Freestyle Top Tips

Dieter Van der Eyken shares his top tips for one of the most iconic Freestyle moves there is - The Shaka

Dieter Van der Eyken (Severne / Severne Sails): A move that is on many people's to do list & one that has been crucial in freestyle for nearly two decades!

It’s a trick everyone loves to do once they master it, but at the start it is one of the most difficult tricks to learn.

In this 5 min clip I'm aiming to give you my key tips toward the shaka where we will be working with the 1 – 2 principle at the takeoff, which will be key to help you learn the shaka faster!

I concentrate here purely on the take off & rotation, for the sliding part it is very similar to the Flaka (which you should learn before the Shaka), the tutorial for this can be found @

- Filming tutorial beach : Rafa Soul Art
- Filming action: 7Pixels


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You can see Dieter Van der Eyken's full shaka tutorial @