A kickflip is a skateboarding trick that involves flipping the board 360 degrees along its vertical axis. Here are the basic steps to perform a kickflip:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, with your front foot slightly over the front truck bolts and your back foot near the center of the tail.
  2. Bend your knees slightly and crouch down, preparing to jump.
  3. Quickly flick your front foot forward and down, kicking the tail of the board down towards the ground.
  4. At the same time, use your back foot to scoop the board, pushing it slightly to the side. This motion should cause the board to flip 360 degrees in the air.
  5. As the board is flipping, catch it with your feet, landing with both feet back on the board and riding away.

It may take some time to master this trick, so don't get discouraged if you don't get it right away. Keep practicing, and you'll get the hang of it in no time. Also, make sure to wear proper safety gear, like a helmet and pads, to protect yourself while you're learning.

February 12, 2023 — Newport Skate