June 19, 2012/ / ARTICLES/ Comments: 94


If you frequent any skate park at all from time to time, you have probably seen a shitload of kids (and sometimes even adults, as much as it pains me to say) spend all day trying to get their 360 flips to have the infamous “Yo flip” effect to it. But what is a Yo flip you ask?

A Yo flip is a 360 flip with an exaggerated front foot catch. This is usually done by catching the board with your front foot while stretching your back foot out as far back as it can go. Apparently, “the more you get the back foot out, the more buttery it is, dawg.”

I’ve seen skaters go as far as landing the trick with their front foot and riding away for a full one or two seconds before putting their dangling back foot on. Yo flips rarely, if ever, look good, as opposed to a naturally caught 360 flip (For example, please see Kalis footage). They look contrived and unnecessary, and if anything they should be banned from skateboarding. But despite this, the fad continues to thrive in skateboarding today for some odd reason….

1. Felipe Gustavo – One word: Atrocious.

2. Furby – Oh yeah, that looks totally natural.

3. Dylan Rieder – Just look at Dylan in all his handsome glory and wash the pain away.

4. Theotis Beasley – Theo has been called “the nicest kid in skating” by many.
Still, that doesn’t excuse him from this abomination of a Yo flip.

5. Cody Mcentire – So steezed out bro…

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  1. brandon

    June 19, 2012 12:22 pm

    The only legit yo flips are those of wade desarmo and sewa kroetkov

    • Skateboarding is dead

      July 16, 2016 10:14 pm

      I remember when kids started to do these. Got real popular around 2004 – 2005 before that if you saw someone do a yo flip it was just an ugly as fuck tre flip. Now its considered “good style” by many. Skating is getting ridiculous

    • Joe

      October 24, 2016 9:31 am

      Yeah sewa links dope doing any trick, I envy the steez

  2. holycrail

    June 19, 2012 12:49 pm

    these disgusting videos make me want to play team sports.

  3. heikkila

    June 19, 2012 1:11 pm

    the ones dylan does off the bump and stairs are alright at least but here is the best tre flip in the game,

  4. flapjack

    June 19, 2012 1:19 pm

    whoever made this post is just jealous of the infamous yo flip and probably cant do one

    • dude

      June 19, 2012 3:10 pm

      dude, i bet you could be in this list making ugly ass “steeze” yo flips, btw i can do 360 flips and i aint jealous of this shit.

      • voice of reason

        November 15, 2013 8:52 pm

        wait, who the fuck cares? since when is skateboarding a serious thing? you drama queens sound like Hitler talking about exterminating Jews…..chill out and bomb a hill skate nazis

      • miguel

        July 23, 2014 8:32 pm

        eyes you are awesome !

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