The shuvit and pop shuvit are very similar tricks, the pop shuvit is done while in an ollie, and the shuvit is the same, but without an ollie in the mix. The word 'shuvit' comes from 'Shove it', as this trick is performed by shoving your board to the left or right and landing back on it. The origins of this trick are rooted in early skateboarding, probably before the ollie was invented.

We'll cover the shuvit first. The shuvit is a great trick for new skaters. As I mentioned earlier, it does not involve any real learning curve, and can be performed without an ollie. To do a shuvit, place your back foot up on the tail of the board, and your front foot on the mid section of the deck. Lift the board up as if you were going to do a manual, and then kick your front foot to the left or right. If you did this properly, the board should pivot and spin underneath your feet. Start with 180 shuvits at first. After landing a few of those, you can start working your way up to a 360 shuvit or even a 540 shuvit.

A 540 shuvit is probably impossible to land on flat ground, but, if you're feeling it, you can give it a go. The easiest and most common shuvit that people do is the 180 shuvit, although a few people can perform 360 shuvits as well. The pop shuvit is a variation of the shuvit. It does take more skill than the regular shuvit; the reason being that you must know how to ollie first.

If you do not already know how to ollie, then you should first learn. There are plenty of internet guides out there to help you. Learn to ollie, and then come read this after you're done. After you've practiced your ollie and can land it consistently, you're ready to do a pop shuvit. The pop shuvit is performed in a similar fashion to the shuvit, only in the air.

Start out by doing an ollie and shifting your front foot to the left or right. You may do a shuvit perfectly the first time, but there's a good chance you will not, so keep practicing. It's important to try and spin the board before you get into the air. Try and rotate the deck as you're popping off the ground in your ollie.

Soon, you will perform your first shuvit and maybe even your first pop shuvit. These two tricks are great to work into your skating vocabulary, and will even help you prepare for different tricks that you want to learn. Once you've learned the basics of the shuvit and pop shuvit, you should keep praciting the tricks. It will take a lot of time before you can consistently land pop shuvits and shuvits, so keep practicing. Do not forget to put on your safety equipment!


Source by Raphael Clarke