View Full Version : The Ulimate Heelflip Guide

11-12-2006, 06:58 AM

The heelflip is a very hard trick until you get it down. However, making the effort to get it down in the end is so satisfying!

Likke most other tricks, the foot positioning is among the most important parts of the trick. Don't try and not concentrate on the foot positioning because you would be missing out greatly!


FRONT FOOT - You will want your front foot to have your toes hanging slightly off the edge of the board. If yo uare regular your toes should be hanging off the right side of the board and if you are goofy, they sohuld be hanging off the left side. A good way to judge how much of your toes should be hanging off would be that the ball of your foot should be touch the edge of the board.

BACK FOOT - Your back foot will be set up just like an ollie. Fairly in the middle of the tail because your back foot plays no major roll in the flip and as you will see, it mainly just pops the board up.

So, now that we have the foot positioning down we can move onto the flipping.


FRONT FOOT - With your front foot, you are going to want to slide it diagonally off the board to give it the heelflipping motion. You MUST, and that is a MUST remember to slide your foot off diagonally and not straight off or the board won't move with you. You will keep going forward and your board will stop! That is not fun over a gap!


BACK FOOT: With your back foot all you have to do is just pop. Just so that the heelflip isn't on the ground, you pop with your back foot to get it up! Simple isn't it?

So right now, you have spun the heel flip and it is underneath you.


The catch for the heelflip is different than alot of tricks. With most tricks, you catch the board with your front or back foot but with the heelflip, both of your feet will be catching the board simultaneously. Before you catch the board, you need to remember tho that you have to suck your legs up high before catching because the heelflip will get caught up in your legs.

Once you have caught the heelflip, stomp to the ground to avoid it from spinning any further and there you go, you have a heelflip.

Now that you know how to do the heelflip, you may run into some troubles. Here's some trouble shooting!


PROBLEM: The board always goes vertical and smashes my ballsack

Solution: You may be putting too much force into the flip of the board. Try putting a little ease on that. The last thing you want is a ballsack that is bleeding.

Problem: I can only get half the flip.

Solution: This is sometimes caused by not following through on the slide off. Always follow through after you slide your front foot off the board and keep your foot there until the heelflip is ready to be caught.

Problem: The board lands beside me!

Solution : Well,. theres really only one solution to this. You must jump with the board.



11-12-2006, 07:02 AM
I'll use this guide when I can, thanks for the help. Posi

11-12-2006, 07:03 AM
nice guide. Too bad i can already heelflip

blondy sk8
11-12-2006, 07:07 AM
nice guide. Too bad i can already heelflip
ya i can heel to.

11-12-2006, 07:17 AM
Thanks guys, much appreciated. and tahnks skateboardkid.

11-12-2006, 10:51 AM
sweet guide.

11-12-2006, 11:02 AM
cool guide but im kinda confused with the postion of my front foot

11-12-2006, 11:05 AM
nice guide, again...

11-12-2006, 04:24 PM
i use to have this trick so down then i took a 3 month break and lost it i got it again but nowhere as high as i usually did, any tips on getting it higher

Skating Forever Even in Heaven
11-12-2006, 04:25 PM
He has done it again.:-D

Skating Forever Even in Heaven
11-12-2006, 04:29 PM
+rep given

11-12-2006, 04:40 PM
Thanks Sk8inforevr.

Super glad to hear my guides are helping.

Skating Forever Even in Heaven
11-12-2006, 04:43 PM
Thanks Sk8inforevr.

Super glad to hear my guides are helping.

No problem, man.
Your going to be a legend soon.
Oops, you already are.

11-12-2006, 04:45 PM
No problem, man.
Your going to be a legend soon.
Oops, you already are.

Haha thanks dude.

I think b/s heels are next!!!

11-12-2006, 04:46 PM
Thanks for all the support everbody.

11-12-2006, 05:28 PM
woot on the Wrtier status dewd.

black label sk8er
11-13-2006, 06:37 PM
That is a great guide. It helped my consistancy by like 3 tries. Thanks and + repp'd.

12-22-2006, 07:14 PM
i am working on it, just satretd skating