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tough stuff until you've mastered the basics.

 



Terms




Spins



Grabs & Air Trick Modifiers



Inverted & Off-Axis Tricks



Grinds



Frontside/Backside Rail Grinds



Soul Grinds On Rails



Slides



TEAM SBOL



Thanks go out to Kevin Houser and Alex Beaudet for all their help
with compiling the most comprehensive skiboarding tricks list ever.

 

--Terms--

 

Jump - (a.k.a. Kicker, Booter, Table-Top) Any terrain feature used to get air.

 

Fakie - (a.k.a. Switch) Riding backwards

 

Fakie-on - Coming to an obstacle fakie and spinning 180 degrees into a trick.

 

Buttering - The act of rotating into a rail slide or as you're going off a kicker.

 

Switch (or unnatural) - Doing a grind or a spin the opposite way you naturally would do it. Can also mean riding backwards (Fakie).

 

Bio - Term used when a rider is slightly off axis while spinning in the air.

 

Corked - Term used when a rider is extremely off axis while spinning in the air.

 

Jibbing - The act of grinding a rail or some other feature. Usually not for the whole length.

 

Mono slide - Riding on one skiboard.

 

Tip - The front tip of each board.

 

Tail - The back tip of each board.

 

-- Spins --

 

They are some of the easiest tricks you can do. The faster you go off a jump the more rotations you can do while in the air. All of the spins could be done either facing forward or backward (fakie). For maximum newschool style bend your knees while doing all spins and always doing some type of grab.

 

180 - Rotating 180° [half a rotation].

 

Half Cab (a.k.a. fakie 180) - Ride fakie, jump and turn 180°.

 

270 - Rotating 270° [3/4 of a full rotation] (Mainly done on or off rails and in the half pipe).

 

360 - Rotating 360° [one full rotation].

 

Full Cab (a.k.a. fakie 360) - Ride fakie, jump and turn 360°.

 

450 - Rotating 450° [one and one quarter rotations] (Mainly done on or off rails and in the half pipe).

 

540 - Rotating 540° [one and a half rotations].

 

720 - Rotating 720° [two full rotations].

 

900 - Rotating 900° [two and a half rotations].

 

1080 - Rotating 1080° [three full rotations].

 

1260 - Rotating 1260° [three and a half rotations].

 

1440 - Rotating 1440° [four full rotations].

 

--Grabs & Air Trick Modifiers--

 

Mute - Once in the air bend both knees and lift them towards your chest. With your right hand grab the middle outside edge of the left skiboard and pull both skiboards to the right side. Can be done opposite hand, opposite side.

 

Method - Once in the air, tuck legs in and grab the top of the left ski boot with right hand. For extra style stick your left arm into the air. Can be done opposite hand, opposite side.

 

Mute Cross - Once in the air bend both knees and lift them towards your chest. With your right hand grab the middle outside edge of the left skiboard and pull both skiboards to the right side. Cross skiboards while in the air. Can be done opposite hand opposite side. Sometimes just called a Mute grab.

 

Safety - This is the easiest and most common grab. Bend both knees and lift them up towards chest. With your right hand grab the right edge of the right skiboard. You can also grab the left edge with your left hand or both edges with both hands.

 

Stiffy - (aka, Rocket) Once in the air, extend both legs forward, and lock your knees. With right hand grab the outside edge of right skiboard. Can be done opposite hand, opposite side.

 

Cross Stiffy - Once in the air extend both legs forward and lock your knees. With your right hand grab the outside of left skiboard. Can be done opposite hand, opposite side.

 

Cross Rocket - Once in the air, extend both legs forward, and lock your knees. With your right hand, grab the tip of the left skiboard. Can be done opposite hand, opposite side.

 

Nose Grab - Once in the air, cross your right skiboard over the left (in front of the
binding) and grab the tip of the right skiboard with your left hand. Can be done
opposite hand, opposite side.

 

Flying Fish - Once in the air, bring both knees toward chest. Extend your right leg and lock it. With your right hand grab the right edge of the right skiboard. Can be done opposite hand, opposite side.

 

Cross Flying Fish - Once in the air, bring both knees toward your chest and extend your left leg and lock it. With your right hand grab the right or left edge of the skiboard in front of the binding. Can be done opposite hand, opposite side.

 

StaleFish - Once in the air, extend your right leg straight in front of you, locking the knee. Bend your left leg and twist it so its parallel to the ground so that the left skiboard is parallel with the right leg. With left hand grab the inside of the right skiboard, looks better at the tip. With right hand grab the bottom of left skiboard at binding under your butt.

 

Stale - Once you are in the air, extend the right leg straight in front, locking the knee. Tuck the left leg under your butt. With your right hand grab the middle of the left skiboard. For extra style, raise your left arm. Can be done opposite hand, opposite side.

 

Japan - Once in the air, extend your right leg to the right side. Tuck in your left leg below the right knee. With your right hand reach around your right leg and grab the bottom of the left skiboard. Can be done opposite hand, opposite side.

 

Parallel - This requires some strong abs. Once in the air, bend both knees towards chest. With your right hand reach over your left thigh and grab the outside edge of the left skiboard.

 

Tail - Once in the air, bend both knees keeping your skiboards parallel to the ground and grab the back tip of the right skiboard with your right hand. Can be done opposite hand, opposite side.

 

Lean - A Half pipe or quarter pipe trick. Once in the air, arch your back to the right side. With your right hand grab the outside edge of the right skiboard. Can be done opposite hand, opposite side.

 

Liu-Kang - Once in the air, keep your right leg fully extended strait down. Tuck your left leg in and grab it with the left arm. Can be done opposite hand opposite side. This trick can also be done on the ground while spinning, it wouldn't be called Lui-Kang but same idea.

 

Rob Roy - Once in the air, extend your right leg horizontally in front of you. Tuck your left leg under your butt and grab it with your right hand. Raise your left arm for extra style.

 

Abstract (aka Yoda) - Once in the air, tuck your knees up while crossing your skiboards under you. hold them there as long as possible. abstracts do not involve grabs typically.

 

Nutcracker - Once in the air, stick your right skiboard out horizontally in front of you. Bend your left leg back behind your back, so it looks like you are doing a split in the air. Grab one skiboard with one hand and the other with the other hand. You may find it easier to grab the right skiboard with the left hand and the left skiboard with the right hand because you can get to the skiboard in the back quicker with your right hand.

 

Airwalk - Once in the air, walk. Continuously move your right and leg back and forth, so that when one is in front the other is behind. Do a couple of steps, 2-3 with each leg. For extra style don't do this :-)

 

Kickout - Once in the air, tuck your legs in and grab the right skiboard with your right hand. Then before landing do two pumps to the right side with both legs. Can be done opposite hand, opposite side.

 

Gumby Air - Once in the air, bend both legs as far back as they will go. Grab the right skiboard with your right hand and grab the left skiboard with your left hand. keep both skiboards together and pull the skiboards back and up.

 

Sock-Eyed Salmon - Once in the air, grab the front tips of the skiboards and do a twist. Your body would be pointing to the left and the skiboard would be pointing a little bit to the right of strait forward.

 

 

--Inverted & Off-Axis Tricks--

 

Front Flip - Once in the air, tuck your knees to your chest while throwing your head & shoulders forward. After you've done a flip, un tuck your knees and land.

 

Back Flip - Once in the air, tuck your knees to your chest while throwing your head & shoulders back and arching your back, your body will quickly rotate around you to land back on your feet. (note: if you're going to try the back you must commit to it).

 

Corks - Once in the air, throw your inner shoulder down while spinning to get the spin off-axis. (Corked 360, 540, 720, etc)

 

Misty Flip - Do a front flip, but instead of throwing your shoulders & head forward, throw them to the outside of your knee. This will spin you 180°, so you do a front flip with a 180 in it. You will land opposite of how you started.

 

McTwist Flip - Do a back flip, but throw your shoulders and head back and to the side, this will make you do a back flip 180 and land opposite of how you started.

 

Flatspin - Once in the air, begin doing a 360° and drop your back and shoulders so that you are parallel to the ground. Twist your hips, bring your head up and bring your feet down for the landing. You will land facing the same direction you started.

 

Flatspin 540 - Same as above except hold the spin a little bit longer and add a half a twist to land the opposite direction of how you started.

 

Flatspin 720 - Same as Flatspin 540 except you add another 180° to land how you started.

 

Sollas - Once in the air, drop your right shoulder in front of you, and begin a 540° rotation. As you rotate on the horizontal axis and moving in the forward direction, gravity comes in and straightens you out for a landing on your feet. While rotating extend your left leg and grab it with your right hand. Tuck your right leg and grab it with your left hand.

 

Corkscrew - Drop your right shoulder forward in front of you and begin doing a front flip on a tilted axis with a 180° rotation in the end to land backwards.

 

McUgly - This can only be done in the half-pipe or quarter-pipe. Approach the wall backwards. Kick your legs up and do a 360° spin upside-down. Put your right hand on the edge of the half-pipe, push off and do a 180° twist to straighten your body out for the landing.

 

Rim Flip - Hit the kicker fakie and do a quick 180° so you are facing forward. You should be slightly tilted back, drop your right shoulder forward and do a 720°. When you finally turn upside down (during the second twist) spot the landing, your body will be in front of the landing and then rotate so your feet come down. Your strongly recommend to not try this unless you are in waist deep powder. Also, you will need a lot of speed and height to do this successfully.

 

Rodeo (Bio Flip) - Once in the air, do a quick 90-180° rotation to the right. Drop your right shoulder back to begin doing a back flip. Twist your body to the right to get out of the Rodeo and land on your feet.

 

Superman - The best place to do this trick is in the half pipe, but it can also be done off jumps. Half-Pipe: Get some speed and go up the wall so your skiboards are very close to parallel to the top of the half-pipe before you pop out. Once you pop out, quickly tuck your legs and arms in and as hard as you can pump your legs back and lock them, and stretch your arms out forward, then finally look down. To get out, quickly tuck your arms and legs in and put the skiboards on the wall of the half-pipe. The momentum will take you out. Jump: Jump up and stretch your body out so it is parallel to the ground. Right when you start coming down for a landing, tuck your legs and arms in, touch your chin to your chest and go a front front flip.

 

Switchback - Hit the kicker fakie. Once in the air, do a back flip. The landing is easy to spot if you arch your back and keep your eyes on it once you spot it.

 

Carter Flip - Its basically a mix between a 360 misty flip and a cartwheel. All you do is go up to the jump with speed and throw your right shoulder down like you're doing a cartwheel. Then continue doing the cartwheel. The thing you have to do though is turn your head and shoulders a little bit to the left. This will start you rotating and you'll land forward. I suggest, unlike other jumps, to do a mute grab or a safety grab the first time you do this so you get speed in the x, y, and z directions easier. This trick is a lot easier to do tucked. If you mess this up the first time, you won't the second time because you'll learn what you did wrong the first time.

 

--Grinds--

 

Frontside and backside grinds can be spun into and out of by using 270, 450, and 630 spins (fakie or normal).

 

270 - spin 3/4 of a rotation (halfway between 180 and 360)

 

450 - spin 1 1/4 of a rotation (halfway between 360 and 540)

 

630 - spin 1 3/4 of a rotation (halfway between 540 and 720)

 

All soul and negative grinds can be spun into by using 180, 360, 540, and 720 spins (fakie or normal).

 

When riding forward and spinning toward a rail 180, it is called "Alleyoop *grind name* "

 

When riding forward and spinning away from a rail 180, it is called "Truespin *grind name* "

 

When riding forward and spinning toward a rail into a frontside or backside trick, it's called " *spin rotation* ON *grind name* "

 

When riding forward and spinning away from a rail into a frontside or backside trick, it's called " *spin rotation* Hardspin *grind name* "

 

When riding fakie and spinning 180° toward a rail, it is called "Inspin *grind name* "

 

When riding fakie and spinning 180° away from a rail, it's called "Outspin *grind name* "

 

When riding fakie and spinning 0 or 90° (sideways) into a grind, it is called "Zero Spin". Most people do not include the word "spin" when talking. ie: "Zero Frontside" and "Zero Soul"

 

When spinning off rails, the spin is labeled by the number of degrees of rotation. If you spin off in a continuous movement from the grind you did then its "spin rotation" off. Otherwise if you spin in the opposite direction from the grind you did it's "spin rotation" reverse. (To clarify: if you spin clockwise into a grind (no matter the spin rotation) then a continuous movement would be to spin clockwise out of the grind. If you spin out of the grind counter-clockwise then this is a "reverse" rotation.

 

You can grab one footed grinds or let the other skiboard hang. You can also place the skiboard on top of the toes of the sliding boot, this is called "Christ Grind". Christ backslide, fastslide, fishbrain, makio, fastslide, pudslide.

 

Late Spin - When you're dropping in the air, well after you've hit the jump, do a spin just before landing.

 

Disaster - Land on the rail after gapping off or over something. Typically involves a lot of speed and sometimes height.

 

--Frontside/Backside Rail Grinds--

 

Keep your belly button (center of gravity) over the rail for balance. all of these tricks can be done switch, refer to terms. Stay loose on the grinds and bend your knees for better balance.

 

Frontside - Jump and turn sideways towards the rail while landing on the rail with your skiboards perpendicular to the rail. keep your stance centered and your feet shoulder width apart. Note: can either be called Fastslides or Torques because on skiboards you cannot grind on the edges to differentiate both grinds.

 

Backside - Jump and turn sideways away from the rail while landing on the rail with your skiboards perpendicular to the rail. Keep your stance centered and your feet shoulder width apart. Note: can either be called Backslides or Pudslides because on skiboards you cannot grind on the edges to differentiate both grinds.

 

Frontside Fastslide - Frontside but lift the back skiboard (the one trailing behind on the rail) and stand up on you front skiboard. You can either grind on your edges or on the flat of the skiboard (much easier on the flat of the board).

 

Backside Fastslide - Backside but lift the back skiboard (the on trailing behind on the rail) and stand up on you front skiboard. You can either grind of your edges or on the flat of the skiboard (much easier on the flat of the board)

 

Frontside Backslide - Frontside but lift the front skiboard (the one leading on the rail) and stand up on you back skiboard. You can either grind of your edges or on the flat of the skiboard (much easier on the flat of the board)

 

Backside Backslide - Backside but lift the front skiboard (the one leading on the rail) and stand up on you back skiboard. You can either grind of your edges or on the flat of the skiboard (much easier on the flat of the board)

 

Frontside Tabernacle (or neighborhood) - Jump, turn sideways toward the rail with the uphill skiboard and away from the rail with the downhill skiboard.

 

Backside Tabernacle (or neighborhood) - Jump, turn sideways away from the rail with the uphill skiboard and toward the rail with the downhill skiboard.

 

Byn Soul - Jump, turn sideways toward the rail with the downhill skiboard and away from the rail with the uphill skiboard.

 

Topside Byn Soul - Jump, turn sideways away from the rail with the downhill skiboard and toward the rail with the uphill skiboard.

 

Frontside Royale - Cannot be done properly using skiboards.

 

Backside Royale - Cannot be done properly using skiboards.

 

Frontside Farfergnugen - Cannot be done properly using skiboards.

 

**NOTE : The grinds below have never been done on skiboards and are imported from inline skating. They might be possible but we have yet to see someone do them.

 

Frontside Unity - Jump, turn sideways toward the rail, land with your feet crossed. The downhill skiboard should be crossed in front of the uphill skiboard.

 

Backside Unity - Jump, turn sideways away from the rail, land with your feet crossed. The downhill skiboard should be crossed in front of the uphill skiboard.

 

Frontside Savannah - Jump, turn sideways toward the rail, land with your feet crossed. The uphill skiboard should be crossed in front of the downhill skiboard. It is best to start to land the uphill skiboard while wrapping the the downhill skiboard behind it.

 

Backside Savannah - Jump, turn sideways away from the rail, land with your feet crossed. the uphill skiboard should be crossed in front of the downhill skiboard. It is best to start to land the uphill skiboard while wrapping the the downhill skiboard behind it.

 

Frontside Cabdriver - Jump, turn sideways toward the rail, and bow your knees away from one another so your weight is on the uphill edge of the uphill board & the downhill edge of the downhill board.

 

Backside Cabdriver - Turn sideways away from the rail, and bow your knees away from one another so your weight is on the uphill edge of the uphill board & the downhill edge of the downhill board.

 

--Soul Grinds On Rails--

 

To do these tricks, you will need a soul plate (typically homemade). Keep your belly button (center of gravity) over the rail for balance. All of these tricks can be done switch. Stay loose on the grinds and bend your knees for better balance. Top stands for topside. Topside is where you are grinding the right rail with the left skiboard's soul, but your body is on the left of the rail. For example: on a fishbrain, you jump up and throw your left skiboard over the rail on the right so it lands on it on a horizontal angle, your knee will bend out to the left, and you will be over your knee. Do not jump over the rail and land on it, you will not maintain balance, but it may help to get rid of fear this way.

 

Soul - Lock-in the soul plate with the uphill skiboard, leaning into your knee with your body,and land with the downhill skiboard toward the rail. Stay off the downhill edge of the downhill skiboard

 

Makio - Lock-in the soul plate with the skiboard closest to the rail, leaning into your knee with your body, and hang the other skiboard off the rail.

 

Mizou - Lock-in the soul plate with the downhill skiboard, leaning into your knee with your body, and land with the uphill skiboard away from the rail dragging behind. Stay off the uphill edge of the uphill skiboard.

 

Acid - Lock-in the soul plate with the uphill skiboard, leaning into your knee with your body, and land with the downhill skiboard away from the rail. Stay off the downhill edge of the downhill skiboard

 

Pornstar - Lock-in the soul plate with the downhill skiboard, leaning into your knee with your body, and land with the uphill skiboard toward the rail dragging behind. Stay off the uphill edge of the uphill skiboard.

 

Kindgrind - Alleyoop 180 topside mizou. Jump 180 into the rail, turn the downhill skiboard toward the rail on the uphill edge or the flat board, and turn the uphill skiboard into alleyoop topside soul. Keep your stance centered.

 

Fishbrain - Topside makio. throw your skiboard over the rail into makio position. Your skiboard should be angled and you should be on the same side of the rail you were on when you jumped. Trust your feet.

 

Sweatstance - Topside mizou. do a fishbrain with your other skiboard uphill on the downhill edge pointed toward the rail, similar to mizou.

 

Topside - Instead of grinding on the "soul area" of the soul plate (the part of it that's parallel to the
skiboards) you are grinding on the "frame wall" part of the soul plate (the part that is parallel to the side of the binding). Doing topside grinds is hard on inline skate and extremely difficult on skiboards (you need a lot of flexibility to be able to bend over the obstacle and stay in that position).

 

Topsoul - Topside soul. Do a fishbrain with your other skiboard downhill on the uphill edge/flat part pointed away from the rail, similar to soul.

 

Top Acid - Topside acid. Do a fishbrain with your other skiboard downhill on the uphill edge pointed toward the rail, similar to acid.

 

Top Pornstar - Topside pornstar. Do a fishbrain with your other skiboard uphill on the downhill edge/flat part pointed away from the rail, similar to pornstar.

 

Top Soyale - Topside soyale. Alleyoop 180 into a fishbrain, wrap your other skiboard over the fishbrain skiboard so that it is uphill on the uphill edge pointed away from the rail. This trick is a lot harder than the rest of these. Keep your weight on the downhill skiboard.

 

--Slides--

 

Once again, all these can be spun into, done fakie, spun out of, and you can even spin while in the slide. To spin during the slide, rotate with your hips and shoulders while turning your head past your shoulders, you will begin rotating. You can do these on the snow and on a box. It is not recommend attempting the slides where the downhill edge of the downhill skiboard has most of the weight.... There is an extremely high chance of sticking even on the snow.

 

Pimp Grind - (aka Double Tip Slide) - Ride Fakie, stagger your feet so one is in front of the other, pull your heels up and push your toes down, while adjusting your weight forward and leaning your upper body back.

 

B*tch Betta' Have My Money - Pimp grind on a box

 

Alleyoop Double Tip Slide - Jump or slide a 180 into double tip slide.

 

Double Tail Slide - Stagger your feet so one is in front of the other, push your heels down and pull your toes up, while leaning your weight back and your upper body forward.

 

Alleyoop Double Tail Slide - Jump or slide a 180 into double tail slide.

 

Single Tip Slide - Do the same as double tip slide but lift the other skiboard in the air.

 

Alleyoop Single Tip Slide - 180 into single tip slide.

 

Single Tail Slide - Do the same as double but life the other skiboard in the air.

 

Alleyoop Single Tail Slide - 180 into single tail slide.

 

Fastslide Slide - Turn sideways and lift the uphill skiboard, slide on the flat part of the downhill board.

 

Backslide Slide - Turn sideways and lift the downhill skiboard, slide on the uphill edge of the uphill board while leaning over it. If it slides out, lean downhill. If it sticks, lean uphill.

 

Frontside Slide - Slide sideways on the flat parts of both boards, keep a centered stance. Your basic braking technique.

 

Soul Slide - Keep your uphill skiboard where it is, lean over it, and put your downhill skiboard in front of it sideways on the flat part of the board.

 

Mizou Slide - Keep your downhill skiboard where it is, lean over it, and pull your uphill skiboard sideways so it slides pointing away from the board while off the edges.

 

Pornstar Slide - Keep your downhill skiboard where it is, lean over it, and pull your uphill skiboard sideways so it slides underneath you off of the edges.

 

Mono Slide - Lift one skiboard up and slide on the other. stay leaned over the one you're sliding on.