How to Do a Bunny Hop on a Skateboard

A successful bunny hop will impress a lot of people. Just follow these steps.

Steps

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    Get comfortable on your board. Start skating on a flat surface slowly. It might be best to try this trick stationary first. Learn the basics of skateboarding like balance, turning and falling safely just in case something goes wrong.
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    Relax. Don't think about doing the trick, let it naturally happen but don't completely forget about it, you still need control. Find a happy medium. Ignore the fact you're rolling and go for it.
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    Crouch down. Don't crouch down too far, just slightly so you're closer to the ground. This will also help you keel balance.
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    Slowly, grab the nose and tail of the board. Doing this too quickly will cause you to lose balance.
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    Jump up. As you jump, pull your board up with you. You could do this the other way around by pulling the board and then jumping, it's up to you.
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    Hold the board while in mid-air.
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    Land on the bolts. Mind your fingers!

Tips

  • Watch Lords of Dogtown the contest at Delmar when Jay Adams does this trick.

Warnings

  • Wear a helmet and pads. If you fall, you could seriously hurt yourself.
  • Do not put too much pressure on the tail and nose.

Article Info

Categories: Skateboarding