Rodney Mullen was the first person to update The Trick in the 1960s. Even though a man named Kurt Lindgren came up with the skateboard tricks of the 1990s.
No matter what it is, let’s see how easy it is to do this old-school kickflip on the best arbor longboards or best freestyle skateboards, which are made to do your favorite stunts and tricks. If you look at this medium, you should be able to easily learn how to kickflip in this way.
How to old school kickflip in 3 step:
First, you have to put one foot in the middle of the board and the other on the end of the truck. Your back foot should be in the corner of the board, making it easy to flip. Also, the heel of your front leg is on the opposite side from where your toe is, and the sole of your foot is firmly holding the edge of the board.
Next, try to lift the board with both feet in this way. So, after a while of trying, you’ll notice that the skateboard comes up with your feet, too, and you’ll know it’s time to move on to the next step.
Then use both feet to try to flip the board over. Try to turn the board with your other foot as you lift the board with one foot.
Be careful, because you could fall over if you try to do these tricks. So, a longboard helmet, knee pads, and sliding gloves are less likely to hurt if you wear them now.
Try to turn the whole board around a full circle and put it back where it was. Make sure the longboard doesn’t spin too much in the air, and once it does, you can hold it with your feet and stand on it.
About 5 months ago we learnt side flips, and after successfully doing them a few times I eventually landed wrong and was out of action for 3 months with a squashed foot. It’s still a little sore.
I highly recommend watching videos on youtube like Epic1’s tutorials and Jujimufu’s tutorials. And I highly recommend gymnastic mattresses. I’ve been collecting foam cushions for a while now and I’m about to build a big platform to jump off and onto the mats so I can practise my flips.
No worries if you can’t kick flip, yet.
There are a lot of variables to take into account when asking this question. Weight distribution, Body posture, How comfortable you are with the board you are riding (maybe the trucks are to loose, and this throws your center of gravity off. Vice versa if you’re riding with your trucks way too tight.) Also how well you can Ollie, and ride your board. Reason I mention this is simply because the more comfortable you are with your board the easier it makes it to learn any trick that you want. Now in terms of Kick flips I don’t actually know what you look like executing the trick. So this makes it a little bit harder to point out what you are, and aren’t doing correctly. My advice is make sure that you loosen up your body. The more relaxed you are the better. Don’t worry about the end result
This could be caused by a few things.
- You’re leaning too far back or too far forward when you pop.
- A common cause of any trick flying in front of you when you try to pop would be not understanding the balance needed between you and the board as you pop and manipulate it.
- An easy test to see if this is the case is to make sure you pop your kickflip, or any other trick, the same way you ollie or do another trick that you can land, because if you’re leaning the same way the board will react the same way. Just make sure to practice your foot positions for the specific trick.
- You’re not lifting up your feet (enough).
- Sometimes when you’re skating, the way you lift your feet and legs matters a lot. From turning quickly, to ollie-ing, to getting off your board, how quickly and how high you lift your feet and legs can have a huge impact on what the board is doing with you.
- For popping a kickflip specifically, this could be an issue when you aren’t lifting your high enough or not lifting them in an upward direction.
- If you ollie and your feet are trying to push the board forward, chances are you’re not going to land the intended trick. Try popping completely vertically and moving your feet upward while trying the kickflip. It lets the board move freely as you intend it to so you have time to catch it.
- If you aren’t lifting your feet high enough, you might feel like the only sensible thing to do is to put your front foot more forward, whether to protect yourself or otherwise. This would make the board go forward instead of upward.
- You’re not flicking smoothly.
- When it comes to flip tricks, even the most simple of them all requires a precise flick. Without it, the board will do what the force of your foot is asking it to do.
- When flicking the kickflip, you want to have your front foot slide along the top of the board and dip into the pocket on the kickflip side of the board and to just barely apply any pressure.
- You do NOT want to kick downward, or outward, as these will create unwanted effects. (Kicking downward is a decent tactic for achieving double flips and triple flips.) But kick outward will primarily cause this issue.
You’ll see that you have to work hard enough to be able to do this great old-school kickflip. And these old-school skateboard tricks are good for your body, which is why everyone says that longboarding is good for your health in many ways.