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Kickflip is a skateboarding trick.

Also known as: Ollie Kickflip [full name] / Kickflip / Magic Flip / Ollie Flip / Flip


Performance:

The rider ollies and flicks his board on the heel side, in order to make it flip 360 degrees along the boards long axis.

Trick Tip: Learn The Ollie Kickflip

History:

The modern kickflip was invented by Rodney Mullen in 1983, after a failed attempt at an Ollie.

Name:

In common use the trick is known as kickflip or simply a flip. The original name for this trick after conception was the "magic flip" because no one understood how it worked or flipped. Ollie kickflip is used to distinguish it from the 70s kickflip.

World Records:

Most consecutive kickflips in a row.

2008: Zach Kral [1546]
2008 - 2008: Christian Brekke [1424]
2008 - 2008: Zach Kral [1200]
2007 - 2008: Laurens Groenveld [566]
2007 - 2007: Chris Demendoza [563]
2007 - 2007: Magnus Borderwick [508]
2007 - 2007: Christian Brekke [332]
2007 - 2007: Carlos Ramos [284]
2006 - 2007: Chris Dziema [283]
2006 - 2006: .. [219]


The most kick flips in 30 seconds

2010 - xxxx: Alex DeCunha 18 Kickflips

Variations:

1989: Kickflip Frontside Air
  • Frontside Kickflip
  • Backside Kickflip
  • Fakie Kickflip
  • Kickflip Shifty
  • Late Kickflip
  • 180 Kickflip
  • 360 Kickflip
  • Hard Flip
  • Hospital Flip
  • Casper Flip
  • Twisted Flip

  • Related Stuff
    Articles:

    Below are the latest related articles. See the full list of articles for more related news and updates.

    World Record: Most Kickflips in 30 seconds [14/12/2014]
    The most kick flips in 30 seconds is 18 completed by Alex DeCunha (UK) on the set of Zheng Da Zong Yi - Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China, on 20 May 2010.

    Trick Tip: Kickflip with Ryan Sheckler [5/12/2012]
    Ryan Sheckler shows you how to do the kickflip in this GoPro Trick Tip video.

    How Rodney Mullen Invented Kickflips [5/12/2012]
    Tony Hawk sequestered Rodney Mullen recently during a dinner party at his house in order to get the real story behind the kickflip.


    Videos:

    Watch the latest related videos below, or go to the full collection of videos.

    2015: Trick Tips
    X Games Trick Tips -- Billy Marks kickflip boardslide - ESPN
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    2011: Trick Tips
    How To: Kickflip Shifty With Braydon Szafranski - TransWorld SKATEboarding
    Play This Video

    2012: Trick Tips
    How To: Halfcab Kickflip Theotis Beasley - TransWorld SKATEboarding
    Play This Video


    Pictures:

    Below are the latest related images. See the full image collection for more photos.

    2012: Magazines: Show Picture
    Cover of Dank Magazine issue 4

    2013: NORB NM Senior Vert Qualification: Show Picture
    Mats Hatlem kickflip indy during the senior vert qualification of the Norwegian skateboard championships in Oslo.

    2013: NORB NM Senior Vert Qualification: Show Picture
    Mats Hatlem kickflip mute air during the senior vert qualification of the Norwegian skateboard championships in Oslo.


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    Here are results and footage from this years Grenland Games.

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    Here are the results and some footage from this years Trikkestallen Xmas Jam.

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    Here are results and footage from this years Hst Bust contest at Arena Bekkestua.

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    Here are results and footage from the Antwerp Skate Contest.

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    Here are the results and footage from the best trick contest in Stjrdal.

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    Here are results and footage from this years Copenhagen Open.