If you’ve been watching our channel lately, you know that Aaron’s been working on his freestyle skateboarding. Under the tutelage of Mike Osterman, Aaron’s freestyle skateboarding skills have been rapidly improving. In this video, you’ll see the entire process of learning how to Coconut Wheelie. What is a Coconut Wheelie you might ask? It’s basically a primo-slide but, instead of doing the full slide with your deck and wheels, it’s just your wheelsrolling on the ground. Check out the video below to see who comes out on top when Aaron Kyro battles it out with the elusive Coconut Wheelie!

How to Coconut Wheelie

  1. Ride at a comfortable speed with your feet in the proper Coconut Wheelie position.
  2. Press down with your front foot on the heel-side edge of the skateboard. This will force the board up onto its side.
  3. Catch the wheels with your back foot to stop the board from rotating into a primo-slide and get your front foot on the wheels to balance out the Coconut Wheelie.
  4. Once you’re finished rolling, simply press down with both feet to flip the board back onto the wheels and roll away.

Foot Position

Place your front foot in the kickflip position with your toes pointing forward toward the nose. Place your back foot above the back bolts with a good amount of your foot hanging off the toe-side edge. This is the same foot position you’d use to pop your board up into primo. The difference with this trick is that we’ll catch the wheels with our feet before the board goes into primo position, making sure that only the wheels of the skateboard are making contact with the ground. To properly do this trick you’ll need some freestyle or offset wheels. 

Common Issues

The biggest mistake people make when trying this trick is over-rotating the board into primo-position. This happens when the skater is pushing too hard with their front foot, a common result of hopping into the primo-position while stationary. To break that habit, focus on using your back foot to catch the wheels before the deck makes contact with the ground. Don’t try this trick stationary! Get used to rolling at a comfortable speed then popping up and catching the wheels first.
One obvious yet sometimes overlooked issue when learning the Coconut Wheelie is the type of skateboard or wheels the skater is using. While it may be possible to pull off on your standard street set-up, investing in a freestyle skateboard with offset or freestyle wheels will give you a fighting chance when learning this difficult trick.

We hope the video showcasing Aaron’s persistence inspired you to learn the Coconut Wheelie. His dedication to freestyle skateboarding has all of us here at Braille feeling inspired, and you should feel the same way. Now get out there and SKATE!