How to Hardflip
Have you been skateboarding for a long time? If you have then you know that you need to do some tricks in order to make things exciting for you again. Out of all the tricks that you have seen other people do, which twist are you most curious to try? One gimmick that you may want to do is the hardflip.
Have you ever realized why the hardflip is called the hardflip? This is because when you compare it with the other flips that can do, it can be very challenging. If you are determined to push through with it, you know that you will be able to do it with ease. Most people think that this is a type of flip that they can do in a heartbeat but on the contrary, this is something that needs a lot of time and effort.
Are you curious about what a hardflip is? This is known to be a combination of the pop shove it and the kick flip. There are some people who find this easier to do than all the other flips that are available but actually, this is quite easy to accomplish especially when the board passes between the legs instead of the legs passing under the feet.
Tricks You Need to Learn First
You do know that doing the hardflip can be a bit complicated but you can make it easier if you would master some of the basic skateboard tricks. Want to know what skateboard tricks you should know? Consider the following:
- Ollie – This is a trick that you have to do wherein you only have to rely on your feet in order to flip your board.
- Frontside Flip – This is known to be a classic type of trick that skateboarders have been doing for a long period of time. This involves the use of a straight flip and the ollie. Even though this was more popular in the 90’s, it is still popular now and is needed in order to do the hardflip with ease.
- 360 Flip – This is also known as the tre-flip and this is one trick that can surely impress not only your family members but also your friends especially if you are the first person who will learn this trick. This involves letting the board do a 360 degree flip before you place both of your feet back on your board.
- Kickflip – This is another type of flip that also involves making the skateboard do a 360 degree flip but it is considered to be closer to the ollie than the 360 degree flip.
- Shuvit – This is one trick wherein you are going to make the board flip about 180 degrees but the nose of the board should not hit the ground.
Once you are able to master all of the tricks that are mentioned above, you know for sure that it will be easier to do the hardflip.
Some Tips to Remember Before Doing the Hardflip
- There are some other tips that you may have to master before you can do this type of flip. For instance, you need to do master kick flips first and pop shove its.
- The position of your feet will play a huge role on how successful doing this trick is going to be.
- Make sure that you can already apply speed when using your skateboard. Even if this is a trick that most beginners can do, you need to know how you can pick up and maintain your speed in order to this trick effectively.
- You need to jump a bit high in order to do the hardflip appropriately. If the jump is a bit short, it will not be enough to let you accomplish the flip that you have to do.
Doing A Hardflip
It may seem complicated to do a hardflip in the beginning but the more that you learn about it and the more that you practice it, you know that it will be easier to do.
- Make sure that you will know the proper speed before you can make this trick easy to accomplish. You will not pull it off when you are going too slow.
- Your back foot and your front foot should be placed in the proper position. The back foot should be placed near the middle of the board. The front foot should be near the front position of your board.
- You need to pop the board wherein it will almost be straight up. You will need to use your back foot in order to do this.
- With the use of your front foot, you would need to flip your board appropriately. Remember that it will be hard to do this in the beginning but the more that you do it, the easier it will be for you to do it.
- You would need to practice how you can land on both feet. This may be a bit hard to accomplish especially in the beginning but after some time, you will start landing on your feet with no problems at all.
- You need to land on your feet with your board and then roll away.
Some Warnings When Doing the Hardflip
Like with all the other tricks that you are going to do with the use of your skateboard, there is a big possibility that you will be a bit confused with the things that you have to do.
- Make sure that your foot will be sacked up a bit high.
- Do not pop out very hard because you might break your board.
- The timing of your jump is very crucial. When you jump the wrong way or the timing is bad, you might end up hurting yourself.
Now that you know all the things that you are going to do, do you think that doing the hardflip will be easier? Remember that like with all the tricks that you need to learn when skateboarding, find time to practice. People will always have differences when it comes to learning this sort of trick. Do not expect that just because someone else has done it in a short period of time, you will be able to do it the same way.