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How to Do a Frontside Flip on a Skateboard

Learn how to do a frontside flip from professional skateboarders Bam Margera and Kerry Getz in this Howcast skateboarding video.

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So now we're going to teach you the front side flip. And once again it's all about the kick flip and a front side 180. And for some reason when I do a front side flip then my foot is pretty much pointing this way, but a lot of people do it differently. But you want to have your foot in the middle of the board like this, and you flick it side ways, and it's all about your hips and shoulders turning.

Speaker 2: Your upper body is going to turn first and then your going to kick flip and kind of meet the board with your legs half way, and bring around the rest of the way, and land backwards and roll away.

Speaker 1: Another thing not to do with a front side flip is sometimes people do a mystery flip where, it goes in between your legs and it doesn't even flip at all. It's kind of like an illusion, it is called an illusion flip, isn't it?

Speaker 2: Yes.

Speaker 1: So, it's really important to meet it half way, and catch it right in the middle and then U turn.

Speaker 2: Illusion flip is not Ollieing before you do the kick flip. A front side flip should be Ollie and then kick flip, like just do not want to do Illusion flips. The hardest part is pretty much just learning is it's a trick that going to take you some time. It's like a back side flip, you know you got to have your kick flips and your 180's on lock. And it's going to be a trick you're going to practice for weeks before you can get it really doubt in. So be patient with it.

Speaker 1: So that's how you do a front side flip.

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