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 Varial Flip

Problem: Landing on the board upside down
Solution: You are focusing more on the pop shove it than the Kickflip. You can fix this several ways.

  1. Angle your front foot more to get a faster flip
  2. Pop harder, letting the board get more air and having more time to flip
  3. Suck up more to give the board more room to flip

Problem: I land with one foot
Solution: You’re not committing. The landing feels just like a Pop Shove-it. If you can land Pop Shove-its, there is no reason you cannot land Varial Flips. As always, be as balanced as possible. Staying centered over your board will place you in the optimum position to land on the board with both feet.

Problem: My board only flips half way
Solution: One possible reason for a half flip is having too much of your front foot on the board as you flick. Fix this by moving your front foot south, letting more of your heel hang off…

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