|: : My skateboarder buddy always swings his arms back, palms facing back, then swings them forward while carving around the lip. Is this how to go faster? I just squat and push up through the curve, but would be nice to get more speed. I can post another picture showing this cause he always does this but I think I overposted on pics, so sorry Bernhard! You are awesome!! I'll put them all up on my website, just my arm hurts now.
: Using your arms to pump is very nececary to get good speed.
: Watch any skater who is having a go and you will notice that they generaly swing their arms forward and up as they pump down and up the trany.
: I was thinking about you the other day and I recon at this stage that if you start learning to turn both ways, it will become very natural and alow you to cut nice lines in any trany situation witch is ideal for riding bowls.
: Still waiting for vid footage.
: cheers joe
joe + i know a fellow skater who noticeably pumps with his palms, he also uses his hands as gyroscopes when stalling.
we call him flipper.
cheers h .