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How To: Do a standard kickflip on a skateboard

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a kick-flip on a skateboard. Begin by putting the back foot on the tail and the front foot near the center of the board. Place the feet in an angled or squared position. Ride at a moderate speed. To perform the kick-flip, pop the tail down and flick the front foot outwards. Then catch the board in mid air with the back foot and then with the front foot. Try to land on the bolts of the board. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy skateb...

How To: Do a fakie kickflip on a skateboard

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a fakie kick-flip on a skateboard. Users should first know how to do the kick-flip before attempting this trick. Begin in a kick-flip position, with the back foot on the tail and the front foot slightly above the center of the board. Bend your knees and pop the tail. Flick your front foot up and out off the board. Then catch in midair on both your feet. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in skateboarding, and would like to ...

How To: Stick a hardflip on a skateboard

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a hard flip on a skateboard. Users should learn how to do a kick flip and front-side flip. Begin the back foot on the edge of the tail and the front foot on the center of the board. Pop the tail down and flick thee front foot outwards. Slightly rotate your shoulder to spin the board without rotating the body. Catch the board in mid-air with the front foot and land on the board with the back foot. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy s...

How To: Ollie with ease for beginners

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform an Ollie, kick flip and shuv-it skateboarding tricks. For the Ollie, begin with the back foot on the tip of the tail and the front foot on the middle of the board. Bend your knees slightly and extend your back as you raise up. Pop the tail of the board and roll the front foot on the nose of the board to land it. For the kick flip, start with an Ollie position and bend the knees. Pop the tail and roll your front foot to the nose. Flick with ...

How To: Do switch heelflips on a skateboard

In this how-to video, you will learn how to do a switch heel flip with a skateboard. This trick is similar to a switch kick flip, except using your heel. This trick is considered easier than a normal heel flip. First, your front foot's toes should be hanging off with the back leg on the back pocket corner of the tail. Now, pop the board and flick the heel out. Try and kick it forward and slightly off to the side. Once it flips, catch the board with your feet. This trick does not take too long...

How To: Do a casper flip on a skateboard

To begin with, you may want to learn how to kick flip before you try to do a casper flip as that is half of the trick. Try practicing it at a low speed as there is a lot of movement with your feet and this will help you keep control of the board. Now set your front foot on the two bolts in the front of your board and have your back foot square. Pop the board up like a normal kick flip, sliding your foot underneath the board as you flip it and when it is flipped over, spin the board back aroun...

How To: Do a blunt to fakie stall on a skateboard

This video tells us the method to do a blunt to fakie stall on a skateboard. The first step is to land blunt with your skateboard. If the skateboard lands more vertical, it is more difficult to do a blunt fakie. If you lock up the skateboard at an angle, it is easier to perform fakie stall. After doing the lock up, pop up the skateboard. This is a difficult position to practice as you are falling backwards. Once you practice it will be fun to do. The process to do it is lock up, pop the skate...

How To: Do a frontside flip on your skateboard

Jarvis from Skate Warehouse demonstrates how to do a front side flip on a skateboard. A front side flip is a kick flip with a 180 degree turn. Stand on the board with your front foot by the front bolts like a kick flip. Place your back foot on the right side of the tail. When you pop the skateboard by putting pressure on it, the board will scoop around to get the front side flip. Remember to keep your shoulders facing the direction that you're going but at an angle. Swing your shoulders while...

How To: Tie a skateboard shoe

The first thing to do is to untie the laces as they have come, and then remove the laces from the shoe. Begin by lacing at the bottom, lacing in, so that the lace is above the flaps on the side. You then take one side of the lace and put it in the hole above the one it has come out on, on the same side, and lace it through. You will then pull it directly over and lace it through the second hole on the opposite side. You will repeat with the other side in the next available hole, all the way u...

How To: Build a rad kicker launch ramp for skateboarding

Watch this video to learn how to build a launch ramp. Step by step process to building you very own wooden launch ramp for skating or biking! Fast and economical way to have fun while skating! First make sure to draw a stencil to make cutting the wood easier. To save money you're going to want to get 2 cut-outs from each sheet of wood. You will need 7 or 8 two foot 2x4's to connect the outer shells. Next you put 3/8" sheet of plywood on top to finish you ramp! To make it even easier try getti...

How To: Improve your kickflip on your skateboard

Improve your kickflip with the geeky Melvin. He takes you through the do's and dont's on mastering your kickflip on your skateboard. With several tips on how to safely try your skateboard tricks, like starting on grass before concrete. This a funny instructional two part video on proper placement of feet, your flick out, and front foot to help you perfect a kickflip.

How To: Make your own skateboard deck from scratch

This video, by GC Productions, brings you this segment of "Hammered and Screwed". In this episode, they teach you how to make your own skateboard at home, using materials you may have around the house or may find at your local hardware store. You will need 6 to 9 pieces of wood veneer, cut to 30" by 10", (the amount of pieces you will need depends on the thickness of the veneer, and how much flex you would like in your skateboard), and enough wood glue to coat each piece. Once they have glued...

How To: Nail a kickflip

Get that board spinning! Let the guys show you how to nail the perfect kick flip, or as it was formerly know, a magic flip. The kick flip's principles are simple and can be done by anyone who follows this video correctly. It isn't hard to follow this video as each step is broken down and played in slow motion with a detailed and concise explanation. While also showing off their own moves, we see how to avoid common errors and problems we may encounter as we embark on nailing the perfect kick ...

How To: Build a skateboard kicker ramp

This video starts out by showing the tools needed to build a skateboard kicker ramp: saw, drill, jigsaw, screwdriver, and wood. They then begin to cut the pieces of wood and screwing them together in the shape of a ramp. The instructions indicate to wet the ply board so it will bend to fit the shape of the ramp. They demonstrate how to measure the proper position of the board and screws using a string. They end by cutting the ply board at the proper length to allow the skateboard to life off ...

How To: Backside nosepick on a skateboard

First, the landing will be explained and demonstrated. A good tip learned from this video is that practicing landing a trick (in this case starting propped up in the position you would be doing a backside nose pick in) is important, as you can perfect the most difficult and intimidating part of the trick before learning it in its entirety. You will learn tips and tricks on ways to practice this trick, as well as insights of the presenter's own experiences in learning it. At the end of the vid...

How To: Do a magic flip or a kick flip

Start out with your foot on the back of your skateboard where you would flip an ollie. Put the front foot a little bit behind the front vault of the wheels. When you first start, you might want to have your foot back even a little more to make it easier. Pop and slide your foot out as you would with an ollie, however the board will do the flipping motion. Catch your foot on the back and press it back down to the ground. Don't be afraid to land on it and stick it instead of stepping off the side.

How To: Perform a legit kickflip

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform a kick flip on a skateboard. is a skateboarding trick where the skateboarder drags his front foot at an angle up the nose of the skateboard in order to make it flip 360 degrees along the board's axis. Begin with back foot in an ollie position, while front foot is angled. Start by sliding the foot onto the toe kick outwards behind you. After sliding, you will need to jump and keep feet away from the board's spin. As you see the grip tape com...

How To: Kickflip in 2 hours

dark star armor light 9 teaches you how to kick flip in 2 hours or less. You need to know how to Ollie first, before trying to learn how to kick flip. You start off with your back foot on the tail and your front foot, at an angle, pointing towards the front bolts, just behind them. Bend you legs to jump and push down on the tail. Once in the air, slide your front foot forward to make the board spin. Land safely on it and bend your legs again to cushion your fall. Practice will make this trick...

How To: Make a skate grind box

In this six minute video tutorial, viewers will learn a process for which to make a skateboard "grind box." A skateboard grind box is used for skateboarders to perform certain tricks on and to practice. In this tutorial the narrator goes over the different materials that are required for the grind box, the different tools that are required, and the steps for putting the materials together to form the grind box. By completely viewing this video, viewers will have gained an understanding on the...

How To: Act like a skateboarder

In this video Eric Joneckis gives you a few tips on acting like a true skateboarder. If you want other people to take you seriously as a skateboarder, you need to look the part. Here are a few tips: Always wear a shoelace belt, skateboarding shoes that shouldn't be untied to take them off, long hair and a cap to keep it all in place. Next to style, attitude is the most important thing you can have. Learn how to fool the people around you into thinking you are a good skateboarder. If you can't...

How To: Ollie better on a skateboard

Impress your friends with your sweet skateboard skills by learning how to ollie like a pro! First and foremost, you need to get yourself up to a comfortable speed. When you've reached a good speed, put your back foot on the tail and squat down to spring back up. Once you're up, kick your back foot down, bouncing the board off the ground and into the air. All you have to do now is stay in the air and land safely! This video will show you the way.

How To: Do beginner skateboarding tricks

For anyone just picking up the skateboard, this video tutorial shows the basics of how to do skateboarding tricks. The first trick is the popshuvit. This requires your feet to be lined up toward the back of the board allowing the foot closest to the end to scoop the board down to pop the front up and then reversing the board from the front to the back. The second trick is the 1-80 - the backside and a front side. This trick is similar to a popshuvit, but your feet remain on the board for the ...

How To: Ollie higher on a skateboard

This video shows how to ollie higher on a skateboard. It has demonstrations from Melvin the Nerd, who shows proper technique to ollie. The ollie is done best when your board is pushed backward as you are jumping, then pushed forward as you are elevating. To practice while moving, jump over an upside-down skateboard. Once you can do that, try over an upside-up board until you reach consistency. Keep adding boards or moving the distances until you become better. If you're having trouble, preten...

How To: Ollie while moving/farther on a skateboard

This video shows Melvin the Nerd explaining how to do a moving ollie on a skate board. With his taped together sunglass and nerdy voice, he explains that a moving ollie is basically the same as a non-moving ollie. When standing on the skate board you use your back foot to push down on the board as hard as possible. This will force the front of the board into the air while the back will "bounce" off the ground up into the air. Melvin the Nerd explains that the only way to learn is by practicing.

How To: Varial kickflip on your own skateboard

Remember: a varial kickflip is basically a pop shove-it with a little more ankle action, so set up like you would for a pop shove-it. Hit the tail as you would for a pop shove-it, and as the board starts to snap up, flick your front foot just like a kickflip. That action will cause the board to flip while the shove-it action from your back foot will make the board turn 180 degrees below you. Don't flick the flip too hard or it will flip away from you like a crazy 4th of July firework. Let the...

How To: Ollie with Tony Hawk

The title says it all. The worlds best skater, Tony Hawk, teaching you how to do the most basic and important skating trick: the ollie. The most important tricks you are going to learn in skating are ollies. The ollie is the act of jumping up using only your feet and the bringing the board up with you without grabbing it. The key elements of the ollie are timing, timing, timing, timing, timing… and your weight distribution and foot placement. Kris Markovich also helps out Tony in this video H...

How To: Do G-turn variations on your skateboard

A tutorial from the folks at Loaded Boards, demonstrating G-turn variations on a steep hillside. The video assumes you already have experience with G-turns. If you're a beginner, it's definitely not suggested you try these moves. In fact, the guy in the video notes at the beginning that the hill he's on is way too steep to be doing this stuff.

How To: Do big stand up slides on your skateboard

Loaded Boards presents this video where skater "Chinchilla" demonstrates how to do big stand up slides on your board. The video assumes you already have a fair amount of experience skateboarding. This definitely isn't something for beginners to try, but if you know what you're doing on your board you can wow the crowds with these moves.

How To: Practice skateboarding safety

Whether you’re headed for a half-pipe or your driveway, always be safe. Wearing protective gear and taking a few precautions can help prevent you from landing in the ER. Watch this video to learn how to practice skateboarding safety.