HOW TO WHEELIE

“Generally speaking, this is one of the most time-consuming and difficult moves out there,” says Hans. “Some guys, even in the World Cup race, cannot ride a good wheelie. But you’ll see kids riding them because they put the time into it.”

Steps:
1. Adjust your seat to a low position. You’ll ride the wheelie sitting down, and seat position will help keep your center of gravity and balance.

2. Put the bike into a medium or low gear and begin at rolling speed.

3. Crouch your upper body so your weight is over the handlebars.

4. Turn the cranks to the 11:00 position.

5. Pedal down and pull up on the handlebars simultaneously.

6. Immediately lean back – as if you were in a rocking chair – and continue pedaling. You need to trust your rear brake, otherwise you’ll flip over backward.

7. Outstretch your arms and sit on the tip of the seat.

8. Keep one finger on the rear brake while the others firmly hold the grip.

9. Feather the brake continually – this helps to control speed and can prevent you from falling on your butt.

10. Relax. The front tire should be pretty high in the air.

11. Begin controlling the two balances: vertical and sideways.

12. Adjust the vertical balance with the rear brake (if leaning too far back) or by pedaling (if your front wheel begins to drop).

13. Fight the sideways balance early; it’s impossible to recover if you wait too long.

14. Control the sideways balance by sticking out a knee or foot, or by turning the handlebars in the opposite direction. (Just make sure the handlebars are straight before you come down.)

15. Let the front wheel drop to come out of the move.

Tips:

All these intricate and slight movements happen at once, which is why this is a difficult trick.

“I hate riding wheelies clipped into the pedals,” notes Hans. Ride it flat.

For beginners, try riding slightly uphill. Also, practice hopping off the back for practice – so you’ll be able to in a pinch.

There’s no such thing as perfect balance – you will always be plus or minus your balance point. It will slowly become easier to correct.

Warnings:

Don’t keep your weight over the handlebars once the front tire is in the air.

Don’t try to pedal too fast or your speed will become uncontrollable.

DOWNING A PINT

How to down a pint quickly

1. Let the beer warm up a little bit. You don’t want to get brain freeze from downing a freezing pint.

2. Try get rid of as many bubbles as possible, you can try getting another glass and pouring the beer in and out of the two glasses.

3. Right before drinking, hit the bottom of the glass on the table to release carbon dioxide.

4. Lean your head back slightly, open your throat and take a half breath right before drinking your pint.

5. Swing the glass so the beer rushes to the back of your throat. The trick is to swallow right before the liquid actually hits your throat, because the beer will essentially just pour down your throat. (This is also known as opening your gullet.)

How to down a pint without feeling sick

– Don’t forget to drink water throughout the night, especially if you’re prone to throwing up. Never down the water or drink it quickly as it will upset your stomach.

– Line your stomach with some food, obviously.

– Eat some ginger, studies have powerful anti-nausea properties.

– Know your limit and stop drinking when you know you’ve reached your limit.

– Get some fresh air and cool yourself down.

– Apply acupressure to your wrist, this isn’t a proven way to help with nausea but it works for some people.

– Don’t move around too much, it might help you to get some rest and find a seat to sit down.

HOW TO OLLIE

The Ollie is the first trick you should learn when you start skateboarding. Even though the Ollie is nothing more than a simple jump, this trick is essential for everything that follows. You’ll need this basic every time you are on your board and will hopefully never forget it again. So get started and learn the basics: 

In 1976 Alan “Ollie” Gelfand, luckily, had the awesome idea to invent a method to do airs in the pool without the need to grab your board. His new movement allowed it to lead the board in the air and keep it under the feets as if it was magic.

Rodney Mullen, probably the most successful Freestyle Skateboarder of all time, was so impressed by Alan Gerfalds invention that he started working on the technique called “Ollie” and brought it into street skateboarding five years later. Here lies the foundation of everything Skateboarding is known for today!

1. While the front foot is positioned between the middle of the board and the bolts of the front truck, the ball of the back foot is placed in the middle of the tail.

Skateboard Trick Ollie

2. To get yourself and the board off the ground, press the back foot quickly down on the tail towards the ground making a pop like motion.

Skateboard Trick Ollie

3. As soon as the tail hits the ground, jump upward and slide your front foot from the middle of the board towards the nose simultaneously. 

When the tail hits the ground you will hear the iconic skate sound.

Skateboard Trick Ollie

4. It’s important that your front foot is well placed on the grip tape so your front foot doesn’t slide off the board. 

Both the move of popping the tail of the board, jumping and dragging your front foot up the board have to be done in a fluent, well-coordinated, simultaneously motion so you get the proper Ollie motion.

Skateboard Trick Ollie

5. If everything has worked you should be in the middle of the jump phase.

Now your board is with both trucks up in the air with yourself over it. At the highest point you should prepare yourself for the landing.

Skateboard Trick Ollie

6. Try to land with both feet over the bolts of your trucks and your body over the center of the board to maintain your balance.

This also keeps you from landing too hard and cracking or breaking your board. 

Skateboard Trick Ollie

7. Make sure you bend your knees a little bit to cushion the landing and to keep your center of gravity balanced.

Now keep doing it until you have it on lock!