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 Hardflip

Problem: The board always hits my front leg
Solution: The board is hitting your front leg because you are not providing enough room for it to spin and flip. Make sure you kick out your front farther.

Problem: I have trouble flipping the board
Solution: By this time, you should know what causes the board to flip too much or too little. Simply adjust by flicking harder or softer, or adjust your foot position.

Problem: The board goes in front or behind me.
Solution: If the board shoots out in front of you, you need to lean forward. Similarly, if the board ends up in back of you, you are leaning forward too much and you need to lean back more.

Problem: I get popsicled when I Hardflip
Solution: Ouch! First, check to make sure you’re not bleeding. Then make sure you give enough scoop on your subsequent Hardflips. Not enough scoop causes the board to stop vertically in the air, putting you in a very unhealthy position. Also, jump higher and suck up your legs more to ensure the board has enough room…

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