man skate shoes really don't help too much at all. lets be real, ice cream has a team that skate in ice creams all day and they fucking slay. try and keep your body over your board dude your kicking it away out infront of you and leaning back. keep your shoulders over your board!
one of the most helpful skate tips i've ever gotten was from my friend who just said "kick both legs as hard as you possibly can" and i got it down. once you huck a few and figure out how it works you can make it a little more efficient.
ski-plastic: "What the fuck were you doing?! One looks like a failed abortion and the other like something from chicken run."
Haha interesting advice...Ok well listen up sonny! Tre flips are all about that back pocket. It looks like you sorta got that part down. Now seriously, in that video it didnt look like you tried to commit even a little. So get your toes in that pocket, not too far in though, or the board might flip outta control. Now move your front foot to wherever you would when doing a kickflip. If that footing doesnt work, try moving your foot lower/higher, when a lot of people are trying to learn they keep their front foot kinda far back, about an inch back from the center. Now you just scoop from that pocket with your back foot and just give a little flick with your front foot. The scoop is the most important part. It looks like your board might be flying out in front of you because you are trying to karate kid kick your board to space. So let up on that front foot, and just give a little flick, because the back foot is really what scoops the board into a tre. Good luck man, keep playing around with it I'm sure you'll get it! Dont give up!
lol all of ice creams' team left trey, but all you have to do is scoop and flick with your front foot. Your front foot is just going to guide and control the flip, the scoop is really the most important element.
Aside from that, its all in the back foot. You have the foot positioning at least mostly right, you just got to scoop the board more. Basically as you pop down you also scoop the board backwards with your foot, its that scooping motion that keeps the board under you. Its really hard to describe, but just think of scooping the board. Sorry that wasn't as helpful as i thought it might be.