Monday, November 3, 2008

How to: Kickflip

Now that you have learned how to ollie, it is time to move on to the harder stuff. Here's a little history about Kickflip, The Kickflip (originally Magic Flip) is an Aerial Skateboarding Trick where the Skateboarder kicks his Skateboard in order to make it flip 360 degrees along the board's long axis. The modern Kickflip was invented by Rodney Mullen in 1983

Modern Kickflip

There was a different skateboard trick also named 'kickflip' that was common in 1970s freestyle skateboarding. The skater would stand on a motionless or slow moving skateboard with two feet side by side, facing forward in the center of the board. One foot was then placed slightly under one side of the board, and the skater would jump up in the air, lifting the board with the toe of the foot. The board would spin and land back on its wheels, and the skater would land back on the board. Several variations were created by freestyle skateboarder Kurt 'Mr. Kickflip' Lindgren, a member of the California Free Formerteam. This trick is also known as the oldschool kickflip among most skaters today

Old school kickflip