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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]


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

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    The New Kickflip World Record Is 1546 [14/12/2008]
    With 1546 consecutive kickflips Zach Kral from Wisconsin, USA has reclamimed the title of kickflip world record holder. Here is some more information.

    The New Kickflip World Record Is 1424 [19/9/2008]
    Christian Brekke set a new world record of 1424 consecutive kickflips during the Krux Kickflip Challenge qualification in Bergen.

    Krux Kickflip Challenge Norway Results [15/9/2008]
    Here are the results from the norwegian finale of the Krux Kickflip Challenge skateboard contest, held at Rdhuset in Oslo, Norway.


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    2011: Trick Tips
    How To: Kickflip Shifty With Braydon Szafranski - TransWorld SKATEboarding
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    2012: Trick Tips
    How To: Halfcab Kickflip Theotis Beasley - TransWorld SKATEboarding
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    Pictures:

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    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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