Trick Tip
Hardflip

A Hardflip is a combination between a Frontside Pop Shove-It and a Kickflip. As you might have guessed by the name, this is a tough trick. But no reason to run away.

Once mastered the Hardflip is perfect for every Game of S.K.A.T.E. Although, this trick can knot your legs together someday you’ll be happy to see how easy you’re flicking this trick while everyone else will become desperate trying to sort it out.

Learn here how to do a Hardflip!

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Trick Tip Sequence: Hardflip

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Step by Step

Trick Tip Step By Step: Hardflip

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1. Place your front foot in Kickflip position near the bolts of your front truck. Some people like to have the front foot more in the middle of the board.

You should try out a bit what works best for you. Your back foot should be placed in the Frontside Pop Shove-It position with the ball of your foot a little bit further back on the outside of your tail.

2. Similar to a Frontside Pop Shove-It, push the tail forward when you pop while the toes of your front foot give the board its Kickflip rotation.

3. Unlike with Kickflips, where you kick your front foot out straight over the corner of the nose, when doing Hardflips you kick your front foot out sideways or a bit more behind you.

4. The most important things is to keep your legs up and out of the way to let the board flip and rotate, and to pop and flick hard with both feet.

Some people like to do Hardflips with more pressure where the board goes vertical and in between your legs, and some like to do it more like a Frontside Pop Shove-It and a Kickflip with the board staying horizontal.

5. You just need to play with it and see, which works best for you.

Just like all tricks, once the board has turned and flipped, catch it over the bolts, land and ride away clean.

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That wasn’t so hard, was it? Keep the level and go for the 360 Flip next!

For this and even more flip tricks scroll through our trick tips for flat. To learn some other tricks check out our trick tip sections for transition and curb and rail.

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