Whether you’ve mastered the kickflip or you just want to try something new, today we’re here to talk, learn and try heelflips.

Step One: Foot Placement

Have your back foot positioned high up on the tail, I like to have my heel hanging off a little bit so I can quickly get my back foot out of the way. The front foot should be behind the bolts a little bit, with your toes hanging off, and slightly angled up.

Step Two: POP

Be sure to bend your knees while still keeping your weight centered over the board then snap that tail against the ground with your back foot, while simultaneously sliding your front foot up at a slight angle.

Step Three: Flick

Once your foot reaches the edge of the board, give a little flick with your heel, and this should set the board in motion. Get that foot out of the way and watch the board start to rotate around.

Step Four: Catch

Watch for that grip tape to come back around, once you see it catch it with your back foot to stop the rotation then put your front foot down and prepare to land.

Step Five: Prepare for landing

Now that you see your grip tape stop the rotation with your back foot and prepare to land. Once your wheels touch the ground, bend your knees and be sure to keep your weight centered over the board

Step Six: Ride Away

Keep those hands down and ride away because you just stomped your first heelflip. From here you can take this trick and learn all different variations of it, fakie heelflip, varial heelflip, the list goes on and on. Don’t lose confidence, you’ve got this, check out our skate shop [HERE].

 

Calvin G

2018-07-26T16:00:37+00:00July 24th, 2018|

About the Author:

My name is Calvin Green, I grew up in Houlton, WI. I started getting into skateboarding around 5 years old then when I finished kindergarten my parents bought me a skateboard. This was where my love for boards sparked. Snowboarding came pretty soon after that, I had seen it on TV and instantly knew I wanted to get into it. I Started on a board with plastic edges and bindings but after a season of riding that I begged my parents relentlessly into buying me a real snowboard. Finally the fall of 4th grade had come around and the badgering had paid off because my parents were game to get one. I Started taking lessons at Trollhaugen that winter and I instantly fell in love with it. I now work on the park crew at Trollhaugen and spend much of my winter riding there.

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