How to do a manual in Skater XL

Skater XL is a new skateboarding video game from Easy Day Studios. It’s a free play game where you can cruise around at different locations, make some lines, practice your tricks, and chill out some good music. The game is for controller play, so make sure you hook up that controller to your PC. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to do a manual in Skater XL.

How to do a manual in Skater XL

You might be going through the trick tutorials and trying to figure out how to do a manual. If you’re a skateboarder, you can probably figure it out. There’s a lot of people trying the game out who may have never skateboarded in their life, though. 

To do a manual in Skater XL, you need to pull back lightly on the right stick. Pull back on it as gently as possible. Otherwise, you’ll do an ollie. Make sure not to pull the stick all the way down to the bottom, or your player will do an ollie as well. 

If you want to do a nose manual, it’s the same process but with the left stick instead of the right. This time, you’ll be pushing the stick up instead of down. It helps to imagine the left and right sticks as your front and back foot. Gently push up on the left stick to do a nose manual, and gently pull back on the right stick to do a regular manual.

That’s all there is to it. It may take some getting used to, but I find the controls in Skater XL feel very good. Try going through the tricks one by one by hitting start and going into the “challenges” tab. You can press the right and left bumpers to navigate between basic tricks, manuals, grabs, and more.