How To Do A Kickflip On A Skateboard
Want to know how to do a kickflip on a skateboard? A Kickflip on a skate board is a supped up ollie. If a rider can get good air in an ollie, and remain in control of the board while in the air, then the kick flip is naturally the next big step for the beginner. Leaning the kick flip helps the rider to learn control, how to catch the board in the air, and how to recover a landing. Some simple steps will help a rider from loosing the board while in the air.
- Take your stance. A kick flip is a maneuver like an ollie that can be done without moving. Looking at the board, stand with the first foot behind the front trucks bolts. Place your rear foot behind the rear bolts for the rear truck. This is the same stance that you use for an ollie.
Flipping your board. Once balanced, kick the back of the board. This is also done in the ollie to lift the board off the ground. In an ollie you drag your foot to the front of the board to even it out to land. Instead, you will need to slide your foot to the side of your board, then flick the edge of the board with you toe. This will send your board into a rotational spin.
- Playing Catch. Once the board begins to flip, you are going to need to stop it before you land. Use your back foot to feel the flip. Once the board has completed the rotation, catch the board with the flat side of the board against your foot. Do the same with your front foot as soon as you have caught the board with your rear foot.
- Coming in for a landing. Once you have caught the board your going to want to land it. with your front foot back on the board, you are able to control the board again. Just a foot note, try to place your feet over or near the bolts for the trucks, this will allow for more control and balance of the board in landing. Land it now like you would an ollie. Try to land with all four wheels on the ground for a smooth landing.
Now you have done a kickflip while still on the board. Once you have perfected the kickflip, you can use it on ramps, exiting grinds, or just to add flavor with any stunt you try. Be safe and remember to wear all safety gear when attempting any trick.