Right, today you’re going to learn how to do a big flip (aka fakie big flip). It’s not the easiest trick, the best way I can show you how to do this is to actually show you how to do it with a video I’ve got below. Just remember to get your foot placement correct, start off slow and pivot if you have to and eventually you won’t have to pivot anymore and it’ll just be one nice, smooth move you can whip out whenever you want. Here it is:
Additional Resources and Further Reading
If you haven’t picked up The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself by Rodney Mullen (inventor of the ollie and holder of 35 world titles), then you HAVE to get it, it’s awesome, filled with information, inspirational, sad, and hilarious all at the same time; it’s THE legend’s story of how he became the best, gave it all up because of his father’s disapproval, and then got it back again. Also, depending on what skill level you’re at, you might want to have a look at Skateboarding Explained: The Instructional DVD, it really is top-notch instruction by one of the best.
Check out The Berrics’ Trickipedia section, they’ve got a BUNCH of tricks on there with videos for each one.