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Q: Kickflipping on a skateboard ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Kickflipping on a skateboard
Category: Sports and Recreation > Training
Asked by: firesuse-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 02 Aug 2002 06:59 PDT
Expires: 01 Sep 2002 06:59 PDT
Question ID: 48530
when i kickflip on a skateboard,  i can manage to get the board to
spin, and i can usual get my right leg to catch it in the air. The
problem is, i can't get my left leg to go up in the air enough.
Usually what happens is my left foot hits the ground BEFORE the board
comes down with my right foot on it.

So how do i get my left foot to catch the board with my right foot,
instead of it coming down before the board and my right foot lands?
Subject: Re: Kickflipping on a skateboard
Answered By: alienintelligence-ga on 02 Aug 2002 07:35 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hey there firesuse,

This is definitely more suited to
someone showing you how, rather than
a description, or webpages... but
I'll try.

I had a similar problem when I used
to skate. I couldn't get an ollie
up in the air. It was basically a
very fine line of timing. I found
that as I jump up, I have to imagine
the movement closely. The key is
split thinking. You have to keep
your mind on the one foot that is
manipulating the board, while focusing
on moving the opposite foot up and
out of the way. 

Some links to read over. I'm sure
you "know how to do it" but the
"doing it" part has probably got
you. There are some vids in there

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VIDEOS! I love the net...

Many more links in one:
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A help FAQ on a kickflip
[ ]

Some newsgroup posts regarding kickflips:



-search technique-
how to do a kickflip skateboard
[ :// ]

did this help any? Only other thing
I could do is find real people to describe
how they do it. It really is hard to help
"not in person" with this one.

firesuse-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
thanks! excellent links and a nice reply :D

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