Rodney Torres divulges a few tips on performing the Manual—a basic trick that all riders need to know to compete in manual street events.
"When you do a Manual, first you have to learn how to Ollie," Torres says. "You have to Ollie up and land on the two back wheels. Basically, the Manual is just balancing on two wheels."
The Manual may seem like a nobrainer, but unless you master the Ollie first, you'll be giving your safety equipment a serious beating.
Torres' Tips: Learn how to Ollie first // Put pressure on the back of the board when landing // Shift your weight to counterbalance the weight // When starting to Manual, don't lean too far back // Try balancing on the back of the board // Keep your knees slightly bent // Use your arms to help you balance
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