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Street Intermediate & Advanced

Tony Hawk

Lesson time 10:13 min

Tony hands the class off to his son Riley Hawk, a top-level street skateboarder. Riley breaks down intermediate and advanced street tricks.

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Topics include: Kickflip • Heelflip • Backside Ollie 180 • Frontside Pop Shove-It • 360 Flip • Frontside 50/50 • Frontside Smith Grind • Backside Tailslide • Kickflip on the Stairs • Boardslide Handrail • Feeble Grinding a Rail


TONY HAWK: My oldest son, Riley Hawk, is a very accomplished street skater. He has a great style. He really has created his own path in skating and hasn't followed my footsteps in that sense. He's very accomplished in street skills, and I feel like he would be better suited to teach you these more technical street tricks. So I'm going to hand off the MasterClass to my son Riley, and I think you'll enjoy it. RILEY HAWK: The first time I did a kickflip, I was at the YMCA skate park. And that was the moment when I realized that I wanted to keep skating and learning new tricks. I think that's the first trick people learn that kind of motivate them to want to keep doing the sport. [MUSIC PLAYING] Today I'm going to teach you intermediate and advanced street skating. The kickflip is one of the hardest tricks to learn, because it's usually the first trick. It takes a long time to figure it out, but once you learn it it's the gateway to almost every skateboard trick that involves flicking your board. It's like an ollie, but instead of just leveling out your board, you use your front foot to flip the board. When you start a kickflip, your front foot is usually hanging about halfway off the board just under your nose and your back foot is in the middle of the tail. When you pop, you want to slide your foot forward, not directly to the side. More of a diagonal motion toward your heel side. Otherwise your board will go downward instead of traveling with you. Gotta keep your weight over the board, otherwise when you are in motion, your board will either go in front of you or behind you. And to keep it centered with yourself, you want to make sure that your weight is directly centered. A great kickflip to me, personally, is when you flick the board and rather than it flipping in an upward motion, it levels out and then your back foot is the first foot that catches the board in the air and then your front foot and then you land level. Heelflip is pretty much the opposite of the kickflip. You start the heelflip, your back foot is pretty much in the same position as the kickflip, which should be on the tail in the center. And you have your heel on the board with your toes hanging off. You use your front foot to flick out forward towards your toe side. Don't hang your foot off too much. Make sure it's on it enough to where no matter what when you flick out, your heel will catch some of the board on the way out. It's easy to miss making contact with your front foot, and then your board won't flip. Backside ollie 180 is going to be a regular ollie except you're spinning 180 degrees with your back facing the direction you're headed. You're going to have your feet pretty much set up just like an ollie. Place your back foot pretty much in the center of your board. Before you pop your tail, you're going to want to start turning your shoulders in a backside direction. Then pop your tail and slide your front foot forward, similar to...

About the Instructor

A pro at 14 and the first to land a 900 at the X Games, Tony Hawk is one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. Now he’s helping you take your skateboarding to the next level. Joined by pros Lizzie Armanto and Riley Hawk, Tony teaches you beginner, intermediate, and advanced tricks in street, park, and vert. Learn how to push yourself, get up when you fall, and find your own style. Start reaching new heights.

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