How to do a Pop Shuvit

Richmond Bendu Mar 07, 2023
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How to do a Pop Shuvit
Table of Contents
  1. What is a Pop-Shuvit
  2. How to Pop-Shuvit
    1. Pop Shove it Stance
    2. Bend Your Knees and Body
    3. Kick the Tail to Make it Spin
    4. What to do With the Front Foot
    5. Catching the Board
    6. Landing
  3. How to practice pop shove-it
  4. Safety gear
    1. shuvit vs pop shuvit
  5. Conclusion

The pop shove-it is usually the start of learning more advanced tricks for most people. It's almost the same as a shove but adding the pop makes it surprisingly more difficult to execute.


The main difference between a shove-it and a pop-shove-it is that you can get much more air when popping. You can now jump up to or over obstacles by adding pop to the trick.


It is harder to learn than a regular shove-it, but it's much easier to learn tricks like a kickflip. It is easier to learn because you don't need to involve your front foot except for catching the board before landing. Let's look at the different steps to learning how to pop shuvit.



What is a Pop-Shuvit

A pop shove-it is a trick where you shove the skateboard with your back foot towards your heelside to make it rotate 180 degrees before catching it in the air with your front foot. It is a fundamental trick for skateboarding that most people learn at the beginning of their skating journey. It is similar to the simpler trick shove-it, but you have many more options with pop shuvits since you can get more air.


The pop shove-it is the base for many other tricks like varial kickflip, 360 shove-it/pop shove-it, 360 kickflip, and inward heelflip; this is because you need to shove the board in the same way that you do on a pop shove-it.




How to Pop-Shuvit

It is possible to pop shuvit without knowing how to ollie, but it will help if you already go that down. You should look at how to do the shuvit instead if you don't know how to ollie yet. Let's take a look at the process of learning the pop shove.



Pop Shove it Stance

The foot position is almost the same as when you do an ollie, but the back foot needs to poke out on the toe side of the tail to make it easier for the board to rotate as you shove it.

The back foot is at the edge of the tail, with your toes hanging off the edge of the board on the toeside. The front foot is just under the hardware on the front trucks. However, some people like to have it a little further down, so you should also test that to see if it suits you more.



Bend Your Knees and Body

Bend your knees as if you were doing an ollie; this will also help you spin the board. Then, lean forward as you wait to pop and focus on the nose of your skateboard to catch the board before landing. Keep more weight on the front foot until you pop to make it easier to balance while in the stance.



Kick the Tail to Make it Spin

Kicking the tail is the most important part of the trick; it is different than on a shuvit since you need to compensate for the pop. Kick the tail diagonally forward as you pop the board, and jump straight up while keeping your balance. It is common to fail on the landing if you don't stay at the same balance point throughout the trick.



What to do With the Front Foot

There are only two things you need to do with your front foot: not disturbing the board at the beginning stage and catching the board before the landing. Pull up your front foot the moment the tail hits the ground, and keep it there until it's time to catch the board again.



Catching the Board

Your board will spin beneath you if you have made the motions correctly. The main thing you need to think about is not losing your balance and waiting for the right moment.

The board will rotate fast, so be ready to catch it right after you pop; it makes it easier to catch the board if you focus on the nose as well.



Landing

The landing will be smooth if you catch the board in the air; many people try to match the board on the ground, but that increases the chance of falling off. Make sure you have bent knees before landing; this will make it much easier to stay on the board when you hit the ground.




How to practice pop shove-it

Focus on getting the spin right, and remember that it should only come from your back foot. It's ok if you can't land with both feet at the beginning; just start with the front foot. Jump straight up and commit with your back foot when you can regularly land with the front.

It is easier to do while moving, but it's ok to practice while standing still if it's sketchy. However, it is better to practice while moving since this will help you use it on obstacles.

You should find a flat area that is large enough so you don't need to stress with your foot placement while rolling up, but this should be fine since it is the same as the ollie stance.




Safety gear

It is easy to hurt yourself while trying new tricks, so ensure you are appropriately protected while riding. It is essential that you use a helmet, but I also recommend using wrist guards; you often land on your wrists when falling, and they can get easily damaged, so take extra care of them.

shuvit vs pop shuvit

The pop shuvit is a more advanced version of the shuvit. With the pop, you can you it to get on rails or other obstacles; this won't be as easy with the shuvit.

I strongly recommend learning the shuvit first since it's the same movements but easier to preform. You can learn both the frontside shuvit and the backside shuvit; this will make it much easier to learn the pop shuvit.


Conclusion

Pop shove-it is a trick you can learn as a beginner skateboarder, and it will help you learn many other skateboarding tricks. You can learn it fast if you already know how to ollie, but it is still possible to learn if you don't know how. Your front foot should be below the front bolts and your back foot on the edge of the tail.


It is almost the same as the shuvit, but you can get a lot more air since you pop the tail; this makes the trick harder, but it is worth learning.


Your back foot does most of the work, but you must be ready to catch the board with your front foot. Keep your feet clear from the board until it's time to catch it; remember to bend your knees as you land to make it easier to stay on the board.

The shuvit and pop shuvit movement usually moves the board forward, so remember to put your foot forward as well to land on the board. You can land easier if you take a small jump forward.


Table of Contents
  1. What is a Pop-Shuvit
  2. How to Pop-Shuvit
    1. Pop Shove it Stance
    2. Bend Your Knees and Body
    3. Kick the Tail to Make it Spin
    4. What to do With the Front Foot
    5. Catching the Board
    6. Landing
  3. How to practice pop shove-it
  4. Safety gear
    1. shuvit vs pop shuvit
  5. Conclusion