As the first school day at Fakie U grinds to a close (with nary a comment in sight), I thought a little quiz might be in order. Allan "Ollie" Gelfand did the first "no handed air" on the transitions of the old concrete parks in the seventies, but the trick has become the foundation of modern street and flatland skating. Lay-folk often wonder how skaters manage to keep the board stuck to their feet while practicing their feats of daring-do.
How is it done?
a) Tiny suction cups on the bottom of their specially designed shoes.
b) A potent spray adhesive applied to the top of the deck.
d) A sharp application of force to the tail of the deck, rapidly followed by a dragging of the front foot up towards the board's nose.
Write down your answers on a piece of foolscap, and mail them to: Fakiegrind, care of The Internet. Our Fakie scholars will collect your answers and tabulate a grade at the end of the semester.