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Whats the trick to manuals
« on: March 29, 2020, 10:14:04 AM »
How can I balance a manual for longer, I try to pinch my heel side wheel and that doesnt work, i can manual for like 3 seconds
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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2020, 04:48:11 PM »
Right now, I have my skateboard in my living room to balance stationary manuals while I binge watch crap.
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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2020, 12:10:52 AM »
Make an uphill manny pad and once you learn ollie manuals on those it helps with manuals generally.
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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2020, 09:44:31 AM »
Having good balance

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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2020, 03:51:38 PM »
Bigger wheels did a lot for me tbh.

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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2020, 04:04:32 PM »
Back leg straight(ish) with weight 60/40 over your heel, and adjust the balance with your front leg. Center of balance should be straight down through the pivot bushing of your back truck.
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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2020, 12:35:56 PM »
How can I balance a manual for longer, I try to pinch my heel side wheel and that doesnt work, i can manual for like 3 seconds

As kelly hart once said, I pinch my manuals all the time

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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2020, 12:01:23 PM »
Back leg straight(ish) with weight 60/40 over your heel, and adjust the balance with your front leg. Call


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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2020, 08:55:18 PM »
For me, back foot in the pocket, front foot right behind front bolts. And for me I put more pressure on the tail than I feel like I should, I always would raise them up and then fall back onto the front wheels. Iím mostly a transition skater now days. And never really tried to learn them as a kid, so now at 35 Iím finally learning them lol. Still have a couple a day that are only a foot at best. But like others have said parking spaces! In the last month at least half of my attempts are two spots long now.

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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2020, 05:09:17 AM »
Manual through parking spaces for a few minutes each session and every time try to hold it for one more space than you did the time before.

Do that for like a month.  You wonít be able to help but get better at them.

That's all I ever did. Speed and practice for me but I seen lotta people don't even need speed

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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2020, 07:41:40 PM »
Tighten your trucks a little bit

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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2020, 07:30:58 PM »
There's a lock in that happens with manuals. You really need to put your weight on it, maybe even stomp into it a little bit. Sounds counterintuitive but it worked for me.
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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2020, 10:50:26 PM »
How can I balance a manual for longer, I try to pinch my heel side wheel and that doesnt work, i can manual for like 3 seconds

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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2020, 10:52:56 PM »
How can I balance a manual for longer, I try to pinch my heel side wheel and that doesnt work, i can manual for like 3 seconds

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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2020, 03:48:04 PM »
i cant do a good one now without popping at least a tiny ollie into it.. good way to learn as you'll ahve to do that eventually anyway to do them well

even for nose manuals it helps me to lean on the tail for a sec and just kinda rock into it

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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2020, 08:06:40 PM »
i prefer my trucks on the looser side for everything but manuals especially. i find small adjustments mid-manny help me to hold them longer and with tight trucks i cant adjust
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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2020, 09:18:20 PM »
Are you watching your balance meter?
It is imperative you stay in the middle of the meter. Use your d pad to correct
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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2020, 07:31:27 PM »
in my mind its all about the ball of your back foot and your toes being in the right spot if that makes sense
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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2020, 02:26:06 AM »
Donít think about it like you are balancing on two wheels. 

Think of it like youíre riding around on three wheels but you are trying to pull one close and whisper ďIím not wearing any pantiesĒ into its ear.

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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2020, 09:25:03 PM »
Never practice without a goal, meaning donít just manny as far as you can, always imagine a crack ahead or whatever is what you need to get to. If you keep giving yourself goals it gets easier and easier
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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2020, 09:57:41 PM »
Old shoes, haha...
Fresh shoes kill my manuals


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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2020, 09:55:31 AM »
Go all in and stay still like a statue

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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2020, 10:33:01 AM »
if the question was about longer manuals... others have given some good advice so far

slight stomp into it helps, then get your foot in the most comfortable spot to balance the most easiest. (you can find this by just standing still and lifting your front wheels and finding the spot where your particular board/trucks/wheels setup feels most natural to keep your balance for a longer time) ,,looking ahead helps sometimes,, as youre getting farther into your manny, make foot adjustments to get more comfortable for going the distance manualing the whole sidewalk block in front of your house.

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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2020, 03:43:33 PM »
A solid Ollie into it and really put it down. I can feel when itís going to work the second I put my wheels down

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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2020, 06:50:34 PM »
How can I balance a manual for longer, I try to pinch my heel side wheel and that doesnt work, i can manual for like 3 seconds

keep your back foot in by the bolts when you hop into the manual and use the side of your shoe like when you slide your front foot up for an ollie, you use the front foot to help stay stable
watch pros doing manuals and you will see

the front foot guides the manual by keeping it flat when youre stable and then using the ollie technique when you want to go longer and hold it better without falling off
 
another tip is space walk a little
dont make it look dumb by actually space walking but wiggle the back truck slightly to give you more motion so that you dont slow down.

the biggest secret to manuals is stay as still as possible ans keep the back foot in and center ans your front foot flat acros under the front bolts unless you need to hold it longer than in that case use the side of your shoe to guide it and hold it by slightly rolling your ankle as you would for an ollie

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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2020, 02:21:38 AM »
Aside from finding the right gear that a manual can feel comfortable on for you, it's mostly foot and upper body positioning.
A good way to practice is holding a manual while you hold yourself against a wall or a fence and see how you need to hold your weight over the board.

For regular manuals, I suggest keeping your leg weight forward and your back foot placed barely on the tail as it starts to kick up. The key is to find a spot where you can "pinch" the hold. Keep your upper body as straight up as possible and don't be afraid to windmill your arms as you try to keep the balance, it will help a lot!
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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2020, 07:38:39 PM »
Donít think about it like you are balancing on two wheels. 

Think of it like youíre riding around on three wheels but you are trying to pull one close and whisper ďIím not wearing any pantiesĒ into its ear.
Sound advice, right there.^^^
Gave it a try & bang! Mannies on lock now. Thanks.

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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2020, 08:04:22 PM »
The heel side pinch kinda works for me....back foot in the pocket.   there's like a bit of a pelvic tilt ...sideways...

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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2020, 10:48:56 PM »
The trick is, when your friend is spending the majority of the session getting frustrated trying one manual over and over, give them some positive encouragement and remember that experience so you aren't tempted to spend too much time doing "wheelies". Fuck manuals. Lol.

Kidding - I just hate them because I don't have the patience to learn any hard ones. I don't have any real manual advice, sorry. 

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Re: Whats the trick to manuals
« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2020, 11:18:04 PM »
the easiest way is to use change as ballast. you'll need 10 dollars in quarters, a little less if you weigh under 150, say 6 bucks minimum. 3/4 goes in the balancing (heavier) side,you'll need to figure out the math.