In this video you will learn to do a nose manual on a skateboard, first while stationary, then when skating.
Make sure you take a look at our previous video on Manuals, also in our Skateboarding program, to make sure you master both skills!
Learn how to do a nose manual, which involves skating on your front wheels, first on the spot, then while skating, by watching this short tutorial.
In this video, you will learn how to do a nose manual. This involves skating on your front two wheels.
We will look at how to do a nose manual, first while stationary, then when skating.
Firstly, while stationary.
Wedge the front wheels of your board in a crevice in the ground to hold the board in place,
Position your back foot on the truck bolt just before the tail.
Place your dominant foot in the curve of the nose, with your heel over the edge, and slightly turned inwards.
Use your front leg to push down gently on the nose in order to lift the tail.
Use your back leg to control the balance of your board- the nose shouldn't touch the floor.
Extend your arms out, and use your chest and shoulders to control the weight on your back foot. Try to hold the position for a few seconds.
Secondly, when skating.
Start skating, then get into position: front foot on the curve of the nose, back foot on the rear truck bolt.
Bend your knees slightly.
Keeping your torso upright, transfer your weight onto your front leg in order to lift the tail.
Lift your arms to the sides and adjust the positioning of your torso and hips slightly as necessary.
With your back foot, push down gently to hold your position and balance your board,
Finally, land the board on the ground, transferring your weight onto the tail.
A good nose manual requires lots of practice, so keep at it!
Over to you!