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Heelflip trick tip

The heelflip is the big brother of the kickflip. You flip the board with your heel instead of your toes, which most people find more difficult.

You don't need to know how to kickflip before you start learning the heelflip, but it helps if you do. Don't even think about learning this if you can't ollie.


(Video by Koen)

  1. 1

    Start off like an ollie, with your front foot slightly more towards the tail, and your back foot a little more towards the nose.


  2. 2

    Crouch down and pop the board.


  3. 3

    Kick your front foot forwards and towards the nose. This should make the board flip.


  4. 4

    Lift your legs up to give the board room to make the full rotation.


  5. 5

    Lower your legs and stop the flip by catching your skateboard in midair.


  6. 6

    Bend your knees to absorb the impact of landing.


Tips

  • If you kick your board away, try to adjust by putting your back foot more towards the nose.

  • Flip hard and fast and catch the board before it's on the ground for a clean landing.

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blackscar36
blackscar36
idk

7 April 2009 at 16:18

idk
skaterkid69
skaterkid69
i can heelflip but cant kickflip and people might find this easier(well i do) if you put ur front foot with the heel hanging off the back of the board and flick with ur toe.

8 April 2009 at 02:41

i can heelflip but cant kickflip and people might find this easier(well i do) if you put ur front foot with the heel hanging off the back of the board and flick with ur toe.
Element_Skaterboi
Element_Skate
but then it is like a toe flip idk it might count it still is cool ;) :/

17 April 2009 at 10:31

but then it is like a toe flip idk it might count it still is cool
christo
christo
:p

1 June 2009 at 19:46

thredofdeth
thredofdeth
I've been trying to do a heelflip with my front foot and back foot kinda turned foreward, I'll try a heelflip this way later though. it seems a little easier.

6 June 2009 at 14:03

I've been trying to do a heelflip with my front foot and back foot kinda turned foreward, I'll try a heelflip this way later though. it seems a little easier.
skaterdude345
skaterdude345
i can the flip in heel flip but i can not land in heel flip its so dificult but that video helps very much (H) (Y) :)

13 June 2009 at 18:14

i can the flip in heel flip but i can not land in heel flip

its so dificult but that video helps very much
skateskill98
skateskill98
[quote=skaterkid69]i can heelflip but cant kickflip and people might find this easier(well i do) if you put ur front foot with the heel hanging off the back of the board and flick with ur toe.[/quote] thats a anti-kickflip and is a variation of the heelflip, i also can't kickflip it just isn't natrual for my foot to go behind me :(

20 June 2009 at 12:26

skaterkid69 said:
i can heelflip but cant kickflip and people might find this easier(well i do) if you put ur front foot with the heel hanging off the back of the board and flick with ur toe.





thats a anti-kickflip and is a variation of the heelflip, i also can't kickflip it just isn't natrual for my foot to go behind me
skaterboy100
skaterboy100
im tryna learn these hard hard hard!! wanna land cuz im o my way to sponser ship

13 July 2009 at 05:43

im tryna learn these hard hard hard!!

wanna land cuz im o my way to sponser ship
Appz
Appz
I can land them good now thx!

7 August 2009 at 04:40

I can land them good now thx!
acopeland
acopeland
i can heelflip but cant kickflip. I wonder what I am doing wrong :/

10 August 2009 at 17:23

i can heelflip but cant kickflip. I wonder what I am doing wrong

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