Posts in Trick Tips
How to Switch Frontside 5050 Grind - Skateboard Block Basics Trick Tip

Start progressing your switch skating with the Frontside 5050 Grind

Skating switch is one of the many joys of skateboarding. Some tricks actually feel better switch than they will in your natural stance. So if you’ve been working on your switch skating, getting your switch ollies consistent, it might be time for you to take the next step.

Here is my tutorial for Switch Frontside fifty fifty grinds.

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How to Backside 5050 Grind - Skateboard Block Basics Trick Tip

Below is a tutorial for another one of the first ledge tricks you will want to learn, the Backside 5050. It’s the basis of so many other tricks, and it’s easy to learn. If you can ollie whilst moving, you can learn this trick. Some people will find the frontside 5050 easier to learn, others the backside 5050, so I’ve included the f/s 5050 tutorial in here for you too!

Enjoy, and Good Luck!

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1 Secret for how How To Backside Nosegrind Revert/180 Out Easy

The Secrets of Skateboarding - Backside Nosegrind Revert Trick Tip

Below is a tutorial for one of my favourite ledge tricks, the b/s nose grind revert. The short version. A little bonk 180 off the end of a block rather than the long balanced nose grind nollie 180 out.

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How to Frontside 5050 Grind - Skateboard Block Basics Trick Tip

Start skating ramps with the kick turn on a quarter pipe tutorial!

If you’ve started rolling up an down ramps at the skatepark and are wondering what’s next, look no further.
I’m breaking this trick into 4 key stages. The Approach, Crouch, Extend & Pivot and finally Compress.

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Trick of the Week - Week 1 - Front 5-0 switch Krook 180

Introducing a new series on called ‘Trick of the Week’

Every week, if not every time I go skate I try to learn a new trick. Now in most sports, this would be an insane goal. But in Skateboarding? It’s very doable, with some many millions of skateboard tricks and variations, it’s a fun way to constantly learn new tricks.

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How to Fake 180 Pivot - Skateboard Basics Trick Tip

Start skating ramps with the kick turn on a quarter pipe tutorial!

If you’ve started rolling up an down ramps at the skatepark and are wondering what’s next, look no further.
I’m breaking this trick into 4 key stages. The Approach, Crouch, Extend & Pivot and finally Compress.

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How To Kickturn on a Ramp - Skateboard Basics Trick Tip

Start skating ramps with the kick turn on a quarter pipe tutorial!

If you’ve started rolling up an down ramps at the skatepark and are wondering what’s next, look no further.
I’m breaking this trick into 4 key stages. The Approach, Crouch, Extend & Pivot and finally Compress.

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Pro Tip - How to Skate Like Zion Wright with The Nine Club Podcast

Zion recently had an interview with The Nine Club to tie in nicely with his new Nike SB edit ‘Jupiter Rising’ (have a watch below..it’s insane) and with that, the stars aligned to bring us some amazing content. So with all this new content coming from Zion, what can we learn?

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Skateboard Trick Roadmap - The best skateboarding tricks for beginners to learn

The meandering life of a grommet is fun, but sometimes it helps to know what the next few steps are when learning a new skill, to see a roadmap for what’s ahead. So to help you all learning to skate, I’ve started creating a skateboarding roadmap. It outlines some of the basic skills and then puts some core tricks to learn as different levels. I’ve also decided to split it up into Street and Transition tricks.

If you’re learning to skate, take a look below and think about where you are on the diagram. What is the next step is for you? If you need a hand, just drop us an email to learn@howtoskate.com.au and we can help.

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Learn How to Ollie up a curb – Skateboarding Basics Trick Tip Tutorial 02

There’s not many things that feel better than skating down the middle of a street, then casually popping up a curb. It is one of skateboardings great joys and biggest freedoms. So, know you’ve got your basic ollie down, let’s take it to the next step and learn to ollie up a curb or onto a block.

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Learn How to Ollie – Skateboarding Basics Trick Tip Tutorial 01

In order to learn how to Ollie (jump) on a skateboard, you want to be comfortable rolling and pushing around on the flat ground.

01. Snap - Crouch down low, then snap the tail by kicking down with your back foot.
02. Pop - As the tail hits the ground, you lift your arms as the board starts to pop and jump up.

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