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360 Flip/Tre Flip/3-Flip/ect.
A combination of a backside 360 shove-it and a kickflip. It was invented in 1983 by Rodney Mullen.
360 Heelflip / Laser Flip
The 360 Heelflip is simply a heelflip merged with a frontside 360 shove-it. Lesser known than its opposite trick, the 360 Flip, many skaters consider the 360 Heelflip to be much harder than the 360 Flip mainly because the 360 shove-it involved rotates behind the skater.
BigSpin
The board spins 360 degrees, while the rider spins 180 degrees in the same direction. Usually done backside, but can be done frontside as well. Sometimes it is combined with a Kickflip or Heelflip, which then produces a trick known as a Bigflip. The trick is named after Brian Lotti, whose name sounds like "lottery." His friend named the trick after the California Lottery's Big Spin game.
Casperflip
A Casperflip is a single midair trick comprised of two parts. Part one is a half-kickflip that is caught upside-down with the back foot on top of the tail and the front foot cradling the downward facing forward portion of the deck. Part two is a backside shove-it spun from this brief aerial stall. An Anti-Casper is a nollie Casperflip.
Fingerflip
To flip the board in any direction by using your fingers on the nose.
Front foot Impossible
a Front foot Impossible is an Impossible but using your front foot to Spin the board vertically.
Frontside/Backside Kickflip
A kickflip combined with a backside or frontside 180 ollie. A frontside flip is generally considered more difficult, as the skater rotates the same way he or she kicks. This trick is also known as a frontside/backside flip.
Hardflip
A Hardflip is a frontside pop shove-It with a kickflip. Because your foot slides out in the same direction as the board, this trick is very awkward to execute. Although not necessary, the board usually goes in between the legs of the skater to get around the flipping foot. This trick is the opposite of an Inward Heelflip.
Heelflip
A heelflip is the same as a kickflip, only the board spins toe-side (towards the toes). For a regular skater (left foot in front) the board spins clockwise from the perspective of one behind the skater. Again, there is a kick as part of the ollie but unlike the kickflip it is directed forward and outwards away from the rider's toe side (diagonal), so that the last part of the foot to leave the board is the heel, hence the name. The heel is not really used for the trick, but was given its name due to the direction of rotation.
Hospital Flip
A Hospital Flip is similar to a Casper Flip, but are two different tricks. In a Casper Flip you turn the board onto your foot (Grip-tape to shoe laces) with your "sliding" foot, and rotate the board back with a 180 degree turn with your back foot. A Hospital Flip still turns the board, grip-tape side down onto your foot, but then that same foot pushes it back right-side up with a 180 degree turn, instead of using the back foot. This is considered easier than a Casper Flip because you only train one of your feet to do all the work instead of both.
Ollie Impossible
An ollie impossible, commonly known as an impossible, is an ollie where the board completes one rotation by rolling around the skater's back foot, in much the same manner as spinning a baton with one's hand. It is considered good style to make the board flip as vertical as possible. If the board spins laterally or comes off the back foot it tends to end up looking more like a 360 Pop Shove-it.
Inward Heelflip
An Inward Heelflip combines a backside Pop Shuv-it with a heelflip. The name comes from the rider's point of view, because while doing an Inward Heelflip, the 180 degree rotation of flip moves the board inward instead of outwards as in a varial heelflip. This is considered the heelflip version of the hardflip, and is similar due to the awkward positioning and motion of the feet. This trick is usually easier to first learn in fakie, because of the Shove-It involved.
360 Inward Heelflip
The 360 Inward Heelflip is done exactly like the inward heel, but instead of a regular backside pop shuvit, you do a 360 pop shove-it so the board spins 360 degrees.
Kickflip
Invented by Rodney Mullen in the mid '80s, this trick came about as a failed attempt at the new trick he had created, the flatland Ollie. He noticed that if he ollied and dragged his feet off the board, it would flip. Kicking or flicking out imparts enough force to flip or spin the board on an imaginary axis running from the nose to the tail. If flicked harder, two or three full flips can be imparted on that axis, these are called double or triple kickflips. The original name for this trick after conception was the "magic flip" because no one understood how it worked or flipped.
Kickflip Underflip
After performing a kickflip the rider uses the front foot under the board to propel the board in the heelflip direction.
Late flip
A kickflip performed at the highest peak of an ollie. These are normally (but not always) done with the back foot (always, regardless of positioning on the board, the foot one pops with).
Late Shove-it
Similar to a late flip, this trick combines an ollie with a pop shove-it, usually frontside, with the skater delaying the shove-it until the ollie is at its peak.
Pop Shuv-it
A Pop Shove-It is a combination of an Ollie and a Shove-It to get the board to do a 180 degree turn and get off the ground at the same time. This trick can be done Backside or Frontside, just like a regular Shove-It. Backside Pop Shove-its were first done by Tony Hawk on a vert ramp. He was trying to do a Backside Varial without grabbing the board. He learned to do a backside Ollie and scoop the board so it turns an extra 180. Despite being invented on vert, the trick is a rarity on any kind of transition and is more commonly seen done on street terrain.
Pressure flip
Any flip trick that gains its rotational direction from the same foot that snapped the nose or tail. Pressure flips are executed using a scooping technique that is largely considered to be the downfall of technical street skating style.
Sal flip
This maneuver involves catching the nose of the board after popping an ollie then spinning the board 360 degrees while in the air.
Shove-It
One of the most basic tricks, second only to the ollie, in Skateboarding. This is a mere 180 degree rotation of the skateboard either in front of you (Backside Shove-It) or behind you (Frontside Shove-It) using your back foot (right foot for regular stance, left for goofy stance) to push the board gently without coming far off the ground, if off at all. All tricks that involve a Shove-It in any way (Varial Kickflip, FS/BS 180, Big Spin, ect.) are considered by some to be easier to perform in fakie or nollie stance (Rolling backwards) because the board turns in the direction you are rolling.
Shove-it Sex Change/Shove-it Body Varial
A Shove it sex change is a backside pop-shove it and a frontside body varial, or a frontside pop shuv-it and a backside body varial. It can be performed in all stances i.e. regular, switch, nollie, fakie. This is sometimes known as a Kastellarial or a Twisted shove it.
Twisted flip
A varial kickflip in which the rider does a body varial (body turn) in the opposite direction.
Underflip
Flipping the board by using one foot that is under the board and flipping it in a heelflip direction.
Varial Heelflip
A Varial Heelflip, also known as a Heelflip Shove-it is a Heelflip combined with a frontside Shove-It. This trick is considered by some to be more advanced than a Varial Kickflip, mostly because people learn how to Kickflip before they learn to Heelflip and to Backside Shove-It before Frontside Shove-It. The Opposite of this trick is an Inward Heelflip, which is a Heelflip with a Backside Shove-It.
Varial Kickflip
A Varial Kickflip, also known as a Kickflip Shove-it, is a kickflip combined with a backside Shove-It. The board flips while also spinning 180 degrees.
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