Tip – Always beat Pro S.K.A.T.E challenges in EA Skate!

Do you find yourself struggling the pro S.K.A.T.E challenges in EA Skate? Well struggle no more – I’ve found an easy way to beat them nearly all of the time of the time and I can summarise it in 3 numbers – 5-4-0!

A more lengthy explanation is that to beat the pro’s, all you have to do is perform a trick that they can’t possibly do but you can land every time, the good old 540 spin. To perform the 540, simply push off twice, do your standard flip trick (or normal ollie/nollie) and then immediately push BOTH of your sticks in the same direction (left or right). This will give you the extra 180 degrees to turn your 360 into a 540 and for some reason, the pro’s just never seem to be able to land a 540 without bailing or screwing up the trick!

Of course, this  does rely on the Pro fouling up so that you can lead the way, but they do this surprisingly often, and if they don’t then don’t worry – you just go again, sooner or later they WILL screw up, and using this foolproof method you can always beat them.

This tip should work on both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions of Skate.

PS – Ea skate rocks – if you haven’t played it yet, you should give it a go!

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24 Comments – Join The Discussion!

  • I was looking for something completely different when I stumbled* across this, but if it works I’ll be most grateful ââ?¬â?? the SKATE challenges are getting stupid hard. (*actually stumbled, not as in stumbleupon)

    By colin on November 9, 2007 @ 3:41 pm | # | Reply

  • I stumbled upon this too, been looking at broadband stuff and basically im getting ripped off anyways yeah this game rocks, you rock and i want your babies…too much? nah more like not enough 😉

    By Echo on November 9, 2007 @ 6:58 pm | # | Reply

  • What’s your gamertag dude? I’ve finished the 1player game now, just need to work on my online game.

    By Mike on November 15, 2007 @ 4:31 pm | # | Reply

  • lol this way is good but the best way i found, is to do the easy tricks, i do 3 normal ollie tricks, (kick flip 180, heel flip 360) easy enough so you don’t mistakenly do the same 1 twice then go and do three nollie tricks just to help you not do the same trick by mistake, do this and the pro will mess up on easy tricks, like a smile noile. but anywho i found this because i cant get my achievement for beating all the pros 🙁 how many are there? because the last pro i beat was the small guy with the big black guy, then i beat him at skate but didn’t get the achievement :S theres no pros in the legend on my map so theres no 1 else to beat :S

    By boom on December 3, 2007 @ 1:46 am | # | Reply

  • owsome i was trying so hard to do this shit then i found this i bet everybody every time, thanks a million

    By jake on January 16, 2008 @ 10:00 am | # | Reply

  • I sure hope that one of these two methods work to win every time, I have been struggling with some of the S.K.A.T.E. challenges, and I hope I will be able to do either the easy tricks then nollie tricks or the 540.
    Thanks 🙂

    By Zack Stuart on January 28, 2008 @ 5:17 am | # | Reply

  • I’ve competed EA’s Skate (gamertag – Black Senate) but I don’t have the “Beat the Pro’s” achievement despite beating ALL the bloomin pro’s!!! very frustrating.
    Anyone have any ideas as to why?

    By Ali on January 30, 2008 @ 2:56 pm | # | Reply

  • how many pros are the alltogether?

    By llama on February 15, 2008 @ 11:26 am | # | Reply

  • lmao i did this and beat em

    By Naik on March 1, 2008 @ 7:34 pm | # | Reply

  • This does work. Before I stumbled onto this website, I’ve been looking for the Pros after beating them in the Pro S.K.A.T.E. challenges. Do you know where they are?
    e-mail me back

    P.S. I have it for PS3

    By element4911002 on April 10, 2008 @ 1:23 am | # | Reply

  • yo there is no acheiviment for beating all the pro’s but it does contribute to all of ur milestones. the beat all the pro acheivment is just do all the pro challenges.

    By wtfcanbrowndo4u on June 21, 2008 @ 6:12 pm | # | Reply

  • I can honestly say that this is the best game tip I have ever received in my life. THANK YOU.

    By Leo Vader on June 23, 2008 @ 6:29 am | # | Reply

  • lol i figured this out on accident like 3 months ago. just tweak ur tricks the same way ur spinning and u can do 1080’s in the mega no problem. i even got on 1260 once

    By matt on July 6, 2008 @ 8:35 pm | # | Reply

  • Thank you good sir! I don’t like beating things in a non “legit” fashion, but I don’t even enjoy these s.k.a.t.e. challenges. Love the game but not all the s.k.a.t.e. games.

    By Kent on July 11, 2008 @ 1:00 am | # | Reply

  • Thank you!!!! You’ve helped me beat them all!

    By Strikerzex911 on September 28, 2008 @ 3:52 am | # | Reply

  • thanx so much iv done some of the pro challenges but i havent done all of them, but now i no i cant do these 540’s im glad =] ty 😛

    By kurtis on October 3, 2008 @ 1:48 pm | # | Reply

  • iv now done all of the pro challenges but you dont unlock anything??

    By kurtis on October 6, 2008 @ 6:52 pm | # | Reply

  • There are 15 pros.

    -PJ Ladd

    in that order.. enjoy 🙂

    By Matt on October 20, 2008 @ 4:15 am | # | Reply

  • P.S.

    P-Rod is the first one.. but he is required

    By Matt on October 20, 2008 @ 4:16 am | # | Reply

  • This does work, but I must say poppin 540’s all the time isn’t allot of fun.
    It is however not too hard to get these challenges.
    Simply wait for the person to fall and just do random tricks, he will fall eventually.

    SO it’s not how hard your trick is, It’s how long you can outtrick the other.

    By Zane on November 21, 2008 @ 7:13 pm | # | Reply

  • skate is the best game in the world
    better for ps3 too!
    and the 540 is great it makes the pros look like losers haha
    my gamertag is andasoniv for ps3 everyone add me and we can play online!

    By Will on November 23, 2008 @ 10:16 pm | # | Reply

  • theres 15 pros

    By chris on December 30, 2008 @ 10:07 pm | # | Reply

  • I can summarize it in one number 540 😉

    By trajan on January 31, 2009 @ 6:01 am | # | Reply

  • how do you do pj mansion thing where you do the fs 5-0 to fs tail :S

    By smithy on May 5, 2012 @ 12:41 pm | # | Reply

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