A little bit ago, Mike V posted this really interesting sequence. He’s ollieing up onto a pole, spinning on it, and coming back down. In other words, a Natas spin. What’s interesting about it though, is the date – from Summer 1988. Did Mike invent the Natas spin? So, of course, as we know, the […]
Category: Know Your Tricks
Who Invented the Pop Shove It?
When you go back to something as simple as the shove it, it’s hard to think about it having an inventor. Like, who invented the kickturn? Who’s the first person to do a flatground manual on a skateboard? We just don’t know, and it doesn’t really matter because someone else would have invented it a […]
Who Really Invented the Barley and Bennett Grinds?
Today, we’re talking about some of the more obscure smith and feeble variations, including Barley grinds and Bennett grinds. But first, let’s all get on the same page because this stuff can get confusing quick. First – the front truck variations. A willy grind, or a smith on the front truck, is known as a […]
Origins of The Boneless One | Who Invented and Named the Boneless?
Before we get into this, let’s get on the same page. The original version of the trick was known as a boneless one, which Thrasher defined as “a front-footed, frontside footplant.” Specifically on transition and banks. We’ll get into other variations later, but that’s the original version of the trick. Also, check out this definition […]
Who Really Invented the No Comply? Neil Blender | Lance Mountain | John Lucero | Orb | Otis
There are a lot of different stories about the origins of the no comply. I’m not sure there will be a way to completely prove one way or another, but we’ll do our best to get to the bottom of it. They’re often credited to John Lucero and/or Lance Mountain, and we’ll get there, but […]
Who Invented the Laser Flip? Or is it Lazer? Rodney Mullen, Rick Howard, Rob Dyrdek or Someone Else?
Before we get too far into this, I just want to define the trick and get everyone on the same page. A laser flip is a frontside 360 varial heelflip, or the opposite of a normal tre flip – frontside and heelflipped. The name is actually kind of interesting. It seems to come from this […]
Why Are Pressure Flips Hated? Get the Full Story!
Before we get started, let’s just define pressure flips. It’s a lot more than just the basic inward heelflip one. So a pressure flip is any trick that flips because of the way you pop or scoop it. So you’ve got the inward heel version and the hardflip version, but also straight ones and 360 […]
Who Really Invented the Nollie?
Nollies are one of the most fundamental tricks in skateboarding, but where did it come from? And how did it make its way into street? Let’s take a look. Back when I was a kid, if you did research on who first landed the nollie, you would find a weird factoid that it was a […]
Are Nollie Spin Directions WRONG? Fakie VS Nollie
You know, a lot of people get fakie trick spin names wrong, or some people have the nollie ones messed up. You know what, let me show you what I’m talking about really quick. Here are some clips from the trickipedia on the Berrics. A nollie backside heelflip from a regular skater and a frontside […]
Who Really Invented the CASPER FLIP? Are Casper and Hospital Flips the Same?
So what is a casper flip? For the sake of the video, it’s a half flip late vertical shove it, regardless of how exactly you do it. Some people will call the back footed versions casper flips and the front footed versions hospital flips. If you want to be really technical, you can use those […]