The Kickflip Backside Tailslide

The Kickflip Backside Tailslide is a trick that has been executed many times before the one you are about to photograph.

So how do you make it interesting?

Yeah, the ledge is tall, so what?

Couple things you could try.

1) Get Underneath- Whether it’s 100 feet away and the camera has a vantage point below the board, or up close, pointing up at the sky, fisheye, board inches away from hopefully precious glass.

2) Simplify- Get the fucking pole out of your guy’s head. Throw some flash on your guy so he burns into the image.

3) Timing- back foot catch, tail almost in ledge, front foot almost touching the board. That’s a Kickflip Back Tail photograph.

See photos below.

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Markel at The Black Pearl Skatepark

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Leo Martinez- Switch Stance at Peace Wall

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Simon at Peace Wall