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    Default How long did it take you to Kickflip?

    I've been trying to learn the kickflip lately. I've been practicing for about a week & I was wondering how long it took you to land your first kickflip?

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    A week.

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    It took me about 5 or 6 months to get them consistent and moving, and they're still not that high. But everyone learns at a different pace, try not to get frustrated with them, they can take some time.

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    For what I remember, I believe it took me 7 months to learn them moving. Half of that to build the confidence and timing to land back on the board stationary
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    I seem to be learning at a very fast pace. I've already learned how to ollie,shuveit,nollie shoveit. So far I'm not getting full rotation of the board.(Its landing with the trucks facing up) But I'm sure if I keep practicing I will get it sooner or later.

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    3 months.

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    a very, very long time.

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    2 years, but once I landed one I had them like 9 out of 10 right after.
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    ill let you know,, just started!
    (also im trying to get 15 posts so i can post photo of my board sorry)

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    it took me about a week but i still cant do them very well and i ve been skating for 5 years now
    i can dotre-flips better then my kickflips

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    It took me no time.
    Because I can't do it.

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    It probably took me a few months. Make sure you're learning them while moving. Don't even waste your time learning them stationary because you'll just have to relearn them moving. No sense in learning the same trick twice now is there?

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    3 months on the move

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    I got them a year after starting skating but im not sure how long it took me from when i started trying.

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    It took me about 5 months on and off a lot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daron View Post
    I seem to be learning at a very fast pace. I've already learned how to ollie,shuveit,nollie shoveit. So far I'm not getting full rotation of the board.(Its landing with the trucks facing up) But I'm sure if I keep practicing I will get it sooner or later.
    This is the attitude you need to have. Keep it like this. If you're ever gonna get frustrated about a trick, get frustrated over the fact that you can't land it, not by how long it's taken you to land it. Get frustrated by how long it's taken you, and it will discourage you big time, take it from me, trust me. And for when you're working on kickflips, once you get them, things get a lot easier, trust me. After I learned kickflip it took me 20 minutes to do a varial, and a few days for a heelflip with only one problem with landing it. I'm not bragging, or saying you'll learn this fast, (or slower) but I'm just trying to show that once you get kickflips down, things start getting easier, so keep at it.
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    When i started to try them it took a couple of weeks.
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    I guess for those of you who want to know my progress, I'm starting to land them with one foot most of the time.
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    If it makes you feel better I havent landed a single kickflip since I started skating and I have been skating for a long time..
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    Default kick flip time

    when I first learned kickflips my board would always turn into a varial flip first couple of weeks until I learned to straighten it out I would say 2 and half weeks for me

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    Still working on them, for 2 months so far.

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