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A kickflip is a cool, clean-looking skateboarding trick which is basically a variation on the ollie. In a kickflip, you jump vertically, then use your front foot to flick or "kick" the board so that it spins in the air before you land. Community Dashboard Random Article About Us Categories Recent Changes. Write an Article Request a New Article Answer a Request More Ideas The first thing you need to look at is your foot placement: Hopefully you already know how to ollie, but just to recap: Use your front foot to flick the board.

Kick your leg out, flicking the edge of your deck with your baby toe. Catch the skateboard with your back foot, then your front. Once the skateboard has completed a full rotation in the air, catch it with your back foot and slam it towards the ground. Once your back foot hits the board, your front foot should follow suit. As your board hits the ground, bend your knees in order to absorb the shock. Kickflips are the most difficult of the basic tricks, so it can take a while to get them down perfectly.

A double kickflip is when the board flips over twice in the air before you land. It involves the same technique as a regular ollie, you just need to flick the board a little harder and faster. You can also try for a triple kickflip, where the board flips over three times before landing. A varial kickflip is a combination of a kickflip and and a shove-it, where the board spins around degrees as it flips. You can achieve the shove-it rotation by popping the board on the toe side of the tail, then flicking the nose with your front foot to achieve the flip.

A kickflip body varial involves the skater switching their position mid-air, instead of the board. With this particular trick, the skater flips their body degrees frontside, then lands in a switch stance. With a kickflip indy, you do a kickflip, flicking the board a little further out than you normally would, and grab the board in your hand before you land. You need to be rolling pretty fast and jumping high for this one.

The kickflip underflip is a very advanced trick which takes lots of practice to master. After the board has completed one rotation during a kickflip, you use the top of your toe to flick the board so it spins in the opposite direction.

Before you attempt to kickflip, you should probably be pretty comfortable on a skateboard. You should be familiar with all the parts on a skateboard, have decent balance and know how to ollie.

You can practice your kickflip while rolling or stationary - it really depends on personal preference. Extremely important to have learnt before you even attempt to practice Kickflips: Ollie, Frontside , Backside , Pop-shuvit, and Frontside Pop-shuvit. Successfully learning these tricks will have increased your board control significantly for much faster progression when learning the Kickflip.

Some people find it easier to learn while rolling, while others prefer to get their technique down in a stationary position first. What do I do if I can jump, but when my board lands, it runs away and I land on my butt? Lean forward more after you catch the board with your front foot which should be the second foot to land on the board.

I get the rotation but how do you jump? Use normal foot positions, then push the back foot down, slide the front foot up and jump all in one. It will likely take a little practice to get used to the flow-through motions. I cannot get my foot positioned the right way. My back foot is stopping the rotation when attempting a kickflip.


When you do the jump up to let the board rotate, try to focus on lifting your back foot up higher. It might even help to try to lift your left knee up to your chest. How can I fix the problem of the board always shooting five feet away from me when I try to do the rotation?

Kick flip

If I ride in a regular stance, do I have to flick the opposite way? If you ride regular, your left foot will be flicking the board to complete the kickflip. How do I improve my kickflip ability? Everybody has their own kickflip method, it just takes time to perfect it. When doing a kickflip, how do I catch it with my back foot? Lift up your back foot and wait until the board does one flip, then catch it with both feet and land it. You should basically just be doing a Ollie with your front foot 45 degrees sideways.

How do I catch it with my front foot? Lift it up and keep it up after you flick it. Wait for the board has completed one full rotation, and let it land on your front foot.

Kick flip

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No one foot position is universal for kickflips, try adjusting how much your heels hang off the board, where you place your front foot, and the angle that you point your toes. Warnings If you flick the board incorrectly, it could spin vertically instead of horizontally and end up hitting you in the groin. This is known as "credit carding" and is pretty unpleasant, so make sure to get your technique right. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read , times.

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