A complete guide on how to properly execute a kickflip on a tech deck.
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Learning how to kickflip a tech deck is a great way to impress your friends and improve your skateboarding skills. Although it may look difficult, the kickflip is actually a fairly simple trick to learn. With a little practice, you’ll be able to perform this move like a pro in no time.
What You’ll Need
To kickflip a Tech Deck, you’ll need the following:
– A Tech Deck
– A hard, flat surface
– A lot of practice!
Follow the instructions below to learn how to kickflip a Tech Deck like a pro.
Step One: Place Your Deck
The first step to kickflipping your tech deck is to place your deck on the ground. You can do this by either holding it in your hand and placing it down, or by setting it down on a table or other surface. If you’re using a regular skateboard, you’ll want to place it so that the front trucks are hanging off the edge of the surface.
Step Two: Place Your Front Foot
Next, place your front foot on the center of the board. Your foot should be perpendicular to the board, and you should be able to balance yourself on this foot alone. If you’re having trouble keeping your balance, try placing your foot closer to the nose of the board.
Step Three: Place Your Back Foot
Once you have your front foot in place, reach back with your back foot and place it on the tail of the board. Again, make sure that your foot is perpendicular to the board. You may need to adjust your front foot slightly in order to get into this position.
Step Four: Bend Your Knees
Once both feet are in place, bend your knees slightly and lean forward until your weight is evenly distributed between both feet. You should be in a crouched position at this point, with most of your weight over the center of the board.
Step Five: Pop The Board off The Ground
Now that you’re balanced and ready to go, it’s time to pop the board off the ground. To do this, simply extend your legs and push down on the center of the board with both feet. As you push down, simultaneously pull up on the nose of the deck with your front hand. The force generated by these two motions should be enough to cause the board to leave
Step Two: Place Your Front Foot
When you’re ready to place your front foot, start with the ball of your foot on the very edge of the deck. You can see in the photo that my front foot is slightly angled so that when I place it down, my toes are pointing in the direction that I want to travel. Step two is key because if you don’t get this right, your whole kickflip will be off.
Step Three: Ollie
After you’ve practiced the first two steps and have conquered them, it’s now time to move on to the third and final step: the ollie. This may seem like a daunting task, but we promise it’s not as complicated as it looks. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do an ollie on a Tech Deck:
1. For starters, you’ll want to make sure that your Tech Deck is in the right position. You’ll want to place your back foot at the center of the deck and your front foot at the very edge of the deck.
2. Once you’re in position, you’ll want to apply pressure to your back foot while you simultaneously lift your front foot off of the deck.
3. As you’re doing this, you’ll want to slide your front foot forward so that it’s placed in front of your back foot.
4. Now comes the tricky part: as you’re sliding your front foot forward, you’ll want to flick your back foot off of the deck. This will cause your Tech Deck to rotate in midair and perform a kickflip!
Step Four: Grab the Board
When you’re ready to attempt the trick, approach the board from the front side, and place your back foot in the center of the deck. Rest your front foot on the nose of the board, and lean forward slightly. Place your dominant hand in the middle of the deck, and position your other hand above the wheels on the tail end of the deck.
Step Five: Flip the Board
Now that you’ve lifted the board off of the ground, it’s time to flip the board. You’ll want to keep your fingers close to the center of the board, and use your pinky finger for stability. As you bring the deck up, quickly flick your wrist forward. The momentum should cause the deck to rotate 360 degrees and land back on all four wheels.
Step Six: Land on Your Feet
Some people like to land on their feet first and then roll away. Others like to roll away first and then land on their feet. It really doesn’t matter what order you do things in, as long as you end up on your feet.
Now that you know the basic steps of how to kickflip a tech deck, practice these techniques until you have perfected your kickflip. Remember to stay patient and keep your eye on the prize. With enough practice, you’ll be landing kickflips like a pro in no time!