Oh, how we wished we had a tail – so many cool things to do with one! But for now, you can do a cool tailwhip with your stunt scooter. Read our easy tutorial.
Place your front foot on the front of the deck and rest your back foot slightly behind your front foot. Make sure your stance is solid and you feel well balanced.
Is all you need. So start building up some speed. The more speed you build up now, the faster and more impressive looking your tailwhip will be.
The Bunny Hop is the key to a lot of tricks. You’ll need plenty of air time to perform the tail whip, so make sure you jump as high as you can.
With your back foot, kick the tail of the scooter out, either right or left. The direction doesn’t matter, choose what is most comfortable to you. Since the scooter deck is attached to a pivot point (the handlebars), it will move away from you on a circular path.
Movement and Momentum
Once you’re airborne and you’ve kicked the tail to start the circle, you’ll need to make sure the deck returns under your feet so that you can land. Momentum will do most of the work, and the deck will continue to rotate back to you, but you’ll need to help it out by moving the handlebars. Push them in a circular motion, moving in the same direction that the board is moving in.
The deck will continue turning, so you need to catch it with your feet. When the deck returns to its original position, catch it with your front and back foot. Return to your original stance, with front foot facing forward and back foot just behind it.
You did it son. Be proud of yourself!