Thursday, August 9, 2012

My Frustrations in Learning the Kickflip

Hi readers! I know I have not been posting that much. This is because of work and other engagements plus I skate most of my free time. As you all know, I just started skating almost a year and a half ago and I still consider myself a beginner.

The kickflip is probably one of the most frustrating tricks and one of the hardest to learn, for me that is. Learning how to kickflip can really challenge a beginner's motivation and skills in skateboarding. As mentioned on my previous post, the kickflip is a skateboarding trick in which you flick the board while in the air and you let it flip under you.

One of the biggest challenges that I currently face right now is that the board always keeps flying out of the way forward.. I tried not to flick it too hard but it is still not working. Though I can land my front foot, it lands on the back trucks. I also tried moving forward and keeping my shoulders straight to catch the board, it still winds up moving away.

One stroke of luck, I had recently landed it but I still fail to recreate how I flipped the board in order to land it properly trucks to trucks. I know I sound lame but it would really help if you can leave some tips that would really help on my situation.

There are some sort of emotional pressure that is also keeping me from learning to kickflip. I know it is a good motivation but I cannot seem to put it in place. All my girl skater friends are now able to land it more often than I do and its peer pressure.

I know that skateboarding is not supposed to be a competition but all about FUN. But I guess I just have to accept the fact that some people are just better than others at something. Even so, I still enjoy skating with my friends.

Even if I am confronted with this challenge, I am still going to continue skateboarding and learning new tricks. But if you have tips that you can help me, please do get in touch. I badly need some advice and all that.

Thank you so much and see you next post! :)