10 Easiest Mini Ramp Skateboarding Tricks (Tutorials)


My name is Justin Lauria, and today I’m going
to show you the 10 easiest tricks that you can learn on a mini ramp. Now, before you start learning any of the
tricks I’m about to show you, you should make sure that you first learn how to pump, do
kickturns, and drop in on a mini ramp. If you still need to review any of those topics,
you can check out my mini ramp basics tutorial video, which I’ll put a link to in the description
section. Alright, so let’s look at the first trick
on the list which is called the slash grind. This trick is similar to a kickturn in that
it can be done both frontside and backside, but in my opinion, the frontside version is
easier to execute, so that’s the one we’re going over today. To do a frontside slash grind, approach the
ramp at an angle with a little more than enough speed to make it to the top. Just as your front wheels are about to make
contact with the coping, lift them up with the same motion you’d use to do a manual and
allow your back truck to briefly grind the coping. As you get to the end of the grind, set your
front wheels back on the ramp and ride back down the quarter pipe. The second trick we’re going to go over is
the rock to fakie. To perform this trick, ride straight up the
quarter pipe with enough speed to get your front wheels over the coping, but not so much
that your back wheels go over as well. With a slight manual motion, set the middle
of the board on the coping and rock the front wheels forward. Now, simply reverse that motion to lift up
the front wheels again and roll fakie back down the ramp, setting down your front wheels
once they’re clear of the coping. This last part can be a little scary to do
at first since there is a slight risk of your front wheels getting caught on the coping,
but once you commit to it the first time or two, it will be much easier to wrap your head
around how to successfully and consistently get the wheels back over the coping every
time. Now that you’re riding fakie on the mini ramp,
it’s time to go over how to do trick number 3, the fakie tail stall. To do this trick, you’re going to rotate your
board around your back wheels to set the tail on top of the deck of the quarter pipe, using
the same motion that you’d use to set your tail down on flat ground. Now, what I mean by that is you need to bend
your front knee rather than keeping both of your legs straight and trying to lean back
to get the board to rotate around the back wheels. Once your upward momentum comes to a stop,
all that’s left to do is drop in like you usually do and head toward the other side
to do the fourth trick on our list, the backside rock n’ roll. Just like for the rock to fakie, you’re going
to ride straight up the ramp, pick your front wheels up over the coping, and set them down
briefly on top of the deck. However, this time, as you do this, you’re
going to rotate your upper body backside, so that your head and shoulders are facing
the bottom of the ramp. As you unweight your front foot, allow the
board to swing around backside to align itself with your upper body. After the board has pivoted 180 degrees on
the back wheels, you can set down your front wheels and ride back down the quarter pipe
in your normal stance. Alright so now the fifth trick on our list
is another fakie maneuver that I call the fakie nose bonk. To do this one, rotate your shoulders backside
as you ride fakie up the quarter pipe, and just before your back wheels get to the top,
lift up your front wheels and bonk them as hard as you can off of the coping. Then, all that’s left to do is reverse that
motion to rotate your board frontside again and ride back down the ramp. Even though this move is pretty simple, it’s
also a really important one to learn because it’s a stepping stone to being able to do
this trick, which personally allowed me to finally learn the frontside rock n roll. For more information on that, be sure to check
out my frontside rock n’ roll tutorial, which I’ll put a link to right at the end of the
video. Now it’s time for trick number 6, the backside
axle stall. Just like for the backside rock n roll, you’re
going to ride straight up the quarter pipe and come straight back down in your normal
forward stance. However, this time, instead of stalling on
the center of your board, you’re going to place both trucks on the coping, starting
with your back truck, tapping your front truck down momentarily, and then re-entering the
quarter pipe. As you do this, make sure your back truck
is situated on the coping so that the tail of your board is as far toward the inside
of the ramp as possible, so that you don’t get your back wheels hung up on the coping
when you try to ride back in. Alright so let’s talk about trick number 7,
which I call the fakie 360 pivot. This trick is a little easier than the rest
because you’re not going to ever make contact with the top of the ramp, and you can think
of it as, more or less, an extended version of a backside kickturn. Alright so to perform this one, you’re going
to ride fakie up one side of the mini ramp with a little less speed than usual, and as
you approach the highest point, rotate your shoulders as far as you can in a backside
rotation. Then, pick your front wheels up off of the
ramp, and hold them in the air for as long as possible as you pivot around on the back
wheels a full 360 degrees. If you’re having trouble making it all the
way around, I would recommend practicing this move on flatground or on a flat ramp for a
little while before taking it back to the quarter pipe. Alright, so now for trick number 8, which
is pretty much just a combination of the fakie 360 pivot and the rock to fakie, and it’s
called the half cab rock. For this one, you’re going to ride fakie up
the quarter pipe again, but with enough speed to make it to the top, and rotate your shoulders
backside just like before. This time, however, after rotating the board
180 degrees, place your front wheels over the coping and rock the board forward. At that point, you’re going to unweight your
front foot and ride fakie back down the quarter pipe, the same way you would for a rock to
fakie. Alright so on to trick number 9, the fakie
disaster. To do this trick, you’re going to bonk your
back wheels off of the coping like you would for a chinese ollie on flatground, and land
with the board straddling the coping again, except this time, you’ll be facing toward
the inside of the ramp. As you land, you’ll need to slide your front
foot up toward the nose a little bit, because when you start to roll back in, you’ll need
the extra leverage to help pick up the back wheels to keep them from getting stuck up
on the coping. Once your back wheels are clear, you can scoot
your front foot back into its normal riding position and head toward the other side of
the mini ramp to perform our 10th and final trick, the fly out. The technique for a fly out is very similar
to a roll in, but, although requiring a lot more speed, it’s much safer and not at all
as scary to do. As you reach the top of the quarter pipe with
as much speed as possible, lean your body forward and breifly pick up your front wheels,
allowing your back wheels to roll over the coping and into the air. Once the back wheels clear, slam all four
wheels down on the deck and ride away clean. After you get a few of these tricks down,
you can start to combine them together into a line. Alright guys, so if you’re still here, do
me a favor and consider sharing a link to this video with your friends so that you’ll
have a buddy to work on these tricks with. As always, your comments and likes are super
appreciated, and lastly, never stop improving.

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