My name is Shawn Connolley. I’m from San Francisco,
California. I’m a sponsored skateboarder and I also run a program called the SF Skate Club
for kids. Now, what I’m here to explain to you is how to do a kick flip varial, or varial
kick flip, or a shove it kick flip. They’re all the same. What you’re doing is combining
an Ollie, a pop shove it and a kick flip all together. Now what you’re going to want to
do is set up with your feet. One foot on the tail, the toe on the edge to get as much pop
as possible and your front foot on the left side corner of your board. Now what you’re
going to want to do is, as you Ollie, you’re going to want to kick flip at the same time,
dragging your foot out past the nose. And do a shove it at the same time. So you’re
slightly scooping the tail. And send it over back side, which is the way that you can see
so it’s in front of you. So this is usually the first varial flip that you’re going to
learn how to do. And wait for it to continue flipping. Stay over the board, land and roll
away forward. Now the best way to learn any flip trick is to just try as many foot placements
as you can and be very patient, because flip tricks are very hard to learn. Now when you
first start out, you might want to start on a flat surface, flat ground not moving, stationary.
And test out and see how it is to get the board around. But then eventually you’re going
to want to roll with some pretty good speed and do a kick flip varial, land and roll away.
My name is Shawn Connolley and I live in San Francisco, California and I’m sponsored and
I run a program called the SF Skate Club. You can learn more about it at sfskateclub.com.