Heel-flip To Fakie
A local skater at Croudace Bay Skate Park (in Lake Macquarie, New South Wales) performs a trick called a Heel-flip To Fakie on the angled bank. I asked him would he mind if I took a few photos of him skating and I captured two different tricks at the “ollie pop” stage and in the middle of the action/trick. It was a pretty overcast/grey day and the lighting wasn’t optimal so I had to use a higher ISO than I normally would.
A Heel-flip is performed by placing your front foot just behind the middle of the board, with the toes of your front foot hanging over the edge of the board. Then pop an Ollie and drag your foot up the board and kick out the side of the nose (towards the side where your toes are) at about 45 degrees, kicking down to make the board spin horizontally under your feet. Lift your legs up above the board a little bit so your feet don’t stop the board from flipping, then “catch” the board with your back foot and quickly put your front foot back on the board before landing the trick.
An original digital photograph that was taken with a Canon 450D and a standard Canon 55 – 250 mm lens set at:
Exposure time: 1/800 sec
ISO speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: 0 step
Focal length: 55 mm
Shutter Priority Mode
Edited in Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 where my own custom-photographed texture and customized text were added.