Can you land a switch 360 kickflip over a six stair set? If you’re not sure what that means, read on….
grinding on both trucks equally
to ride straight off of something and freefall to the ground.
when riders clear jumps or obstacles; riding with all four wheels off the ground
when a trick is performed in the opposite direction of which the skater is moving.
When a turn or trick is executed in a direction that the back of the body is facing the arc of the trick.
any sloped area under 90 degrees.
also called a deck; the platform that the hardware is mounted to.
to slide on an obstacle or lip with the contact point being the underside of the board.
a helmet; also called a lid.
to make a long, curving arc while skating.
grinding the top of the board while you ride it upside-down.
the flat standing surface of a skateboard, usually laminated maple.
to enter the ramp or obstacle from the top.
when one’s face meets the ground before any other part of one’s body.
In this maneuver, the back truck grinds a rail while the front truck hangs over the rail’s far side
to ride with the right foot forward.
grabbing either or both boards with one or both hands.
trick where the skateboarder slides on the hangers of the trucks.
type of ramp that is shaped like a “U” and used for vert skating.
type of trick where one hand grabs the skate while doing a one handed handstand on a ramp, or obstacle.
while performing an Ollie, the heel pushed down on the edge of the board causing it to flip over.
spot where a ramp or obstacle comes to a point; tricks are done while flying over or off of it.
another name for a hand plant.
small ramp used to give the skater some air to perform a trick.
when pressure is applied to the tail of the board, lifting the front and turning it in another direction.
name for a jump ramp. Kickers usually have the property of throwing you up into the air rather than giving you distance.
same as a Heel Flip except the toe pushes down to flip the board.
the moment a rider starts to execute a jump, and the time he is actually flying through the air.
top edge portion of the halfpipe wall.
any trick performed on or near the lip of the wall of the halfpipe.
to put weight on one side of the trucks or the other.
540 degree turn performed on a ramp. Named after Mike McGill.
much like an Ollie only you spring off of your nose instead of your tail.
front of the board.
grinding on only the front truck
a no handed air performed by tapping the tail of the board on the ground or ramp surface.
a halfpipe with one wall; a banked hit.
edge of the board.
large deck and firm wheels mounted on wide trucks to make the board as stable as possible.
two half pipes placed back to back creating a double U shape.
shorter and narrower than ramp boards; usually has a shorter wheelbase than a ramp board.
skating on streets, curbs, benches, handrails and other elements of urban and suburban landscapes
any trick where the take off or landing is backwards.
used to describe turns that are around 180 degrees.
jump that features a flat surface with ramps on either side.
rear tip of the board.
sliding with the tail of the skateboard.
the hardware that is comprised of the axle and base plate mounted to the underside of the board.
skating on ramps and other vertical structures specifically designed for skating.
any bank that is at or above 90 degrees.
to ride on a wall that has no transition.
attached to the truck; rolling devices which are usually made of urethane.