Heelside Front to Fakie

Tips by David Ngiam
Video : Mark Griffin
Photo : Kim Yong Il

Once you are consitent with your Front Flips, try landing it fakie. Approach and pop like you would for a regular Front Flip. The difference is when you are about half to 3/4s of your way through the rotation, release your back arm and push your handle towards your back hip and try to keep your eyes out on the horizon as you are coming around. The second half of the trick should feel like you’re landing a switch frontroll.

Don’t release the handle too late for this trick, else you may not square off in time to land fakie. Try also going for a slob grab with your front hand once you have released the handle. That should help you get into the right posture for the landing.

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