Hi, my name is Justin Lauria, and today I’m
going to show you how to do a new mini-ramp skateboarding trick that I call a fakie disaster. A disaster in skateboarding involves airing
onto the coping of a quarter pipe like this, with the front wheels landing on the inside
part of the ramp, and the back wheels landing on the deck. It’s important to note that this is different
from a rock to fakie or a rock n’ roll, in which your front wheels are positioned on
the deck and your back wheels stay on the ramp, because to perform either of those tricks,
you can simply lift your front wheels over the coping like this, whereas to perform a
disaster, you have to get your back set of wheels over, and while there are a lot of
ways to accomplish this, the most common way is just to ollie. When approaching this trick in normal stance,
you’d have to do a 180 degree rotation to land in the disaster position, but you can
eliminate the need to do that if you approach in fakie stance. In my opinion, the two biggest hurdles you’re going to
have to overcome in order to start landing this trick are, number 1, learning how to
use the coping to bounce your back wheels into the air, as opposed to a traditional
fakie ollie where you’re popping the tail off of the ground, and number 2, once you’re
in the disaster position, learning how to roll back into the quarter pipe without your
back wheels getting hung up on the coping. Let’s focus on the re-entry first. OK, so the practice step I want you to start
with looks like this. Dial in your speed on the ramp with a couple
of fakie tail stalls, making sure you have enough speed to get the majority of your weight
on top of the deck each time. For the practice step you’re about to perform,
having a little too much speed is safer than not having enough. Now, as you approach the top of the quarter
pipe, lightly jump up so that you’re not applying any weight to the board when the leading wheels
come into contact with the coping. If you do this properly, the leading set of
wheels should roll over the coping, and at that point, you can safely land with your
feet on the board again without worrying about the it slipping out in either direction. Once the board is locked in on top of the
coping, you can bail out of the trick by stepping off the board with your back foot first and
walking down the quarter pipe, being careful not to step on the board again in the process. Now that you’re able to get into the disaster
position, practice doing so with your front foot slid more toward the nose than usual,
so that you’re prepared to roll back in. Notice that the center of my foot is slightly
in front of the front wheels, but not so far forward that it’s all the way on the nose
of the board like you’d have for a nose manual. This is actually plenty since our goal in
doing this is just to remove some of the downward pressure on the back wheels, rather than using
the nose to completely lift the back wheels up over the coping. When you do the move properly, your back wheels
should make contact with the coping as they roll forward off of the deck. Now, as you’re trying this out, make sure
to bend your back knee a little bit to take pressure off the back wheels and focus on
reversing the motion that you used to get the back wheels over the coping in the first
place. If you feel your back wheels get caught on
the coping, it’s OK to bail out as long as you’re taking your back foot off the board
first. Personally, I’ve never really had too big
of an issue with my back wheels getting hung up on the coping as I’m re-entering the quarter
pipe, possibly due to good foot positioning, but also possibly due to the fact that I ride
wheels that are specifically designed for transition skating. So, these wheels are 58 millimeters in diameter,
which is going to allow me to roll over stuff a lot more easily than if they were 54s or
52s like a lot of street skaters ride. Alright, so now that you’ve got the re-entry
down, let’s look at how to properly ollie into a fakie disaster. Notice that for a traditional fakie ollie
on flat ground, your tail makes contact with the ground in order to pop the back wheels
into the air. However, at the top of a quarter pipe, due
to the extreme angle of the board in relation to the deck, you won’t be able to pop your
tail off of anything to send the back wheels into the air. Luckily, if you watched last week’s video,
you already know a trick you can use to get those back wheels up and over the coping. Just like you did for the Chinese Ollie, you’re
going to bonk your leading set of wheels off the coping and suck your feet up to give the
board room to bounce up before setting it back down in the disaster position. While I was learning this trick, I mistakenly
thought you had to very deliberately jump into the air during this part, but since you
already have upward momentum due to the angle of the ramp, mostly you will just have to
bend your legs to guide the board up rather than pressing off the ramp with your legs
to get enough height. Remember, as you do this, having a little
extra speed is safer than not having enough, but if you do get into a situation where your
back wheels don’t quite make it over the coping, it’s still possible to bail safely. Just do your best to get the board away from
you and avoid stepping back on it as you make your way down the ramp. Now, assuming you’re landing properly in the
disaster position, start focusing on landing with your front foot shifted toward the nose
a little bit, so you’ll be in a good position to take enough weight off of the back wheels
as they roll over the coping on the way back in. Just like before, commit to rolling all the way
back in while taking enough weight off of the back wheels to allow them to roll over
the coping, and ride away clean. If you enjoyed this trick tip, please like
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How to do a Fakie Disaster (Fakie Pop Rock) on a Mini Ramp

8 thoughts on “How to do a Fakie Disaster (Fakie Pop Rock) on a Mini Ramp

  • May 17, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Nice. Another one that's been on my list to learn. Thanks dude.

  • May 17, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Nice to see your trick tips again bro. Greetings from Russia!

  • May 18, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Just learned fakie tailstalls, so this is definitely next on my list. Thanks Justin!

  • May 19, 2018 at 1:49 am

    I don't remember subscribing to your channel but I actually like the content I've seen so far so I'm here to stay, haha. wish I had a mini ramp to learn tricks like this on. sadly I'm purely a street skater as the nearest skate park by me is 3+ hours away! I have always dreamed of having a mini ramp to shred.

  • May 27, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Hi Justin, I recently got into skateboarding and your videos have been really helpful! I have a question about your board setup.
    With the use of 58mm wheels, do you have to use risers to avoid wheelbite?

  • May 28, 2018 at 2:54 am

    Nice video man. This trick is little difficult to me, but I realized that I am not raising the back foot. Maybe to practice fakie Ollie will help me.
    You could do a video to explain blunt to fakie. I saw you doing this trick in another video. In my case, as I ride in a mini ramp with a high copping, is difficult to put the wheels in the correct position.

  • June 28, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    If you haven't seen the Chinese Fakie Ollie tutorial yet guys, make sure to check it out, because it will make learning the fakie disaster much easier!

    –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcinaGJk01Y

  • February 16, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Nice video


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