the skateboard doing a barrel roll, where it just rotates on an axis that goes across length ways. It rotates counter clockwise when looking from behind if you’re goofy, and clockwise if you’re regular. Once the kickflip is learned, a lot more difficult tricks that combine the kickflip with other rotations become possible to learn.
The following trick tip will show you how to Kickflip
Start rolling at normal speed, your front foot is just before your front truck in an angle, my foot is in an 45 degree angle. Your back foot is on the tail like an ollie. It’s a good idea to keep your shoulders parallel with the board at all times.
1. Push a few times to get rolling at a comfortable speed.
2. Bend your knees. Push down as hard as you can on your back foot so that your tail hits the ground. It should make a clean popping sound. Slide your front foot to the nose, just like an ollie.
3. When you reached the nose of your board, flick your ankle of the board, it’s all about your ankle. Then this is where the 45 angled foot comes in handy, need to FLICK the board with your foot and not your whole leg. This is where people mess up. Do not use whole leg. Just with a little power with your ankle, flick your foot out to spin it.
4. Wait untill your board flips the full kickflip, if it flips to slow, flick your ankle harder and if it flips to fast, flick your ankle with more control.
Now, as the board flipped a full kickflip, catch it, and land.