My name is Justin Lauria, and today I’m going
to show you how to do 5 tricks on your skateboard that look difficult but are actually really
easy to learn. Alright, so first up on the list is the nollie
shuvit. This trick is similar to a pop shuvit in that
the board is going to rotate underneath you without you having to put either of your feet
on the ground, but since you’re able to stay in your normal, forward stance the entire
time and because of the forward momentum of the board and the fact that you’re popping
the trick off of the nose, this trick is actually extremely easy to pick up, even for someone
who’s just getting into skateboarding. To do this trick, start out riding slowly
and transition your feet into nollie position with your front foot on the nose of the board
and your back foot just in front of your back set of wheels. Now, very lightly, hop up off of the board,
pressing evenly off of both feet, and just as your front foot is leaving the nose, pull
it back toward your heel slightly to get the board spinning in a frontside rotation. If you don’t feel comfortable landing with
both feet on the board at first, you can start out by landing with one of your feet on the
ground after the board has finished rotating, and then once you feel confident that you
can spin the board in a consistent manner, progress to landing on it with both feet. Once you get really comfortable with it, you
can try spinning the board backside or doing nollie 360 shuvits. Now let’s take a look at the second trick
on the list: the caveman finger flip. Before you start learning this trick, make
sure you’re already able to do the nosegrab caveman and the indy grab caveman on flat
ground first. Once you’ve got both of those maneuvers down,
you can start practicing the fingerflip version while standing still, preferably on a softer
surface like grass when you’re starting out. The easiest version of a caveman fingerflip
that I’ve found is to hold your board in an indy grab and flip the board one time while
simultaneously jumping off of your usual back foot, timing your jump so that you land with
your feet on top of the board just as it completes its rotation. Once you can do this move standing still,
progress to doing it with a little bit of a running start. The lower you’re holding the board when you
flip it, the easier it will be to overcome the fear of committing to jumping on it. My favorite approach is to take three running
steps total, starting with my back foot, and then jumping on my third step. After you get good at the indy grab version,
you can try out some of these variations, or better yet, make up some of your own. On that note, if you do come up with any interesting caveman fingerflip variations or any other interesting skateboard tricks, for that matter, the rest
of the community and I would love to see them. Tag your clips with the hashtag #nsiskateboarding
and follow @nsiskateboarding on Instagram where I’m sharing a new clip from the community
every single day. OK, so now let’s move on to the third trick
on the list: the slappy noseslide. In skateboarding, a slappy refers to a trick
that’s usually done on a curb or a short ledge, and involves a grind or a slide but doesn’t
involve popping the board off of the ground in order to get into the maneuver. So to do a slappy noseslide, you’re just going
to ride right up to the curb or short ledge at an angle and start the slide just by lifting
up the front part of your board like you would for a manual, letting your momentum carry
you along as you slide on the nose of the board. To learn this trick, you can start by learning
the stationary version of it. Ride straight toward the ledge slowly and
position your front foot onto the nose of the board. As you reach the ledge, lift up your front
wheels and set the nose of the board on the ledge. At this point, make sure to practice pressing
all of your weight down onto your front foot to get the board fully locked into the stall,
and also make sure that you bend your back knee to help keep you centered over the board. Now, once you feel like you’re properly and
fully locking into the nose stall, you can start to approach the ledge at an angle and
work your way from small slides up to larger ones. To dismount a noseslide, before you come to
a complete stop on the ledge, unweight your front foot and twist your hips by counter-rotating
your shoulders so that you’ll drop down onto the landing in your normal stance. Alright, so now it’s time to move on to trick
number four, which is called the railstand flip, or more commonly, just a rail flip. To perform this trick, first you’re going
to need to be able to get into railstand position. For a full tutorial on that topic, which includes
three separate ways to get into railstand, you can click the link that I’ll put right
at the end of this video. OK, so to get started with this trick, first
I would recommend learning the standing rail flip. Learning that maneuver will help you get a
feel for how to pop the board with your back foot to get it to spin properly before you
try it with both of your feet on top of the board. Once you’re ready to move on to trying it
from railstand positioning, you can ease into it by flipping the board and then landing
with one of your feet on the ground again, and then progress to landing it with both feet
on the board once you feel confident that you’re able to consistently flip the board
so that it lands on its wheels. As you pop this trick, have your feet positioned
so that the ball of your front foot is directly over top of the front set of wheels, and the
toes of your back foot are over the tail, and as you jump into the air, flick your back
foot down at the ankle and pull it back slightly. Now there are plenty of variations to the
type of flips you can do from railstand, but I’ve found that the easiest and most consistent
one is to flip the board in a varial double kickflip motion, which is also known as a
nightmare flip. With that, let’s move on to the final trick
on our list, which is the called a firecracker. Now, I know this trick might seem a little
daunting at first, but once you start trying it, you’re going to be delightfully surprised
at how easy it actually is to get all the way to the bottom of the stairs without falling
off of your board. Alright, so before you start trying this trick,
first I would recommend that you spend some time practicing your manuals on flat ground
until you are able to hold them for at least 3 to 5 seconds each time. Once you’re feeling pretty confident with
your manuals, you can start practicing a very important stepping stone trick, which just
involves riding off of a curb and landing in a manual. When you do a firecracker, you’ll simply be
repeating this exact motion over and over for every step that you go down. Once you’re ready to try this move down stairs,
start with the smallest stair set you can find and try to hold a manual while riding
down the set of stairs, while focusing on keeping your body weight centered over the
board and trying to ignore the fact that the board is rattling around underneath your feet. If you start to feel like you’re losing your
balance, you should be able to bail the maneuver safely by taking your back foot off first
and walking or running the rest of the way down the stairs. Once you get to the bottom, you can set down
your front wheels again and ride away like it was no big deal. Alright guys, so I hope this video gave you
some really good ideas for some tricks that you can go out and learn later this week,
make sure to follow my new account “@nsiskateboarding” on Instagram, and as always, never stop improving.

5 Easy Skateboard Tricks That Everyone Thinks are Hard
Tagged on:                                                                                                                                             

66 thoughts on “5 Easy Skateboard Tricks That Everyone Thinks are Hard

  • September 9, 2018 at 11:59 pm
    Permalink

    0:02 at first I was thinking, that you were going to say, that the kickflip is actually an easy trick, but nobody in the right mind would say that (seriously) 😀

    Nice compilation so far, I love all of those easy tricks — some of them (railflip, slappy noseslide, caveman fingerflip) require some good practice though to land them super clean and nice

    Reply
  • September 10, 2018 at 12:01 am
    Permalink

    Hey Justin

    Reply
  • September 10, 2018 at 12:06 am
    Permalink

    Awesome video today

    Reply
  • September 10, 2018 at 12:09 am
    Permalink

    This is great! I'm going to try all of these once my lower back stops being a bitch.

    Reply
  • September 10, 2018 at 1:39 am
    Permalink

    I find the fakie shuvit easier than the nollie, but that's just me. I really want to give slappy noselides a go.
    Great video, Justin 🙂

    Reply
  • September 10, 2018 at 1:44 am
    Permalink

    hey justin new name?

    Reply
  • September 10, 2018 at 6:59 am
    Permalink

    loving the new videos man

    Reply
  • September 10, 2018 at 7:00 am
    Permalink

    I don't think anyone thinks a nollie shove it is hard 😀

    Reply
  • September 10, 2018 at 1:02 pm
    Permalink

    Thanks for another video again..like it so much👍👍👍

    Reply
  • September 11, 2018 at 5:23 am
    Permalink

    That was a nice set of varied ticks all different kinds of skaters to try. I like it. So much so I may go and try out all these tricks next time I skate.

    Reply
  • September 11, 2018 at 6:55 am
    Permalink

    strange that i find regular moving shuvs easier than nollie shuvs,i mean a lot easier,i cant do nollie shuvs ,never thought of doing them,but of course now i'm gonna learn,having trouble with the nose slide,i can ride straight on and stall,and do sex change,but when i change the angle the nose slips of,someone said if you ride at it fast the nose will turn,but it just slips,gotta keep trying though,really want this trick,i'm talking about the slide not the sex change

    Reply
  • September 12, 2018 at 11:04 pm
    Permalink

    Gained a new subscriber, I'm going to try these today!

    Reply
  • September 14, 2018 at 12:29 am
    Permalink

    He switched up frontside and backside

    Reply
  • September 16, 2018 at 4:19 pm
    Permalink

    I can Switch Varial Flip but Noseslides keep being a pain in the ass for me 🤦

    Reply
  • September 19, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    Permalink

    Hey man thanks for the info on the slappy nose man! I wish it was a lil more in depth! But I gave it go today and managed to slide but I tend to slide till I stop

    Reply
  • September 21, 2018 at 10:10 pm
    Permalink

    Your hands are distracting

    Reply
  • September 22, 2018 at 1:45 am
    Permalink

    Hoooouse park omg i need to see u there hahah

    Reply
  • September 24, 2018 at 3:29 am
    Permalink

    Following!

    Reply
  • October 16, 2018 at 2:12 am
    Permalink

    The sloppy nose slide is the beat thing ever I have been trying to learn a nose slide for so long now I can practice this then try a real nose slide this so awesomely me thank you so much

    Reply
  • November 24, 2018 at 5:36 pm
    Permalink

    I think u have too many bloopers fr this video

    Reply
  • December 19, 2018 at 2:32 am
    Permalink

    lol okay buddy

    Reply
  • December 22, 2018 at 12:39 am
    Permalink

    Very nice!!!

    Reply
  • December 22, 2018 at 9:03 pm
    Permalink

    Just picked up a board for the first time in my early 40s. You just instantly gave this old guy confidence to try some of these tricks. Thanks. Peace.

    Reply
  • December 23, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    Permalink

    who would want any of these tricks LOL

    Reply
  • December 23, 2018 at 5:59 pm
    Permalink

    Lame video

    Reply
  • December 24, 2018 at 4:38 am
    Permalink

    Just reminded me that I like nollie pop shuvs, and fakie pop shuvs. Cool Channel, Subbed 🙂

    Reply
  • December 24, 2018 at 5:47 pm
    Permalink

    Another easy one that's harder then it looks is a hospital flip I almost did that by accident trying to learn a kick flip.. Then said screw learning the kick flip and learnt to hospital flip instead.

    Reply
  • December 24, 2018 at 7:24 pm
    Permalink

    Name of that park?

    Reply
  • December 24, 2018 at 10:54 pm
    Permalink

    I feel personally attacked

    Reply
  • December 25, 2018 at 2:19 am
    Permalink

    You copied VL skate

    Reply
  • December 25, 2018 at 3:41 am
    Permalink

    If you knew the history of adio, you would burn that banner js…… and it's primo stance bub…

    Reply
  • December 26, 2018 at 6:47 pm
    Permalink

    Isn't the first one a facky shuvit

    Reply
  • December 26, 2018 at 6:50 pm
    Permalink

    2:43 not even looking at the camera and probably reading it off of something 😂😎

    Reply
  • December 29, 2018 at 5:16 am
    Permalink

    this dude looks like toby from the office

    Reply
  • January 5, 2019 at 6:11 am
    Permalink

    I fucking hate that slappy noseslide

    Reply
  • January 9, 2019 at 5:15 pm
    Permalink

    dang thought I had some pretty cool tricks down but I guess there all easy

    Reply
  • January 9, 2019 at 6:11 pm
    Permalink

    Skatepark?

    Reply
  • January 17, 2019 at 7:00 am
    Permalink

    Hey mate cool video. Sub for sure, got onto your channel from a reply you left on vl skate. Keen to try these tricks bro keep up the good content!

    Reply
  • January 17, 2019 at 8:26 pm
    Permalink

    be more happy 🙂

    Reply
  • January 24, 2019 at 1:02 am
    Permalink

    Fakie BS shuvit to fakie BS nose pivot landing regular looks class and has the momentum to help.

    Reply
  • January 29, 2019 at 12:02 am
    Permalink

    I almost barely did the first trick I just jumped with the bourd then terned

    Reply
  • March 18, 2019 at 2:52 am
    Permalink

    Wow, I aspire to learn these great tricks

    Reply
  • April 4, 2019 at 11:25 pm
    Permalink

    Damn this is so cool

    Reply
  • April 5, 2019 at 1:49 am
    Permalink

    I’m a total beginner so most of this sounded like gibberish to me…gonna have to watch a video on skate terms then come back to this 😂

    Reply
  • April 7, 2019 at 4:48 am
    Permalink

    Skateboarding teaches you life lessons like patience and to never give up

    Reply
  • April 7, 2019 at 8:08 am
    Permalink

    Your videos are awesome! 😎 👏

    Reply
  • April 8, 2019 at 6:01 pm
    Permalink

    Nollie shoveits look so shit, I wold rather bail than land one

    Reply
  • April 9, 2019 at 2:05 am
    Permalink

    Easy for you to say

    Reply
  • April 16, 2019 at 8:16 pm
    Permalink

    Dose it matter what type of wheels you have to do a nollie shuvit?

    Reply
  • April 22, 2019 at 3:05 pm
    Permalink

    I loved this video..can't wait for tomorrow to try a couple of those…26 years old, just started bringing my dream into life) finally I'm not ashamed of falling and being a weirdo… can't believe I didn't skateboard just because my friends didn't.. fuck them.. I'll learn some cool tricks and make them be ashamed of their boring faces and fat asses

    Reply
  • April 24, 2019 at 1:26 pm
    Permalink

    Awesome videos, always. Thanks!

    Reply
  • April 26, 2019 at 2:39 pm
    Permalink

    Thanks for the vid man

    Reply
  • May 5, 2019 at 7:55 pm
    Permalink

    1:03 is the park i skate at! brushy creek skatepark

    Reply
  • May 6, 2019 at 2:11 pm
    Permalink

    I have never been able to railstand, your rail stand edit, and several other edits have given me motivation to get them down along with railstand combos.

    Reply
  • May 9, 2019 at 1:18 am
    Permalink

    something dumb and fun to do that I learned is a finger flip into drop in. Start with just you back foot on the tail with the board over what you want to drop in on, do a finger flip by grabbing on the nose of the board, then land with your weight on the tail and your front foot on the board, then drop in.

    Reply
  • May 29, 2019 at 2:30 am
    Permalink

    Caveman underflip, those are fun.

    Reply
  • June 10, 2019 at 4:44 am
    Permalink

    6:18, Jaws?

    Reply
  • June 17, 2019 at 8:41 pm
    Permalink

    Hi NSI skateboarding we have a trick we want to show you it will take 2 days

    Reply
  • June 27, 2019 at 5:42 am
    Permalink

    Bro the past clip is my local skate park

    Reply
  • July 14, 2019 at 6:23 am
    Permalink

    Number 6: droping in

    Reply
  • July 17, 2019 at 9:18 am
    Permalink

    Bruh he moves like air. Makes this shit look way easier than it really is

    Reply
  • August 1, 2019 at 12:44 am
    Permalink

    Bro I die on fire crackers that shit is not easy lmfao

    Reply
  • August 1, 2019 at 6:04 pm
    Permalink

    This reminds me of a npc

    Reply
  • August 2, 2019 at 3:05 am
    Permalink

    540 flip

    Reply
  • August 5, 2019 at 5:02 pm
    Permalink

    I tried using these and it really helped me

    Reply
  • August 11, 2019 at 6:14 am
    Permalink

    Firecracker and slappy nose slide are two good functional and flowy tricks for parks and street. Definitely worth mastering. And that 360 shuv looked cool!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *