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HOW TO POP SHUV-IT ON A SKATEBOARD

Step1 Set your feet up like you would for an ollie, with your front foot slightly further back than usual. Step2 Hit your tail, but instead of pushing straight down and jumping straight up, push down and behind you with the ball of your foot.
Step3 Take your weight completely off your front foot so there is nothing to stop the board from turning. Once you have hit the tail and pushed down and behind you, the board should go into the air and start to turn under you.
Step4 Jump in the air above the board, and let the board come up to your feet.
Step5 Let the board hit your front foot when it is nearly as high as it can go.
Step6 Bring your back foot over and onto the board so your feet are on it like they would be at the peak of an ollie.
Step7 Return to earth.

HOW TO OLLIE ON A SKATEBOARD

THE OLLIE IS A HARD TRICK FOR NEW SKATERS.  IT GETS FRUSTRATING AND NEEDS PRACTICE, IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME TO LEARN IT BUT I CAN DO IT SO I'LL TEACH YOU.
 
 1 FEET SET UP:  YOUR BACK FOOT NEEDS TO BE ON THE VERY EDGE.  HALF OR YOUR TOES OFF AND HALF ON.  YOUR OTHER FOOT HAS TO BE 5 INCHES AWAY FROM YOUR OTHER. THEN BEND YOUR KNEES.

 2 THE SLIDE:   ONCE BEND YOUR KNEES  YOU POP YOUR BACK FOOT AS HARD  AS YOU CAN. THEN JUMP (AS HIGH AS YOU CAN) THEN BEND YOUR YOUR FOOT TO THE SIDE AND SLIDE IT DOWN AS YOU SEE IN THE PHOTO, THAT WILL LEVEL IT OUT AND MAKE THE BOARD STRAIT.

 3 LANDING:  ONCE THE BOARD IS LEVELED JUST FALL DOWN WITH THE BOARD.  IT WORKS FOR ME AND I BET IT WILL WORK FOR YOU!!!


How to kickflip

The Kickflip is the hardest of the basic skateboarding tricks, and one of the most popular skateboarding tricks to learn. Learning to kickflip first, before learning other skateboarding flip tricks, will help you in the long run.

 1 stance: Put your back foot flat across the tail of your skateboard, and put the ball of your front foot right behind your front trucks. Ollying and kickflipping while stationary is possible, but most people find it easier to do while rolling. If you would like to learn to kickflip with your skateboard stationary, you can place your skateboard on some carpet or grass to keep it from rolling. If you prefer to learn to kickflip while your skateboard is rolling (which I feel is easier), don’t go very fast at the start. Just get rolling at a comfortable speed, and then move your feet into this position. Index: How to Kickflip on a Skateboard.

  2 pop:  From here all you do is ollie as high as you can.

 3 The Flick:  When you launch up into the air, slide the side of your foot up the board like you do in a regular ollie. However, you'll want to slide it up toward the edge of the nose of the board and flick the nose of your skateboard with your front foot. The motion is like flicking something away with the back of your hand that's buzzing around. Except with your foot. On a skateboard. So it's not really like that, but that may help you understand. Here's how it works: As you ollie, you drag your front foot up the board, right? Well, instead of stopping, you want to continue the drag towards the heel edge corner of your deck. Using the top of your toes, flick the board. The motion of your foot should be out, and a little down. Be careful not to just kick the skateboard down - your foot will be underneath the skateboard, making it impossible to land right. Instead, you want the motion to be both down and out back behind you. I call the motion of your foot a "flick", because the action is quick and just with the toes. In fact, try to aim for using your little toe for the "flick". And seriously, it only takes a little strength - don't try to kick it. I know that it's called a "Kickflip", but seriously, don't kick it. You don't want any leg strength in there at all. Just a simple little flick. Like a tap. Where you flick the skateboard is just as important as the motion you use...
 
4 Get Out Of The Way: After flicking the board with your front foot, get your feet out of the way so that the board can flip in the air. This is important. Don't let your front foot end up underneath the board. After flicking the skateboard, pull your front foot out and up. Remember that this is all happening in the air, and very quickly. There's a lot here to think about. The most important thing right now is to get the concept in your head. Keep reading to get the whole picture...

5 Staying level during flip:   While the skateboard is flipping underneath you, it can be easy to lose your level. By that I mean, keeping your shoulders level with the ground, and pointed in the direction you are going. Try not to turn to the side, and try not to tilt your upper body, so that one shoulder is higher than the other. Staying level will help you when you land.

6:  The Catch:  Once the skateboard has spun around completely one time, put your back foot on it to catch it. This means that you'll need to be watching your skateboard, to see when it has made one complete flip. This can be tricky - keep practicing. Some day when you are awesome, you'll have a stronger board sense and be able to kickflip without watching the board, but even pros look down when they do tricks, so keep an eye on that board. Once you catch the skateboard with your back foot, you'll want to put your front foot on the skateboard too.

9 land and roll away: Next, as you fall back toward the ground and land, bend your knees again. This is important! Bending your knees will help absorb the shock of landing on your skateboard, it will keep your knees from getting hurt from the impact, and keep you in control of your skateboard. bend your knees deeply as you land. Finally, just roll away. If this sounds simple, then great – get out there and practice! If this sounds too complicated, don’t worry. Just go slow, and take your time.

This is a lot of technical information to remember while trying to do a trick that takes only a second or two. Just make sure you understand the concept - make sure that you have a good mental picture of what's happening. Go practice, and if you run into a wall, come back and read some more, and hopefully you'll get it. Your body is learning how to kickflip more than your mind is, so it may take time. With practice, you’ll eventually get it.





How to 50-50 Grind

50-50 Grinds

Step1 Decide on the object that you want to grind. A curb or small ledge is easiest.
 
Step2 Approach the object on a near-parallel course at a comfortable speed. If your approach angle is too wide, you'll glance off your target; too narrow and you'll just smash into it.

Step3
Ollie a little higher than the object, and aim your trucks over its edge.

Step4 Stay light on your board when your trucks first make contact, and lay into it slowly to see how it's going to grind.

Step5 Lift your front truck off the object as you do a small ollie (no need to hit your tail), turning your shoulders in the direction you want to come off.