The Frontside Kickturn is an obvious next step after you’ve learnt to Backside Kickturn.
Being able to kickturn both ways will open up way more lines and you’ll find yourself enjoying your local bowl or ramp way more!
Being confident with the backside kickturn will help you hugely with this trick. We recommend that you learn that first!
Give this a go in the same ramp you learned the backside kickturn. Smaller ramps will be easier to get to the coping on.
As per the backside kickturn, you can just learn the frontside kickturn 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.
Start small, right at the bottom of the ramp, and work your way up to the coping.
As the rotation is “blind,” you’ll need to be a lot more positive and aggressive than the backside kickturn.
You’ll find that you have to bully the board around – this feels more “slashy” than the backside version.
Persevere though, as the frontside kickturn feels way radder than the backside version!
We recommend a shorter regular shaped or old-school shaped board like the Dagyr for all transition skating.