How To Lazer Flip On A Fingerboard
A laser flip is a varial heelflip with an extra 180 degrees of rotation. So essentially a frontside 360 shove-it and a heelflip combined.
Pop the board as if you’re popping an ollie. Flick the nose of the board with your index finger while simultaneously scooping it towards you. This will initiate both the spin and the flip.
Before going for this one, it will help to have varial heelflips and front foot impossibles down.
Step 1: Finger Positioning
Position your fingers as if you’re doing a heelflip. With your middle finger over the tail and your index finger somewhere between the middle of the deck and the front bolts.
Step 2: Popping The Trick
Pop the trick like you’d pop a heelflip. Press the tail down and slide your index finger up to the nose. This is where the trick gets different. Instead of flicking your index finger off the side of the nose to do a heelflip, drag it towards you to simultaneously start the heelflip and the 360 of the deck.
Step 3: Catching The Board And Landing
As you drag your index finger towards you, remember to peel your middle finger up and away from the board so it can go through the motion of the flip. Watch as the board spins 360 and flips. Since it spins all the way around, it will appear to be flipping away from you right before you catch it, just like with a heelflip.
Place both fingers down on the deck to stomp it and ride away.
This is an interesting trick on a fingerboard because it doesn’t exactly mimic the motion of the regular skate trick. On a skateboard, the frontside 360 shove it is popped with the back foot, while the front foot flicks the heelflip. On a fingerboard, the entire flip is initiated by your front finger, which is why it’s helpful to know front finger impossibles… they have a similar scooping motion to the one needed to lazer flip.