Coconut Wheelie

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Coconut Wheelie
Matheus Navarro - Coconut Wheelie at the 2016 World Round-Up.jpg
Short Hand Coco
Long Hand Coconut Wheelie
Alternate Names
  • PA Wheelie (after Pierre Andre)
  • Primo Manual (Don't you dare call it that)
  • Rail Wheelie
Inventor Pierre Andre
Difficulty Level Advanced
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Common Variations

Coconut Wheelies are similar to Primo Slides only you are balanced on the edge of your wheels, and the board never touches the ground. You get into a coconut wheelie the same way you get into a Heelside Railstand so you must master this first. This trick takes a significant investment of time to learn, but if you dedicate yourself to it, it is only a matter of time before you get it down. Depending on the person, it could take a few months just to be able to hold it for a couple of board-lengths. But once you can hold it, you'll progress much faster on increasing the distance.

Here are a few tips from the pros:

  • Go as fast as you dare, go to rail, and hope for the best. There really is nothing else to it but trial, error, and pain. Tony Gale
  • Use harder wheels. Softer wheels (e.g. 95A) can slow you down a lot on rougher surfaces. Tony Gale & Terry Synnott
  • If you have trouble getting up (That's what she said) into the coconut wheelie without touching the deck to the ground, try tuning your trucks differently. If you keep your trucks really tight, try gradually loosening them and vice versa to find the sweet-spot that works best for you. Witter Cheng

Also be sure to check out Per Cangurus World Record for the Longest Coconut Wheelie.

Trick Tips

Trick tip by freestyle champion Mike Osterman

Trick tip by Flag of Brazil.png Brazilian coconut wheelie master Matheus Navarro (In Portuguese)

Dan Garbs longest coconut wheelie. This isn't a trick tip, but it is still worth watching.