The shove-it (or varial) is one of the oldest skateboard tricks. It’s ideal for beginners, because you don’t need the ollie. However, the shove-it can be a good basis for more advanced tricks such as the varial kickflip.
- Position your feet like the image below. Lift up the heel of your back foot and let your toes lean over the edge.
- Crouch down a little and get ready to jump.
- Shove the board 180 degrees over the ground using mostly your back foot. Your front foot should guide the board.
Jump a little while doing this. No need to go high, the board should sweep over the ground.
- Catch the board again with both your feet.