How to Manual in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2

The manual is a core combo tool in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 - here's how to perform one!

It may not be a necessity in cars these days, but if you jump on a board then you’ll have to learn how to manual. To keep your combos flowing in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, it’s essential to mix manuals in between grinds and other tricks. Thankfully, it’s a cinch to learn this technique, though mastering your balance will take a bit longer. Read on to learn how to manual in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2.

How to Manual in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

How to manual Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2
 
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To perform a manual in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, all you need to do is tap the left analog stick up then down quickly before you land from the air. If you prefer, you can also tap down and then up. The former will see you balance on the back wheels of your board, while the latter will see you balance on the front end of your board. If you want to manual when landing from a half pipe or quarter pipe, you’ll need to revert as well before you land. Hit the trigger as you land, then tap up then down, or down then up.

Once you start a manual in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, you’ll then need to keep your balance in line, just like when performing a grind. You can manual from a straight jump , even without moving. However, because you want them to chain between other moves to build your combo, it’s best to use manuals when travelling at speed. 

Related: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 controls guide for PS4 and Xbox One

When you jump off a large height and perform a few tricks, try landing with a manual to increase your combo. Likewise, when you exit a grind, use a manual as you land. You’ll keep a good portion of your momentum, meaning so long as you keep your self balanced, you can use manuals to move from one trick spot or grind to another.

Now that you’ve learned how to Manual in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, it’ll become a core part of your combo-building moveset. Practice that balance, because it’ll pay off in the long run! For more tips and tricks for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, click here to head to our hub page for the game.

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