1. Yo Flips
What started as an original style to do a 360 flip just exploded into the worst looking thing ever. The front foot catch isn’t even the problem here, it’s how that backfoot sprawls out, so you look like you are doing some magically gay karate kick. The worst types of people do this too. The dudes who are all worried about “steez” that go buy an overpriced Supreme hat and have 10 pairs of limited edition Supras at home.

2. Kickflip Sexchange
Anyone doing this trick over the age of 10 should just quit skating. It’s really that simple.

3. Nightmare flips
True story: Went to a crusty skatepark and had to deal with one of those kids who starts doing all these Youtube style tricks with horrible names, shit like: disco flips, dolphin flips…etc. As soon as he got to “nightmare flip” which is apparently a double varial flip, I just kept thinking, “WHY GOD WHY?!?” Kid should have been a rollerblader.

4. Slappy Nose Slides
You know the dudes that can’t really do a noseslide at all, so they put their front foot up all the way to the tip of the nose and tick tack onto the ledge? Yeah – I hope they die.

5. Willy Grinds
This “trick” shouldn’t have any other name except “I wish I could 50-50”.


  1. adam

    March 12, 2012 10:04 am

    you should add fakie heelflips or fakie fs bigspins to the list

    • albert

      March 16, 2012 7:46 am

      nah, fakie fs bigspins are legit, there are just too many who somehow don’t like to fuck with them. and so are fakie heelflips, even though i hate them too.

      i guess you shoulda name nollie bs bigspins, a wise man once stated “anyone over the age of 12 performing that trick cannot be taken serious”.

  2. eastsidepride

    March 12, 2012 11:48 am

    aint nothing wrong with a slappy noseslides, agreed on the other tricks though

  3. Brandon

    March 12, 2012 11:51 am

    nah, the georgie dude is right. Skate how you want to man, fuck this template of how to skate. Is this a skate theory class? get outta here man.

  4. Danny G

    March 12, 2012 12:09 pm

    This “trick” shouldn’t have any other name except “I wish I could 50-50″… That’s freakin hilarious. Although I don’t agree with James, I don’t see why people even give a crap what tricks he hates; their just his opinions. I mean would you rather here the same old tired tricks like… Benihana’s or Muska flips which can be hard flips too or what about the back nose grind to back lip on rails. Greco was quote’d saying that trick is like the Benihana of rail tricks. What other ones are there??? I personally HATE when people claim they’re doing front crooks when they’re only doing turned front nose grinds.


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