We’re going to talk about another basic of
street skating which is riding fakie or riding backwards. Once you already learned how to
push forward which means placing your front foot on the front bolts and pushing off with
your back foot. Then you can learn how to push off forward but ride fakie. The key to
learning how to push off and ride fakie is to learn how to push regular and then learn
how to shift your feet while the board is rolling. You want to place your front foot
where you back foot normally is for pushing off and after you push off pivot on your front
foot, place your back foot on and then look in the direction from which you are leaving.
Doing this in one swift movement is the key to learning how to ride fakie successfully,
let me demonstrate. The front foot is slightly further back than what you normally be for
pushing forward. After I push, I pivot the front foot place the back foot on the tail
while still pivoting the front and looking in the direction that I’m going. Let’s see
that in a little faster, push and pivot. The trick is make sure your back foot is on the
board and that your body is stable before you completely pivot your front foot around.
Always make sure you end up in the same position that you would be riding forward except in
this case you are riding backwards. This is how to ride fakie and it will prepare you
for further tricks like the fakie ollie and the fakie 7.