The kickflip was earlier known as a magic flip. It is an old skateboarding trick, wherein the boarder moves his foot along up to its his nose, to create an angle which will make the skateboard flip 360 degrees along its axis. This trick has also been adopted by other board sports like snowboarding, surfing, and sailboarding.
Tech deck is a brand manufacturing miniature skateboards. These skateboards have everything what an actual skateboard does, like wheels, trucks, and graphics, and are also known as fingerboards. As the name suggests, fingerboards need to be operated with the fingers. All skateboarding tricks like flip, ollie, and heel-flip, which are performed on actual skateboards, can easily be performed on a fingerboard. Apart from these, you can do absolutely anything and keep inventing new tricks and stunts of your own.
Landing a Tech Deck Kickflip
To start with, you will have to place your middle finger on the tail, along with the index finger on the logo. This position is considered to be the basic position to perform various other tricks, like an ollie and a heel-flip.
You will have to roll it back and then push it ahead with your fingers. Press the tail with your middle finger which is placed on it, and while you are popping the tail down, your index finger should glide up towards you to facilitate proper control. If you know how to perform an ollie on a tech deck, this will sound familiar. The only difference here is, while sliding the finger towards you, you will have to curve it a little bit.
While flipping it in air, ensure that both your fingers are in contact with the tech deck all the while it is in air. Do not let any of the two fingers lose contact, or else you will lose control and also won't be able to land properly.
The only part remaining is the landing. It is crucial as you want to culminate your performance in a decent manner. While doing so, keep in mind to let it come down on all four wheels. This is the perfect landing. In case you falter, by landing on one of the sides, simply push forward till the it regains it's balance, and move ahead nonchalantly, pretending that is exactly what you intended to do!
Tips and Tricks
- You will find the kick flip much easier if you already know how to do an ollie on the deck. Also, after learning this well, you can start using your thumb instead of the middle finger for even better control and movement.
- If you have any young children in the house, keep them away from the tech deck, as they can put it in their mouth and swallow it easily.
- Be patient while you are still learning the kickflip, as it will take time before you master it.