The Rock to Fakie
is a skateboarding trick performed on a quarterpipe of mini ramp. The skater rides up the ramp and, right at the top edge of the ramp (called the "coping"), he or she stops with the board balanced right in the middle on the coping. the skater rocks up a little, then back down and rides back down the ramp, going the opposite way that the skater rode up (riding this way is called "fakie
"). Rock to fakies are an easier ramp trick to learn, and a lot of fun. Like a lot of skateboarding tricks, the name "Rock to Fakie" can get confused with other names, like the Rock and Roll
, which is related, but means something a little different.
Before you learn to rock to fakie, you should first get comfortable riding your skateboard, and be comfortable riding on mini ramps or quarterpipes.
I recommend starting on a mini ramp instead of a quarterpipe or halfpipe. Once you are comfortable on the smaller ramp, you can work your way up. Of course, if you want to go right for the bigger ramp, you can! (read Vert Ramp Basics first though!)
Read though all of these instructions first, and make sure they make sense to you. Picture what you will be doing in your mind, and make sure it makes sense before you go out and try it!