How To Nollie Flip On A Finger Board

Some may say nollie flips are more stylish than kickflips… I may agree with them.  It’s a kickflip while riding in nollie stance.

The nollie flip is essentially the opposite of a kickflip.  Pop the board with your index finger, and flick it with your middle finger.

Here is a more detailed guide.

Step 1: Finger Positioning

Definitely learn to nollie before learning the nollie flip.  It’s worth doing this because finger positioning is the same as it is for a nollie.

Step 2: Popping The Trick

Pop the board with your front (index) finger, while riding forward.  As the board pops up to nearly vertical, slide your middle finger back, flicking off the edge of the tail closest to you.  Pull your entire hand towards you as you flick the tail, this can help initiate the flip and keep your fingers out of the way at the same time.

Contrary to the kickflip, where you flick your index finger downward, the nollie flip requires you to flick your middle finger out and directly backward.

Step 3: Catching The Board And Landing

Keep your wrist straight as the board flips underneath your fingers.  Watch for the deck to come around, once it does, catch it with both fingers over the bolts to stomp it down and roll away.

Final Thoughts

Remember not to break your wrist during this trick, it should remain straight and in line with the rest of your arm and hand.

Also, consider experimenting with your middle finger positioning.  Everybody’s middle and index fingers are different lengths, so try it with your middle finger in the middle of the deck, over the rear bolts, or anywhere in between.