9 Relatively Simple Kicker Tricks You Should Try


Now for the spins. The frontside 180 is a classic trick which deserves some proper attention. Make sure you’ve got riding switch down to a tee before trying this, otherwise chances are you’ll eat it on the landing.

These are the basics, but if you want a more detailed description (with a melon thrown in) click here.

1) Approach your kicker frontside, start shifting your weight ever slightly onto your heels and pop off the top.

2) Open your shoulders only as you leave the lip. If you do it before, chances are you’ll over-rotate. Little kickers need more welly than hefty kickers, so bear that in mind as you gently spin your body anticlockwise (clockwise for goofy).

3) Keep the movement coming around and as you start to reach 180 bring your new back shoulder round the other way so your chest is facing forward. This will helps stop the rotation. The great thing with frontside 180s is you’re always looking the right way! Ride away switch until you’re in control before swapping back to regular stance – or find something to half cab off.

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