What beginners will learn:
Master the basics: body and foot positioning, pushing, turning, tic tacking, pumping on transitions, frontside and backside kick turns, carving transitions, dropping in on banks and transitions, introduction to the ollie, switch, fakie and some basic ramp and ground tricks.
What intermediate level skaters will learn:
Getting faster on the board and maintaining speed, learning park flow and creating lines. Learning the basic ramp and ground tricks and then progressing to areas of strength and interest (transition vs. street).
Transition: Rock to fakie, rock-n-roll, axle stalls, tail stalls, 50/50, boneless, sweepers, feebles, smiths, 5-0 stalls, Half cab, BS & FS disasters.
Street: Perfection of the ollie, ollie over, off and on obstacles, frontside and backside 180's, kickflips, heelflips, varial flips, no complys, manuels, airing off ramps, introduction to grinding on round and flat rails, introduction to tricks on ledges (50/50, feeble, krooks etc.). Introduction to fakie and switch tricks.
Michael lives in Indianapolis and has been skating for over 25 years.
Sponsors: Madrid Fly Paper, Rockets bearings, Khiro Bushings, past board sponsors, Punk Rock Skateboards, Madrid, WhatLuck Skateboards and Fickle. I enjoy riding quality wood and good USA made products.
Favorite trick: DISASTER LIPSLIDES, 360 AIRS, SWITCH GRABS, LAYBACK GRINDS, FRONTSIDE SLASHERS, SMITH GRINDS, BONELESS ONE, BS BONELESS, ROCK-N-ROLLS.
Skate Influences: MY FRIENDS, LEGENDS OF SKATING, DUANE PETERS, CAB, LANCE, VALLELY, PATCH, SMITH, THOMAS, DANFORTH, PHILLIPS
Brad lives on the south side of Indianapolis and has been skating since 1999. He first took an interest in skating after watching "Gleaming the Cube," a B movie starring Christian Slater. Brad was amazed how the board seemed to stick the the skater's feet in the movie and he had to learn. Between working full time and being a husband with two kids, Brad still finds time to skate. His board is always in his car. Skateboarding has been a positive influence in his life and he feels privileged to share his passion with others wanting to learn to skate.