How to bail
When you're skateboarding, there's always a chance that things go wrong. It's part of the game and there's nothing you can do about it.
However, there are some things you can do to reduce the damage.
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There are 2 things you have to remember when a trick goes wrong:
- Get that board out of the way. You really don't want to land with one foot or land on the side of the board. When you're doing a trick and you know you won't make it, bail out by stretching your legs to the front- or backside.
You can disagree with this, but there are many ways to bail out.
- Feet always first. If you're falling down, always try to land on your feet. Don't dive. When you're out of balance with a grind always jump off with your feet in front of you. Never jump off when your balance is in front of you. If you do, you pay in flesh.
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Some things to remember:
- If you're stepping on your board out of balance and riding to something, it's best to stop and try it again.
- Never catch your full weight with your arms.. it hurts really bad, so try to roll over when you land, and always bend your knees.
If you have any more tips comment on this tip.
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thanks ill try these tips next session
The first one is sooo relevant.
thanks , thats so helpful :)
For those who are crazy like me and loves vert you
want to fall down on your knees and slide down.
[vid]8954216_KneeSlides[/vid] There ya go. (Y)
personaly i find bombing hills rather fun but almost every time i've taken a large hill i've had to bail and my scarred knees will tell ya its better to just roll so long as you keep your head tucked in just right and land rolling on your shoulder you won't have a problem one time i actually did one and a half front flips before touching the ground landed on my right shoulder and flipped back onto my feet and still skidded for like 5 feet it hurt like hell but it was better than smashing my face at like 35 miles per hour ( yes gravity will drag my 220 pound ass down a hill pretty damn fast lmao )
this new website is awesome anyways when you fall or bail dont fight it if you can land on your feet great but make sure u land flat :$ if you cant land on your feet dont fight it try to roll more than just falling so that it hurts less it will prevent injury +o( kind of arch your back too to help you roll
kwl thanks gota try this out
im just geting good at vert so i need that tip
i find it easier to roll on my shoulder if that helps (Y) (Y)
i thought rolling was a good idea
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