Check out this step-by-step guide on how to do a kickflip on a Tech Deck.
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A kickflip is a type of move in skateboarding where the skater flicks the board up with their back foot while jumping into the air. Theboard will spin around 360 degrees before the skater catches it again with their feet. Doing a kickflip on a Tech Deck is a little bit different than doing one on a regular skateboard, but it is still possible to do. You just need to be able to keep your balance and have a little bit of patience.
What You’ll Need
Before you can learn how to do a kickflip on a tech deck, you’ll need a few things. First, you’ll need a tech deck. These can be found at most toy stores or online. You’ll also need some skateboarding shoes, and it’s helpful to have some sort of ramp or ledge to practice on.
Once you have all of your supplies, find a place to practice where you won’t be disturbed. Start by putting your tech deck on the ground and placing your back foot on it in the middle. Place your front foot on the ground in front of the deck, and bend your knees slightly.
From here, you’ll want to push off with your back foot while simultaneously kicking up with your front foot. As you kick up, use your front foot to flick the nose of the deck upwards. As the deck starts to come up, tuck your legs in and bring your feet up towards your chest.
As the deck comes up, catch it with your hand and start to bring it down onto the ground. When it’s about halfway down, place your feet back on the deck and land in a riding position.
Step One: Place Your Front Foot
Now that you have your deck set up, it’s time to start learning how to do a kickflip on a tech deck. The first step is to place your front foot in the center of the deck. This is where you will put most of your weight when doing the trick, so make sure you are comfortable with your foot placement.
Next, you will want to shift your weight onto your front foot and raise your back foot off of the deck. You should be balanced on your front foot before proceeding to the next step.
Step Two: Place Your Back Foot
Now that your board is in the air, it’s time to place your back foot. You’re going to want to place it right in the center of the tail. For most people, this will be about an inch or two from the very back of the board. Your foot should be perpendicular to the board, and you should be balanced on your toes.
Step Three: Ollie
The ollie is the fundamental trick of skateboarding, and the key to doing a kickflip is performing an ollie perfectly. To ollie, place your front foot on the center of the board and your back foot on the tail. Bend your knees and jump straight up into the air, using your back foot to push the tail down so that the board pops up into the air behind you. As the board pops up, simultaneously flick your wrists to spin the board 360 degrees.
Step Four: Pop the Tail
The key to a successful kickflip is all in the tail. You need to pop the tail hard enough to get the board to rotate, but not so hard that it goes flying out from under your feet.
To do this, place your back foot on the tail of the board and your front foot in the middle of the deck. Bend your knees and lean forward slightly, then quickly snap your back foot straight while simultaneously popping the tail of the board off the ground. The board should rotate one-and-a-half times before you catch it with your front foot.
Step Five: Catch the Deck
As the deck comes up to your hand, open your hand and prepare to catch it on the broad side. This will help you keep the deck level as you land the trick.
Step Six: Land It
Now that you’ve completed the steps necessary to do a kickflip on your Tech Deck, it’s time to land it. The most important thing to remember when landing is to keep your weight centered over your deck. If you land too far forward or back, you risk flipping over. As you land, bend your knees and roll forward until you come to a stop.
In conclusion, a kickflip on a tech deck is not as difficult as it may seem. With a little bit of practice, you will be able to perform this move with ease.