Thursday, August 16, 2012

Heelys Update – 2012 Part Two of Two

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By Terry (Papa) Orr

Grinds

BEGINNER

FrontSide Grind - Skate forward and jump on the rail forwards, facing the direction you were traveling. Slide along the rail with the instep of your shoe. Jump off and skate backwards in the direction you came from.

Backside Grind - Skate forward and jump on the rail so you are facing the direction you came from. Jump off the rail and skate forward.

Royale - In this grind, you can be facing the front or the back. Angle your feet so the grind plate bottoms are facing into the sliding direction that you are grinding in.

INTERMEDIATE

Farfegnugen - This can be performed both frontwards or backwards. Angle your feet so the grind plates are facing away from the sliding direction you are grinding in.

Cheese Grater - In this grind, your toes are facing out. Your front foot faces one direction and the other foot faces another direction. Commonly the front foot faces out to the left and the back foot faces to the right. Your legs are not crossed.

UFO - This can be a front or a back grind. This grind is has both feet angled in so the grind plates are facing away from each other.

ADVANCED

Footy Grind - For this grind, you only grind with one foot. When you jump on the rail, only use one foot.

Rail Flip - In the middle of a grind, jump and change your feet direction on the rail.

Unity - In the middle of a grind, put your back foot over the front foot. Your feet should cross.

Stalls

BEGINNER

Front Stall - In this stall, you skate forward and jump on the rail. Jump backwards to finish out this basic stall.

Backside Stall - Skate forward and turn while jumping so you are facing the direction you came. Stop on the rail and skate forwards.

One-Footed Stall - Skate forward and stall with only one foot. The other foot never touches it. Finish it out by jumping over the rail.

Safety Stall - This stall is just like a One-footed Stall, only you grab your free foot with the hand that is on the same side.

INTERMEDIATE

180 Dismount - Skate forward and stall facing the rail. While you are jumping off the rail, spin 180 degrees to face the direction you came from.

360 Dismount - Skate forward and stall on the rail. While you are on the rail, spin 360 degrees while you are jumping off, so you are facing the rail.

Joe Stall - In this forward stall, you put one foot on the rail and cross the other when you stop. The toe on the crossed foot should touch the rail. Jump over the rail to finish it out.

Criss-Cross Stall - This stall is a lot like the Joe Stall. You put one foot on the rail and cross the other foot. The grind plate or insteap of the crossed foot should touch the rail. Jump over the rail and skate off.

Pretzel Stall - Skate forward and jump on the rail with one foot facing one direction while the other was facing the other direction. Jump over the rail and plant your feet down together to dismount.

Wall Stall - Skate forward and jump onto a vertical surface. Jump off.

Disaster Stall - Skate forward and jump onto the rail. Balance only on the grind plates or instep of the shoes.

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Vert (Performed on a Ramp)

BEGINNER

Ground Zero - Run from the middle of the ramp up the edge, skate down into the ramp.

Dropping In - Start at the top of the ramp. Place your wheels on the edge and drop down onto the ramp using only your wheels.

Frontside - Skate on the ramp. Grind on the top edge of the ramp facing away from the ramp. Turn around and skate back down the ramp.

Backside - Skate normally on the ramp. When you reach the top, flip around and grind on the edge of the ramp. Skate back down the ramp to finish it out.

INTERMEDIATE

Frontside Tru - In this frontside vert, skate on the ramp up to the top and grind on the edge with the instep of your Heelys. Flip around and skate down the rest of the ramp.

Kamikaze Drop-In - Facing away from the ramp, spin around while jumping off the edge. You want to face the ramp when you finish the spin and skate down.

Speedo - In this vert, you jump off the edge of a flatbank or a ramp. You will free fall and catch some air before you drop back down.

Acid Drop-In - In this sweet vert, you jump off a object that is higher than the ramp. You will you free fall off the edge and catch some air before you skate down.

Carving - In this vert, you round the corners of a horizontal curve, keeping the same speed in the curve. On the edge, turn off and skate off.

ADVANCED

Change Lanes - Skate forward and do a grind on the edge ramp. Turn around after the grind and skate down a different part of the ramp.

Hand Plant - This move combines a handstand and a vert. Skate to the top of the ramp. Put your hands on the edge and kick your feet up in the air to do a handstand. Drop back down and skate backwards on the ramp.

Antipod - Skate down the ramp and turn around when you meet the edge of ramp. Grind on the top of ramp and skate forward.

Acid Drop-In Backwards - Facing away from the ramp, jump off an object that is higher than the ramp. Catch some air and skate down the ramp backwards.

Dropping In Backwards - Facing away from the ramp and jump off the edge. You should skate down the ramp backwards.

Halo - While you are skating up the ramp, plant on the side of the ramp without your wheels. Do a 360 and land on the top of the ramp.

Airing Out - Skate up the ramp higher than the edge to catch some air and turn around so you can skate back down the ramp.

Kobayashi - In this move you face the ramp, and before you drop down off the edge, do a 360 spin in the air and jump off the ramp.

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