Tail Stall

Tail Stall - The skater rolls up the ramp fakie then stalls the tail of the skateboard over the coping and drops back in.

Tricks you need to know

Drop in, pumping, fakie, rock to fakie could help.

Things to know

You will need to be able to roll fakie all the way up to the coping. This will take a lot of speed for a beginner. Pumping the ramp to get this high will be a good workout and a great practice for a skater who hasn’t pulled this before. The time will be spent on building you muscles while pumping. The actual tail stall is like dropping in in reverse. It takes a bit of guts to pull those wheels off the ramp the frist few time. Once you tap the tail and bring them back down you will see it isn't that tough.

You body doesn't really move during this trick. Your legs just twist. The back leg extends and taps the tail. The front leg bends up and lets the wheel up and off the ramp.

To do tricks at the coping you need to be able to pump well. To gain speed and hold it each time you go up and down the ramp.

When you have enough speed.

  • Roll up towards the coping fakie.
  • When at the top lift the front wheels and put the tail down onto the coping.
  • Shift your body up and over the coping if you can. This will allow you to pull your weight up and out of the ramp. Placing you stalled in position on the coping.
  • Then just drop back in and roll away.

If you are not able to get up and out of the ramp to stall. Just tap the tail and drop back in. With practice and increased strength you will be able to pump up to stall.

Practice

Pump the ramp a lot. Learn how to get speed and how to keep it. It may take a few days or even weeks to get the leg strength you need to keep speed. Just tap the tail at first. Get better and stall wheb you build the strength.

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