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Colin Gould

Kickflip trick tip

The kickflip was originally called "Magic flip" when freestyle legend Rodney Mullen invented it in the 1980's.

It became one of the most popular skateboarding tricks ever. Landing your first kickflip is an important milestone, enjoy it!


(Video by Enjoi)

  1. 1

    Start in the ollie position, with your front foot slightly more towards the heel side of the board, at a 30 degree angle.



  2. 2

    Crouch down a little to prepare for the pop. Keep your shouldes in line with the board.



  3. 3

    Pop the board like you would for an ollie.



  4. 4

    Jump and flick your front foot towards the heelside edge of the nose. This should make the board flip in a full 360 degree rotation.

    Suck up your legs to give the board room to rotate.









  5. 5

    Try to catch the board in midair by lowering your feet.



  6. 6

    Bend your knees upon landing to absorb the impact.


Tips

  • Try to land with your feet above the bolts of your trucks.

  • Look at your board, it will help you keep in line with the board.

  • Don't kick the board down too much.

  • Don't give up! It can take hundreds of tries. When you feel you can flip it but still can't land, just throw your feet on that board and don't overthink it. Pump yourself up and go for it!

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itreflipdurmom
itreflipdurmo
these took soo long

4 April 2009 at 12:18

these took soo long
leikinskater
leikinskater
Thank You How2skate, I really need to Kickflip! (Y)

4 April 2009 at 16:37

Thank You How2skate, I really need to Kickflip!
Lange-Drengen
Lange-Drengen
Love kickflips.

5 April 2009 at 03:00

Love kickflips.
_Tyler_
_Tyler_
Thanks man, I'll keep trying.

6 April 2009 at 22:51

Thanks man, I'll keep trying.
raffo
raffo
thanks to u now i can kickflip (Y)

7 April 2009 at 02:28

thanks to u now i can kickflip
sv8persk8er
sv8persk8er
thanks mann

7 April 2009 at 06:43

thanks mann
enjoi4life
enjoi4life
You know, what really did the trick for me, after like 5 years of practice ( not every day, lol) I started making sure i ollied before i flipped my board. So i made two seperate motions, you could call it a late kickflip, but i worked for me, because the board finally stayed underneath me.

7 April 2009 at 15:48

You know, what really did the trick for me, after like 5 years of practice ( not every day, lol)

I started making sure i ollied before i flipped my board. So i made two seperate motions, you could call it a late kickflip, but i worked for me, because the board finally stayed underneath me.
jackson
jackson
ha i get so angry with them :D

7 April 2009 at 16:53

ha i get so angry with them
Sk8rboy911
Sk8rboy911
my foot always lands underneath the board. HELP!!! :(

8 April 2009 at 00:20

my foot always lands underneath the board. HELP!!!
bigshotsk894
bigshotsk894
thanx you!!!!!!

9 April 2009 at 17:08

thanx you!!!!!!

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