I wanted to do this tricks and tips episode since at least one year ago. But I was not sure if I should do it in French or in English… subtitles or not…Since Moonshine supports me on the project, I thought it would be good to do it in English so that everyone can understand it. It’s for fun anyway!
The concept of the “Jeff’s tips” is to learn one trick by episode. Specifically dancing and freestyle tricks. I will doing large panel of tricks, some one will be for the beginner and other ones in hard level. The idea is to show that everything is possible if you practice. I started with the Aero Grab because it’s a famous trick and as I said, it allows for lot of possibilities… In this episode, I will try to be clear and short. Not longer than 3 min and 1 min if I can.
I don’t pretend that I’m a teacher, I’m more a friend who explains you the tips with jokes and bullshits. The longboard is before everything a way to share fun right? 😉
If your plan is to learn new tricks, then you’ve come to the right place. This is a simple three step tutorial with Brandon DesJarlais on how to do a No-Comply 180 shuvit with a one foot landing.
For this trick you will need a half shell helmet and slide gloves, because as Brandon said ”shi* happens”. Moreover, landing this trick will be easier if you already know how to do a no comply 180 or better yet, a No-Comply 180 shuvit.
* Brandon skates regular so if your stance is goofy, just flip it around.
This step is all about perfecting your motion so your body is able do the 180 pop every single time. Start out with flipping your board around and catching it with your foot. Stand shoulder width apart with the ball of your back foot on the heel side edge of the board. Push the board straight from the outside corner of your board, pop it and land it. Ideally you want your board to land straight at the same spot, without turning sideways.
Step 2: Nail the landing
Step 2 is all about landing your back foot at the right position. For this step, keep your front foot grounded while flipping the board with your back foot. So pop it, keep your front foot on the ground, turn the board 180 and plant your back foot on the longboard. Your foot should land in the middle of the deck.
Step 3: Go for it
Once you’ve got the first two steps down it’s time to push off and perfect your technique. Follow steps one and two with the addition of pushing off with your front foot once you’ve landed the board.
Some problems you might have while doing this trick are over or under rotation, not popping enough and not landing in the right spot. But don’t worry, all this can be fixed with perfecting the first two steps. All you have to do now is practice and soon enough you’ll be able to show off your new skills.
Brandon filmed this tutorial on a Moonshine MFG Elixir longboard deck, Abec 11 62 mm 81a Polka Dots wheels, Arsenal 180 50˚ trucks and RipTide bushings.