Let's be honest, Skate 3, is all about the fundamentals and epic combos. Back in the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Underground days you could get away with button bashing and walk away winning the Tampa Am, but not so much with Skate 3. With that being said, let's talk about how to do a flip so you can boss your way through the game.
How to Flip Flip Flip-a-Skater
Just to be clear, in this guide we're not covering how to do flip tricks as you are probably pretty proficient at that. We're covering the art of front flips and backflips to spice up your trick line so you can win first place in competitions! The controller input is sometimes easier said than done, but in theory this is how you do flips:
- Press either the Left or Right Trigger (don't hold both as you'll just double grab).
- Tilt the Left Thumbstick either Forwards or Backwards dependant on which flip you want to do.
- If you are struggling to get the skater to flip, you can try Double Flicking the stick. This sometimes registers a bit better.
As stated before, it isn't always the easiest to pull off. There is also a timing aspect to it. The long and short of it is that the quicker you grab after you ollie and push the stick, the better the results.
You can also twin this with other tricks such as the Superdude, this will then turn into what the game calls a Miracle Whip which is named after the food of the same name (in Skate 2 they simply called it a Superdude Flip).
Different Modes = Different Flips
On Easy Mode it will allow you to do one flip rotation and then it will balance out automatically, if you are on Normal or Hardcore you can do as many flip rotations as your height will allow, but you will have to balance yourself back out otherwise you will bail.
With that you should be able to flip your way to beating Danny Way! Looking for some more advice? Why not check out how to coffin in Skate 3?