Trick Tips

Know your Melon from your Stalefish – Grab Guide

Know your Melon from your Stalefish – Grab Guide

A nifty little cartoony artwork illustrating 10 key grabs

Frontside 180 Noseroll to Backside 180 Out

Frontside 180 Noseroll to Backside 180 Out

MJ loves this basic rolling-on-yer-nose technique for off mini-ramps, flatland, skateparks, and actually everywhere!

bs 180 Noseroll to Switch fs 180 Out

bs 180 Noseroll to Switch fs 180 Out

MJ’s switch version of your basic nose roll 180… pivot on your nose and spin 180 backside

Frontside 180 Fastplant

Frontside 180 Fastplant

Martyn James’¬†frontside 180 fastplant. Practise this jib and get all radical!

Backside 180 Fastplant

Backside 180 Fastplant

Get twisty with the rad backside 180 fastplant.

4. Jump off your planted foot. When you jump up make sure you push yourself in the direction you?re traveling in or else you will come to a halt. This bit requires confidence. Its very easy to bail out of the trick now but you have to be confident that you are going to get that foot back on the board!

Frontside 180 No Comply

This is the Frontside 180 No Comply. A No Comply is when you take your front foot off your board and plant it on the ground behind your heel edge before popping off it. For this trick you will first need to un-strap/loosen your front binding, depending on what binding setup you use. I have snowboard style bindings so I just take my front foot out completely and put it on the deck in behind of the front binding.  

FS Shifty Bonk to BS 180 out

FS Shifty Bonk to BS 180 out

The modern classic: small shifty to tap (or ‘bonk’) one way with full 180 rotation t’other. So cool off a tree, barrel or snowman!

4. Throw your trick in. I chose to grab melon. Frontside indys are cool down stairs because they are simple to style out in the short time you have in the air.

Riding Stair Sets

Stairs are everywhere. People use them to get up slopes easier. Sadly stairs and wheels don’t mix very well because of their jagged nature. It is possible to ride a mountainboard down stairs, but in my experience it isn’t much fun. So the best way to get down them is just to jump them.

Get in on TK’s Melon – Grab Style

Get in on TK’s Melon – Grab Style

Stylish Grabs Making your grabs more stylish involves confidence, ability and flare. Going big will give you more time to get rad in the air so practise it, tweak it, bone it, own it.

Big 180’s

Big 180’s

Tom Kirkman introduces hints on getting your regular + switch 180’s nailed…