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].