How to Do a Rocket Air on EA's Skate

Rocket Air is a grab trick in the Skate video game series. It can be tough to pull off, because it requires a fair amount of time to get into and out of. If you can land a Rocket Air, you'll be treated to some big scores. If you're playing the first Skate on an Xbox 360, you'll get the "Rocket Man" Achievement for landing your first Rocket Air.


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    Get some air. The Rocket Air requires a lot of time to pull off, so you'll want to make sure you get some good air before you attempt it. You can do a Rocket Air off of a vert or by doing an ollie (jump) over a gap.
    • To do an ollie, pull the stick towards you to crouch, and then flip it up when you want to ollie. Hold your crouch longer while going down a slope to get more air.
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    Pull the right stick towards you while in the air. This will begin the move by kicking the board out.
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    Make the first grab. A Rocket Air involves grabbing the top of your board with both hands. You'll need to start the grab one hand at a time, and the starting hand varies depending on your stance.[1] Press and hold the grab button:
    • Regular: LT (Xbox 360) / L2 (PS3)
    • Goofy: RT (Xbox 360) / R2 (PS3)
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    Grab with your second hand. Immediately after starting to grab with your first hand, press and hold the grab button for the other hand. This will complete the Rocket Air.[2]
    • Regular: RT (Xbox 360) / R2 (PS3)
    • Goofy: LT (Xbox 360) / L2 (PS3)
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    Continue to hold both buttons. Hold both grab buttons for as long as you can to maximize your points for the trick. You'll be able to hold the trick longer if you get really big air before starting the trick. If you want to increase your points, you can use the left stick to spin around while you're in the air. Be careful when doing this though, as it makes landing much trickier.
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    Line up your landing. If you launched off of a vert, you'll come straight back down and take off in the opposite stance. If you ollied over a gap, make sure that your board is lined up for the landing.
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    Release the buttons to prepare to land. It takes about a second to get back to your board after releasing the Rocket Air buttons. Make sure to give yourself enough time to safely get back to your board so that you don't wipe out when you hit the ground.


  • This trick is performed the same in Skate 2 and Skate 3.

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