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Frontside Bone Air
A local skater performs an advanced skate trick called a Frontside Bone Air in the deep end of the skate bowl at Empire Park Skate Park in Bar Beach, Australia.
An original digital photograph which was caught using a Canon 450D and a standard Canon 55 – 250 mm lens set at 55 mm.
Punk bands used to be very popular with skateboarders in the late 1970’s and up to the mid to late 1980’s. All of my friends at that time loved punk and some even went to the degree of getting Mowhawks and wearing studded Leather Jackets with Hand-Painted artwork on the back. One of my fave Punk discoveries from a Music show on TV or a Video Documentary called “The Decline Of Western Civilization” (I can’t remember exactly where I first found out about them) was called the Circle Jerks. Intense, high energy, fun music!
The trick is performed by approaching the lip of the ramp and bumping the wheels off the coping – a little bit of a similar action to a regular ollie, but in this trick the tail doesn’t hit the ground and then bounce off the ground. As you begin to exit the top of the ramp and get airborne, you have to lean forward and grab the board reaching around from behind your back leg to grab around the middle of the board and hold onto it really tightly. Then while you are airborne, you have to push forward hard on your front foot/leg so that it becomes as close to straight as possible. As you finish the 180 degree rotation, look down at the top section of the bowl and get ready to land again, letting go of the board just before your wheels make contact with the ramp again (the landing) and you roll away.