The Secrets of Skateboarding

  • 145 Page in depth guide of tricks
  • Features how-to, troubleshooting, and other skate secrets
  • Written by underground skater Tony Waters
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Troubleshooting the Backside Flip

Problem: The board won’t spin all the way.
Solution: Pop higher and get more scoop with your back foot.

Problem: The board does not flip properly
Solution: The flip is all due to the front foot. So you need to focus on sliding the front foot down diagonally. If the board is over flipping, adjust by moving your front foot north, and just give a nice sharp flick. If the board is only flipping half way or barely flipping at all, move your front foot south or angle it more.

Problem:  The board hits my legs
Solution: You are not giving the board enough room to rotate and flip. Fix this by sucking up…

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