How to Heelflip




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For those of you guys who have tried landing a heelflip or don't know how to do them, here is an easy guide on how to heelflip.

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Step 1: Get in Ollie Position

The first step is to get in an Ollie position. But instead, you need to have your front foot's toes hanging off the edge. Have them pointed forward.

Step 2: Get Ready to Jump

Bend down as far as you can. This is so you can jump high in order to get the whole rotation.

Step 3: FLICK!

When you jump up, pop the nose of the board up with your back foot. Use your front foot to flick the board. You need to flick your foot out diagonally towards the nose and down. 

Step 4: Continue to Jump Up

Continue to jump up.

Step 5: Spread Legs Apart

Bring front foot back up after flicking and keep your legs as far apart as possible. This is so your legs don't get in the way.

Step 6: Wait for It!

Wait for the board to rotate.

Step 7: When Your First Learning...

When your first learning you might want to put your feet together. This is so that if one foot makes it on the board, the other one should, too.

Step 8: SLAM!

When you see the grip tape come right side up, SLAM DOWN! You need to land it one way or another.

Step 9: Land It

Land on the board.

Step 10: Absorb the Shock!

Bend down so that your feet and legs absorb the shock.

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    A picture of your foot positioning looking downward would have been nice. I've been trying this for a while and I find that I do better when I am in the heelflip stance and act like I'm just doing a normal ollie. I haven't landed one yet, one foot usually lands on the board but the foot I flick with doesn't for some reason. I'll try your tip next time I skate. Well done.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    When landing any trick ou should aim to have both feet land where the bolts attatch the trucks to the deck as this is songest point for impact therefore least likey place to snap the deck. It also looks/feels a lot nicer to land tricks in this position. other than that nice instructable


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I didn't mean literally to stomp it to the point of snapping. Just enough to stop the rotation of the board. Not with all your strength


    8 years ago on Introduction

    if you put your feet together DON'T stomp it, that's how decks get snapped. I just had my friend snap his element doing a shuv cuz he did that.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I like this instructable. I can't skateboard. I would love if I could. Can you put up more skateboarding tips? You seem good at it!

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice job on the pics. I wish I could do this! I can still not even ollie never mind trying to heelflip.Everytime I try i can get the pop, but I cant flatten the board. If I try to hard to flatten out the board then I dont pop the board. I guess you are just way more coordinated!