9 Relatively Simple Kicker Tricks You Should Try


OK, we’re starting to get a bit trickier now. Front 3s are reckoned to be harder to nail at first because the landing is blind but once you finally stomped it, the feeling is just awesome, if not more so. Like the back 180, these are classic tricks that look great with a whole variety of grabs. Check out this in-depth tutorial with Ben Kilner for more deets.

1) As with all spins, approach low and centred. Turn your front shoulder slightly forward and in preparation for the spin.

2) You can do a set-up S turn like the BS 360, so you hit the jump ever so slightly on your heel edge.

3) Open your shoulders in an anticlockwise direction (clockwise if you’re goofy), keeping them parallel to the ground. You don’t want to start corking on us just yet! Indy nosebones (like Ben Kilner’s here) look great with this trick, but it looks equally good if you grab melon or even stalefish.

4) Here’s the trick part – landing backwards. Watch the ground between your feet to gauge height and align your board. Aim to land a little on your toe edge to kill the rotation – and ride away!

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