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    How to Shuv-it

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    Advanced Indo Board Trick

    An advanced trick you can do on the Indo Board is called the Shuv-it. The shuv-it is the act of standing on the board, kicking a side of it with one foot, and causing it to totally rotate 360 degrees while you stand on it on only one foot, then land on it once it’s done rotating. It looks awesome and it takes practice to learn. Let’s get started.

    Feet Positioning

    First you want to position your feet about 12 inches apart, with the Indo Board positioned so that it’s off centered and so that the side rail of the board shows only one strip of the roller’s grip tape (the roller being the black cylinder the board sits on – it has two strips of grip tape). You might have to take a look at your roller and find these two strips of grip tape for this to make sense, but it’s important because positioning the board in this way will help you balance during the trick.

    The Move

    You’re going to use the roller as your pivot point when you begin the move. To do the move, you need to kick the board with the heel of one foot, while also rolling the ball of your pivot foot toward your kicking foot. Look at picture #2 below for a better understanding of this. What you’re doing is both putting the Indo Board into motion by kicking it with your heel, and allowing yourself to center your pivot foot over the cylinder by rolling that foot toward the foot that’s kicking. Take a moment to check out Hunter Joslin (creator of the Indo Board) below in the second picture to get a firm understanding of this.

    Unweight

    You are also lifting your body slightly in the air during this kicking process, which is unweighting you. By placing less weight on the board, it is free to turn in a full circle. It follows that the longer you can stay unweighted, the better chance you have of landing the shuv-it. As you can see, Hunter is completely off of the board in picture #3.

    Landing

    You want to land with both feet at the exact same time and centered over the roller. If your feet don’t land at the same time or if they are not centered over the roller, the board won’t be balanced and you’ll probably fall. As with all Indo Board tricks, practice makes perfect!

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