CAsper flips are one of my favourite tricks and when you learn them, they will almost definitly be one of your favourite tricks as well! They are super fun, look nice and are perfect for everything. ESPECIALLY SKATE. Yo uwill dominate your friends.
The foot placement for the casper flip is VERY important, be sure to pay much attention!
FRONT FOOT:You're going to want your front foot to be at about a 35 degree angle with the ball of your foot in between the middle of your deck and the heel side edge of the deck. This meaning that if you are goofy, the ball of your foot will be between the middle and the right edge of the board and if you are regular, the ball of your foot will be between the middle and the left edge of the board. Your foot should be just a bit less than halfway up the board (roughly 15 inches from the tail).
BACK FOOT: You are going to want your back foot similar to the poistioning of the frontside flips back foot. Your back foot should be on the same edge of the tail and the side of the board that your front foot is on. For example, if you are goofy, your back foot should be on he right edge of the tail and if you are regular it should be on the left edge of the tail. Be sure to do this because if you don't, the trick will be extremely hard to do when it comes to the catching aspect of this uberuberuberuberuberuberuberuberuber steezy trick.
Now, we are ready to move onto the flip!
THE FLIP: PART ONE
***THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE TRICK***
With your front foot, you are to slide it diagonally off the deck as if you were doing a kickflip but instead of kicking your foot out and following through, right after your foot goes off the board, you will put your front foot under the deck to stop it at half a kickflip.
BACK FOOT: With your back foot, you will be popping the board and sucking your back leg up to keep it out of the way, the last thing it wanat is an injured shin!
THE FLIP: PART TWO
FRONT FOOT:Now, at this point, the board should have spun a half kickflip and your foot should be under the board. You must now kick your leg FORWARDS at about a 45 degree angle so the board flips back over and spins a 180 reotation. I know this is complicated, but i will recap it.
BACK FOOT: Just keep it out of the way! We will get to the back foot later!
So, thats the flip. I will now recap it.
1. Foot placement.
2. Spin a half kickflip and immediately put your foot under the board so it stops at half a kickflip.
3.Suck your back leg up.
4. Kick your front foot out at a 45 degree angle so it does a 180 and another half kickflip.
Now, onto the catch!
When the board is under your feet, you will be catching the board with both feet but it will MAINLY be your back foot doing the work. After the casper flip has completely done its flipping, stop the board with your back foot, bring your front foot onto the deck and immediately stomp the ground to avvoid hanving the deck spin anymore that is necessary.
You have now landed the casper flip. Onto trouble shooting.
Problem: I can stop the board halfway, but i can't get it to do a 180 after i flip it back.
Solution – BE SURE TO KICK OUT AT 45 DEGREES AND NOT STRAIGHT!
Problem – I can't stop the kickflip half way.
Solution – Stoping the kickflip is all one motion. Put your f oot directly under the board!
Problem – I over flip it.
Solution – Simple! Don't kick at such a high angle!
Hope this helps!
By: Kristian Murphy
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