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How to Beanplant

This is very similar to the a 180 no-comply, but without the rotation. You also need to grab the board as your pop it up, and generally you’ll get higher in the air than the no-comply. More air = more fun! It’s best to learn the no-comply 180 first, as this will give you the feel for sliding your foot off and popping the board up.

This trick will work with longboards of almost any length, as long as you have a tail to pop the board into your hand and boost off the ground, you’re good to go!

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Get Rolling

Approach similar to a no comply – back foot on the tail, on your toes, front foot about halfway up the board. Keep your front hand low, ready for the grab. You can go a little but faster for this trick if you want, but you don’t need to.

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Plant your foot

Use the same sliding motion to get your front foot off as you did with the no comply. It’s important to hold the front of the board down for as long as you can to get the pop right. If you look really closely at this frame you’ll see that Jooz’s front toeside wheel (closest the camera) is actually starting to lift off the ground, but the other front wheel is held on the ground by his foot on the deck.

Open your front hand up, ready to catch the board as you pop. You can see that Jooz is reaching down and already looking at the point on the board that he wants to grab.

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Pop and Grab

Now that your foot is planted, pop the tail to flick the board up into your waiting hand. It’s critical to get a good hold on the board – it’s probably going to take a few goes of bashing your deck into your closing hand before you learn it. Just keep your hand open until the board slaps into your palm.

Notice that unlike this stage of the no comply 180, Jooz keeps his body closed, and you can see that his planted foot is facing forwards rather than sideways. Bend your front knee a little, ready to hop up in the air. The lower you get now, the higher you’ll be able to go!

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Hop

Now pop your front leg straight and hop off the ground as high as you can, bringing the board up with you using your foot and hand. Boost it as much as possible for maximum airtime!

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    How high can you get?

Let go

Release the deck with your hand and spot your front foot back onto the board. Try to get your foot as close as you can to the front truck bolts. Keeping your weight forward will also stop you blowing off the back of the board when you land. Aim to get your foot back on your deck before the wheels hit the ground.

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Land it

Compress your knees and sink your weight low into the deck to absorb the landing. Keep your weight central over the board – many beginners have their weight too far back, and simply fall off the tail! If you aim to keep your weight forward you’ll have a lot more luck.

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Roll away clean

Be stoked that you just got your board into the air and get ready to do something else!

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