I think the only way to get better is to push yourself by trying new things. Sometimes when I skate, I don’t really know what tricks to try next. I’ll think of something, or see someone doing a trick, but when I try it it turns out to be way harder than I was expecting. Or I’m just doing it wrong… The result is that I don’t always have the next bunch of tricks to work on to keep me progressing.
With that in mind, I’m going to list the tricks that I can do now, on a mini ramp. Some of these tricks are consistent for me, others are less so, and some, I’ll probably get the names wrong:
- Drop in
- Drop in, switch
- Rock to fakie
- Rock to fakie, switch (is that a fakie rock, or something?)
- Tail stall
- Rock and roll (Backside? I can do it the easy way)
- Axel stall
- Backside 50-50
- Frontside 50-50 (but not very consistently, yet)
- 5-0 (but not very good)
- Frontside ollie (do they call that frontside 180?)
- Spine transfer from tail stall (not sure if that is a trick…)
- Fakie axel stall (probably not called that: going fakie, turn off front foot into a stall, facing into the ramp)
- Fakie axel stall, the other way (but I don’t often get it)
- 180 kick turn to rock and roll, from fakie (probably not called that)
- Frontside early grab, indy
- Early grab out of tail stall (is that lame?)
And this is what I’m working on next:
- Nose stall. It follows from dropping in switch.
- Backside ollie. Because it looks better than frontside.
- Feeble stall and/or crooked stall. They seem like close variations on the axel stall.
- Frontside 5-0. Nice movement around a ramp/bowl, and doesn’t seem like it will be much harder than frontside 50-50.
- Blunt rocks. Not sure why…