How-To Skateboard: Kickflip with Chris Cole

The Kickflip is the primary huge trick to be taught in skateboarding. When you grasp this one, it’ll be simpler to proceed studying different flip tips and way more. To get you dialed in, we collaborated with Stomp Sessions and three-time X Video games gold medalist Chris Cole. Along with his easy-to-follow professional ideas, you’ll be taught one of the best approach to land this traditional trick with confidence. 

Earlier than You Kickflip, Grasp the Ollie

To do a correct Kickflip, ensure your Ollies are strong and that you’re night out the board by sliding your entrance foot ahead. That’s going that can assist you so much when studying the Kickflip.

Foot Placement

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Put your entrance foot an inch beneath the entrance bolts at a 45 diploma angle, with most of your foot on the board (and your heel barely off). Put your again foot on the middle of the tail––all the way in which again to the tip and balanced in your toes––that’s what’s going to hit the bottom first.

Pop and Flick

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Whenever you pop, slide your entrance foot at a 45 diploma angle, up and thru the nostril. The candy spot is the pocket the place the nostril begins to go up in entrance of your bolts. Flicking by this spot will degree out your board. Soar and maintain your chest up, whereas lifting your again foot.

Make the Catch

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You’ll catch the tail along with your again foot because the board ranges out out of your flick. Maintain your entrance foot out and up, ready to your again foot to catch it. This helps keep away from the dangerous behavior of placing your entrance foot down earlier than catching the board. 

Keep away from Unhealthy Habits

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In case your board doesn’t flip over, attempt flicking a bit extra by the nostril. In case you’re having hassle retaining your entrance foot up earlier than catching along with your again foot, keep in mind to leap along with your chest whenever you flick.  

Watch Cole’s Kickflip Tutorial on Stomp Sessions.

To get the foundations to the Kickflip, watch Cole’s Ollie Tutorial. After you have the Kickflip on lock, you’re able to be taught the Tre Flip.