Skateboarding Tricks

I think the only way to get better is to push yourself by trying new things. Sometimes when I skate, I don’t really know what tricks to try next. I’ll think of something, or see someone doing a trick, but when I try it it turns out to be way harder than I was expecting. Or I’m just doing it wrong… The result is that I don’t always have the next bunch of tricks to work on to keep me progressing.

With that in mind, I’m going to list the tricks that I can do now, on a mini ramp. Some of these tricks are consistent for me, others are less so, and some, I’ll probably get the names wrong:

  • Drop in
  • Drop in, switch
  • Rock to fakie
  • Rock to fakie, switch (is that a fakie rock, or something?)
  • Tail stall
  • Rock and roll (Backside? I can do it the easy way)
  • Axel stall
  • Backside 50-50
  • Frontside 50-50 (but not very consistently, yet)
  • 5-0 (but not very good)
  • Frontside ollie (do they call that frontside 180?)
  • Spine transfer from tail stall (not sure if that is a trick…)
  • Fakie axel stall (probably not called that: going fakie, turn off front foot into a stall, facing into the ramp)
  • Fakie axel stall, the other way (but I don’t often get it)
  • 180 kick turn to rock and roll, from fakie (probably not called that)
  • Frontside early grab, indy
  • Early grab out of tail stall (is that lame?)

And this is what I’m working on next:

  • Nose stall. It follows from dropping in switch.
  • Backside ollie. Because it looks better than frontside.
  • Feeble stall and/or crooked stall. They seem like close variations on the axel stall.
  • Frontside 5-0. Nice movement around a ramp/bowl, and doesn’t seem like it will be much harder than frontside 50-50.
  • Blunt rocks. Not sure why…


  • Reply April 13, 2010


    I need to make a list like this, except for snowboarding 🙂

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Gavin Hope

    gotta keep focused!

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