Skiboard Tricks Revealed!

Tricks


180: Twisting or spinning halfway around from where you started.

270 on /270 off: Twist around two hundred and seventy degrees, while simultaneously jumping on the jib, or exiting the rail.

360: Spinning all the way around once.

540: One and a half spins in the air.

720: Two spins in the air.

900: Two and a half spins in the air.

1080: Three spins in the air.

Alley-Oop: Twist around, outside of the halfpipe.

Back Flip: Flipping backwards off a jump.

Backside Grind: Jump with back towards rail and slide.

Bios: Twisting (spinning) off kilter, leaning off of axis.

Bio 360: Grab with a full spin.

Bio 540: Grab, full spin and a half, landing fakie (facing backwards uphill).

Bio 720: Grab with two full spins in the air and landing facing forwards.

Bio 900: Grab, two and a half spins in the air, landing fakie.

Butter: Switch from backwards (fakie) to forward without jumping up and leaving the ground.

Corkscrew: Sideways front flip with a 180 twist and land backwards.

Fakie: Ride backwards.

Fast line: Hold one leg on the 50/50.

Frontside Grind: Jump up facing the rail and slide. (Backside Grind: Rail slide backwards.)

Grab: To grab either or both skiboards with one or both hands.

Grind: Also called a railslide, but it refers to slipping, sliding, scraping, grating, or grinding on a rail, log, cement edge, or some other object.

Hand-rails: Riding on hand rails.

Kind Grind: Uphill skiboard grinds straight along rail (parallel).

Landing Fakie: Landing backwards.

Late 360 cross-up: Cross the right leg over the left and assume an almost horizontal position in the air, then at the last second, bring it around and complete a 360 before landing.

Late: Used to describe doing a trick or style late into the jump. Also referred to as stall.

Liu Kang: Grab skiboard with one hand, and the other leg kicks out to the side.

Makio: One grinds on the rail straight along it (parallel). You can face forwards or backwards.

Method: Grab right foot with right hand.

Misty Flip: Dropping shoulder, rotating 540° on your side and landing fakie.

Mizou: Downhill skiboard grinds straight along the rail (parallel), uphill skiboard grinds perpendicular. It creates an L going down the hill.

Mr. T: Go huge and stretch vertically.

Mute Grab: Grab with the right hand over the top of the left foot and pull the feet off to the opposite side (or reversed).

Nose press: Grinding using just the fronts or tips of your skiboards.

Nutcracker: While doing a sideways split, the rider grabs the tip of the skiboard on the front leg and the tail of the skiboard on the back leg.

Off axis: Tilted in the air, either slightly to the “east” or the “west”, slightly off kilter, and purposely leaning one way while in the air.

Parellel Grab: Reach over the top of the knees and grab the left foot with the right hand (or reverse).

Pretzel: Twisting, pulling a 180 or 360 from the jib you’re on. This includes changing the direction of the original twist off of the jib you’re on.

Rim-Flip:
Ride into hit fakie, air to 180. Now you are facing forward in the air, you then throw a 720 misty flip. Spot the transition and stomp your landing.

Rodeo or Bio Flip: Going off the jump, the rider rotates to do an almost back flip with a twist, like a corkscrew.

Slopestyle: This event comes from snowboarding, and includes typical motocross obstacles such as banks, spines, and tabletops, as well as the other snowboard-specific elements such as mailboxes, handrails, gaps, quarter pipes, and other such cool park-style obstacles.

Sock-eyed Salmon: Front grab with a twist.

Spins: 180, 360, 720, 900 (2 1/2 rotations), 1080 (3 full rotations), etc.

Stale Japan: When a trick is intentionally started late into the jump.

Switchback: Ride into hit fakie, throw a back flip as you air. Spot your landing and ride it out.

Tail press: Grind using just the tails or backs of your skiboards.

Tweaked Out: Tight grab while performing trick.

Yoda: Crossed-leg position in the air.

Yoda 360: Assuming the Yoda position in a spin.