The front foot is moved slightly more towards the center of the board. The skateboarder quickly drags his front foot up as he jumps, and as he or she is about to take off he/she kicks the tail of the board down, while rapidly picking their back foot back up quickly. The kick gives the front end of the board upward momentum, and as the tail hits the ground, it rebounds making the board completely airborne. When the board takes off, its nose is much higher off the ground than the tail is. The skateboarder slides his or her front foot up and forward on the griptape. The movement between the shoe and the board levels the skateboard and takes it further off the ground. Then as the skater descends, they land on the bolts, preferably, and then bend their knees to absorb the impact.
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