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By Iskatehard at 2009-03-31 21:08

by Iskatehard on Tue, 2009-03-31 21:54
I appologize for the lack of images and footage for tonight. I'll be posting them tomorrow night/early the day after, due to lack of a skateboard at the moment.

by green shoes on Fri, 2009-05-08 09:18
you have the footing all wrong, it should be that your toes are on the board not your whole foot, secondly your front foot shouldnt be as if you're doing a kickflip, it should be as you're doing a treflip. then pop and push your back foot forward and your front foot up then bring it back, jump high because if you do it right your board should pop straight up and you dont want it ending up ur ass then catch it and roll away. i can only do these on flatground, they get away from me if i try them off something

by Iskatehard on Sat, 2009-06-20 11:19
Perhaps your foot placement is partly why they get away from you?

There are a lot of ways you can set up for this trick, for sure. If you find one way easier than another, then mess with that placement.

I've been doing this trick for years and that's the best way that I've personally found to position my feet for doing this trick. It works fine on flatground and it's worked fine on taking it down small and big gaps alike.

Having less foot on the board will make it harder to control. It might make the effort for the flip a little bit harder, but it'll stay under you atleast.

by Lakai. on Sat, 2009-06-20 12:21
I really want to catch em like that guy in the video, and i can't land them currently.

My back foot i think is way to far off, like the toes for me super-scoop the board.

So to get em like the guy in vid, should i sort of put my back foot farther on the board?

by Iskatehard on Sat, 2009-06-20 12:29
You could try that...

But you say you currently can't land them? As in, at all?

If that's the case, I'd suggest just getting the trick down however you can. Don't worry if you're not catching it perfect just yet. Once you get it down and you're comfortable with landing it, then you will want to try to adjust things to make it look better.. But it's pretty hard to do when you're not able to land it to begin with, you know?

But concerning your toes doing a super-scoop type deal, that's not good =\. Perhaps try putting more back foot on the board. It'll make the scooping motion seem like it's a little harder as it'll take a bit more force, but you'll have much more control over it.

Though I can't say for sure that will or wont help you catch them like that guy, but having more control will help you in catching it cleaner, so I guess I'd say that it would help you catching it like that guy.

by Lakai. on Sat, 2009-06-20 12:35
okay thanks a lot man!

I'm going skating today am i'm determined to land this, i'll get back to this thread tonight with the results!

I owe you posi in 3 months!

by Iskatehard on Sat, 2009-06-20 15:44
Haha, it's all good man.

If you can by chance get a video of you trying one or something, I can probably offer you more help.

But yeah, hardflips can be a real bitch for some people. Once you get them though, they feel so simple

by nickguz on Sat, 2009-07-18 18:54
Quote:
Originally Posted by green shoes View Post
you have the footing all wrong, it should be that your toes are on the board not your whole foot, secondly your front foot shouldnt be as if you're doing a kickflip, it should be as you're doing a treflip. then pop and push your back foot forward and your front foot up then bring it back, jump high because if you do it right your board should pop straight up and you dont want it ending up ur ass then catch it and roll away. i can only do these on flatground, they get away from me if i try them off something
some people do them as he showed.

by TR3YDASK8R on Mon, 2009-09-21 11:17
Dude i can land those pretty often now than i ever could it's easy now.

by Iskatehard on Mon, 2009-09-21 12:57
Quote:
Originally Posted by TR3YDASK8R View Post
Dude i can land those pretty often now than i ever could it's easy now.
So the trick tip helped you out? Glad to hear it man.

 

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