Kickflip

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The kickflip (originally magic flip) is a skateboarding flip trick where the skater flicks his/her front foot at an angle toward the nose of the skateboard in order to make it flip 360 degrees along the board's axis. The board flips counter-clockwise for regular footed skaters. [1]

Skateboarders execute kickflips similarly to ollies, and like ollies, they have become a defining trick of street skateboarding. Other boardsports have adopted the kickflip: notably surfing, wakeskating, and skimboarding.


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Variations

The famous skater Rodney Mullen invented this trick. Once skateboarders have mastered the ollie, they may learn many variations on the kickflip. Some of these include:

  • Double kickflip (Or just Double Flip), where the board flips two times before being caught.
  • Triple Kickflip (Or just Triple Flip), where the board flips three times before being caught
  • Quadruple Kickflip (Or just Quadruple Flip, or Quad Flip), where the board flips four times before being caught. This trick is extremely hard and has only been executed properly by few people.
  • 360 flip (also called a 360 Kickflip, a tré flip/treflip, a 3-Flip or a kolmari, particularly in Finland): a combination of a kickflip and a backside 360 pop shove-it
  • 540 flip: a combination of a 540 backside pop shove-it and a kickflip.
  • 720 flip: a combination of a 720 pop shove-it and a kickflip.
  • (Frontside or Backside) Kickflip 180: a combination of a Kickflip and a (Frontside or Backside) Ollie 180, where the board and the skateboarder rotate in the same direction. (Also known as a Backside flip, Frontside flip, BS Flip, or FS Flip.)
  • the kickflip indy, a variation on the indy air where the rider flips the board and catches it with his hand rather than the feet. It was first done on a vertical ramp but now is very commonly seen done on launch ramps or other surfaces which can generate sufficient air time. It is also common to see the kickflip combined with grabs other than the Indy.
  • kickflip sex-change or body varial: is where the board spins a kickflip and the skater does a full 180 degree spin, lands on the board in switch stance
  • hardflip: a combination of the frontside pop shove-it and the kick flip. This trick is often done vertically.
  • hard double flip: a combination of a frontside pop shove-it and a double kickflip.
  • mother flip: where the board spins a 360 kickflip while the body rotates 360 degrees in the opposite direction
  • Big Flip: skater's body does a 180 body varial whilst their board does a 360 flip.
  • Bigger Flip: skater's body does a 180 body varial whilst their board does a 540 flip.
  • late kickflip (lateflip) is where the tail is popped and the ollie is pursued until the peak of the ollie in which the front foot pushes downward on the board, causing the board to flip once.
  • late back-foot kickflip, is where the tail is popped and the ollie is pursued until the peak of the ollie in which the back foot pushes downward on the board, causing the board to flip once.

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