This might just be the beginning of something beautiful. Aaron Kyro, sponsored skateboarder from the San Francisco Bay Area, presents FOUR DOWN, a series in which a skateboarder does one trick in all four stances (regular, fakie, switch, and nollie). For the debut episode of FOUR DOWN, Aaron decides to test his skills against the notorious Backside Bigspin. Will Aaron be successful in getting all four down, or will he get BODIED? Check out our video below to find out. Keeping in the spirit of Braille, along with this video we’ll also give you some helpful tips on how you can land the bigspin in all four stances. 

How to Backside Bigspin

  1. Ride at a comfortable speed with your feet in the proper backside bigspin position
  2. Bend your knees, pop down on the tail, and scoop the board like a backside 360 pop shove-it
  3. Turn your head and shoulders backside as you scoop the board
  4. Keep your front foot as close to the board as possible, using it as a guide to keep the board from flipping
  5. Once you’ve rotated your body in the air, catch the board with your front foot and bring it down
  6. Land on the bolts and roll away switch

How to Fakie Backside Bigspin

  1. Ride in the fakie stance at a comfortable speed with your feet in the proper fakie bigspin position
  2. Bend your knees and start turning your head and shoulders backside
  3. Pop down on the tail and scoop back with your back foot
  4. Keep your front foot close to the griptape as the board rotates 360-degrees
  5. Follow the backside momentum of the board, turning your body backside 180-degrees
  6. Catch the board with your front foot and bring it down
  7. Land on the bolts and roll away in your regular stance.

How to Switch Backside Bigspin

  1. Ride in the switch stance at a comfortable speed with your feet in the proper switch bigspin position
  2. Bend your knees, pop down on the tail, and scoop back hard to get the board to rotate 360-degrees.
  3. Turn your head and your shoulders as you pop and scoop the board, keeping in mind you’ll be landing on your board in your regular stance.
  4. Keep your front foot near the griptape, turn with the board, and catch it with your front foot.
  5. Bring it down, land on the bolts, and roll away in your regular stance. 

How to Nollie Frontside Bigspin

  1. A nollie frontside bigspin is basically the mirror image of a fakie backside bigspin.
  2. Ride at a comfortable speed with your front foot on the nose and your back foot in the middle of the board on a slight angle.
  3. Pop with your front foot and scoop back to make the board rotate frontside 360-degrees.
  4. Turn your head and shoulders with the board as you scoop it, keeping the non-popping foot near the griptape to prevent the board from flipping over.
  5. Rotate your body 180-degrees in the same direction as the board, and catch the board with the-non popping foot after it has rotated 360-degrees.
  6. Bring it down, land on the bolts, and roll away switch. 

We hope the video, along with these tips, helped you master the bigspin in all four stances. Now get out there and SKATE!