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Title: Trick Tips
Post by: DrNewton on July 09, 2007, 02:29:20 PM
I've noticed alot of you asking for trick tips. I'll post a couple for the threads I recall, but post tricks here and maybe people will help you out.

Frontside feebles: This is a tough one, and I suggest going for it on a tallish round rail first. Go at a fast speed, only pop as high as the rail (otherwise the force will cause your front truck to come down) and keep most of your weight on your back foot as you slide. Keep your balance as you lock in, like you are doing a manual.

Kickflip: This shit is hard to learn. Start out going slow, with your foot right below the bolts. Pop and flick the board out at the same time in one fluid motion, and jump as you pop. Then just focus on landing on the board.


Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Bill on July 09, 2007, 04:31:16 PM
ABP.
http://www.slapmagazine.com/Mambo/forum/index.php?topic=46.0
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: DrNewton on July 09, 2007, 07:32:25 PM
HAHA, a five page thread from 2005.

This one is pinned so it should help clean up the Help forum and actually be effective.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: koots on July 09, 2007, 09:07:25 PM
I know a dude that's a wushu black belt...he's got the most insane triple kickflips...

anyways...kick...but flick with the ankle.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tuna on July 10, 2007, 12:15:47 AM
backside 360s
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Bill on July 10, 2007, 02:34:45 AM
HAHA, a five page thread from 2005.

This one is pinned so it should help clean up the Help forum and actually be effective.

Why not just get the other topic pinned instead?  It already has 5 pages of people giving trick tips.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: stagefright on July 10, 2007, 02:39:39 AM
id like to vote for dr. newtons an idiot
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: DrNewton on July 10, 2007, 06:02:48 AM
Quote from: Tommy Tutone
Why not just get the other topic pinned instead?  It already has 5 pages of people giving trick tips.

Go PM a moderator yourself.

Quote from: stagefright
id like to vote for dr. newtons an idiot

I'd like to vote for stagefright to get out.

Backside 360s: It always helps me to roll up on these at a slight angle in the direction I'm going to spin. Wind up all you can, and roll up like you are going to do a backside 180.  Pop as high as you can, and it you should spin atleast 270 degrees right away, but hopefully 360. If you do stop spinning you'll have to force the rest of the rotation with your foot right before you land.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Math Professor on July 12, 2007, 04:30:05 PM
Tre flip how-to
http://www.sclipo.com/controller.php?p_action=view_detail&video_id=WWE2A5W0X2

Ollie impossible how-to
http://www.sclipo.com/controller.php?p_action=view_detail&video_id=GWA2L5G0W8

Nose manual how-to (sorta)
http://www.sclipo.com/controller.php?p_action=view_detail&video_id=XWA2N1Y5R0
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Poloroids on July 13, 2007, 12:59:23 PM
Quote from: Tommy Tutone
Why not just get the other topic pinned instead?  It already has 5 pages of people giving trick tips.

Go PM a moderator yourself.

Quote from: stagefright
id like to vote for dr. newtons an idiot

I'd like to vote for stagefright to get out.



I think you should ask the slap pals about that.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: leon on July 18, 2007, 11:40:26 AM
cannon ballīs 

http://www.gonefilming.com/Videography/Tyler/LeonTrickTip.htm
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: vic-film on July 18, 2007, 12:12:55 PM
cannon ballīs 

http://www.gonefilming.com/Videography/Tyler/LeonTrickTip.htm

finally now i can do them
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: tamponboy on July 18, 2007, 09:34:55 PM
frontside 360 heelflip. i've been working at it for weeks, but i've only landed it twice. ls there anyway it could be easier or somehting?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: I have no life on July 19, 2007, 05:50:55 PM
frontside 360 heelflip. i've been working at it for weeks, but i've only landed it twice. ls there anyway it could be easier or somehting?

Yeaahhh, thats a hard one, first off you gotta have frontside 3's really consistent, im on the same boat as you trying to learn them, but what I do is hang my toes off a little more than I would for a regular heel, back foot on the very corner of the heel side of the board, pop, spin shoulders, watch the flick, but every time ive landed them its been a revert, so what I try to do is catch it not at exactly 270 but somewhere around 200 I guess, the momentum of your shoulders should be still going and when you feel the board hit the ground just try and force it around with your feet. Dunno if that helped, but its a hard trick and really no explanation is needed, just practice.

Could someone help me out with nollie flips? I can switch flip really well, but ive been struggling with nollie flips for like 2 years, every time I get a good pop and flick i end up either in front of the board or in nose manual. Im clueless.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: the j on July 23, 2007, 06:31:19 PM
can someone hook it up with some tips on nose grinds, i cant get onto any nose trick unless its nollie and its a little embarrassing
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: tag_king on July 27, 2007, 07:25:36 AM
can someone hook it up with some tips on nose grinds, i cant get onto any nose trick unless its nollie and its a little embarrassing

 I don't know if this will help you, but aim your front truck right to the ledge/rail, as in just put it there. Don't ollie any higher then the obstacle because coming down will stop you dead. Like the front feebs only go as high as you have too.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Juicy on July 27, 2007, 04:27:28 PM
Having ollie nose mannys really consistent helps with nosegrinds too.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: dirtjers on August 19, 2007, 06:21:20 PM
nosegrind and k grinds are really just weight distribution. all the weight on your pop foot (exaggerate this motion for switch nose/k grinds), pop and transfer it all to the front so you can aim the trick, then as soon you make contact you equal it out. this way all your weight isn't stopping you from that long cruiselike grind experience you're chasing after. its all about being able to stand up on your foot without really holding all your pressure there. this is why nosemanuals help so much, because thats the name of the game there. it helps on front nosegrinds (and nosemanuals) to kind of throw your hip forwards so your body stays centered in the middle, if that makes any sense. if you watch anyone do a long nosemanual you should notice what i mean. i am the worst at typing how to do a trick, but i hope this helps with your problem of not being able to ollie into these tricks!
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: big milly style on August 22, 2007, 04:09:20 PM
ok feebles on ledges. any help?? they got me. i just do like a lazy salad grind/retarded 50-50.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Juicy on August 22, 2007, 06:12:54 PM
I learned these about a year ago, I think the key is not so much to be on top of the ledge but kind of grinding on the edge of it, like the actual corner of the ledge itself, unless its a skinny enough ledge to where you can actually lap your front truck over the other side of it and grind on top easily.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: dirtjers on August 23, 2007, 12:51:19 PM
fakie crooks. how? this seems like one of those tricks i should be able to do, but i cant seem to figure out the secret to making it work.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Juicy on August 23, 2007, 06:45:47 PM
Hmm, this is kind of embarassing but I've wanted to learn slappies for a while, I'm guessing you just kinda ride parallel and hit the curb in like a wallride/wallie kind of motion? Can anyone explain exactly how one is done? ???
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: HenryChinaski on August 30, 2007, 10:07:31 PM
Hmm, this is kind of embarassing but I've wanted to learn slappies for a while, I'm guessing you just kinda ride parallel and hit the curb in like a wallride/wallie kind of motion? Can anyone explain exactly how one is done? ???
They are more of a carving/slashing motion then a wallride/wallie motion. You have to approach the obstacle fast, and at a slight angle. Then carve up on to the curb (or whatever you wish to slappy) while putting weight to your toe side for a backside slappy, or your heel side for a front side one, which causes the two wheels facing the curb to pop up, allowing your trucks to get up on to the curb and into the grind. It helps to lean back just a bit so that your momentum pushes you through the grind. You want to learn them on a low painted or waxed curb, and I think that the backside ones are easier to learn at first. They feel awesome when you get them, it is a fun trick to do while just cruising down the street.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Mullet Man on September 09, 2007, 12:18:49 PM
Crooked grinds. Frontside, on ledges.

I just can't get 'em to lock in. Help!
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: shutupbitch on September 10, 2007, 10:24:07 PM
Crooked grinds. Frontside, on ledges.

I just can't get 'em to lock in. Help!

parallel with block. Like right at it. I hav mo success if I get it inbetween nose grind and crooks and lay into it and force it into crooks. leaning back but wit
my weight centered over my back leg but my front is stabbing that biotch and keeping it in crooks. then just pull it straight.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: shutupbitch on September 10, 2007, 10:27:59 PM
fakie crooks. how? this seems like one of those tricks i should be able to do, but i cant seem to figure out the secret to making it work.

slight angle and a fat fakie ollie and just jab it in there with back foot. Weight over nose but your legs are pushing it thru da grind. When I do it
I hardly ever stick cause of my weight balance. I'll mostly slip out from grinding to fast cuz of my weight placement. Pop out like a piomp.

In ea skate this is curl-up circle.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: tehmizzark on September 11, 2007, 11:57:43 PM
is this really a thread
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: shutupbitch on September 12, 2007, 12:04:42 AM
is this really a thread

and to answer yo question... to ollie just set your feet up and ollie bitch!
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: tehmizzark on September 12, 2007, 12:07:40 AM
is this really a thread

and to answer yo question... to ollie just set your feet up and ollie bitch!

Every time you take a breath you're hindering the advancement of the human race
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: shutupbitch on September 12, 2007, 12:15:23 AM
yu cant betray me... yo user name is in ebonics.

tehmizzark in english means "The Mark".

See ya mark ass buster... ass buster is yo last name  right?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: KeepOnPushing on September 12, 2007, 05:59:09 PM
is there some sort of trick that im missing to varial heels. like i can get sometimes them but i know theres something im not doing right. i got them down switch and nollie better than regualr, but with a frontside trick thats usually the case
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: DrNewton on September 15, 2007, 12:07:57 AM
is this really a thread

Your right. I'd rather have a thousand stupid ass trick tip threads littering Help.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: DrNewton on September 15, 2007, 12:10:43 AM
yu cant betray me... yo user name is in ebonics.

tehmizzark in english means "The Mark".

See ya mark ass buster... ass buster is yo last name  right?

God, just stop.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: DrNewton on September 22, 2007, 12:20:30 AM
is this really a thread

Your right. I'd rather have a thousand stupid ass trick tip threads littering Help.

You're right; I'd rather have a thousand stupid ass trick tip threads littering Help.



*note* you're the worst kind of moron

Correcting my grammar was the best you could come up with?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: DrNewton on September 22, 2007, 06:57:52 AM
is this really a thread

Your right. I'd rather have a thousand stupid ass trick tip threads littering Help.

You're right; I'd rather have a thousand stupid ass trick tip threads littering Help.



*note* you're the worst kind of moron

Correcting my grammar was the best you could come up with?

Ideally, I'd have to create a police account to correct every aspect of your life.  I really do find it amazing that you're able to convey all of your insecurities through the internet.  Whether your problems stem from lack of attention from your parents, or maybe too much attention(i.e. molestation), your warped views and values are some of the worst I've ever encountered.

How about taking your fake ass 'police accounts,' and getting the fuck out?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on September 25, 2007, 10:50:14 PM
nosegrind and k grinds are really just weight distribution. all the weight on your pop foot (exaggerate this motion for switch nose/k grinds), pop and transfer it all to the front so you can aim the trick, then as soon you make contact you equal it out. this way all your weight isn't stopping you from that long cruiselike grind experience you're chasing after. its all about being able to stand up on your foot without really holding all your pressure there. this is why nosemanuals help so much, because thats the name of the game there. it helps on front nosegrinds (and nosemanuals) to kind of throw your hip forwards so your body stays centered in the middle, if that makes any sense. if you watch anyone do a long nosemanual you should notice what i mean. i am the worst at typing how to do a trick, but i hope this helps with your problem of not being able to ollie into these tricks!
8)

nosegrinds are a bitch to learn....
remember to stand tall on your nosegrind... i find it helps to have your front foot just infront of the bolts when grinding, just like a nose manny....
the pop off can be tough too just force the deck forward and pray your truck doesnt clip
and dont ollie higher than you need to or else your not gonna grind, just fall forward

having said that, can i get any help on fs airs on minis? i just cant seem to keep on axis when i reach the top of the air and pussy out when it comes to landing and rolling away.,..

thanks
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Bill on September 30, 2007, 08:57:17 PM
Tailslides on transition anyone? I've ollied into them but its only a stall. How do you just pivot into them?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: heckler on October 12, 2007, 04:06:39 PM
Tre flips, the best I can do is a sort of a 270 varial flip
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tuna on October 13, 2007, 03:00:59 PM
scoop it like it stole your lunch money. just keep the front leg out front.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Rusty Champignon on October 14, 2007, 12:08:22 PM
Tailslides on transition anyone? I've ollied into them but its only a stall. How do you just pivot into them?

you still have to pop slightly, just keep it small and concentrate on sliding, make sure you dont lean back too much as well, I did this and hit my tailbone on the coping
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Round 2 on October 14, 2007, 04:03:47 PM
Popping fs big spins high without having them do a half-flip?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: angrypork on October 14, 2007, 06:20:39 PM
Front 360s anybody?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tuna on October 14, 2007, 06:44:48 PM
Popping fs big spins high without having them do a half-flip?

think tre flip but the other direction. and then front foot around the front bolts slightly hanging off.

pop hard and shove the crap out of it.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Gest on October 14, 2007, 07:58:12 PM
no comply back 360?

i had this before summer for a bit and now it flips on me every time i try to do it, i dont remember what i used to do or anything and im so bummed HELP DOODS
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on October 15, 2007, 06:16:43 AM
bs 360 no complies.... fun to to do but you get dizzy really fast....

wind up like a bs 360, with your shoulders kinda preturned so you get the roatation.... all i do is pressure hard on my front foot, release it and shove the board 360....my back foot control the whole motion....

make sure that when you pop down with your back foot you pop the deck backwards, as in really shove it heel side really hard....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Choad Muskrat on October 16, 2007, 04:35:42 PM
backside tailslides

is there some kind of trick to it i don't know? I can't lock into them consistantly.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Sony MDR V2 headphones on October 16, 2007, 05:02:19 PM
backside heels and nose manual nollie flip out. help.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: heckler on October 16, 2007, 07:26:32 PM
backside heels
Learn halfcab heels first. After that, just set up with your front foot in the middle of the board, in heelflip position but farther out. Put your back foot like your going to do an FS shove. Pop and rotate while your flicking the trick.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: DrNewton on October 16, 2007, 08:59:21 PM
Front 360s anybody?

Foot right below the bolts, and wind up like a motherfucker....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: DrNewton on October 16, 2007, 09:04:28 PM
backside tailslides

is there some kind of trick to it i don't know? I can't lock into them consistantly.

Theres no "trick" to it, per se, but it can be a bitch to learn.

1. After you have backside 180s down, roll up to the object you are skating as fast as possible
2. When you pop, pop a backside 180, but do not wind up for it. This should insure that you only rotate 90 degrees. Pop enough to get above the object.
3. While still in the air, kind of direct your tail to the object, and lean like you would a backside lipslide to slide it some. Be sure to commit, because if you slip out, it will mean a busted knee or face.
4. Turn out, and roll away.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on October 17, 2007, 12:49:14 AM
fs and bs tailstalls on tranny....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Any Time At All on October 17, 2007, 05:20:10 AM
lazer heelflips plzzzz, I'm getting damn close, but when I jump up and try to land, it usually doen't get the full 360 rotation

Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Choad Muskrat on October 17, 2007, 08:43:34 AM
backside tailslides

is there some kind of trick to it i don't know? I can't lock into them consistantly.

Theres no "trick" to it, per se, but it can be a bitch to learn.

1. After you have backside 180s down, roll up to the object you are skating as fast as possible
2. When you pop, pop a backside 180, but do not wind up for it. This should insure that you only rotate 90 degrees. Pop enough to get above the object.
3. While still in the air, kind of direct your tail to the object, and lean like you would a backside lipslide to slide it some. Be sure to commit, because if you slip out, it will mean a busted knee or face.
4. Turn out, and roll away.

thanks, yea the part I have trouble with is getting all my weight on my back foot, I seem to lean towards my front foot so I wont lock it in properly or do these really lame backside tail slashes on the ledge, I just have to commit more like you said, but yea it can be scary when you lock in but then it slides way faster than you expect and you end up on your face.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: heckler on October 22, 2007, 01:53:19 PM
Hardflips.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: MFS on October 22, 2007, 11:39:29 PM
is this really a thread

Your right. I'd rather have a thousand stupid ass trick tip threads littering Help.

You're right; I'd rather have a thousand stupid ass trick tip threads littering Help.



*note* you're the worst kind of moron

Correcting my grammar was the best you could come up with?

Ideally, I'd have to create a police account to correct every aspect of your life.  I really do find it amazing that you're able to convey all of your insecurities through the internet.  Whether your problems stem from lack of attention from your parents, or maybe too much attention(i.e. molestation), your warped views and values are some of the worst I've ever encountered.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on October 23, 2007, 11:46:13 PM
Hardflips.

make sure you have front side pop shoves really good.... kickflips are important too, but not essential.... i lost my kickflip but i can still hard flip just fine....

1) start with your back foot in the front side pop shove position, right at the edge of the tail, so you get lots of scoop... i usually put my front froot ajust behind the bolts with my toes pointing forward.....
2) pop the deck (actually shove the deck front side) really hard
3) your front foot should have a delayed flick....  my foot follows the deck as its popped upwards and drags slightly along the grip
4) when your front foot is at the start of the concave of the deck (the g-spot as i call it), you need to flick your toe outwards
5) the higher you pop your deck, the higher you have to jump to have room for the rotation of the deck
6) after that just catch the deck and roll away....

it helps to have fs flips too....

let me know how it works out...
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: lfpskater on October 24, 2007, 10:56:42 PM
i do FS stuff and am horrible at BS anything. I seriously can not to BS to save my life. not kickturns on a ramp, no BS 180s, no BS grinds, nothing.

Is there a way to get good at it? It seems that no matter how hard I turn my body for the 180s or kickturns i can only get about half the way, or with 180s usually i just do a tiny turn, but it looks like a regular 180.

with grinds it just feels weird and since i do FS 180s i turn too much and cant get on right... maybe i should just learn BS blunts... haha.

well any advice? thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Choad Muskrat on October 26, 2007, 07:44:44 PM
the key to backside grinds is keeping your front shoulder turned forward and away from the obstacle, so you stay over top of it. You'll notice if you keep turning your front truck into the ledge or whatever it's cause your shoulder is turning in too, try keeping over top of it instead of leaning back, dunno if that makes sense but it worked for me
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: chiller on October 27, 2007, 01:41:35 AM
can someone help me with fs 5-0 bigspins? i can land em backside regularly but its completely different fs.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: HabitatRider420 on November 03, 2007, 08:37:48 PM
how the fuck do you lock into crooked's, everytime I try them I slip into a boardslide or im on the wrong part of my truck and it doesnt grind
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: matt/tx on November 03, 2007, 10:33:48 PM
trick tips are for pussays
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: loophole on November 04, 2007, 01:35:40 AM
how the fuck do you lock into crooked's, everytime I try them I slip into a boardslide or im on the wrong part of my truck and it doesnt grind
think of it as a nosegrind
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: loophole on November 04, 2007, 01:40:39 AM
Front 360s anybody?

Foot right below the bolts, and wind up like a motherfucker....
then ollie fucking high and snap a spin
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on November 04, 2007, 05:49:57 AM
how the fuck do you lock into crooked's, everytime I try them I slip into a boardslide or im on the wrong part of my truck and it doesnt grind
think of it as a nosegrind

for bs ones, learn noseslides first.... when you ollie to lock into the crooked, focus on grinding on your front truck, not your nose....
remember, grind on your truck, not your nose.....

going fast helps....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: turtleface01 on November 05, 2007, 01:08:04 PM
ive got half cabs down really good but i wanna learn full cabs. whats the trick to them?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: lfpskater on November 05, 2007, 01:59:04 PM
Noseslides, Tailslides, and Nosegrinds?

I am horrible at nose manuals and can't even get into one, so I suck at nosegrinds too. Some advice on keeping balance for nose manuals would be good.

Whenever I try noseslides or tailslides I always end up in a boardslide or lipslide or not on the ledge/rail at all. I would really like to be good at them...

Also Ollie Norths? Every time I try them I end up either nutting myself or almost nutting myself... I just need tips for these, not how-to's. Thanks.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: skatelife7 on November 05, 2007, 07:46:52 PM
Noseslides, Tailslides, and Nosegrinds?

I am horrible at nose manuals and can't even get into one, so I suck at nosegrinds too. Some advice on keeping balance for nose manuals would be good.

Whenever I try noseslides or tailslides I always end up in a boardslide or lipslide or not on the ledge/rail at all. I would really like to be good at them...

Also Ollie Norths? Every time I try them I end up either nutting myself or almost nutting myself... I just need tips for these, not how-to's. Thanks.

for noseslides, put your front foot further up close to your bolts, even over the first two..also stay about a boards width parallel to the object..

as for nose mannys, lots of practice for sure..i try to keep my front in the middle of nose, closer to the bolts and use the toes on my back foot to stay in the manny

hope this helps..
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Round 2 on November 07, 2007, 04:21:55 PM
Popping fs big spins high without having them do a half-flip?

think tre flip but the other direction. and then front foot around the front bolts slightly hanging off.

pop hard and shove the crap out of it.

Yea but shoving the crap out of it is what causes it to flip for me.  :-\
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: koots on November 08, 2007, 04:45:48 PM
nose manuals...are just balance skill.  find the balance and practice practice practice.

one-foots--to learn these I started with my front foot further up then I normally would for an ollie.  pop small ollies and kick your foot straight forward over the nose really quickly.  They're actually quite simple.  Once you learn that you can start moving your foot back to regular ollie position and do them bigger. 

my frontside tailslides aren't very good.  when you watch guys that are good tho you notice that they pop just over the ledge and push the tail into the slide.  they stay on top of the board and keep their shoulders really square.  watch scott johnson vids and practice.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: skatelife7 on November 08, 2007, 08:21:01 PM
how the fuck do you lock into crooked's, everytime I try them I slip into a boardslide or im on the wrong part of my truck and it doesnt grind

put all the pressure on the wheel that is on the ledge, you should lock in if you do that..
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tuna on November 08, 2007, 09:07:22 PM
Popping fs big spins high without having them do a half-flip?

think tre flip but the other direction. and then front foot around the front bolts slightly hanging off.

pop hard and shove the crap out of it.

Yea but shoving the crap out of it is what causes it to flip for me.  :-\

then you must not be placing your front foot in the proper place. place it around the back 2 front bolts.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: lfpskater on November 10, 2007, 02:24:18 PM
how do you catch air off something? i mean like in a bowl or something similar. ive tried getting air off this little ramp where its like a 6 foot drop in and then theres a tiny 2 foot thing that you can go up. i sort of manualed and got like a foot up and thats it... but then i saw some guy get like 5 feet off of the quarter pipe.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: DrNewton on November 11, 2007, 11:19:10 PM
how do you catch air off something? i mean like in a bowl or something similar. ive tried getting air off this little ramp where its like a 6 foot drop in and then theres a tiny 2 foot thing that you can go up. i sort of manualed and got like a foot up and thats it... but then i saw some guy get like 5 feet off of the quarter pipe.

You actually have to ollie.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: lfpskater on November 12, 2007, 12:14:57 AM
i tried that but i just went out instead of up.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: toy machine on November 12, 2007, 07:28:02 PM
ive got half cabs down really good but i wanna learn full cabs. whats the trick to them?
its all in the shoulder, just scoop the shit out of it.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Mooley on November 13, 2007, 12:47:37 AM
ive got half cabs down really good but i wanna learn full cabs. whats the trick to them?
its all in the shoulder, just scoop the shit out of it.

Or just put a little more into it and try to learn how to pivot. Once you get that down legit ones come much easier.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: SimonP on November 14, 2007, 10:29:34 AM
I need to learn more tricks. Fuck.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on November 15, 2007, 11:25:28 PM
i tried that but i just went out instead of up.

make sure you position your popping foot to pop backwards and outwards... if not your going to fly out like a kook....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: somekid on November 18, 2007, 01:52:34 AM
how do you catch air off something? i mean like in a bowl or something similar. ive tried getting air off this little ramp where its like a 6 foot drop in and then theres a tiny 2 foot thing that you can go up. i sort of manualed and got like a foot up and thats it... but then i saw some guy get like 5 feet off of the quarter pipe.
to do truly great flyouts, aka canadian airs, one must be canadian, a snowbrah, or a total kook.
if you're all three, that will help.

Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on November 18, 2007, 05:58:10 AM
how do you catch air off something? i mean like in a bowl or something similar. ive tried getting air off this little ramp where its like a 6 foot drop in and then theres a tiny 2 foot thing that you can go up. i sort of manualed and got like a foot up and thats it... but then i saw some guy get like 5 feet off of the quarter pipe.
to do truly great flyouts, aka canadian airs, one must be canadian, a snowbrah, or a total kook.
if you're all three, that will help.



lol..... i love your avatar....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: koots on November 20, 2007, 02:15:08 AM
how do you catch air off something? i mean like in a bowl or something similar. ive tried getting air off this little ramp where its like a 6 foot drop in and then theres a tiny 2 foot thing that you can go up. i sort of manualed and got like a foot up and thats it... but then i saw some guy get like 5 feet off of the quarter pipe.
to do truly great flyouts, aka canadian airs, one must be canadian, a snowbrah, or a total kook.
if you're all three, that will help.




 :-\
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: koots on November 20, 2007, 04:44:44 AM
backside flips?

backsides are fine. kickflips are fine.

backside flips not so much.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: loophole on November 21, 2007, 05:05:54 AM
180 first, flip once youve leveled. make sure you dont underrotate, twist those shoulders like your doing a 3
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: koots on November 21, 2007, 04:18:35 PM
aha~  I've always been trying to pop and kick...then turn..
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: swissenheights on November 21, 2007, 10:22:58 PM
ive got half cabs down really good but i wanna learn full cabs. whats the trick to them?
its in the front foot ..have it kind of pointy and just pop and spin your shoulders once your past the first 180 lean forward a little...all one motion
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: swissenheights on November 21, 2007, 10:23:17 PM
can someone do wallies?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tuna on November 21, 2007, 11:31:09 PM
can someone do wallies?

yes i can. really easy.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: chiller on November 22, 2007, 05:46:24 AM
can someone do wallies?
yes i can. really easy.
explain
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Farger on November 22, 2007, 08:00:49 AM
can someone do wallies?
yes i can. really easy.
explain

Start trying them on slanted walls, or slanted stuff that's like 1 feet tall. Roll towards it (no half-ass) dedicated on doing the wallie. As you approach the objeect put all your weight on the backend of the board and go at it as if you're trying to hit the object with all four wheels of the board. When you make contact put preassure only on the tail of the board (almost like you're trying hard to manual on the wall) and level out the board as soon as you're in "free air". That description probably sucked but you'll figure it out somehow.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: somekid on November 23, 2007, 02:22:40 AM
just go fast, lift up the front, and bash that shit. finesse is the enemy of a good wallie.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: lenny on November 28, 2007, 09:14:09 AM
Practice.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on November 28, 2007, 11:37:02 AM
just go fast, lift up the front, and bash that shit. finesse is the enemy of a good wallie.

your sig is giving me epilepsy....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Gest on November 29, 2007, 02:59:49 PM
front shoves?  i can do them and have been able to forever, ive done them on hips and down shit but on flat no matter what i do it won't make the full rotation, it will spin like 160, causing me to do a funky tic tac.

WHAT DO I DO
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on November 30, 2007, 08:02:41 AM
front foot with your toes hanging off the side of the deck, just behind the bolt....  back foot at the heelside edge of the tail.....  scoop it back hard your front foot just waits to catch the deck.... make sure you jump backwards too.... 

i my bs pop shoves suck but my fs ones are fine....

i dunno my friends find fs pop shoves impossible but are doable switch....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on December 02, 2007, 12:40:43 AM
bs lipslides on rails anyone??  i can frontside lip pretty well already....

the trick keeps eluding me, any help would be great...

thanks...
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on December 02, 2007, 06:03:07 AM
front foot with your toes hanging off the side of the deck, just behind the bolt....  back foot at the heelside edge of the tail.....  scoop it back hard your front foot just waits to catch the deck.... make sure you jump backwards too.... 

It took me 6 years to do this tricks, and I do it exactly this way.  This man knows what he's talking about.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on December 02, 2007, 08:19:37 AM
front foot with your toes hanging off the side of the deck, just behind the bolt....  back foot at the heelside edge of the tail.....  scoop it back hard your front foot just waits to catch the deck.... make sure you jump backwards too.... 

It took me 6 years to do this tricks, and I do it exactly this way.  This man knows what he's talking about.

lol thanks a lot man, i learnt hardflips before doing fs pop shoves and they are my go to trick....  but doing them down stuff is tough, i always end up in a weird big spin position....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on December 07, 2007, 09:39:45 AM
backside lipslides on flatbars anybody??  i really want to learn this trick....

thanks....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Gest on December 10, 2007, 12:57:45 AM
get good back 50-50s, now go parrallel to it and keep your shoulders parrallel too, once you get right above it with both trucks swing your tail around, it's hard to explain the actual process but once the position was explained to me i got them down

i learned them xmas last year, the greatest present of them all  :)

backside bonelesses on transition anyone? this shi tis so scary. it seems like one of those committing tricks, you have to or youre getting your shit jacked. ive landed a few on my back truck first and wheelied down the rest of the transition, and it was scary as fuck. other times i trip over my own feet and just body jar it. I WANNA DO IT
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on December 10, 2007, 06:28:04 AM
thanks dude, ill it sometime this week....  do you need to tweak the nose of your deck downward so its easier to get your back truck over??
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Gest on December 10, 2007, 10:10:47 AM
yeah kind of like youre gonna stale it out or something... at least thats how i do it. some people naturally it seems float over the rail but i swing the nose downward. after getting comftorable with this itll come together
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: reedo on December 17, 2007, 01:13:07 PM
aight i need help on a rare bird...wallride nollie out.  when i watch other people do them it kinda looks like they do a nosewheelie on the side of the wall instead of a 4-wheel-touching wallride?  any help?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: dirtjers on December 19, 2007, 11:08:07 PM
switch front shuv crooks (or back nosegrind, same thing)? i know its kind of a wack thing to ask for a tip on a trick like this, but i really feel like there is just something i'm missing. i guess i don't really need a "how to" but more like a tip or how you think about it i guess. i've been trying them a ton, and i'll occasionally get into it, but something always seems like i'm kinda blowing it. actually that is how i feel about regular ones too, so if you have a tip on that, i'll take it as well! thanks.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on December 21, 2007, 09:03:36 AM
fs big spins anyone??  i can get it about 7/10 of the way but i just dont know how to catch the deck and pivot the last part.... last 2 sessions i tired doing this trick i tweaked my ankle and got a bad shinner....

detailed explaination with foot placement and body rotation would be much appreciated...

thanks guys....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: fullyflared on December 25, 2007, 11:04:12 AM
I made this little gay trick tip one day at the park last year, i try and attempt to teach frontside bigspins sw in this. Its basically the same thing for regular...hope it helps.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0dqIV1J34Qs
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on December 25, 2007, 07:51:20 PM
thanks dude, that was semi helpful....  practice and confidence is all i need.....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: tuque on December 26, 2007, 10:56:12 PM
aight i need help on a rare bird...wallride nollie out.  when i watch other people do them it kinda looks like they do a nosewheelie on the side of the wall instead of a 4-wheel-touching wallride?  any help?
aight i need help on a rare bird...wallride nollie out.  when i watch other people do them it kinda looks like they do a nosewheelie on the side of the wall instead of a 4-wheel-touching wallride?  any help?
aight i need help on a rare bird...wallride nollie out.  when i watch other people do them it kinda looks like they do a nosewheelie on the side of the wall instead of a 4-wheel-touching wallride?  any help?
aight i need help on a rare bird...wallride nollie out.  when i watch other people do them it kinda looks like they do a nosewheelie on the side of the wall instead of a 4-wheel-touching wallride?  any help?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: flannel hipster on December 28, 2007, 02:18:08 AM
Okay, I know this is lame, but powerslides.

I set them up by putting my front foot just in front of the bolts and my back foot on the tail, and every time I try to do them I end up reverting.  I can't get this shit to slide at all.  Shit is embarrassing.  Please help.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: flannel hipster on December 28, 2007, 02:26:21 AM
By the way, the account name is fake, but the question is real.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on December 28, 2007, 09:12:48 AM
Okay, I know this is lame, but powerslides.

I set them up by putting my front foot just in front of the bolts and my back foot on the tail, and every time I try to do them I end up reverting.  I can't get this shit to slide at all.  Shit is embarrassing.  Please help.

find some smooth flooring, preferably marble....  i keep my both my feet over the back and front bolts with weight centered over the both of them....  get some speed and twist your deck frontside so you are sliding on your wheels, then twist back....

i dont know how else to explain it, powersliding is more of a feel thing than instructions.....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: skaterdavid on December 29, 2007, 08:47:01 PM
I made this little gay trick tip one day at the park last year, i try and attempt to teach frontside bigspins sw in this. Its basically the same thing for regular...hope it helps.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0dqIV1J34Qs

you got a mean sw bigspin
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on December 30, 2007, 02:10:49 AM
fs blunts to forward on flatbars anyone??  i can do them to fakie but dont know how to come out normal....

thanks guys, this thread has been really helpful....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: toy machine on December 30, 2007, 02:43:21 AM
fs blunts to forward on flatbars anyone??  i can do them to fakie but dont know how to come out normal....

thanks guys, this thread has been really helpful....
im not the best at this trick but i can tell you its all about how your facing when your doing it try looking straight, like your doing a fs blunt but your turning your body as if youve almost landed it.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: HabitatRider420 on December 30, 2007, 01:14:43 PM
Is there any sort of tip or hint to locking into bs crooks, from the proper way Ive seen people do them is balanced right over the wheel under their heel, idk I just cant get that trick to work for me, mabey I should just stick to nosegrinds :-\
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: toy machine on December 30, 2007, 03:15:20 PM
Is there any sort of tip or hint to locking into bs crooks, from the proper way Ive seen people do them is balanced right over the wheel under their heel, idk I just cant get that trick to work for me, mabey I should just stick to nosegrinds :-\
back crooks is one of my most consistant tricks, there's no real tip to grinding them just practice them alot and find out what works for you, you'll get them eventually.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: fullyflared on December 30, 2007, 07:09:47 PM
I made this little gay trick tip one day at the park last year, i try and attempt to teach frontside bigspins sw in this. Its basically the same thing for regular...hope it helps.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0dqIV1J34Qs

you got a mean sw bigspin

nah...but thanks i guess.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on December 30, 2007, 10:40:47 PM
Is there any sort of tip or hint to locking into bs crooks, from the proper way Ive seen people do them is balanced right over the wheel under their heel, idk I just cant get that trick to work for me, mabey I should just stick to nosegrinds :-\

like i always tell my friends learning this trick, remember to aim YOUR FRONT TRUCK on the coping, not the nose of your deck....  if your slap down your nose and expect to do a crooked, you will stall or end up in a noseslide.....  remember that for crooks, your are grinding with your truck, not the nose of your deck, so aim to get your truck on the ledge..... 

i find it also helps to have your front foot at lease an inch behind the front bolts, that way after your drag your ollie to lock in, your weight is over your front truck and not over your nose....

next comes the dismount, which can be a bitch to learn....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: GAYTMURRELL on January 06, 2008, 08:04:59 AM
if anyone needs help with no complys, im right here!
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tuna on January 06, 2008, 01:01:17 PM
if anyone needs help with no complys, im right here!

can you just give me some tips on Austin Stephens first line in Suffer the Joy?

I've heard you can do that line.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: colinsthename on January 06, 2008, 07:59:22 PM
is there some trick to nollie fs heels that i'm missing?  all that happens is that the board pops straight up and i get popsickled.  everytime.  what the fuck.  nollie heels and nollie fs 180's are pretty decent.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Edward Penishands on January 06, 2008, 08:53:45 PM
is there some trick to nollie fs heels that i'm missing?  all that happens is that the board pops straight up and i get popsickled.  everytime.  what the fuck.  nollie heels and nollie fs 180's are pretty decent.

i kinda kick down with my back foot.  also if getting popsicled is the problem, put more of your back foot on the board.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Diesel on January 06, 2008, 10:40:23 PM
I need help on coming off of the wall when doing wallrides. I can get all four wheels on the wall from flat but I can't come off the wall with my board.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Edward Penishands on January 07, 2008, 07:09:55 PM
I need help on coming off of the wall when doing wallrides. I can get all four wheels on the wall from flat but I can't come off the wall with my board.

you land primo right?  kinda do a bs 180 type scoop with your back foot, and also really swing out your nose so you can set down your front wheels and ride away.  loose trucks help also.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on January 08, 2008, 06:21:14 AM
nollie front 180s and nollie front heels are two of the tricks i run a little too much, so i'll try to help. nollie front 180s are really easy to half ass, but the key is getting them high and quick. for that, i think it mostly has to do with weight distribution. bend those knees and have all the weight on the front foot so when you snap it sucks right up. stand on your toes! i keep my shoulders open when i do them, which helps for later when you wanna learn them into things such as crooked grinds, because it snaps right into 180. as for foot position, at the end of this i'll link some little clip my friend put together a while ago and you can just see how i put my feet for a nollie 180 crook, that same formula gets the job done on flatground too. nollie front heels work with the same principle of keeping your weight on the front and keeping those shoulders open. it's more crucial for the heelflip so you can catch it and land full 180. as soon as you pop (as hard as you can) give your back foot a nice little flick. i keep the back foot with my toes curled over the edge, but i see a lot of people do it differently. however you feel comfortable flicking a good nollie heel really, but i tilt my foot inwards a little. this inwards tilt and the shoulders being open are the two big differences from a nollie heel and a nollie front heel. when i pop a nollie front heel, it feels entirely different from a nollie heel, in that theres no chance id mess up and just not turn or something. i think this is really just due to the shoulders. other than that, trust it, and itll work. they go really really good into switch manuals, so if you have a mean switch manual you will have a field day with this once you get em down.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0AkYViWN-A    if you go to 2:09, i start a little line with a nollie 180 crook. key things are the standing on the toes and shoulders being open.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_09QmvsPvU  at 0:24 i do a nollie 180 heel manny, and thats exactly how i do those on flat too.

notice how the feet are pointed for both. i know it seems like i keep saying the same two things over and over, but once you learn this you'll see its hard to explain to someone because its mostly just feeling. good luck though, hopefully it helps a little.


informative trick tip dude....  too bad its not a trick i do, but good job....

varial heels anyone??  i cant seem to get the board to flip more than half way.... 

how do i position my front foot and where do i flick/kick off with my heel??

thanks
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: mick swagger on January 11, 2008, 06:05:29 AM
I made this little gay trick tip one day at the park last year, i try and attempt to teach frontside bigspins sw in this. Its basically the same thing for regular...hope it helps.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0dqIV1J34Qs

for some reason everything clicked after watching this. ive always had trouble with this trick. big ups
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: ahlee on January 11, 2008, 06:11:17 AM
i need to learn how to rip huge airs in tranny, japans and methods.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: floyd on January 11, 2008, 06:43:53 AM

Quote

informative trick tip dude....  too bad its not a trick i do, but good job....

varial heels anyone??  i cant seem to get the board to flip more than half way.... 

how do i position my front foot and where do i flick/kick off with my heel??

thanks
I put my front foot just behind the front bolts (toes just over the edge), my backfoot on the side of the tail.
pop and push out with the backfoot.
just after the pop kick your frontfoot straight to the side in a short blast...
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: fathalpert on January 12, 2008, 06:36:21 PM
Back feebles?  I have no fucking idea how to get my backfoot to lock in, it always turns into a boardslide.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on January 14, 2008, 01:15:17 AM
go watch the jereme rogers and TK xmas interview, part 2 i think....  some kid asks jereme how to do them as a trick tip and thats where i learnt how to do them...  a douche of a person but the trick tip works...

and you dont really need to be able to do bs 50-50s on rails, cos they are scary as fuck but being able to do them is helpful nonetheless.... 
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: knr on January 14, 2008, 10:44:40 AM
I would just like some pointers on getting out of wallies. I can get in and when I'm coming out I lose control of the board. And front tail 270's. I can do front tails and front tail fakies without a problem but front tail 270's are the only reason I tried learning front tails in the first place. However, I can never get them. Any pointers?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on January 21, 2008, 09:35:39 AM
backside blunts on flatbars anyone??  i got front blunts and the locking in on bs blunts but i just cant get my bs blunt to slide....  i just stall or kinda seesaw over to the other side of the rail instead of sliding....

thanks again guys....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tuna on January 21, 2008, 11:43:00 PM
backside blunts on flatbars anyone??  i got front blunts and the locking in on bs blunts but i just cant get my bs blunt to slide....  i just stall or kinda seesaw over to the other side of the rail instead of sliding....

thanks again guys....

its kind of like a front tail from the other side of the rail. ride up parallel because i find that if you go from an angle you wont slid as much because you go into the rail instead of along the rail. also when you start sliding keep your back leg(the one on the tail) relatively straight.

go faster, maybe a little more wax or something?

hope that helps
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: fast! on January 22, 2008, 12:47:18 PM
backside blunts on flatbars anyone??  i got front blunts and the locking in on bs blunts but i just cant get my bs blunt to slide....  i just stall or kinda seesaw over to the other side of the rail instead of sliding....

thanks again guys....

as deadly as it may sound, you gotta put most of your weight on your back foot(your whole foot, not just your tippy toes) and lean back like you would on a tailslide or smith grind.
it makes it a lot easier if you learn them on ledges/curbs first, cause that way you're forced to do them proper instead of the ollie over tailslide/bluntslide that peeps be doing nowadays. 
for real, its all about putting your weight down on the back foot.  once you get over that fear, you'll be bluntsliding the entire length of the flatbar in no time.       
Title: Re: Trick Tips
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Title: Re: Trick Tips
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Title: Re: Trick Tips
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Title: Re: Trick Tips
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Title: Re: Trick Tips
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Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on January 22, 2008, 08:04:33 PM
backside blunts on flatbars anyone??  i got front blunts and the locking in on bs blunts but i just cant get my bs blunt to slide....  i just stall or kinda seesaw over to the other side of the rail instead of sliding....

thanks again guys....

its kind of like a front tail from the other side of the rail. ride up parallel because i find that if you go from an angle you wont slid as much because you go into the rail instead of along the rail. also when you start sliding keep your back leg(the one on the tail) relatively straight.

go faster, maybe a little more wax or something?

hope that helps
backside blunts on flatbars anyone??  i got front blunts and the locking in on bs blunts but i just cant get my bs blunt to slide....  i just stall or kinda seesaw over to the other side of the rail instead of sliding....

thanks again guys....

as deadly as it may sound, you gotta put most of your weight on your back foot(your whole foot, not just your tippy toes) and lean back like you would on a tailslide or smith grind.
it makes it a lot easier if you learn them on ledges/curbs first, cause that way you're forced to do them proper instead of the ollie over tailslide/bluntslide that peeps be doing nowadays. 
for real, its all about putting your weight down on the back foot.  once you get over that fear, you'll be bluntsliding the entire length of the flatbar in no time.       

thanks for the advice guys ill try it out this week...  if i had another 300+ posts i would gnar you guys....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: noah on January 25, 2008, 11:52:15 AM
frontside inverts anyone? i have no idea to even start on them. I try to fs air then but my left hand on the coping but it seems next to impossible. anyone know how to do them proper?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: tamponboy on January 26, 2008, 11:49:55 PM
yeah, that's one i've been eager to learn. last time i tried it i ate so much shit rolling down the fucking coping.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: fast! on January 28, 2008, 10:53:07 AM
frontside inverts anyone? i have no idea to even start on them. I try to fs air then but my left hand on the coping but it seems next to impossible. anyone know how to do them proper?

i wish i could but i think you're asking in the wrong message board.
check out
http://concretedisciples.com/
or
http://www.skullandbonesskateboards.com/forums/

theres a lot of older vert skaters on both those sites so you should have better luck getting a trick tip there. 
 
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: niallc on February 05, 2008, 10:40:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mju1_RZpX4g - pivot fakies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPCBnCOQvRg - haslam flip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG_o-Efjj40 - noseslide nollie nothing
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on February 05, 2008, 11:30:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mju1_RZpX4g - pivot fakies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPCBnCOQvRg - haslam flip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG_o-Efjj40 - noseslide nollie nothing


the pivot fakie trick tip isant helpful but it sure is amusing....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: the ragamuffin on February 05, 2008, 04:18:21 PM
front board pop-out on rails anyone?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: fast! on February 06, 2008, 10:57:25 AM
front board pop-out on rails anyone?

thats a pretty tough one to explain, i don't really have them on lock but i bust them out everyone once in a while if i'm feeling it.
first thing you should know is it makes it easier if you go faster and having quick feet helps a lot too.

i'd say bust out the flatbar and ollie into a frontboard, don't slide the frontboard yet, instead just stall it in the middle and practice popping out standing still.  once you get the hang of that and your body gets more familiar popping out the middle of the flatbar, try sliding a little and see how it goes.  it'll seem really tough at first, especially if you compare it to popping out on a ledge(i learned it on a ledge first, then on a flatbar), but the more comfortable your body gets with the popping and turning motion, the easier it'll be. 

i'm reading this now and don't know if it makes any sense, sorry if it doesn't help.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Guinness on February 08, 2008, 11:23:00 PM
frontside inverts anyone? i have no idea to even start on them. I try to fs air then but my left hand on the coping but it seems next to impossible. anyone know how to do them proper?
wow thats a gnar trick
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: BobbyPuleoJr on February 09, 2008, 08:08:12 PM
Nollie crooks? I can do nollie noseslides super easy, in fact I usually tend to do them when trying nollie crooks. I always miss getting the truck on and I'm not sure if I'm doing it because I'm not nollieing high enough or or because I'm turning my body and it's making me go into a noselide.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: dirtjers on February 09, 2008, 08:49:54 PM
the key is in the shoulders. keep em straight so it stays in crook, not noseslide. other than that just remember to do it like any other trick where you pop off the nose and grind on the nose.... weight forward, pop, weight back, then weight just in the middle for when you land on it.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on March 05, 2008, 01:15:06 AM
I would just like some pointers on getting out of wallies. I can get in and when I'm coming out I lose control of the board. And front tail 270's. I can do front tails and front tail fakies without a problem but front tail 270's are the only reason I tried learning front tails in the first place. However, I can never get them. Any pointers?

oh, man, I just learned this the other day!

1. It's been a monkey on my back forever. Since you've already got tailslides pretty well, practice actually putting a little pop out into your fs tails to fakie, this is pretty essential, especially if the ledge you're doing them on doesn't come to an end.

2. Then put a good amount of time into doing fs 360's on flat the bullshit pivot'y way, like the '180 land back wheels and finish it' way. If you can do the bullshit pivoty fs 360 on flat and manage to drag your front wheels all steezy, even better (I can't, it's awful).

After this point, if you're better than me, which I hope you are, you could cut out step 3 & 4 and move onto the "doin' it" part.

2. Then just set aside some time alone so you're not embarrased by doing tail drops on a shin tall ledge for a half hour - cause that's what I did. I sat there for a good amount of time just propping my board up in tail stall, bopping out and doing the bullshit pivoty 'land 90 turn 180' thing out, standing still.

3. Now try ollieing into a tail stall and doing the bullshit pivoty 270 out.

4. Do a bunch of tailslides to fakie popped out, again, and when you're comfortable enough to start landing with weight on your back wheels, start goin' for it.

Don't worry about not rotating all the way, just ask yourself wwpjd?

Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on March 05, 2008, 02:48:37 AM
WWPJD.....  hilarious.....

good to see a post on this thread after a long time....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: heckler on March 05, 2008, 04:37:20 AM
Can someone help me with blunts on mini ramps? I can't pop out.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on March 05, 2008, 08:49:27 PM
im guessing without hands right?

still trying to do them but i can never get the pop out...  grimcity wrote a really good trick tip on popping out of blunts a while back but i cant find the thread now....

you can ask him for advice and he even included a sequence of it....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on March 07, 2008, 05:08:42 AM
those're way easier on quarterpipes or tranny's w/ no coping. Try finding one of those first. If you do it once on one of those, you can do it a a hundred times, and that way, you're pretty much 2/3rds there, getting in and riding away, plus it gives you some experience guaging how fast you gotta go to not fall into that horrifying accidental disaster, or the equally horrifying, unexpected sw manny to slip-out onto the deck. You then just have to learn to pop harder on the dismount to unhook your wheels from the coping.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: StokedTaco on March 07, 2008, 08:26:51 PM
Can someone help me with blunts on mini ramps? I can't pop out.
might sound kinda weird but i first learned them switch, i think they are kinda easier because you pop back into regular, not fakie. once you have them switch you know how to pop it right, then you can start trying them to fakie. i don't know, i guess just try giving it a shot.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: LloydChristmas on March 07, 2008, 08:50:25 PM
Can someone help me with blunts on mini ramps? I can't pop out.
preface: it doesn't hurt to get ollie to fakies wired before going for a blunt fakie, but it's not necessary.

the key is to not stall all day, it has to be one quick motion.  make sure you don't have too much speed going up to avoid this.  when popping out, your weight should be over the tranny to avoid the dreaded hang up.  your back wheels should land a split second before your front so you don't hang up too.  once you get comfortable with it, you'll put all four down naturally.

a blunt fakie is a trick that you gotta just man up and commit to 100%. 
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on March 10, 2008, 05:14:40 AM
nose mannys to back lips on boxes anyone?  i saw a couple of guys doing them in the slap pal flick and i thought ide try them this week...
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on March 10, 2008, 11:37:53 PM
I think I learned that before learning back lips on ledges, haha...

 so if you've already got back lips on ledges, just do a moderately fast nose manny and go for it, and it'll probably be pretty easy for you.

You can't do it so easy if you're going slow, going fast is the key to sliding the back lip and having the momentum to lift up and ride out of it.

Good luck, rocklobster, and welcome to paldom!
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on March 11, 2008, 05:23:22 AM
im learning them cos im struggling hard with back lips on rails, so i thought this might be a step in the right direction....

so you start with a normal nose manny, then you start turning towards the edge, then kinda pop down and stick a bs lip?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on March 11, 2008, 01:12:43 PM
Pretty much, just nose manny real close to the edge and push the front end over the edge while keeping your momentum going in the direction of the ledge and really push the slide
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: heckler on March 23, 2008, 03:58:10 PM
Impossibles, anyone?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Rusty Champignon on March 23, 2008, 04:00:42 PM
Impossibles, anyone?

just ask god for a little favour like Brian must have done
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MdnbqsS9bM
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on March 24, 2008, 02:11:22 AM
praise the lord!!!  i always wondered what to do w/ my front foot while doing an impossible...  guess ill try them out in a months time or so....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: qwertypoiuy on March 24, 2008, 11:28:18 AM
i know tre flips have been done a million times but i wanted to film this trick tip because my friend here is insane

http://youtube.com/watch?v=kqBUxPPl8ok

Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Rusty Champignon on March 24, 2008, 12:02:42 PM
^^ he has very nice tre flips, does everyone have a friend with really good 360 flips because I know I do and every town seems to have one tre flip guy
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on March 24, 2008, 05:31:17 PM
haha, yeah. riding walls, aka bothersome, aka tre flip dave
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Vernon Wells on March 25, 2008, 11:19:25 AM
The dreaded nollie flip. Can do them on a carpet board, but I have only landed a total of 3 while actually rolling.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: onelove on March 25, 2008, 10:19:56 PM
can anyone help me with BS feebles on a flatbar. i cant keep the board under my feet after i come off. it either flips over or it just leaves my feet
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on March 25, 2008, 11:06:23 PM
The dreaded nollie flip. Can do them on a carpet board, but I have only landed a total of 3 while actually rolling.

You don't need a trick tip, you need to put some hours in! There's no trick tip for consistancy dude.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Say Hi on March 26, 2008, 10:25:01 AM
Back Smiths on Curbs, anyone? I can't get them. Everytime I try them I end up doing bs 5-0s or suskis. I can't really lock them in.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: H8R part 4 on March 26, 2008, 11:26:26 AM
Back Smiths on Curbs, anyone? I can't get them. Everytime I try them I end up doing bs 5-0s or suskis. I can't really lock them in.

its not the easiest trick to learn(both FS and BS) on a curb since your wheels will touch when you tweak the board down.
try it on something a little higher and it'll make your life a lot easier. 
you gotta tweak your board down with your front foot while putting most of your weight on your back foot, all the while leaning back.  tweaking is important for proper style but leaning back is the key to get it grinding.     
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Vernon Wells on March 26, 2008, 12:59:17 PM
Yeah, I have put in many hours. Try like 3 years. Always fuck it up when rolling, either graphic up landing or just discombobulated steeze. One foot on,one foot off. Just the physics of the trick is weird for me when on concrete. But yes, more intense practice may work.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Say Hi on March 27, 2008, 02:42:03 AM
Thanks, I'll try it. But I have a feeling that I don't get it. Whatever..
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on March 27, 2008, 05:47:38 AM
can anyone help me with BS feebles on a flatbar. i cant keep the board under my feet after i come off. it either flips over or it just leaves my feet

all i can say is dont piont your toes down when coming off i guess...  i rarely encounter this problem, and in the few times that i did i landed primo which sucked shit... 

go with speed, i know its been said a lot but i feel it really helps for bs feebs...  and you just gotta turn off the last part, kinda like turning off a bs boardslide....

Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Teacup on April 01, 2008, 09:24:50 AM
bs blunts - I just can never get my weight in the right place. Either I try to keep my weight over the tail, but cant get my wheels far enough over and I fall into a boardlside, or I get my tail in the right place, but my weight isn't where it should be and I can't slide.

How do I get far enough over, while keeping my weight above the tail?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on April 01, 2008, 11:21:47 AM
same here bs blunts have been eluding me for a while, just cant seem to lock and slide....  try getting the deck more rocket when your trying to lock in is my theory, because my tail kinda comes in contact with the rail and i just slip over to the other side....

ermmmm.....  do them fs, they look and feel cooler IMO....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on April 07, 2008, 02:10:23 AM
For me, backside bluntslides started off as shitty tail-slide-transfer-fall-out-early's and eventually evolved into something resembling more of a bluntslide over time, noseblunts as well. So just learn em' the sloppy way on flat bars till you're comfortable enough getting your back wheels over the bar to start doing em' proper, then take em' to ledges and be sure to keep your tail bottomside of the ledge so you don't do a horrifying manny thing to shit feast.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Choad Muskrat on April 09, 2008, 05:48:52 AM
Wallrides from flat.

Anyone care to share their techniques? I've been trying them here and there for over a year now and still can't do them.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Bill on April 15, 2008, 07:27:26 PM
No Comply flips anyone? No comply tricks are usually easy for me but I can't figure this one out.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tuna on April 15, 2008, 07:51:22 PM
nollie backside flips please
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: ccc333 on April 15, 2008, 08:04:45 PM
Wallrides from flat.

Anyone care to share their techniques? I've been trying them here and there for over a year now and still can't do them.

The way I do them is pretend im pumping up some transition but without the transition and jam it up there, and kickturn off fast.  I can only do backside. 
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Gest on April 15, 2008, 08:28:19 PM
No Comply flips anyone? No comply tricks are usually easy for me but I can't figure this one out.
its pretty simple when you put it all together, just lift up and smack your tail against the curb you are wanting do it off, but, instead of how you would do a regular no comply, you jump up off the board and let it do its thing. i think one key to doing this is putting your back foot almost like in a heelflip position. thats how i get it work. then again, i havent done one and havent been able to do one in a bit. but its the best feeling trick ever.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Bill on April 15, 2008, 09:52:01 PM
No Comply flips anyone? No comply tricks are usually easy for me but I can't figure this one out.
its pretty simple when you put it all together, just lift up and smack your tail against the curb you are wanting do it off, but, instead of how you would do a regular no comply, you jump up off the board and let it do its thing. i think one key to doing this is putting your back foot almost like in a heelflip position. thats how i get it work. then again, i havent done one and havent been able to do one in a bit. but its the best feeling trick ever.

Word. I'll give it a shot.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: j....soy..... on April 15, 2008, 11:01:13 PM
yeah..i think you use your toe/ball of your foot over your back wheel kinda and push out....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: MFS on April 17, 2008, 10:13:50 PM
No Comply flips anyone? No comply tricks are usually easy for me but I can't figure this one out.
its pretty simple when you put it all together, just lift up and smack your tail against the curb you are wanting do it off, but, instead of how you would do a regular no comply, you jump up off the board and let it do its thing. i think one key to doing this is putting your back foot almost like in a heelflip position. thats how i get it work. then again, i havent done one and havent been able to do one in a bit. but its the best feeling trick ever.

Word. I'll give it a shot.

i really want to learn these as well, ive got a pretty decent no comply ive just never been able to get it flipping. pierce has a decent one.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on April 18, 2008, 08:44:01 AM
any advice on how to get my switch skating on par with my regular skating?  ankle injury has forced me to skate switch for a while, and i just realized how much i suck at skating switch....  for instance:

pushing mongo, going switch

not being able to acid drop off tiny curbs

wack sw 180s


my switch ollies are semi decent, but the control just isant there.... 


thanks in advance...
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Bill on April 18, 2008, 01:12:23 PM
any advice on how to get my switch skating on par with my regular skating?  ankle injury has forced me to skate switch for a while, and i just realized how much i suck at skating switch....  for instance:

pushing mongo, going switch

not being able to acid drop off tiny curbs

wack sw 180s


my switch ollies are semi decent, but the control just isant there.... 


thanks in advance...

The same way you got your regular skating up to par, practice. It should be easier to learn switch tricks that you can do regular because you already know the mechanics of how they work.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Gest on April 18, 2008, 02:04:30 PM
yeah, just be patient and get comftorable with it, have fun with it and itll come to you faster than you think. the less you actually think about it, the quicker it comes.

it took me 2 years of trying to get a switch flip, but in the meantime i got really comftorable skating around switch and find myself doing it more now than i do regular
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Bill on April 19, 2008, 12:18:31 AM
No Comply flips anyone? No comply tricks are usually easy for me but I can't figure this one out.
its pretty simple when you put it all together, just lift up and smack your tail against the curb you are wanting do it off, but, instead of how you would do a regular no comply, you jump up off the board and let it do its thing. i think one key to doing this is putting your back foot almost like in a heelflip position. thats how i get it work. then again, i havent done one and havent been able to do one in a bit. but its the best feeling trick ever.

Word. I'll give it a shot.

Thanks to Gest's advice, I learned these tonight. They're pretty easy once you figure it out.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: neko on April 19, 2008, 05:47:31 AM
any advice on how to get my switch skating on par with my regular skating?  ankle injury has forced me to skate switch for a while, and i just realized how much i suck at skating switch....  for instance:
pushing mongo, going switch
not being able to acid drop off tiny curbs
wack sw 180s
my switch ollies are semi decent, but the control just isant there.... 
thanks in advance...


just ride switch everywhere, like *everywhere*.  start throwing your board down switch, push to the liquor store switch, everything.  and when you're doing tricks where you land switch/fakie, don't immediately turn back around.  force yourself to take at least one good, hard switch push, then do another switch trick.  also, pay attention to what your shoulders are doing on regular tricks, and try to do that on switch ones.  practice being able to switch ollie with your shoulders open, without turning a 180, like you can regular.

and don't be embarrassed at how doofy everything looks at first.  a month of skating switch all the time will do wonders.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: neko on April 19, 2008, 05:50:57 AM
^^ he has very nice tre flips, does everyone have a friend with really good 360 flips because I know I do and every town seems to have one tre flip guy

heh, i've got the nollie tre friend.  wish i could do 3 flips like ^^ that guy, those were caught so cleanly.


on another note, can anyone tell me the secret to getting my front shuvs to *not* flip over?  how do people do those well-popped, perfectly flat ones?  is the levelling more in the front foot or back?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on April 19, 2008, 08:29:11 AM
any advice on how to get my switch skating on par with my regular skating?  ankle injury has forced me to skate switch for a while, and i just realized how much i suck at skating switch....  for instance:
pushing mongo, going switch
not being able to acid drop off tiny curbs
wack sw 180s
my switch ollies are semi decent, but the control just isant there.... 
thanks in advance...


just ride switch everywhere, like *everywhere*.  start throwing your board down switch, push to the liquor store switch, everything.  and when you're doing tricks where you land switch/fakie, don't immediately turn back around.  force yourself to take at least one good, hard switch push, then do another switch trick.  also, pay attention to what your shoulders are doing on regular tricks, and try to do that on switch ones.  practice being able to switch ollie with your shoulders open, without turning a 180, like you can regular.

and don't be embarrassed at how doofy everything looks at first.  a month of skating switch all the time will do wonders.

yeah thats the hardest part, like the natural tendency to just want to skate regular....  my switch push is horrible, all unstable and cross footed....

^^ he has very nice tre flips, does everyone have a friend with really good 360 flips because I know I do and every town seems to have one tre flip guy

heh, i've got the nollie tre friend.  wish i could do 3 flips like ^^ that guy, those were caught so cleanly.


on another note, can anyone tell me the secret to getting my front shuvs to *not* flip over?  how do people do those well-popped, perfectly flat ones?  is the levelling more in the front foot or back?

i wrote a trick tip on fs shoves in previous pages of this thread, but im semi drunk so ill type it again....

foot positioning is key:

front foot in a heel flip like position, toes hanging off the board slightly, behind the bolts

back foot, heel side corner of the tail....


shove and front foot does nothing, it has to remain flat, and the front foot is to catch the board...  after board is caught with front foot bring your back foot on and there you have it....

remember to keep your front foot flat so it doesnt flip....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on April 20, 2008, 02:38:54 PM
^^ he has very nice tre flips, does everyone have a friend with really good 360 flips because I know I do and every town seems to have one tre flip guy

heh, i've got the nollie tre friend.  wish i could do 3 flips like ^^ that guy, those were caught so cleanly.


on another note, can anyone tell me the secret to getting my front shuvs to *not* flip over?  how do people do those well-popped, perfectly flat ones?  is the levelling more in the front foot or back?

haha, my front foot never leaves the board, so this has never been a problem
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Lumpy Oatmeal on April 20, 2008, 04:10:14 PM
i think im the tre flip guy in my city.....like 90% of the tricks i do are tre flips
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Rusty Champignon on April 20, 2008, 04:54:00 PM
heres our tre flip guy fucking killing it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eieY43QQi1g

Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: neko on April 20, 2008, 07:40:47 PM
yeah thats the hardest part, like the natural tendency to just want to skate regular....  my switch push is horrible, all unstable and cross footed....

yeah, it sucks at first.  once you get the fierce switch push it's all you'll ever want to do.  get the switch front carve and you can just write off every other trick.

thanks for the tip, i'll give those fs shuvs another try later this week if i can ever get any time off work!
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: dirtjers on April 20, 2008, 07:42:52 PM
haha, so true about the "nollie tre friend." also, have you ever noticed that the nollie tre friend can almost never do any of the other 3 tre flips correctly at all? horrible regular and switch ones, but amazing nollie ones.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Bill on April 20, 2008, 10:35:55 PM
haha, so true about the "nollie tre friend." also, have you ever noticed that the nollie tre friend can almost never do any of the other 3 tre flips correctly at all? horrible regular and switch ones, but amazing nollie ones.

Hah, I think I'm the nollie tre friend. They're definitely the easiest 3 flip. I can do the other ones, but nearly as well or as easily.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Gest on April 20, 2008, 10:54:53 PM
front blunts on ledges? i've never really even tried this one except for a couple really weak bail-out tries, but i'd like to get some advice on how to not slip the fuck out

also back lips on ledges, i've been able to throw this one on flatbars forever but ledges i get into it weird
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: artichoke on April 20, 2008, 11:17:57 PM
I've completely lost my no complies.  I hadn't done them all winter, and they're not leaving the ground at all.  Back foot is right behind the bolts, and when I push down it rockets up but the back truck won't leave the ground no matter what I do.

Anybody?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Say Hi on April 21, 2008, 12:07:26 AM
front blunts on ledges? i've never really even tried this one except for a couple really weak bail-out tries, but i'd like to get some advice on how to not slip the fuck out

I got em like 2 weeks ago. Regular and fakie out. Just try to get the most parallel to the ledge you can get and lean against the direction you slide. To come out you have to be on top of the board, don't lean to far backwards or forwards. Put all the pressure on the wheels. It's hard to describe but you have to be able to push the board back to regs again. And wax this shit up!
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Pat Butcher on April 22, 2008, 05:30:39 PM
ok so rock fakies, i don't so much need a tip its just a confidence thing.  admittedly i hardly ever skate ramp, but i do wanna get into it. so annoying just don't square myself up so i end up coming in like i'm riding backwards. was skating a horrible metal mini today and the shapes a bit off(sort of just past mellow), anyway took a super nasty hang up and slammed straight to my spine on the flat bottom. fooking rock fakies. just gonna do my shitty 50-50s back to back. anybody else dislike this trick or am i alone?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: artichoke on April 23, 2008, 08:42:25 AM
I didn't for a long time.  Basically, you just need to get comfortable with it- there is no secret to feeling good rolling down the ramp fakie.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: neko on April 23, 2008, 07:58:34 PM
ok so rock fakies, i don't so much need a tip its just a confidence thing.  admittedly i hardly ever skate ramp, but i do wanna get into it. so annoying just don't square myself up so i end up coming in like i'm riding backwards. was skating a horrible metal mini today and the shapes a bit off(sort of just past mellow), anyway took a super nasty hang up and slammed straight to my spine on the flat bottom. fooking rock fakies. just gonna do my shitty 50-50s back to back. anybody else dislike this trick or am i alone?

the more you tweak, the easier rock tricks are.  tweak hard as fuck, but keep your weight in the ramp and not on the deck.  and don't hesitate when you're bringing your board back in, esp if you're rotating for a bs or fs rock.  you hesitate, you slide.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on April 25, 2008, 10:09:18 AM
frontside tail slides on tranny anyone??  i just cant get high enough to slap my tail in....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Choad Muskrat on April 27, 2008, 09:58:58 PM
Wallrides from flat.

Anyone care to share their techniques? I've been trying them here and there for over a year now and still can't do them.



The way I do them is pretend im pumping up some transition but without the transition and jam it up there, and kickturn off fast.  I can only do backside. 

Cool, yea I've been only trying them backside, my problem is when I go to jam the board off the wall from flat I just smash myself into the wall and can't stay on it. I have no problems doing wallrides if theres even a little transition but I can't seem to get them off flat. I've watched the slow-mo one from the Girl - Yea Right intro many times and it seems so simple but I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. The kickturn fast might help I'll give that a shot, maybe I'm focusing too much on the wallride and not enough on getting the fuck off the wall.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Choad Muskrat on April 27, 2008, 10:03:35 PM
any advice on how to get my switch skating on par with my regular skating?  ankle injury has forced me to skate switch for a while, and i just realized how much i suck at skating switch....  for instance:
pushing mongo, going switch
not being able to acid drop off tiny curbs
wack sw 180s
my switch ollies are semi decent, but the control just isant there.... 
thanks in advance...


just ride switch everywhere, like *everywhere*.  start throwing your board down switch, push to the liquor store switch, everything.  and when you're doing tricks where you land switch/fakie, don't immediately turn back around.  force yourself to take at least one good, hard switch push, then do another switch trick.  also, pay attention to what your shoulders are doing on regular tricks, and try to do that on switch ones.  practice being able to switch ollie with your shoulders open, without turning a 180, like you can regular.

and don't be embarrassed at how doofy everything looks at first.  a month of skating switch all the time will do wonders.

Good tips I'm gonna try this all, I don't put in my time switch because of how awkward I feel doing it, I'll just have to suck it up and start skating switch more.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Choad Muskrat on April 27, 2008, 10:05:19 PM
Wallrides from flat.

Anyone care to share their techniques? I've been trying them here and there for over a year now and still can't do them.



The way I do them is pretend im pumping up some transition but without the transition and jam it up there, and kickturn off fast.  I can only do backside. 

Cool, yea I've been only trying them backside, my problem is when I go to jam the board off the wall from flat I just smash myself into the wall and can't stay on it. I have no problems doing wallrides if theres even a little transition but I can't seem to get them off flat. I've watched the slow-mo one from the Girl - Yea Right intro many times and it seems so simple but I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. The kickturn fast might help I'll give that a shot, maybe I'm focusing too much on the wallride and not enough on getting the fuck off the wall.

And yes, thats right, I'm quoting myself in a 3rd consecutive post cuz I don't want this lost on page 7, deal with it.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on April 28, 2008, 10:56:28 AM
i remember some one asking for tips on popping out of blunt stalls on minis....  i asked for the same thing a long time ago and couldnt find the thread again, but managed to find a good sequence of it, courtesy of grimcity....

(http://www.grimcity.com/gc/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/howtoblunt.jpg)

thanks to grim once again and hope this is helpful.....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: H8R part 4 on April 28, 2008, 11:06:24 AM
any advice on how to get my switch skating on par with my regular skating?  ankle injury has forced me to skate switch for a while, and i just realized how much i suck at skating switch....  for instance:
pushing mongo, going switch
not being able to acid drop off tiny curbs
wack sw 180s
my switch ollies are semi decent, but the control just isant there.... 
thanks in advance...


just ride switch everywhere, like *everywhere*.  start throwing your board down switch, push to the liquor store switch, everything.  and when you're doing tricks where you land switch/fakie, don't immediately turn back around.  force yourself to take at least one good, hard switch push, then do another switch trick.  also, pay attention to what your shoulders are doing on regular tricks, and try to do that on switch ones.  practice being able to switch ollie with your shoulders open, without turning a 180, like you can regular.

and don't be embarrassed at how doofy everything looks at first.  a month of skating switch all the time will do wonders.

Good tips I'm gonna try this all, I don't put in my time switch because of how awkward I feel doing it, I'll just have to suck it up and start skating switch more.


if you put your hands in your pockets while you push switch, your shoulders will stay straight and your body will look more natural.
its a tip one of the younger guys gave me and it really helps a lot. 
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: BobbyPuleoJr on April 30, 2008, 05:55:48 PM
Ok, bs lipslides on ledges. I'm going to tackle this the two ways you can come out:at the end or in the middle.

You want to go at a bit of an angle at the ledge, enough of an angle that when you land in the back lip that the edge of the ledge would be close to your front truck. If you land too much in the middle of the board then you might stick or the board might just flop over because you're not balanced.

So go a decent speed, pop the ollie, turn backside and land with a good portion of your weight on your back foot while leaning a bit over your front foot to get the slide going.

Now coming out. If you're coming out at the end and you have enough speed then you might just be able to push a bit on the tail and turn off. If you don't have enough speed or you're coming out in the middle, then what I do is kind of put pressure on both feet then kind of jerk up and off of the ledge quickly, guiding the board with my feet. If you do it right, then you should do almost a mini pop off the ledge without putting your tail down. Then it's just a matter of turning the board back forward and landing straight.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on May 02, 2008, 02:00:11 PM
big spins front boards anyone?  inspired by chris troy but lack the skills....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on May 06, 2008, 02:21:33 PM
I've been wanting to learn these, too

I've been told you just ride up at whatever you're doing it on at an angle, do as tall as a pop shuvit as you can do, and just sorta turn it a little to push it into a frontboard.

I'mma try this out next time I'm near a decent flat bar
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on May 06, 2008, 11:41:15 PM
damn my pop shuvits are kinda low but ill give it a whirl this weekend.... thanks anyway....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tuna on May 09, 2008, 10:53:46 PM
nollie backside flips please

nevermind i figured them out.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on May 11, 2008, 04:49:38 AM
fs and bs 180's out of manuals anyone?  i just cant seem to rotate the last bit and always end up on my face....

is a slight pop necessary to exit 180 from manuals?

thanks...
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: BriDen on May 11, 2008, 05:59:29 AM
fs and bs 180's out of manuals anyone?  i just cant seem to rotate the last bit and always end up on my face....

is a slight pop necessary to exit 180 from manuals?

thanks...

I found the most important thing is that you remember to use your upper body, and you really have to throw your weight around to get the full 180. If you can pivot from a manual to a fakie manual on flatground, it's a much similar motion to that. It would also help to do a lot of manuals to ollie out.

If you can get a pop out, it will help (especially going frontside), but I wouldn't say that it's necessary. Even if you don't get a nice pop out, a little tap of the tail will get it done. Unless you can get a solid pop out every try, chances are you will be pivoting/powersliding on the landings, so be prepared for that.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on May 11, 2008, 10:01:51 AM
fs and bs 180's out of manuals anyone?  i just cant seem to rotate the last bit and always end up on my face....

is a slight pop necessary to exit 180 from manuals?

thanks...

I found the most important thing is that you remember to use your upper body, and you really have to throw your weight around to get the full 180. If you can pivot from a manual to a fakie manual on flatground, it's a much similar motion to that. It would also help to do a lot of manuals to ollie out.

If you can get a pop out, it will help (especially going frontside), but I wouldn't say that it's necessary. Even if you don't get a nice pop out, a little tap of the tail will get it done. Unless you can get a solid pop out every try, chances are you will be pivoting/powersliding on the landings, so be prepared for that.

cool, thanks for the good info.... ill try it at the park tmr if i can get up to skate....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: erik. on May 13, 2008, 05:08:10 PM
Need help/tips on 360 flips.

I usually have a hard time getting them to flip. I can get the board to do the 360 shove part, but I lack on the kickflip part of it.

When I get them to flip properly, my back foot lands on the front bolts, so it's behind me. How would I go about correcting that?

Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: gibson on May 13, 2008, 05:43:25 PM
Try to bring your back foot in the direction of your front foot when you scoop if you understand what I mean. Other than that just keep trying it everyone goes through that. You just need to get used to doing the motion.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: j....soy..... on May 15, 2008, 08:08:58 AM
i'm fighting w. this one right now still....but i find if you put enough pressure on your front foot...it's gonna flip...so you kinda load up on the front then fling your back foot...
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: BobbyPuleoJr on May 17, 2008, 06:53:18 PM
Hardlfips. For the love of god hardflips. I landed on a couple sketchy ones today, but I want to get them consistant. I'm trying to do them the proper way (horizontal flip, not between the legs)
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: gravel pitch on May 17, 2008, 07:28:06 PM
Hardlfips. For the love of god hardflips. I landed on a couple sketchy ones today, but I want to get them consistant. I'm trying to do them the proper way (horizontal flip, not between the legs)

To get them horizontal, you have to turn your hips slightly with the board, and flick out with your front food toward your backside as much as you can. it's a really awkward feeling at first, but you get used to it.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Gest on May 17, 2008, 08:59:14 PM
crooks pop over? i was trying this a few weeks ago kindof and would really like ta do it
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on May 18, 2008, 07:15:03 AM
Hardlfips. For the love of god hardflips. I landed on a couple sketchy ones today, but I want to get them consistant. I'm trying to do them the proper way (horizontal flip, not between the legs)

1) back foot in the corner of the tail, in a fs pop shove position

2) front foot behind the bolts, somewhere around the middle of the board works well for me

3) pop a fs shove and drag your front foot up the grip, then sorta diagonal, flick off at the edge of the concave

4) it helps to kick your front foot out a lot to give the board room to flip

5) catch on the board




Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: H8R part 4 on May 20, 2008, 10:07:31 AM
fs and bs 180's out of manuals anyone?  i just cant seem to rotate the last bit and always end up on my face....

is a slight pop necessary to exit 180 from manuals?

thanks...

I found the most important thing is that you remember to use your upper body, and you really have to throw your weight around to get the full 180. If you can pivot from a manual to a fakie manual on flatground, it's a much similar motion to that. It would also help to do a lot of manuals to ollie out.

If you can get a pop out, it will help (especially going frontside), but I wouldn't say that it's necessary. Even if you don't get a nice pop out, a little tap of the tail will get it done. Unless you can get a solid pop out every try, chances are you will be pivoting/powersliding on the landings, so be prepared for that.

cool, thanks for the good info.... ill try it at the park tmr if i can get up to skate....

popping an ollie out is kind of tough but i found that doing a little powerslide out of them makes it easier.
you know how you do a BS 180 powerslide just on the rear wheels?  you know, how you lift the front wheels a little bit and slide on your back wheels?   just do that when you're about to come off the manny pad.  its not too hard, just make sure to swing your arms and turn your hips.

the FS 180 out is a little tougher but if you work a pivot in there, it'll make your life easier.  the key is to get your hips turning really fast and doing the quickest FS 180 possible.  it took a little longer for me to learn this one than the BS out ones but once you learn them, you'll have them for life.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on May 21, 2008, 07:10:29 AM
how fast should you go to 180 out of a manny?  i usually go pretty slow, balance the manny out all the way and just cant 180 out....

edit: fs smiths on flatbars anyone?  i can get the lock just fine but i keep sticking and dont grind....  perhaps im ollieing too high into them??
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: H8R part 4 on May 21, 2008, 08:25:18 AM
how fast should you go to 180 out of a manny?  i usually go pretty slow, balance the manny out all the way and just cant 180 out....

edit: fs smiths on flatbars anyone?  i can get the lock just fine but i keep sticking and dont grind....  perhaps im ollieing too high into them??

i find it easier when i'm going faster as i do with most tricks. 
if i go all slow i tend to lose my balance much quicker.  just like if you were doing a boardslide, the faster the easier.     
if i'm going fast, i don't have to fight to hold my balance as long which makes the 180 out easier as well as any other trick out of a manny. 

the secret to FS smiths is to lean back and put almost all your weight on your back foot(like 5% of your weight in front, 95% in back).  try ollieing just the right height to get on.  if you ollie too high you'll come down with all your weight on the flatbar which makes it harder to gain your balance and to lock it in.   
   
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on May 21, 2008, 10:38:44 AM
how fast should you go to 180 out of a manny?  i usually go pretty slow, balance the manny out all the way and just cant 180 out....

edit: fs smiths on flatbars anyone?  i can get the lock just fine but i keep sticking and dont grind....  perhaps im ollieing too high into them??

i find it easier when i'm going faster as i do with most tricks. 
if i go all slow i tend to lose my balance much quicker.  just like if you were doing a boardslide, the faster the easier.     
if i'm going fast, i don't have to fight to hold my balance as long which makes the 180 out easier as well as any other trick out of a manny. 

the secret to FS smiths is to lean back and put almost all your weight on your back foot(like 5% of your weight in front, 95% in back).  try ollieing just the right height to get on.  if you ollie too high you'll come down with all your weight on the flatbar which makes it harder to gain your balance and to lock it in.   



one again, helpful and gnar from me.... ill try it out this friday...
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Gest on May 21, 2008, 08:53:24 PM
i have never ever even tried a smith on a flatbar... ledges though, favorite trick on ledges ever, and even then i've never done one at the end of the ledge, only pop out and other variations, 180, front shove, front board, etc.

just have your nose already dipped and ready, try not to keep it too dipped, it's good to have a really weak first couple smiths, you know the ones, where it's hard to tell if it was a smith or 5050. then just the more you get comftorable the better they'll get
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: heckler on May 23, 2008, 12:55:58 PM
Frontside noseblunts on ledges
Nollie heels.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on May 23, 2008, 02:38:32 PM
for noseblunts on ledges, your best bet is to start off with a ledge that isn't too tall, and has a beginning and end, and isn't too terribly long, maybe 5-6 ft, and wide enough to ride on.

What I found that helps is to do a couple nose manny's and nosegrinds to sorta brush up on the ollie-into-nose-trick feel, and then when you feel comfortable, ollie like you're gonna nosemanny real close to the edge and just turn it a little and poke your front end down enough so that it locks in. I say to approach it like a nosemanny, cause that way even if you don't get into it that great, you won't slip out akwardly onto your hip like when trying noseblunts in the middle of a ledge goes sour. The sick thing about noseblunts fs and bs is that you can be sorta light-footed with it and just sorta dance around it till getting into it starts feeling good. So just start off sorta slow, ollie big, and put a lot of effort into getting your nose locked in on the edge, when you've got that, start going faster and forcing it like you would a lipslide, pushing it and making it slide is all in your front foot, your back foot more or less will just help turning out of it. I prefer going back to regular, it feels sicker. So when you're sliding it good, keep your shoulders wound back like when you do a lipslide or tailslide to regular (check Heath's tailslide posture for an example). When you get to the end of the ledge, just use your shoulder momentum to forse that pig off the end.

Once you got that shit dialed, you can start trying it in the middle of ledges and on hubbas n' shit, it's definately a cool feeling trick down stuff. Plus once you've done a few, you've got it forever.


There's one at 3:13 I did if it helps to see one at all, or validates my step-by-step

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNsbifmSLYc

good luck, and report back with your results
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: neko on May 23, 2008, 07:05:15 PM
for nollie heels, i set my front foot up just as i would on a nollie, but my back foot is right in front of the back bolts and at a slight angle towards the nose with just my toes hanging off the board. keep your shoulders square pop the nose hard, and as board starts to pop in the air, i lift my back foot up so that only the ball of my foot is on the board, then flick out with the heel. then i do everything you've already heard about landing a flip trick, catch the board mid air over the bolts and land. hope this helps.

nollie heels are a little weird (for me, at least) in that the flick is so, so subtle...i have to flick the fuck out of my switch heels, but nollie heels just kinda flow naturally.  it's a pretty easy trick to pop high...mine are probably higher than my kickflips.  they feel really, really good.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: tiger woods on May 24, 2008, 10:46:29 AM
for nollie heels, i set my front foot up just as i would on a nollie, but my back foot is right in front of the back bolts and at a slight angle towards the nose with just my toes hanging off the board. keep your shoulders square pop the nose hard, and as board starts to pop in the air, i lift my back foot up so that only the ball of my foot is on the board, then flick out with the heel. then i do everything you've already heard about landing a flip trick, catch the board mid air over the bolts and land. hope this helps.

nollie heels are a little weird (for me, at least) in that the flick is so, so subtle...i have to flick the fuck out of my switch heels, but nollie heels just kinda flow naturally.  it's a pretty easy trick to pop high...mine are probably higher than my kickflips.  they feel really, really good.

its the complete opposite for me, my ss heels feel more natural than my nollie heels, and i definitely pop them higher. but nollie heels are probably my favorite flatground trick at the moment, nice way to start off a line.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: ChildoftheGhetto on May 24, 2008, 11:56:33 AM
This is the blind leading the blind.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: GIRL Workshop B on May 24, 2008, 12:24:41 PM
word, childoftheghetto
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: tiger woods on May 24, 2008, 12:45:47 PM
i think the both of you are fucking idiots.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: neko on May 24, 2008, 08:17:04 PM
i think the both of you are fucking idiots.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: GIRL Workshop B on May 24, 2008, 09:06:32 PM
i think the both of you are fucking idiots.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: StokedTaco on May 24, 2008, 09:19:36 PM
i think the both of you are fucking idiots.
suck cock, fucker.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: neko on May 24, 2008, 09:59:38 PM
i think the both of you are fucking idiots.
suck cock, fucker.

man, internet threats are so bold.  i believe i may have just been served.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on May 24, 2008, 10:42:00 PM
word, childoftheghetto

wow, your so lonely that you have to side with the biggest douche bag in slap....

im sorry GWB, we dont have trick tips for how to tick tack, pop shove sex change and how to be a decent person overall....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: ChildoftheGhetto on May 24, 2008, 11:45:14 PM
word, childoftheghetto

wow, your so lonely that you have to side with the biggest douche bag in slap....

im sorry GWB, we dont have trick tips for how to tick tack, pop shove sex change and how to be a decent person overall....
Is it his fault that you guys don't know what the fuck you're doing? You guys try and get on him to fit in. All that does is make you look even lamer than you already do.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on May 25, 2008, 12:33:31 AM
meh.....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tuna on June 04, 2008, 07:54:54 PM
any secrets to switch front shoves? i can do em normally but something doesn't work for me on the switch ones, i can't seem to do them at all.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: neko on June 04, 2008, 09:18:51 PM
any secrets to switch front shoves? i can do em normally but something doesn't work for me on the switch ones, i can't seem to do them at all.

i remembered the secret to shove tricks last weekend...it's all about having the popping foot in the exact middle of the nose/tail, toe-to-heel-wise.  i'm not sure how much it matters if it's towards the tip of the nose/tail or the pocket, but i like mine more towards the pocket than a normal ollie.  i'd been struggling forever trying to get switch front shoves back and reg front shoves decent (i think i even asked about it a few pages ago), and it finally clicked -- popped and flat, every time.  just keep the ball of your foot just inside the pocket, close to the bolts.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on June 05, 2008, 06:38:33 AM
i wrote a trick tip on fs shoves a couple a pages back in this thread....  same principles apply....

strangely my friends can never do them normal but have no problem doing them switch....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Rusty Champignon on June 05, 2008, 06:42:59 AM
varial heels? Ive been landing on them but can't really ride away properly
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: skaterdavid on June 05, 2008, 09:51:02 AM
strangely my friends can never do them normal but have no problem doing them switch....

Yeah for some reason they are easier for me switch than regular...

The best advice is to keep them
popped and flat
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: neko on June 05, 2008, 09:11:50 PM
i wrote a trick tip on fs shoves a couple a pages back in this thread....  same principles apply....

strangely my friends can never do them normal but have no problem doing them switch....

yeah, your front foot advice helped a lot as well

i go back and forth though, some days they're good switch, some days regular, weird
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Bill on June 05, 2008, 09:50:55 PM
i wrote a trick tip on fs shoves a couple a pages back in this thread....  same principles apply....

strangely my friends can never do them normal but have no problem doing them switch....

I learned them switch first. They've always been super easy switch. I didn't learn regular ones until a few years ago.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on June 06, 2008, 11:14:34 AM
frontside nosegrinds anyone??  proper ones that you balance and can grind for long distances....

i can do shitty ones where you wax the shit out of the ledge and go super fast and just muscles the exit, but i want to learn them proper that people like chris roberts or biebel do....

i have a decent nose manny and i tried ollieing from the front end of the box but still no good....

anyone willing to share their secrets to this elusive trick?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: guy le douche on June 06, 2008, 01:43:25 PM
i dont think there's any 'secrets' learning how to do proper nosegrinds, it's more about just getting comftorable trying longer nosegrinds and keeping your balance. just keep practicing them and you'll get it eventually.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: StokedTaco on June 06, 2008, 10:31:06 PM
^truth, all i got is stay square on top of it, or try it on a really sharp ledge, it tends to be harder learning them or a rounded ledge, being prone to falling off it.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on June 07, 2008, 12:56:02 AM
^ truths

and do a lot of nose manny's if you really despise your nose dragging on the grind
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: guy le douche on June 07, 2008, 01:49:46 AM
^truth
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on June 07, 2008, 03:05:49 AM
Anybody got tips on blunt kickflip out on a quarterpipe?  Everytime I lock in and go for the flick, it just doesn't feel right, and I can't get the same pop out as I do with a normal blunt.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on June 08, 2008, 05:05:37 AM
^truth, all i got is stay square on top of it, or try it on a really sharp ledge, it tends to be harder learning them or a rounded ledge, being prone to falling off it.

worked on them today and if i may add a few pointers for future readers of this thread, i would say this:

speed, go slightly faster than you normally would
wax, loads helps
dont ollie too high into a nosegrind, ollie just high enough to have your front truck on the ledge and nose manny it... i literally had to force myself to stick my front foot closer to the front bolts to prevent myself from ollieing too high, which really did help....

thanks for your help guys, gnars all around!! hope this info is helpful to someone....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: H8R part 4 on June 09, 2008, 01:20:41 PM
i can do switch FS shuvs( pretty terrible) but haven't landed a regular one in ages. 
actually i don't find myself skating flatground at all these days. 
i've been skating ledges, trannies, and mannies. 
fliptricks have become brain numbingly boring to me as of late. 


Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: crapface on June 11, 2008, 07:29:45 AM
Anybody got tips on blunt kickflip out on a quarterpipe?  Everytime I lock in and go for the flick, it just doesn't feel right, and I can't get the same pop out as I do with a normal blunt.
Okay I'm no master on these so I can't guarantee that this will work. First of all you have to be able to do blunts and kickflips which you obviously can. I'll try to do the blunt on these as fast as I can so I don't have time to think what happens next. Just kinda let it flow or something. You have to pop out harder than from a normal blunt so the board will come with you back to the ramp and not land on the coping or on top. Like doing a big ollie out of a blunt but only flipping it. My problem is usually that I can't get myself to land these so I'll try to think something motivating like "what would Cardiel do?" then I realize that I'm just a big pussy and make myself land it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. After you have done it and are really stoked and feel like a winner you must go home and watch cheese and crackers once again and realize how fucking amazing those guys are with their wooden sticks. I guess that's all. Good luck with them!
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: gravel pitch on June 17, 2008, 04:36:15 PM
Ok, I was an underprivileged child, so I skated for like five years before I went to a skatepark for the first time, and still after eight years rarely go, but I decided to make the initiative to start going more often, and learn tranny and stuff.

I got the hang on mini-ramps, I can usually do 10 or so tricks before I run out of speed, but what I don't really get is how to pump up straight tranny. There's this pyramid I've been trying to ollie, but I can't get speed because i seem to loose it all as soon as I start rolling up it. any advice on how to use straight trannies to get speed? I know this shit is retarded and something everyone learns when they're 12, but i'm tryin here!
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: H8R part 4 on June 18, 2008, 09:07:24 AM
Ok, I was an underprivileged child, so I skated for like five years before I went to a skatepark for the first time, and still after eight years rarely go, but I decided to make the initiative to start going more often, and learn tranny and stuff.

I got the hang on mini-ramps, I can usually do 10 or so tricks before I run out of speed, but what I don't really get is how to pump up straight tranny. There's this pyramid I've been trying to ollie, but I can't get speed because i seem to loose it all as soon as I start rolling up it. any advice on how to use straight trannies to get speed? I know this shit is retarded and something everyone learns when they're 12, but i'm tryin here!

i don't know what skatepark you're hitting up but its sounds like the pyramid at riverside park on 108th. 

when you drop in you gotta pump on the way down.  i don't know how to verbally describe "pumping" but its more or less generating speed shifting your body weight and using your legs/weight towards the bottom of the transition. 
you gotta get light footed rolling up/down it, then use your body weight and straighten you legs a bit when you get towards the bottom to generate some extra speed.
if you still don't have enough speed, get some strong pushes in there and hope you can setup fast enough for the ollie or whatever trick you're trying.

Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on June 18, 2008, 12:18:38 PM
bs powerslides anyone?

like you're fs boarding an invisible flat bar

This is probably the dumbest tricktip request to surface yet, but I've always thought they look super sick, and I've had to avoid bombing hills with a backside curve cause I'd most certainly eat shit.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: gravel pitch on June 20, 2008, 12:21:15 PM
Just lean forward a lot, and as you slow down you'll feel yourself start to fall back, then you straighten out. It's more about committing and pushing it through then anything
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: TK17 on June 23, 2008, 06:54:16 AM
Nollie flips over hips.
Any tips?
Too much rhyming there but I'm serious; I can't seem to get set up for them.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on July 10, 2008, 12:44:03 PM
Nollie flips over hips.
Any tips?
Too much rhyming there but I'm serious; I can't seem to get set up for them.

Just do like, a shit load on flat, like ten a day on flat for a week or two till you can ride in the nollie flip position with decent speed without uncontrollably turning towards your toe-side, also practicing nollie flips with your flick foot closer to the center of the board rather than hanging off the edge will make it easier, otherwise when you hit the tranny, your body will compress and the placement of the ball of your foot will cause your board to turn and throw you off balance before you get to the edge.

Once you can do em' at a decent speed with the flick foot in the proper position, you should be good to go, just hit it with enough speed and sorta huck the board forwards when you pop so that you and the board both clear the hip. Also finding a reeeeal mellow hip should help you adjust comfortably durring these akward transitional nollieflip times we're in.


bs hurricaines on tranny? (like the bs boardslide way) I can only do them if I ollie into em', which just doesn't feel right. I see people just man-handle their way into the grind, and it just makes me really insecure about my penis size.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Fredwierdo on July 15, 2008, 03:07:02 PM
I have issues with switch flips. I cant keep the board under while its flipping it always flys forward
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: ccc333 on July 16, 2008, 07:12:16 PM
360 front shuvs anyone?  I can front shuv but when I try 360, I cant keep it under me or even get the proper rotation. help?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: H8R part 4 on July 17, 2008, 08:41:27 AM
360 front shuvs anyone?  I can front shuv but when I try 360, I cant keep it under me or even get the proper rotation. help?
instead of trying to spin it underneath you, try to have it spin out in front of you.  i see people trying this trick a lot and it almost always goes behind them or they get lucky and stays right under them.  if you lean back a little and push the board out in front so you can spot the landing, it makes it much easier to see, catch, and roll away. 
hope that helps.     
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on July 18, 2008, 09:08:37 AM
inward heels anyone??  i started fooling around with them today and my friend told me that you need to scissor kick it in order to catch it....

thanks....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on July 22, 2008, 03:32:54 PM
inward heels anyone??  i started fooling around with them today and my friend told me that you need to scissor kick it in order to catch it....

thanks....

Put your flicking foot dead in the center of the board, and hang a good ammount of your toes off, almost so your heel is the only thing on.

back foot, right in the fucking center of the tail. 

pop that shit as hard as you can and seriously kick/flick that front foot as hard as you can, it's a very hard trick, and a bitch to be consistent with.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: ALT on July 22, 2008, 03:53:17 PM
360 front shuvs anyone?  I can front shuv but when I try 360, I cant keep it under me or even get the proper rotation. help?
http://www.theberrics.com/buttery.php
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: ccc333 on July 22, 2008, 07:16:43 PM
haha sick i love butteryass mondays.  good lookin out man
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: timmywheeler on July 23, 2008, 01:42:42 PM
For some reason, trick tips never help me...I just skate and get it eventually.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: bbk on July 23, 2008, 06:36:07 PM
inward heels anyone??  i started fooling around with them today and my friend told me that you need to scissor kick it in order to catch it....

thanks....
i point my backfoot a little bit backwards with my toes on pretty much the middle of the tail, I place my front foot just a lil bit more up then the middle, and i stand on the balls behind the toes on the edge, than i lean forward(forward like in front of your body, not the way you're riding), shoulders paralel with the board, pop with a slight shove-motion, and just kick straight out, I don't think i "scissor kick", I havn't filmed one so I don't know how they look, but my friends said I do them the proper non-pressurey way...
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: timmywheeler on July 23, 2008, 08:35:26 PM
My biggest problem is that I can drop in 10 foot bowls and shit, but I can't ride switch, so even a simple rock and roll will throw me off.  Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on July 25, 2008, 12:16:34 PM
ok i need help coming out of a backside boneless on tranny.... i just dont how to properly jump with my board back into the ramp....

suggestions??
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: gnartastic on July 25, 2008, 12:35:57 PM
i need help riding off curbs  :( :'(
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on July 25, 2008, 12:49:54 PM
i need help riding off curbs  :( :'(

try castration and shutting the fuck up....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: gnartastic on July 25, 2008, 01:14:44 PM
i need help riding off curbs  :( :'(

try castration and shutting the fuck up....
FUCK YOU PIECE OF SHIT
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: skate_Toronto on July 26, 2008, 10:48:55 AM
noseblunts on ledges? I can get out to fakie, but to regular has been hard. Is it kinda like getting out of nosegrind, or different?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on July 26, 2008, 08:12:53 PM
^ more like coming out of a lipslide to regular the way you gotta keep your body contorted to turn it back
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tuna on July 27, 2008, 12:41:52 AM
I need help with varial heels, anyone got any good tips?

I can get it to flip, but it flips really low to the ground and slow as hell,

i always see so many guys do fuckin sick ones, Dill, Rowley, Gino, etc and i just want to learn them
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: skate_Toronto on July 28, 2008, 07:35:24 AM
it helps if you flick in the direction it's spinning, to me that helps it get a faster spin, and makes it look better. So basically your feet would be going in two opposite directions. I'm regular, so my front foot flicks to the left, and my right foot goes to the right, shoving the board frontside.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on July 28, 2008, 06:23:01 PM
ok i need help coming out of a backside boneless on tranny.... i just dont how to properly jump with my board back into the ramp....

suggestions??
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: goyle on August 02, 2008, 09:05:18 PM
Wallies are probably the funnest trick. Easiest to learn out of a mellow bank before you try them on something verticle. The simplest and nicest looking way to do them is backside.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: heckler on August 04, 2008, 07:11:44 PM
Impossibles, every time I try to get the front foot off I end up flipping the board.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on August 04, 2008, 09:28:54 PM
Impossibles, every time I try to get the front foot off I end up flipping the board.

same here...
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Jonorhea on August 04, 2008, 10:08:31 PM
50-50 :-\
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Achilles Heel on August 06, 2008, 12:38:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKPNRnSJm40
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: loophole on August 11, 2008, 09:18:52 PM
i just can't lock my blunts and noseblunts. tips, anyone?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on August 12, 2008, 01:07:59 AM
i just can't lock my blunts and noseblunts. tips, anyone?

frontside or backside?  on tranny, rails or curbs??

well i can only help you on doing front blunts on rails because the box i skate is made of wood and is shit to slide....

for front blunts it feels pretty instinctive, like you really just have to pop your tail over and center your weight on it, forcing it down onto the rail....  coming out fakie also comes pretty naturally, its coming for normal thats tough and your really have to work to keep yourself from rolling out fakie....

as for front noseblunts, all i can say is that they feel like frontside lipsides, you got to ge t that big swinging motion going to bring your nose over the rail...  a friend told me that is a good idea to do them kinda like a transfer noseslide first before trying to go full on noseblunt, so maybe that helps....  i might try it later when i skate...

come back to singapore and skate man!!
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tuna on September 10, 2008, 09:35:23 PM
270 out of half cab noseslides please.

i can do the half cab noseslide just fine, but the 270 out is getting the best of me.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on September 12, 2008, 07:45:23 PM
coming out regular from back tails? i finally got them slightly consistent on curbs but keep coming out fakie......
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: skate_Toronto on September 13, 2008, 07:22:47 AM
it's all in your shoulders. Keep them more parallel to the ledge and then just tell youself to turn out at the end.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on September 13, 2008, 10:17:16 PM
270 out of half cab noseslides please.

i can do the half cab noseslide just fine, but the 270 out is getting the best of me.

learn power-slidey full cabs first?

no one ever spins all the way outta nose slide 270's, I'd assume it's the same as the cheater cab's
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tuna on September 13, 2008, 10:53:46 PM
for the trick i need this one for, i think i need to spin all the way out.

or at least 180.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: ugly ass kook on September 22, 2008, 11:48:05 PM
for the trick i need this one for, i think i need to spin all the way out.

or at least 180.
rotate them shoulders son
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on October 05, 2008, 10:21:53 AM
backside 360s anyone?   can get a semi-high bs 225 degree rotation before the board flies away from my feet....

thanks in advance....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Cheapboarder on October 05, 2008, 11:07:57 AM
270 out of half cab noseslides please.

i can do the half cab noseslide just fine, but the 270 out is getting the best of me.

learn power-slidey full cabs first?

no one ever spins all the way outta nose slide 270's, I'd assume it's the same as the cheater cab's

We call it a che-vert in the bis.

I mean ronnie creager at least.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: kyleishere on November 22, 2008, 07:26:10 PM
HARDFLIPS. PLEASE. they are such a bitch...
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on November 22, 2008, 09:48:46 PM
HARDFLIPS. PLEASE. they are such a bitch...

check a few pages back i posted a trick tip on them.....  but make sure you have a solid fs pop shove before anything else....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: kyleishere on November 22, 2008, 11:33:40 PM
HARDFLIPS. PLEASE. they are such a bitch...

check a few pages back i posted a trick tip on them.....  but make sure you have a solid fs pop shove before anything else....
thanks, and yeah, front shoves are one of my favorite tricks.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Rebirth of GWB on November 23, 2008, 08:46:12 AM
I'm trying switch flip backsmiths. Any tips?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on November 23, 2008, 09:53:46 AM
I'm trying switch flip backsmiths. Any tips?

take 2 cocks up the bum and try them....  maybe 1 in the mouth for good measure....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on November 23, 2008, 01:02:49 PM
HARDFLIPS. PLEASE. they are such a bitch...

check a few pages back i posted a trick tip on them.....  but make sure you have a solid fs pop shove before anything else....
thanks, and yeah, front shoves are one of my favorite tricks.

if you don't do this, you'll do 4 mid-90's hardflips for every 1 barely passable one like I do. Good luck.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: BriDen on November 23, 2008, 01:51:50 PM
I'm trying switch flip backsmiths. Any tips?

take 2 cocks up the bum and try them....  maybe 1 in the mouth for good measure....
This is also a great way to unwind after the sesh.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Gomez on November 23, 2008, 03:21:35 PM
HARDFLIPS. PLEASE. they are such a bitch...

check a few pages back i posted a trick tip on them.....  but make sure you have a solid fs pop shove before anything else....
thanks, and yeah, front shoves are one of my favorite tricks.

if you don't do this, you'll do 4 mid-90's hardflips for every 1 barely passable one like I do. Good luck.
my front pops always used to flip when i tried them so i actually kicked on them and learned hardflips. never had a good front pop but my hardflips don't do that vertical rocket shit either.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Rebirth of GWB on November 23, 2008, 04:59:28 PM
backlips?
Any tips?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Gest on November 23, 2008, 06:00:39 PM
have back 5050s down and if you dont you are fucked

go to the rail/ledge parallel and just go like a back 5050 but keep your shoulders parallel to the ledge/rail in the air

get in it

its more about feeling it than anything

then kill yourself
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on November 23, 2008, 08:21:30 PM
HARDFLIPS. PLEASE. they are such a bitch...

check a few pages back i posted a trick tip on them.....  but make sure you have a solid fs pop shove before anything else....
thanks, and yeah, front shoves are one of my favorite tricks.

if you don't do this, you'll do 4 mid-90's hardflips for every 1 barely passable one like I do. Good luck.
my front pops always used to flip when i tried them so i actually kicked on them and learned hardflips. never had a good front pop but my hardflips don't do that vertical rocket shit either.

i learnt frontside flips first and then realized they were the same as a hardflip, sans the body rotation....  then i started to laern fs pop shoves.... 

but the hardest thing about hardflips is getting the flick right....  your front foot has to drag the board up and out, kinda like a diagonal motion, and then at the concave of the board flick your toe....

my friend had a theory that i found to be quite true WRT hardflips.... he said that the foot you put more weight on is the foot that will catch the board....  so if your having problems landing with both feet try adjusting the weight distribution....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: brent on November 23, 2008, 11:47:21 PM
i always thought of a hardflip as a f/s flip without your body 180ing

try it, it works
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: heckler on November 24, 2008, 06:42:59 AM
Grinding on round rails, and crooked grinds in general
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: crapface on November 24, 2008, 08:04:35 AM
Grinding on round rails, and crooked grinds in general
Just trust that you'll stay on the rail and commit to it. Worked for me.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: the ragamuffin on November 24, 2008, 11:08:44 AM
Seeing as this thread was revitalized, I'll ask about popping out of boardslides (front or back) in the middle of a rail. That shit baffles me.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Rebirth of GWB on November 24, 2008, 04:48:29 PM
backlips?
Any tips?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on November 24, 2008, 08:48:51 PM
Seeing as this thread was revitalized, I'll ask about popping out of boardslides (front or back) in the middle of a rail. That shit baffles me.

I think the object of that trick is to get your board soooo near vertical while turning out/hopping away from the ledge that the edge of your board is the only surface of your board gliding against the rail durring that split second of popping out, so that when gravity pulls you and your board down, your board sorta slides down the side of the rail instead of locking up into a willie grind or whatever
(see fig. 1)

that make sense?

I've found that I can only do this trick well on tall things. If I do it on something smaller, I can land and roll away, but my tail will hit the ground before my board's even off the rail, it's super weird.

fig.1 (kickflip front board pop-over fakie)
(http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/9308/bfdbfsdfgfdkw8.jpg)

I'd say a decent warm-up for these tricks would be like a planter box ledge or rail, where you have to pop out to avoid a perpendicular rail.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: the ragamuffin on November 24, 2008, 09:41:23 PM
Wow, thank you. I Will refer to this as soon as I find something adequate to try it on.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Gest on November 24, 2008, 09:57:04 PM
front board pop outs and transfers are both a lot easier than back board ones, i really cant explain why
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on November 24, 2008, 10:54:49 PM
yeah man, I think it's gotta do with popping out by applying pressure with your toes on that inside scoop of your tail (also something I forgot to mention)

it just feels fucking weird trying to apply pressure on the outside scoop of your tail w/ your heel.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: bs180caspahflip on December 08, 2008, 08:52:50 PM
hayy guys i nees some shit down on some no complys and some inward heels
o and a front 3
thnx
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Trickskatin on December 08, 2008, 10:37:04 PM
hayy guys i nees some shit down on some no complys and some inward heels
o and a front 3
thnx

(http://www.vervloesem.eu/qed/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/rubiklolcat.jpg)

Oh, and what??
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: bs180caspahflip on December 10, 2008, 05:53:41 AM
inward heels and front 3s
come on guys i need this trick
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Landshark on December 10, 2008, 01:03:48 PM
I have never found trick tips helpfull in the least.  I just learned by trial and error and through practice. 
Watching skatevideos is enough for me; I don't need somebody telling me what I'm seeing.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: gravel pitch on December 27, 2008, 12:03:02 PM
Grinding on round rails, and crooked grinds in general

It's just about staying over the rail. Each grind has it's own "center", you gotta have a feel for that center then try to stay directy ontop of it.

Like for crooks, your center is right under your front two bolts, so when you lock in you wana have your weight centered over that spot. At least that's how I visualize it. Also, going faster helps a lot to keep your balance.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Jsoeung on January 09, 2009, 08:59:18 PM
Kickflip FRONT 50-50's
Ive been having a lot of trouble with this trick.
How do you do it?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: busey on January 15, 2009, 07:30:31 AM
Kickflip FRONT 50-50's
Ive been having a lot of trouble with this trick.
How do you do it?
the way i do it is drink 6-12 beers, roll up on a slight angle, when i kickflip i aim my front truck on the ledge and when i feel the board catch i push my backfoot towards the ledge so it evens out for a 5050. lean over that shit! roll away with your shoulders shrugged and your head dipped..or if you're ronson lambert make a chicken wing like arm motion out . enjoy little buddy!
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: oyolar on January 31, 2009, 05:42:26 PM
any help with back bigspins? i can't get the last 90 of the body. i have the shove popped high, i catch it fine but i can't complete the b/s 180 with  a nicely popped and under me shove. thanks.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Hopscotch on February 09, 2009, 11:00:10 PM
any help with back bigspins? i can't get the last 90 of the body. i have the shove popped high, i catch it fine but i can't complete the b/s 180 with  a nicely popped and under me shove. thanks.
shoulders
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: oldboy on February 14, 2009, 08:30:59 PM
I have problems getting my back foot on varial heels.
They rotate nicely when I don't worry about getting both feet on,
but when I actually mind my feet it flips really slow/inconsistent and I catch them at an awkwards backside 90 degrees.
I'm regular footed if that helps.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: gravel pitch on February 14, 2009, 08:48:14 PM
I have problems getting my back foot on varial heels.
They rotate nicely when I don't worry about getting both feet on,
but when I actually mind my feet it flips really slow/inconsistent and I catch them at an awkwards backside 90 degrees.
I'm regular footed if that helps.

hahahahaha
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: oldboy on February 14, 2009, 09:01:34 PM
I have problems getting my back foot on varial heels.
They rotate nicely when I don't worry about getting both feet on,
but when I actually mind my feet it flips really slow/inconsistent and I catch them at an awkwards backside 90 degrees.
I'm regular footed if that helps.

hahahahaha
Am I missing something here?
EDIT: Apparently giving out 1 more smidgen of information than necessary is hate-worthy.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: nkarasch on March 15, 2009, 07:48:01 PM
Same here with kickflip front 50-50's. It so easy backside, but I can't even get a kickflip high enough frontside. Stupid
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: jildo on April 02, 2009, 08:53:39 PM
how the fuck do you go about doing front tails on transition?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on April 03, 2009, 05:07:40 AM
start off doing fs 5-0's and/or slasher grinds, once you're confident with those, just try man-handling it and push your tail up into the mix

I thought this trick was impossible for the longest time, but it turned out to be one of those tricks that're 90 percent additude, 4 percent skill and 6 percent beer gut. Just listen to a lot of the stooges and black flag before trying it and everything should go swimmingly.

if this advice doesn't help you, i don't know what will.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Hola on April 05, 2009, 06:36:44 AM
start off doing fs 5-0's and/or slasher grinds, once you're confident with those, just try man-handling it and push your tail up into the mix

I thought this trick was impossible for the longest time, but it turned out to be one of those tricks that're 90 percent additude, 4 percent skill and 6 percent beer gut. Just listen to a lot of the stooges and black flag before trying it and everything should go swimmingly.

if this advice doesn't help you, i don't know what will.

yeah, it doesnt take long to learn

the best advice ive ever heard for all tranny tricks is to just pretend to be John Cardiel, and just go for it no matter how scary or uncomfortable it is.  if you fall, slide down the tranny

that advice really helped me with my 2 inch airs and beanplants
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on April 19, 2009, 02:19:32 AM
bs nosegrinds anyone?  i dont know where to aim my front truck and how to keep the pressure on the nose.... every time i try the trick i end up in a bs 50-50... i can do them decently frontside, but backside just boggles my mind....

thanks in advance...
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: ZipZinger on April 20, 2009, 12:55:46 PM
I had problems with this trick and then eventually started putting more weight on my front heel and would come straight on with the ledge and then it worked. Try that and see if it works out for you.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on April 21, 2009, 06:12:48 AM
I had problems with this trick and then eventually started putting more weight on my front heel and would come straight on with the ledge and then it worked. Try that and see if it works out for you.

does it help that i can do bs crooked grinds consistently?  as in approach like you would for a crooked grind, but just turn your back foot into so you whole board and body are grinding parallel and on top of the ledge?  or is it a completely different trick??

thinking about tricks this way helps me understand them and feel less like a pussy when trying them...
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on April 21, 2009, 06:59:30 AM
If the ledge is smooth enough of a grind and has a beginning and end, try doing a ton of nosemannies and get progressively closer to the edge till you start grinding them. The trick feels almost identical to a nose manny, except there's the resistance of the grind you have to push against a little.

Doing them straight-on like a manny is a million times easier and best for learning, plus if you approach a little bit more from the inside, you'll be poised to wenning out of it. For the longest time, every time I tried backside nosegrinding a ledge in the middle, my body would turn uncontrollably and I'd have to bs revert out.

Hopefully this helps you in your nosegrind pilgramage
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: H8R part 4 on April 21, 2009, 11:09:20 AM
bs nosegrinds anyone?  i dont know where to aim my front truck and how to keep the pressure on the nose.... every time i try the trick i end up in a bs 50-50... i can do them decently frontside, but backside just boggles my mind....

thanks in advance...

snowplow your nosegrinds.
keep your balance centered just like a FS nosegrind but push the nose all the way down and just snowplow it.  once you get a feel for the trick and you do can do them consistently, then try to balance them perfectly. 
i see tons of people trying to learn perfectly balanced 5-0s and nosegrinds and they almost always fail.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on April 21, 2009, 11:44:31 AM
If the ledge is smooth enough of a grind and has a beginning and end, try doing a ton of nosemannies and get progressively closer to the edge till you start grinding them. The trick feels almost identical to a nose manny, except there's the resistance of the grind you have to push against a little.

Doing them straight-on like a manny is a million times easier and best for learning, plus if you approach a little bit more from the inside, you'll be poised to wenning out of it. For the longest time, every time I tried backside nosegrinding a ledge in the middle, my body would turn uncontrollably and I'd have to bs revert out.

Hopefully this helps you in your nosegrind pilgramage

do u mean start grinding from the very start of the ledge? and not in the middle of it?  somehow, approaching a trick like that always scares the fuck out of me and i cant wrap my mind around doing a trick like that... same for noseblunt slides.... i know that ppl always do them from the very start of the ledge, but i freak out when i approach the ledge head on and when i try to approach from the side, i eat shit...

anyway thanks for the advice guys, ill give it a whirl this weekend....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: nkarasch on April 22, 2009, 09:53:24 PM
backside 360's, wtf?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Hola on June 15, 2009, 05:19:53 AM
backside 360's, wtf?

i learned those this month, so i suck at them but ill tell you what helped me.

usually when i tried it i would just spin in the air and my board would be doing something completely different.
my friend told me to keep my shoulders and the bolts parallell until i hit the 270 degree point and then spin my feet faster than my shoulders at the last second (pivot).  it works but its not so pretty when i do it.

i have never done a back smith on a ledge in my life.  i tried for an hour today.  any advice??
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on June 15, 2009, 10:23:07 PM
^
I tend to pop and put my back truck in before dipping it, that way the kingpin doesn't stick immediately when you get in. And you can then sorta adjust your weight so that you're leaning far back and a little bit away from the ledge, this way you're able to power through the resistance of the ledge and your kingpin's player haterism.

If the ledge is smooth enough of a grind and has a beginning and end, try doing a ton of nosemannies and get progressively closer to the edge till you start grinding them. The trick feels almost identical to a nose manny, except there's the resistance of the grind you have to push against a little.

Doing them straight-on like a manny is a million times easier and best for learning, plus if you approach a little bit more from the inside, you'll be poised to wenning out of it. For the longest time, every time I tried backside nosegrinding a ledge in the middle, my body would turn uncontrollably and I'd have to bs revert out.

Hopefully this helps you in your nosegrind pilgramage

do u mean start grinding from the very start of the ledge? and not in the middle of it?  somehow, approaching a trick like that always scares the fuck out of me and i cant wrap my mind around doing a trick like that... same for noseblunt slides.... i know that ppl always do them from the very start of the ledge, but i freak out when i approach the ledge head on and when i try to approach from the side, i eat shit...

anyway thanks for the advice guys, ill give it a whirl this weekend....

Any luck? Yeah doing it from the beginning of the ledge can be sorta sketchy, especially if it's real long since that means you're manning up to grinding the whole thing. I think when I learned bs nosegrinds it was on a plastic bench like 6ft long and 14 inches tall, so making the leap from nose manny to nosegrind wasn't too terrible. Just stay light on your feet so you can escape if you miss the edge and get into nose manny on accident, that'll happen a ton until you get good at aiming for the grind.

ps. coming from the inside/straigt on also makes bs nosegrind pop-outs a world easier if you ever get around to wanting to get your wenning on

Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: youngblood on July 04, 2009, 03:54:38 AM
360 pop shuvs?

i had the fuckers a while ago. i did some that felt as clean/easy as tres, then just completely lost them. now they always flip or i can make them do the right spin but i'm not completely over it. i used to just focus on my back foot, like a pop shuv and jump higher. shit doesn't work anymore though.

front bigspins are fucked, too. everyone here seems to hate them but i'd love to have them, can't even land on them.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: gutterhead. on July 07, 2009, 02:19:23 AM
front crooks to regular? i got 'em to fakie, but it's so weird trying to pop out to regular.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Jonorhea on July 11, 2009, 08:49:25 PM
nose manuals and feeble grinds?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tuna on July 12, 2009, 01:11:38 AM
360 pop shuvs?

i had the fuckers a while ago. i did some that felt as clean/easy as tres, then just completely lost them. now they always flip or i can make them do the right spin but i'm not completely over it. i used to just focus on my back foot, like a pop shuv and jump higher. shit doesn't work anymore though.

front bigspins are fucked, too. everyone here seems to hate them but i'd love to have them, can't even land on them.

frontside bigspin- front foot should be near the bottom 2 front bolts with the ball of you foot hangin off. back foot goes on the opposite side of the deck in the pocket of the tail, but not hanging off too much, lets say about 5050. when you pop the tail, don't just kick your back foot down, kick it in front of you also. Kind of a reverse scoop. when the board has spun about 270 you'll want to catch it with your front foot and finish bringin the back foot back onto the board and maybe try to land a bit on the front truck to finish the last 180 if you can't quite get it all in one motion, but the less pivot the better. also, just try to throw the shove it the full 360 instead of it being a front shove late 180 or something because your body does the turning while the board spins. uhm....yeah just imagine carroll or brock doin one.


hopefully some part of that helps.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: oyolar on July 24, 2009, 04:32:20 PM
any no comply tricks besides 43s (both shifty and non) and no comply front/pop shoves. i'm trying no comply 360 front shoves and f/s bigspins but i can't really get them. i get confused with the front bigspins because it looks so odd if you're watching your board. specifically i wanna learn b/s 180s or 360s. thanks
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: BFKskateboards on July 24, 2009, 04:40:37 PM
any help with back bigspins? i can't get the last 90 of the body. i have the shove popped high, i catch it fine but i can't complete the b/s 180 with  a nicely popped and under me shove. thanks.
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if ur like me and do impossibles like really fast 360 shuvs, pretend your doing a bs 180 impossible.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: wuust on July 25, 2009, 01:59:02 AM
backside 360's, wtf?

i learned those this month, so i suck at them but ill tell you what helped me.

usually when i tried it i would just spin in the air and my board would be doing something completely different.
my friend told me to keep my shoulders and the bolts parallell until i hit the 270 degree point and then spin my feet faster than my shoulders at the last second (pivot).  it works but its not so pretty when i do it.

i have never done a back smith on a ledge in my life.  i tried for an hour today.  any advice??
go fast, pop and keep your shoulders parrallel to the ledge. put the back truck on and keep your weight on itand slowly let your front truck down.  i know it's not the best advice, but if you go fast, you won't be sticking as much
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: magicstickyhand on July 25, 2009, 10:34:59 AM
nose manuals and feeble grinds?
beer
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: youngblood on July 27, 2009, 02:20:29 AM
front crooks? i kind of get into them, but on a ledge with no ending so its hard as fuck to come out. hopefully once some ledges with a beginning and ending get built here at the park i can come outta them.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on July 27, 2009, 01:06:28 PM
^ having an end to just grind off of helps a ton, popping out back to regular is sort of a step beyond just doning the trick

the best word of advice I could give is to keep your shoulders parallel to the ledge no matter what, this makes pushing the grind easier, and you won't be inclined to go to fakie or just lazily fall out of the grind, and try to keep your heel from touching the ledge, as that will make you stick up every time

Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: starvingrobot on July 27, 2009, 10:59:01 PM
I need somebody, HELP!
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: youngblood on July 28, 2009, 02:00:55 AM
^ having an end to just grind off of helps a ton, popping out back to regular is sort of a step beyond just doning the trick

the best word of advice I could give is to keep your shoulders parallel to the ledge no matter what, this makes pushing the grind easier, and you won't be inclined to go to fakie or just lazily fall out of the grind, and try to keep your heel from touching the ledge, as that will make you stick up every time



definitly, like i can barely pop out of a crook if there's no ending. that's hard as fuck.

hell yeah, thanks. ledges should be ready to skate by the weekend. i've had front noseslides and nosegrinds forever so its about time i get this trick down. thanks.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on July 30, 2009, 05:03:25 PM
no problem, man

can anyone here do the whaley flip (no comply big heels)? I've been doing a lot of no compy fs bigspin variations but can't figure out how to flip it at all, but I'm really in love with the way they look when other people do them
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: trafficjam on July 30, 2009, 08:56:35 PM
just have your back foot all the way on the tail and scoop outwards i guess, kind of hard to explain. it took me forever to learn this trick, but for most people its easy. there are trick tips, just watch where they put their back foot. its all pressure in the back foot.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on July 30, 2009, 09:14:43 PM
alright I'll try that to the best of your discription

i really did nerd out and try finding some trick tips for this but couldn't :(
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: trafficjam on July 30, 2009, 09:24:05 PM
ive seen clips of guys doing em off of ledges and catching em so high. it is a fun trick though
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on August 02, 2009, 11:15:44 AM
so stoked! Went out yesterday and ended up doing at least 5 (out of a possible hundred attempts)

I'd be psyched to actually get this figured out. It seems like it was a lot easier to flip if I placed my back foot with a little pressure already on the toe-side scoop of the tail, but aside from that I've still got no real understanding of how it works or timing, it just seems like a happy accident any time it works out, but those few times were awesome. Thanks, dude!
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: youngblood on August 12, 2009, 04:24:36 AM
front blunts on ledges? it just sticks for me, or itll slide but it feels like i'm not locked in properly. its on a marble ledge, so it can't be lack of wax/speed.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: BFKskateboards on August 14, 2009, 05:47:09 PM
front blunts on ledges? it just sticks for me, or itll slide but it feels like i'm not locked in properly. its on a marble ledge, so it can't be lack of wax/speed.
make sure the board is vertical as possible. and lean out a little bit too. most grind/slide tricks you have to stand like on top of the ledge, just lean outward a little. push it with your back toes and lift up and pop out.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rawbertson. on August 25, 2009, 09:28:27 AM
ssbsts
roll up
pop a ollie
land in bs tail
ride away clean
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: FROST YOUR TIPS on August 25, 2009, 03:38:06 PM
ssbsts
roll up switch
pop a ollie
land in bs tail
ride away clean



Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: hesaidwhat? on August 27, 2009, 11:55:22 AM
backside 360's, wtf?

simple, board follows hips, hips follow shoulders, shoulders follow head
basicly make sure your head and shoulders do the 360 and the rest of your body should follow if you pop right
I tend to scoop them a bit

FS Smith on ledges? anyone
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on August 27, 2009, 05:18:39 PM
backside 360's, wtf?

simple, board follows hips, hips follow shoulders, shoulders follow head
basicly make sure your head and shoulders do the 360 and the rest of your body should follow if you pop right
I tend to scoop them a bit

FS Smith on ledges? anyone

learn them on flat bars first because the motion and locking is very similar...  with ledges you got to go a lot faster due to more friction between your trucks and the grinding surface... what i find helps is riding really parallel to the ledge and keeping your shoulders in line with the ledge as well... 

also, dont ollie too high and slam your trucks in, this is a sure way to stick and have a frustrating session...  you got to ollie just high enough to get your back truck on without smashing it on the coping. so remember to control the height of your ollie....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: eight oh eight on August 29, 2009, 01:19:28 AM
nollie/half-cab kickflip
body moving forward while kicking back? 
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: youngblood on August 29, 2009, 02:04:04 AM
front smiths are such a bitch on ledges. i used to have them but they feel pretty much impossible right now.

Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on August 29, 2009, 09:35:04 PM
to whoever talked about FS Smiths on ledges:

just go faster than usual.  you'll slam a few times.  but i swear you'll get on a few and it'll just work out.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: corned beef on August 31, 2009, 01:29:34 AM
Inward Heels Wieger style?

I've got a good high back pop shuv and a decent heelflip, but I realize the foot extensions for inward heels are pretty wild when you have to combine the two. Should I focus on flicking straight out perpendicular to me or diagonally?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Beer Keg Peg Leg on August 31, 2009, 04:13:16 AM
to whoever talked about FS Smiths on ledges:

just go faster than usual.  you'll slam a few times.  but i swear you'll get on a few and it'll just work out.

Also put shit loads of weight on your back foot.

I seriously need some help with krooks. I can tre flip lipslide the sickest handrails but i can't fucking do a k grind. Today I slid one first try but forgot what I did and tried for an hour trying to get another one to slide and it just wasnt working. I was leaning back and putting all my weight on the front foot, is this correct? Does anyone have a link to some good vidoe trick tips for krooks because this is killing me.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rocklobster on September 01, 2009, 07:16:22 AM
to whoever talked about FS Smiths on ledges:

just go faster than usual.  you'll slam a few times.  but i swear you'll get on a few and it'll just work out.

Also put shit loads of weight on your back foot.

I seriously need some help with krooks. I can tre flip lipslide the sickest handrails but i can't fucking do a k grind. Today I slid one first try but forgot what I did and tried for an hour trying to get another one to slide and it just wasnt working. I was leaning back and putting all my weight on the front foot, is this correct? Does anyone have a link to some good vidoe trick tips for krooks because this is killing me.

i only just got them back earlier this year and for me there are 3 key points to crooked grinds:

1) go fast, so when you reach the end of the ledge, you just come off naturally without having to force it out too much

2) ride parallel with your shoulders parallel to the ledge with a slight angle....  the more parallel you are the lower your chances are of sticking and not grinding at all....

3) and i think this is the most important part, remember to ollie and position your board so you are grinding on the front truck, not the nose...  dont try to slap your nose in like you would for noseslides, for crooked grinds you have to ollie slightly higher so your truck is ontop of the ledge, scraping that fucking aluminum not the wood.... lock your truck not your nose... 

hope this helps...

backside 360's, wtf?

simple, board follows hips, hips follow shoulders, shoulders follow head
basicly make sure your head and shoulders do the 360 and the rest of your body should follow if you pop right
I tend to scoop them a bit

FS Smith on ledges? anyone

oh yeah this bs 360 trick tip was really helpful... i kept reciting this while setting up for the trick and i managed to do a sketchy revert-y bs 180 with the revert.... hopefully with time the rotation become more natural...
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: trafficjam on September 01, 2009, 07:26:55 PM
nosegrind pop outs? i tried a couple tonight, got into em and grinded a bit and felt like i could have but it got dark. do you have to be slightly "overcrooked" before popping out?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on September 02, 2009, 12:44:12 PM
frontside or backside? I do both, but I do them way differently
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tarquin on September 02, 2009, 04:20:25 PM
to whoever talked about FS Smiths on ledges:

just go faster than usual.  you'll slam a few times.  but i swear you'll get on a few and it'll just work out.

Truth, it also helps to lean back more than you normally would.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: trafficjam on September 02, 2009, 08:16:38 PM
frontside or backside? I do both, but I do them way differently
frontside
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: EricLogan on September 02, 2009, 09:20:48 PM
yea man, frontside i always do sort of an over-crook first, so at the last second it's sorta the same dismount as a crook pop-over on a flat bar

not quite sure on what advice I could give if you're already getting close. Just stay above the ledge as long as you wish to grind, then start leaning away from it when you intend to pop it out

though I've seen Colt Cannon pop out the same way most people do it backside, which is more similar to coming out of a crook on a flat ledge.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: sage on September 03, 2009, 07:31:19 PM
Inward Heels Wieger style?

I've got a good high back pop shuv and a decent heelflip, but I realize the foot extensions for inward heels are pretty wild when you have to combine the two. Should I focus on flicking straight out perpendicular to me or diagonally?

I don't know what you mean by "Wieger style", but I do them by flicking almost straight out. Just give the board a good scoop and try to kick out so that your heel will hit the pocket of the nose as it's coming around. How well you time that is gonna determine how well it flips. You can also kick out diagonally, but to do them like that you need to pop it differently, kinda of like you're doing an illusion flip, so the board goes semi-vertical.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: oyolar on September 03, 2009, 11:39:13 PM

backside 360's, wtf?

simple, board follows hips, hips follow shoulders, shoulders follow head
basicly make sure your head and shoulders do the 360 and the rest of your body should follow if you pop right
I tend to scoop them a bit

FS Smith on ledges? anyone

oh yeah this bs 360 trick tip was really helpful... i kept reciting this while setting up for the trick and i managed to do a sketchy revert-y bs 180 with the revert.... hopefully with time the rotation become more natural...

all the times i've done semi decent b/s 360's, i remember a tip i read in this thread a while ago. start the rotation like you are, but one you get past the first 180 degrees, start rotating your legs a little faster then your shoulders. if you look at footy of people doing back 3's their torso alwys finishes the rotation after the legs/board so try to keep that in mind. and it always helps me if i crouch down much more than usual.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rawbertson. on September 30, 2009, 11:57:27 AM
man trick tips are so pointless
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: heat1 on September 30, 2009, 07:50:41 PM
Can someone tell me how to catch tre flips with the front foot really good?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tuna on September 30, 2009, 11:03:39 PM
Can someone tell me how to catch tre flips with the front foot really good?

step 1

learn 360 flips.

step 2

if you can do 360 flips you probably already catch it with your front foot, you probably aren't doing the back foot kick thing that all the youngins are into nowadays but thats good. that shits lame.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Gnarwhal on October 18, 2009, 03:07:35 PM
damn i just realized how pointless this is ,  they just need to fuck around till you can get it by your self or have someone actually with you that can help you
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: BriDen on October 18, 2009, 10:29:06 PM
Can someone tell me how to catch tre flips with the front foot really good?

step 1

learn 360 flips.

step 2

if you can do 360 flips you probably already catch it with your front foot, you probably aren't doing the back foot kick thing that all the youngins are into nowadays but thats good. that shits lame.
I found it helps to pretend that you're going to land and ride away with one foot (while learning them). Once you feel comfortable with that, work on putting your back foot on before you land. Whatever you do, don't end up getting comfortable landing it with one foot and putting your other foot on a la Wade desOrmeaux. CUZ THAT LOOKS LIKE SHIT.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: heat1 on October 18, 2009, 11:04:41 PM
I can already do tre flips and when i catch them its usually with both feet but it would be nice to kind of catch it with the front foot first but not too overexaggerated
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: alrightythen on October 21, 2009, 02:47:59 AM
so stoked! Went out yesterday and ended up doing at least 5 (out of a possible hundred attempts)

I'd be psyched to actually get this figured out. It seems like it was a lot easier to flip if I placed my back foot with a little pressure already on the toe-side scoop of the tail, but aside from that I've still got no real understanding of how it works or timing, it just seems like a happy accident any time it works out, but those few times were awesome. Thanks, dude!
Theyre not that hard actually. just put your foot a little but more up the board, like closer to the wheel. It will flip way easier.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: ThatOneGuy on November 15, 2009, 03:45:03 PM
Anyone have any tips on fs bigspins?

I can do them switch but my reg ones just go into a weird looking big heel motion, even when i dont move my front foot.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tuna on November 17, 2009, 09:42:07 PM
Anyone have any tips on fs bigspins?

I can do them switch but my reg ones just go into a weird looking big heel motion, even when i dont move my front foot.

keep your front foot up on the front bolts, maybe a little lower, and have your toes hangin off. pop the fuck out of it with your back foot which is placed around the pocket of the tail and follow through with your back foot when you're turning your body. its all one motion, just keep the back leg comin around with you.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: afterhours on January 06, 2010, 09:57:36 PM
Sorry im new and im not sure if this has been posted before
but i need help with my kickflip, i can only land it with my back foot on the board and my front foot off or vice versa
an which ever foot lands off board always lands on the ground first
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: WWD4D? on February 12, 2010, 01:17:04 PM
Anyone have any tips on fs bigspins?

I can do them switch but my reg ones just go into a weird looking big heel motion, even when i dont move my front foot.
It's all in the back foot scoop. Just work on getting that back foot scoop. Some people like to put their back foot in the lower pocket of the tail, but that's not really necessary. Just go for whatever foot positioning that you feel comfortable with that works. The trick pretty much works like a front pop, but scoop it harder than you would for a front pop, have your body ready to turn and your shoulders in that frontside turn position like how Reynolds explained in that one transworld FS flip trick tip video, catch the board and land. You might have trouble getting the full turn, but if you have your shoulders and positioning set well enough and your body is winded up just right when you do it you should just revert the rest of the trick automatically.
Man, I'm terrible with trick tips, hah. Hope what I said helped though.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: j....soy..... on February 28, 2010, 11:07:07 PM
Inward Heels Wieger style?

I've got a good high back pop shuv and a decent heelflip, but I realize the foot extensions for inward heels are pretty wild when you have to combine the two. Should I focus on (http://i50.tinypic.com/eg26x4.jpg)ing straight out perpendicular to me or diagonally?

I don't know what you mean by "Wieger style", but I do them by (http://i50.tinypic.com/eg26x4.jpg)ing almost straight out. Just give the board a good scoop and try to kick out so that your heel will hit the pocket of the nose as it's coming around. How well you time that is gonna determine how well it flips. You can also kick out diagonally, but to do them like that you need to pop it differently, kinda of like you're doing an illusion flip, so the board goes semi-vertical.

i ram the ball of my foot against the concave on my toe side...I don't really hang my toes off...you just sort of load up that side so when you do your pop shove, your board flips....for me at least there's no real flick....it's just pop...and get your feet out of the way....so yeah...it's the heelflip version of an illusion flip.  You  might kind of catch it at 90.....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: heckler on March 01, 2010, 08:04:12 PM
Front board 270s and noseblunts on flatbars?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: j....soy..... on March 02, 2010, 10:17:54 PM
i tried that f'n front board 270 out for like a whole summer and landed it like three times.....I'd rather turn it but couldn't get any nollie action going on or i'd get the pop but couldn't turn it....i at least got the front board to fakie out of it....i'm gonna guess....front board, turn it to like fakie nose pretty much then snap off a switch f/s 180....
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: steve_lurkle on March 24, 2010, 09:56:58 PM
any help on front 3's? I get so damn close, but can never get past 300 pretty much.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: oyolar on March 25, 2010, 01:18:55 AM
any help on front 3's? I get so damn close, but can never get past 300 pretty much.

It's all compressing and shoulders. Compress yourself down and wind your shoulders up. Then between 180 and 270, your body will catch up to your shoulders so push your front foot down, like you're scooping your board around. You might land around 270-300, but if you're doing this, you should have enough momentum in your arms and body to powerslide the rest of the way. I usually do them the powerslide way, but once in a blue moon I'll get one that I land really close to 360.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Stoeipoes on March 27, 2010, 01:44:28 PM
I'm trying fs tailslides now but I can't get my body straight. If I don't stuck, I slide for 3 feet and come off regular.

I can't do it to fakie because my upper body doesn't move and my weight isn't on the tail.

Did somebody had the same problem and does anyone has a tip for me?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Doritos And Coke on April 04, 2010, 08:21:53 AM
Whenever I feeble I can never get out straight...I always do like a 180 out.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: thugnificent on April 07, 2010, 07:51:44 PM
coming back in fakie on 5-0's on tranny? fs and bs?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Nas on April 21, 2010, 08:47:09 PM
As embarrassing as this is to ask, I need help staying above my board.

Its basically all mental, but since I rolled my ankle pretty rad-ly, I haven't able to land a flip trick very clean.

It's been about two weeks since I stepped back on my board, and I don't want this "not landing tricks" business to continue.

If anyone has any tips or suggestions, besides "stop being a pussy" or something to that effect, they would be greatly appreciskated.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: relevant to my intrests on April 24, 2010, 11:57:17 AM
As embarrassing as this is to ask, I need help staying above my board.

Its basically all mental, but since I rolled my ankle pretty rad-ly, I haven't able to land a flip trick very clean.

It's been about two weeks since I stepped back on my board, and I don't want this "not landing tricks" business to continue.

If anyone has any tips or suggestions, besides "stop being a pussy" or something to that effect, they would be greatly appreciskated.

(http://knowyourmeme.com/i/681/original/what-you-did-there-i-see-it.thumbnail.jpg)

after i jacked me ankle i just skated tranny a ton to get back the confidence.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: BriDen on April 29, 2010, 08:50:32 PM
Fuckin nollie flips, how do they work?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tarquin on April 30, 2010, 11:51:17 AM
Backside boneless on tranny?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: friendly dave on April 30, 2010, 12:56:43 PM
Backside boneless on tranny?

I found when I was learning them, I was trying to extend them to far, making it really hard to get the board back under me. Basically what you want to do, is roll up like you're just going to pop up onto the deck. Then make sure to turn all the way around. It's easy to let yourself just turn 90 degrees. This wont be a problem later, but for learning you'll want to do the full 180. Then grab and think of it like you're doing a melon grab, try to keep the board more under you, as opposed to kicking out behind you for the style points. Then really all it is is hopping back on. I learned em to tail first, and that sort of fucked with me taking them straight in at first. Once you've got it up on the coping, eye your landing, jump and get that shit back under your feet.

Also, if you're having trouble getting it back under you, try grabbing different spots. I know some guys kind of nosegrab it, where as I grab backside.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Tarquin on April 30, 2010, 01:10:17 PM
Backside boneless on tranny?

I found when I was learning them, I was trying to extend them to far, making it really hard to get the board back under me. Basically what you want to do, is roll up like you're just going to pop up onto the deck. Then make sure to turn all the way around. It's easy to let yourself just turn 90 degrees. This wont be a problem later, but for learning you'll want to do the full 180. Then grab and think of it like you're doing a melon grab, try to keep the board more under you, as opposed to kicking out behind you for the style points. Then really all it is is hopping back on. I learned em to tail first, and that sort of fucked with me taking them straight in at first. Once you've got it up on the coping, eye your landing, jump and get that shit back under your feet.

Also, if you're having trouble getting it back under you, try grabbing different spots. I know some guys kind of nosegrab it, where as I grab backside.

Thanks a lot that's really helpful. I'll probably try them to tail and just see where it goes from there, jumping straight back in seems really gnarly and scary. And yeah I think grabbing it backside is more proper than grabbing the nose. Either way I just think they look really cool, can't wait to try them now. Thanks again.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: BeerSlave on May 01, 2010, 03:45:22 PM
Fuckin nollie flips, how do they work?

Watch Apples
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: papasmurfsdog on May 01, 2010, 05:56:05 PM
any help on front 3's? I get so damn close, but can never get past 300 pretty much.

It's all compressing and shoulders. Compress yourself down and wind your shoulders up. Then between 180 and 270, your body will catch up to your shoulders so push your front foot down, like you're scooping your board around. You might land around 270-300, but if you're doing this, you should have enough momentum in your arms and body to powerslide the rest of the way. I usually do them the powerslide way, but once in a blue moon I'll get one that I land really close to 360.
You have any tips for the foot placement? I ride some soft wheels and have a hard time powersliding tricks so I gotta get like the full rotation.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: rob2 on May 04, 2010, 01:13:15 PM
anyone got any advice for front board to fakie 5050 on a ledge?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: oyolar on May 06, 2010, 07:04:41 PM
any help on front 3's? I get so damn close, but can never get past 300 pretty much.

It's all compressing and shoulders. Compress yourself down and wind your shoulders up. Then between 180 and 270, your body will catch up to your shoulders so push your front foot down, like you're scooping your board around. You might land around 270-300, but if you're doing this, you should have enough momentum in your arms and body to powerslide the rest of the way. I usually do them the powerslide way, but once in a blue moon I'll get one that I land really close to 360.
You have any tips for the foot placement? I ride some soft wheels and have a hard time powersliding tricks so I gotta get like the full rotation.

Best advice I can give is back foot toes right in the middle of the tail and front foot behind all 4 of the front bolts. If you're not able to powerslide at all, I'd say have the inside of your foot around the middle of the board. I always put the toes of my front foot flush with the (toe) side of my board. And just pop super hard.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: BriDen on May 06, 2010, 09:54:16 PM
anyone got any advice for front board to fakie 5050 on a ledge?

Here's some advice: don't do them.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: friendly dave on May 17, 2010, 12:14:45 PM
anyone got any advice for front board to fakie 5050 on a ledge?

This one is all about how you shift your weight during the trick. I'm also assuming you're trying this on a box/ledge. When you front board you'll naturally be hanging more off the side of the box, so once you start to swing around and lock in the truck of your nose, sort of use that to pull yourself up on top of the box, then lock in that back truck and grind. Maybe try front board to switch 5-0 to help figure out how to get that truck locked in.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: kevbo999 on May 17, 2010, 01:33:50 PM
anyone got any advice for front board to fakie 5050 on a ledge?

Here's some advice: don't do them.

Gold.


This sucks to admit but I can't bs 50 a ledge, never really practiced them.. got really close today though, and almost did a bs smith by accident.  Finally realized you have to angle your front foot way to the side to guide the board. 
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Eschaton on June 29, 2010, 12:35:35 AM
Fuckin nollie flips, how do they work?
If it makes any sense, I kinda fall back into it. Like you need to work on that flick for mad long cause that's the key but after you got the flick you kinda pop backwards into it.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: j....soy..... on June 29, 2010, 07:50:49 AM
the one thing i never figured out until now about that trick is that your flick foot you don't put too far back.  I was always putting it like half way which is way too far back....still can't do them but i can flick them better...
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Eschaton on June 30, 2010, 02:26:20 AM
Yeah I keep my back foot pretty far back like pretty much covering all the bolts.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: VictoriousOG on August 07, 2010, 11:54:00 PM
3 shoves?

I always flip the board, same goes with b/s bigspins.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: alrightythen on August 08, 2010, 05:38:21 AM
keep your back foot on the middle of the tail and not on a treflip stance. Frontfoot right under the front bolts.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: BFKskateboards on August 09, 2010, 10:39:39 PM
Whenever I feeble I can never get out straight...I always do like a 180 out.
it shouldnt feel too much like a back board. ollie higher than usual for a back board and lean way over to the right (if ur regular) and lean back. almost over exaggerate how much you lean to the right and back. and kinda pop out to stop it from primo'ing. for frontside its the same is guess just opposite of everything for b/s.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Lafy on August 11, 2010, 05:04:17 AM
Fakie full cab flip! I can flip it, i can rotate it but when i try to land it i slip out. I feel super unconformable  once i get the full rotation and the catch. Its like my feet feel too close together and im landing awkwardly. Land and SLIP and the board shoots out. Do i need to focus more on keeping my feet kind of spread out or just flow with it and relax : /
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: NickDagger on August 13, 2010, 03:14:44 PM
Post your favorite trick tips and or ask/provide advice.

Don't move this thread to another forum MODs. OR ELSE.

Here's my favs:


This one always helped me. The advice of practicing olliing into stalls on curbs was really helpful:

Ed Templeton Trick Tips-Grinds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RkYA6DRGUE#)

Pretty sure this is how a switch flip is supposed to look:

TRICKIPEDIA SWITCH KICKFLIP STEFAN JANOSKI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJvA8rWDc4w#)

This one is jus awesum:

Jamal Smith Trick Tips Tornado Spin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj_E5UImoyo#)
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Chris P. Bacon on August 13, 2010, 03:28:54 PM
jamal smith is my new favorite skater, thank you for introducing me to that video.

i think a good trick tip is, go fast, pop hard and jump high.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: BuddyPal on August 13, 2010, 03:42:13 PM
this trick tip helped me in a dark time in my life
how to 360 flip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vowfuhjXCg#)
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: skate_bored on August 13, 2010, 03:48:29 PM
this trick tip helped me in a dark time in my life
how to 360 flip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vowfuhjXCg#)

i spent at least an entire months worth of time total trying to figure them out for myself in the first couple years of skating. then that trick tip came out and i went outside and could do them every try. that back foot thing was the key
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: VictoriousOG on August 13, 2010, 05:58:31 PM
keep your back foot on the middle of the tail and not on a treflip stance. Frontfoot right under the front bolts.
(http://imnotatoy.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/obamabased.jpg?w=415&h=351)
I landed that big spin in a game of skate last night. I just need the 3 shove now.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: yobzobbler on August 13, 2010, 09:28:24 PM
"throw in some arm steeze or some gang gestures" lmfao
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: pugmaster on August 13, 2010, 10:47:45 PM
Trick tips only seem to work when your friend can see specifically what you are doing wrong.  Jamal Smith needs a blog or some shit.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: ohlindablair on August 13, 2010, 11:15:32 PM
PJ has a series of these

PJ's FLATGROUND FUNDAMENTALS 1: KICKFLIP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbyNUsxgztU#ws)
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Stoeipoes on August 24, 2010, 02:37:19 PM
I want to be able to nollie heel and nollieflip out of a nose manual.

I do nosemanuals all the time and I have pretty good nollie heels and flips. But Doing them out of a nose manual doesn't work.

What's the key to succes?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: The Ghost of Lenny Kirk on August 26, 2010, 01:42:16 PM
flip out of the nose manual like it has AIDS, like, oh shit, my board has AIDS. then when you think you're safe the board wants to give you a goodbye kiss where you have a cut and you're too drunk and confused to know whats going on so you're just kind of enjoying the moment but then you realize whats going on and its too late

bolts.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Frank the Rabbit on February 24, 2011, 01:02:58 PM
flip out of the nose manual like it has AIDS, like, oh shit, my board has AIDS. then when you think you're safe the board wants to give you a goodbye kiss where you have a cut and you're too drunk and confused to know whats going on so you're just kind of enjoying the moment but then you realize whats going on and its too late

bolts.
bolts.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: joedv on November 13, 2011, 08:57:44 PM
varial heelflips under rotate and drift forward for me

also 360 pop shove its tend to flip sloppily and can't keep them under my feet.

anyone?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: shouldn't on November 29, 2011, 09:20:03 PM
varial heelflips under rotate and drift forward for me

also 360 pop shove its tend to flip sloppily and can't keep them under my feet.

anyone?
learn impossibles. way more fun & they don't ever flip or land primo.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Pamela on December 13, 2011, 11:09:07 PM
Great Info... ;D

Thank you!

 :-*
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: Adam Abbas on February 10, 2013, 01:42:21 PM

Lame thread bump, I know, but I'd really appreciate it if anyone can give me a tip on how to do wallies over parking barriers.  I know you have to start on slightly angled stuff before hitting vert wallies, but when I skate barriers I can only get my front wheels over the top and hook my board on it at best. Do I just have to go faster?
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: almostskater186 on February 24, 2013, 09:43:42 PM
I'm having trouble kickflipping down stairs. I can kickflip consistently on flat and can ollie the stairs no problem. When I try to kickflip the stairs the board always lands right in front of my feet, or hits the top of my feet before it finishes its rotation. I know practice makes perfect but does anyone have any tips for keeping the board underneath me? Thanks.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: concerned_parent on January 05, 2016, 11:52:59 AM
varial heelflips under rotate and drift forward for me

also 360 pop shove its tend to flip sloppily and can't keep them under my feet.

anyone?

back foot in the middle of the tail. pop straight down. let it spin. don't think about your front foot so much. if you pop straight down and don't let it drag or don't accidentally scoop, it should spin that full 360 no problem. believe me, it works.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: ChuckRamone on February 27, 2016, 06:31:12 AM
Straight no complies. I don't get the timing to do it all in one motion.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on March 01, 2016, 01:59:14 AM
Anybody have tips on nollie 360 f/s shuvs.
I keep my foot at a 45 angle on the nose and my arch is in the pocket.
Title: Re: Trick Tips
Post by: SneakySecrets on July 19, 2018, 08:06:59 PM
Anyone have any insight on impossibles?

Incidentally, I just found out that they were first called improbables back in the day.  For some reason the name changed. Wish I knew the full story on that.