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The Best Video on How to Kickflip EVER

Make Sure Your Front Foot is Placed in Area it Can Flick Well Your front foot positioning is more important that your back foot positioning, because this is the foot that dictates the kickflip. An angle or position which is off will throw off your flip. You will need to flick the board near an…

Can You Teach Yourself Skateboarding?

Yes and No Why Yes Skateboarding is something that can be learned simply by watching good skaters. Watch them at the parks and on video. Pay close attention to their foot placement. Look at how they have their upper body. How are they popping or scooping? Many skateboard greats have taught themselves. There was no…

Three Principles You Must Know That Apply to Every Skate Trick

Earlier we talked about four scientific aspects of skating are foot placement, pressure, timing, and landing. When learning any new trick, there are a lot of techniques to learn and to practice.  One way we have consistently expedited the trick-learning process is by breaking the process into four parts.  There are four sectors of every…

The Importance of Persistence in Skateboarding

The Persistence of Jim Greco Jim Greco, a team-rider for Baker skateboards is documented in interviews talking about the number of tries and run-ups he does before landing a trick.   He had video documents with several hard tricks he has attempted to land with at least 130-180 tries prior to landing it.  Greco accounts his…

How I Learned Skateboarding

It was the summer of 1997, I had never been more bruised in my life. The left-overs of my school vacation were scabs on my elbows, bruises on my shins, and tired legs. While other kids were at the beach, building sandcastles and throwing frisbees, I was in my driveway where I was practicing for…

How to Ollie Higher on a Skateboard

Okay, I got some questions on my blog about how to ollie higher: Hey Rob, I’m having trouble with getting my ollies up. I have follow the two steps you said to do. I am popping the board and I am also sliding the front foot up to the nose with power. Unfortunately, my ollies…

How to Ollie (3 Steps) Pictorial & Video

What is the Ollie & Why Should You Learn it? The ollie was invented in 1977 by a pro skater named, Alan Gelfand. It is essential to learn how to ollie to be able to do almost all over skateboard tricks. The ollie is the “root” trick for nearly all skate tricks.  It must be…

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