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  • Writer's pictureWill Ermish

How to Kickflip Backside Tailslide on a Skateboard

Santa Monica skateboarding coach Coyote Rob shows us in this online skateboard lesson!

Approach the obstacle with a good amount of speed. Your approach should be just off parallel. Have your feet in the kickflip position and spot the point of entry as you roll up. Crouch and compress ready to ollie.

Get ready to pop and turn yourself through 90 degrees in a backside direction. Keep your eyes on your point of entry. Visualise this process.

Start to lift your weight upwards and get ready to pop high enough to get above your chosen obstacle.

Pop your tail whilst aiming at the obstacle and turning your shoulders in a backside direction.

Guide your kickflip upwards and aim your tail so that it will lock into backside tailslide position.

Flatten your board out as you hover above the edge.

As you land into backside tailslide, transfer all your weight to your back foot and lock into position.

Lean back slightly and let your momentum take you through the slide.

As you near the end of your tailslide, spot your exit point and begin to straighten up, ready to pop out.

Make the motion of an ollie from your tailslide and turn your shoulders in the direction of your exit.

Keep the board level as you descend

Land with all four wheels down at once.

Crouch to absorb impact.

Roll away.

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