Skateboarding Tricks In The Tricktionary : 339
The ultimate goal of the tricktionary is to define each and every skateboarding trick or term. The entries in the tricktionary are not detailed skating trick tips – those appear in the skateboarding articles. However, I know how frustrating it can be even finding out what skateboarding tricks actually are alone how to do it – hopefully this will help out all the frustrated skaters out there who are stumped by the difference between frontside and backside, have no idea what a hardflip really is and can’t even begin to comprehend a gay twist
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Another name for a Japan Air.
Refers to one of 3 distinct tricks:
ABD is an acronym that, in the context of skateboarding, stands for “already been done” – it’s used in conversation and writing to quickly refer to tricks that have previously been landed at a particular skating spot by another skateboarder.
- “That video part was crap – it had too many ABD’s”.
- “Can anybody give me a list of ABD’s from south bank?”
ABD stands for a whole lot of other things not to do with skateboarding as well.
A slide where the tail and nose of the skateboard slide on two different objects. This is also referred to as a ‘nailslide’ (Nose/tAIL slide).
The art of skating empty swimming pools that have transitioned (curved) sides. Was the forerunner of modern day vert skating, and enjoying a bit of a resurgence of late, although often in specially made pools found in skateparks instead of illegally draining backyard pools as was done originally.
Simply a classic loop-the-loop. Few skaters have done it, but Bob Burnquist mastered it, doing it switch and taking the roof out to essentially do a switch frontside air from one side of the loop to the other.
Any move where a foot is planted on the vertical side of a wall at some point, e.g. a kickflip wallplant.
The reason this trick got the name is because of how dangerous it can be. If you lean too far over and don’t keep the board up high enough, you are literally going to crush your own fingers. Lovely.
The way to tell is to look at the front foot, obviously. Also, nosehook impossibles tend to stall on the tail slightly, while the half cab impossible is more of a fluid motion. If you watch, Mullen’s are almost always nosehooks, and not half cab impossibles.