How to Backside Kickturn
This is a basic and essential ramp/bowl/transition trick – you aren’t going to get far with skating any kind of bowl or ramp without being able to kickturn. The Backside Kickturn is easier and less committing than the Frontside Kickturn, so we recommend that you start with that.
Any size ramp will do, as you don’t have to ride all the way to the coping. If you want to get coping sooner, then find a small (3-4ft) ramp to learn on.
In this trick tip, Adam hit’s the coping, but if you’re just starting out, you can just learn this by turning halfway up the transition. It’s exactly the same body movement whether you do the kickturn at the top on the coping, or below it in the ramp.
Any board with a kicktail will be perfect for this, we recommend a shorter regular shaped skateboard or old school shape like the Dagyr for all transition skating.