How to do a backflip in Skate 3

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How to do a backflip in Skate 3
Skate 3 allows you to perform outrageous skate moves without risking life and limb. (Getty Thinkstock)

Available on the PS3 and Xbox 360, Skate 3 is the third chapter in Electronic Arts' award-winning video game skateboard series. Gamers can compete against each other or team up for fast and frenetic four-wheel action on busy city streets or try and defy gravity on ramps and drops in a special skate park. Among the many jumps, twists, flips and drops your nimble character can perform is the backflip, with the jaw-dropping manoeuvre sure to win you the respect of your fellow skaters and adrenaline enthusiasts.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


    Backflip on Xbox 360

  1. 1

    Push forward on the left analog thumbstick and press and hold down the left trigger button on the control pad.

  2. 2

    Pull the left thumbstick towards you to perform a backflip. Your character will only do this stunt if you are holding the left trigger button at the same time as pulling back on the left thumbstick.Press and hold down the left trigger button on the control pad.

  3. 3

    Repeat the move several times until you perfect it and can perform the trick while moving at speed.

    Backflip on PS3

  1. 1

    Perform an ollie by pushing down on the right thumbstick so your skater crouches on his board.

  2. 2

    Release the right thumbstick while simultaneously holding down the left, right, or both, trigger buttons.

  3. 3

    Push forward or pull back on the left thumbstick while pressing at least one of the trigger buttons. Your character should now leap in the air and perform his or her backflip.

Tips and warnings

  • Skate 3 features several difficulty settings so you may want to adjust the game's settings to "easy" to improve your chances of learning this move more quickly.

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