Harley Stroh wrote:
Hey, do you guys have any advice on trying frontside airs?
Hey man - I can offer a few suggestions:
- this will be easier if you are skating a ramp with good coping. The coping needs to stick out at least half an inch. This allows you to "bang" your back wheels off the coping and pop your deck in your hand. This is a lot like a nocomply trick on street.
- approach the lip at an angle. You don't want to try frontside airs straight up and back down. That's hang-up city. You want to travel across the ramp.
- try and resist the urge to ollie out of the ramp. Try and bounce your board off the coping and grab your deck once you've popped away from the lip. Your momentum "should" continue to rotate you so you can re-enter. Should.
- Guess what? You're going to hang up. A lot. And hanging up is one of those things you just can't really control. Wear knee pads and practice dropping to your knees as soon as you feel like you're going to hang. Remember that there is no crying in skateboarding.
- you'll naturally know when to let go of your deck. You can hang on until you land, but that's kinda sissy.
Okay, go fast. Speed is your friend here and the best set-up trick you can do on the opposite lip is a tail stall.GOOD LUCK
and let us know how this goes.