How to Pop Shove It on a Skateboard

When it comes to skateboarding, there are many ways to spice up the regular fun. You can do some tricks and perform energetic drills while on the skateboard to make the most of this activity. Although all skateboard drills are fascinating, pop shove it is one of the most thrilling tricks every skateboarder would love to perform. This drill involves an Ollie combined with shove it performed by riders using their feet with full energy to make the board spin at 180 degrees in the air before landing on the surface. Here you can find a step by step guide to perform this trick.

Pop Shove It skateboard with 7 Steps:

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Step 1

Pop Shove It skateboard Step 1

To perform this trick, the foremost important thing is to know the right positioning of the feet. Your front foot has to be placed just down from the front bolts, angled out a little. Make sure the heel of your front foot is slightly hanging off the board. The right place for the back foot is the rear edge of the board. This is the spot where shove it begins.

To be able to perform this trick correctly, you have to get comfortable with the feet positioning. Try this position on a regular basis in still posture and once you find it little comfortable, start making little moves. Do not jump into popping as you might break some bones or get serious injuries. First, develop a better understanding of how to work with this feet placement and then begin with next step.

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Step 2

Pop Shove It Step 2

Once you have command over your standing position, it’s time to learn how to bend correctly without straining your back. Bending provides increased energy and momentum for proper jumping. You have to turn a little and gather the strength to jump high enough to let the board spin at 180 degrees before you land back over it. The science of bending is that the more you will bend the higher you will jump.

Beginners are strongly recommended to bend a little and gradually learn their way to an advanced level. Aside from turning your knees, also put your arms to some work. When you bow, your arms go below the knees. Lift them with full energy when you jump to let your body go high enough.

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Step 3

Pop Shove It Step 3
The next move involves your back foot as now you will scoop the tail to pop up the board. Make sure you put enough pressure on the rear using your back foot that it must touch the surface and create a popping sound. It will make the front of the board lift up in the air, and you will also move forward in the direction of spinning to make the board spin at a 180-degree angle. While scooping the tail, you back foot does most of the work while front foot only hovers a bit to maintain sufficient balance.Make sure you hit the tail with your back foot using greater energy because the harder you will crash, the more up board will rise. But here you also need to understand that too much hard hit can lead to flip over so all you need is practice to perform this task rightly. Think of back edge of the board as something on the floor that you are trying to scrape off with your foot.

Coming to the front foot, it’s a little different in shove it than an Ollie. Here you will lift up the front foot entirely with the only tip touching the board to maintain balance while in an Ollie, you slide the front foot all the way up to the front edge. With more practice, you can even hover the front foot completely.

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Step 4

Pop Shove It Step 4
Now, get in the air! In this step, you will finally rise in the air with a pressurized jump to let the board hover along your body. Your both feet will get up in the air right above the hovering board. Make sure you don’t land back on the board until it reaches its possible height. Use your arms to maintain balance by keeping them straight at shoulder height.

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Step 5

Pop Shove It Step 5
Next step is to land on the board after it spins at 180 degrees. When you fall, bend your knees a little to absorb the shock otherwise it might give severe strain to your back and knees. Your feet have to land on trucks. The front foot should be a little away from front curve while back foot has to be on the top of rear trucks.

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Step 6

Pop Shove It Step 6
To continue riding right after landing back on the surface along with your board, get your feet back in the right position and keep your board at a balance using your arms and right body posture.

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Step 7

Step 7To continue riding right after landing back on the surface along with your board, get your feet back in the right position and keep your board at a balance using your arms and proper body posture.

Conclusion

Spice up your skateboarding game and try the incredible pop shove it trick today. All you need to do is to follow every step with great care and proper practice. Don’t jump into performing the trick and first learn the basics. From feet placement to bending to hovering, there is a right way of doing it all. Also, learn to maintain balance while in the air and on the board.

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