19th February 2006
Learning New Tricks
I tend to flitter about from trick to trick when I’m skating so there are very few things that I can do with total consistency. Often when I land something a couple of times I’ll move on to something else because there are so many tricks out there to learn.
Today I’ve been messing around with truckstands. This is because last weekend I was playing with a fingerboard and working out ways to get into a truckstand, and I found a way that seemed like it would be really simple.
That was to do a tailstop then hook my front foot under the deck behind the front truck, and from there just kind of reverse the skateboard by pulling it up with my foot, adjusting leg positioning as necessary.
Unfortunately that turned out to not be as easy as it seemed. So while I find the actual truckstand quite easy to balance and rotate, I’m still experimenting with ways to get in to the stance (and funky ways to get out as well for that matter).
Does anyone else do truckstands – how do you get in and out of them?