Dropping in

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Dropping in is a skateboarding trick with which a skateboarder can start skating a half-pipe by dropping into it from the coping instead of starting from the bottom and pumping gradually for more speed[1]. When a skateboarder drops in, they use their gravitational potential energy to gain initial velocity[1], allowing the skater to skate longer before exhausting themself and thus to take more runs.[citation needed]

When a skateboarder drops in, they stand on the deck of a half-pipe, put their back foot on the tail of the skateboard, and push it so that the back wheels just roll over the coping into a position like in a tail stall. They then put their front foot on the deck, which now hangs over the half-pipe, lean forward, and start skating the half-pipe.[2] [3]


  1. ^ a b RIDE Channel. "Tony Hawk Teaches How to Drop-in on Vert." [1]
  2. ^ YouTube video things to think of before dropping in
  3. ^ About.com http://skateboard.about.com/od/tricktips/ss/HowToDropIn.htm