Skateboarding Tricktionary – V


Used generally to help describe tricks, this is lateral rotation of the skateboard or rider. Each varial rotation is 180°.

More specifically the name of an actual trick where the board is spun 180° laterally by the hands. Named after the inventors sponsor, Variflex (who knows the actual guys name?).

Varial Heelflip

A heelflip where the skateboard also does a 180° frontside shuvit. A backside varial heelflip is known as an inward heelflip.

Varial Kickflip

A kickflip where the skateboard also does a 180° backside shuvit. A varial kickflip where the varial part of the trick is done frontside is known as a hardflip.

Vert Skating

The name given to the style of skateboarding using half pipes and focussing on gaining maximum air in combination with various grab tricks and lots of rider rotation.