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Kickflip is a skateboard trick where the skater ollies and flips the board 360 degrees along the boards long axis.

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


Performance

Learn how to do the kickflip from the Kickflip Trick Tip Articles.


History

The modern kickflip was invented by Rodney Mullen in 1983, after a failed attempt at an ollie. [1]

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 sometimes used to distinguish it from the Old School 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


Sources

Below are the sources referenced in the text. Go to the kickflip articles for more.

1] How Rodney Mullen Invented Kickflip Added 05-12-2012


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Articles:

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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:

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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
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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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