What Is 360 Inward Heelflip?
In skateboarding, a heelflip is an aerial maneuver in which the rider flips his board 360 degrees along its longitudinal axis with the outer edge of their back foot flipping the board over. In a heel-flip, it is also called a kickflip or varial flip. The rotation motion that leads to these tricks can be curved. It is also possible to get an extra 180 rotate on which makes this trick a 720.
360 Inward Heelflip- This trick involves the rider kicking the board with their front foot while simultaneously flicking their back foot up and catching it near the top of the board. The board should rotate 900 degrees during this process. This trick involves a rotation of 540 degrees and an extra 180-degree twist involving the front foot which adds up to 720 degrees.
How To Do 360 Inward Heelflip?
For those of you looking to take your skateboarding tricks up a notch, I’m going to show you how to do the 360 inward heelflip. This trick is often considered the last step before attempting ledge flips and varials (and other ‘advanced’ tricks), but it’s good to start at this level because it essentially just combines two other common tricks – the inward heelflip, and the 360 pop shuvit.
The trick is fairly easy to learn if you already know the two other tricks mentioned above. I’ll go over how to do each of those first before getting into the full tutorial on how to do this difficult trick.
Inward Heelflip: You’ll need to pop the board with your front foot, and flick it with your back foot while you’re doing this. The inward heelflip is good practice for learning how to do the 360 inward heelflips later on, because of that flick at the end.
360 Pop Shuv It (varial): Another easy one if you’re already familiar with ollies and pop shuvits. Just pop the board with your front foot and do a 360 spin while you’re bringing it back down to earth, or ‘shoving it.
Now that we’re all familiar with the basic tricks involved, I’ll explain how to put them together and do a complete 360 inward heelflip. Just like the two other tricks, this one starts off with a little ollie (the most important part). Pop your board by bending your knees and flicking it with the back foot. Next, you’ll want to make sure that you do a full 360-degree spin while this is happening – this will take some practice on its own because you don’t really notice how fast you’re traveling until it’s too late. Lastly, pull your feet up towards your board as soon as it’s past the vertical position, and snap your feet back down to land on it. You’ll be doing this last part while bringing your board back down to earth as well – just like you did with the pop shuvit.
Now that you’ve got all of those tricks mastered, put them together for the 360 inward heelflips. Make sure that you’re comfortable with all of them first because if you can’t do those really well, it’s going to be difficult to make this one look good as well.
That’s the trick! It looks deceptively easy on video or in pictures, but don’t let that fool you – this will take time and practice to land it consistently. Remember that you’ll need to practice all of the tricks involved with this one as well, so if you’re not already familiar with those don’t expect to pull this one out of thin air. There’s a reason why they call these ‘advanced’ tricks – most people struggle with them for months before finally landing their first one. If you want to get good at skateboarding, learn these tricks one by one and put them together when you feel ready.