Hidden Combo FAQ by Slateman

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 12/30/01 | Printable Version

Details:           Hidden Combo FAQ
Game:              Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Developer:         Neversoft
Publisher:         Activision
Platform:          PS2, GameCube, Xbox, PC
Revision Date:     30th December, 2001
Revision #:        1.0
Author:            Slateman (slateman@planettonyhawk.com)
From:              Planet Tony Hawk


This is a listing of all the hidden combos in THPS3 and are broken down 
as thus.

Grind Combos           Done while grinding.
Freestyle Combos       Done on flat ground with a full special meter.
Invert Combos          Start with an invert on a HP/QP lip to combo these.
Stalls                 As with Inverts, but do a stall instead.
Grab Tricks            Grab trick combos
Flip Tricks            Flip trick combos

After performing these, Hidden Combo will be listed on the left of the screen.

   This FAQ was created with the assistance of Dr Zaius (dr_zaius44@hotmail.com)
   Dr Z has made a movie of many of these moves and this can be found at:



Grind Combos

50-50 / Noseslide

     +   Nosegrind                  (up + grind)
     +   Nosegrind                  (up + grind)
     +   Nosebluntslide             (up, up + grind) 

          +   Noseslide              (flip, flip) 
          +   Overcrook              (grab, grab) 
          +   Crooked                (up, down + grind) 

               +   Alternate between Nosebluntslide, Noseslide, Crooked and Overcrook. 

50-50 / Tailslide 

     +   5-0                        (down + grind) 
     +   Bluntslide                 (down, down + grind)

          +   Tailslide             (flip, flip) 
          +   Feeble                (grab, grab) 
          +   Smith                 (down, up + grind) 

               +   Alternate between Bluntslide, Tailslide, Feeble and Smith. 

Freestyle Combos

You may begin a freestyle (flatland) combo w/ any manual super move except the One 
Wheel Nosemanual and Sproing. 

You must have a full special meter to do these combos. 

At any point you may switch to the following: 

     Anticasper                     (left, right + grind)
     Casper                         (right, left + grind)
     Handstand                      (right, right + grab)
     Truckstand                     (right, right + grind) 

You may always move up to a prior move in the listing tree. 

Casper, Anticasper or Truckstand 
     +   Handstand                  (right, right + grab) 
          +   Handflip              (left + flip) 

     +   To Rail                    (left, left + grind) 
          +   Rail Flip             (left + flip) 

Casper only 
     +   Casper Flip                (left + flip) 

Truckstand only 
     +   Truckspin                  (right, right + grind) 
     +   Truckstand Flip            (left + flip) 
     +   Pogo to Hair Flip          (L2 + R2 + grind) (Rodney Mullen Only) 

This complex system of moves gives you almost endless possibilities. Do a few 
tricks then just go back into one of the 4 moves and start anew! 

Invert Combos 

If you don't know how to do an invert, check the edit tricks menu before trying this. 

Any invert 
     +   Gymnast Plant              (left, right + lip) 
     +   Varial Invert to Fakie     (right, left + lip) 
     +   Invert                     (right, right + lip) 
     +   One Foot Invert            (left, left + lip) 

Stall Combos

If you don't know how to do an stall, check the edit tricks menu before trying this. 

Any stall 
     +   Disaster                   (left, right + lip) 
     +   Axle Stall                 (right, right + lip) 
     +   Boneless                   (left, left + lip) 

Grab Tricks 

     +   Kickflip to Indy           (left + flip, right + grab) 
     +   Kickflip to Crail          (left + flip, up + grab) 

Flip Tricks 

     +   Beni Fingerflip             (Benihana, up + flip) 
     +   Double, Triple Kickflip     (left + flip, flip, flip) 
     +   Double, Triple Heelflip     (right + flip, flip, flip) 
     +   Double, Triple Impossible   (up + flip, flip, flip) 
     +   360, 540 Shove It           ([direction] + flip, flip, flip) 
         (Shove It or Pop Shove It) 


Legal Stuff--

This FAQ is copyright (c) 2001, Trevor Proudfoot (slateman@planettonyhawk.com)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is copyright (c) 2001, Neversoft, Activision

You may not distribute this for profit.  You may not edit or alter the contents
herein without the permission of the author.

You May however post this FAQ elsewhere, as long as credit is given and *very
important*, you always post the newest version of the FAQ.  I really don't want
email from people asking questions that are answered on later versions of the
FAQ.  Please email me with info as to where you'd like to post it, and I'll get
back saying yes.  

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Hope the FAQ was useful in some form.

Good luck and have fun!