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. True Skater

    June 19, 2012 4:08 pm

    So, who the fuck are any of you to judge someone’s skating style? Skating is about freedom and expression, and SHOULDN’T be judged like this. This is fucking bullshit. Stop it already. Nobody gives a fuck if you like a certain style or not. You’re all just being whiny bitches.

    If I don’t like some dude’s style, I won’t tell him about it.. If he lands a trick I’ll still give him props for skating like he wants and having fun, as that’s what skating is ABOUT.

    • Logic

      June 21, 2012 1:11 pm

      Opinion is freedom of expression too dipshit.

    • dD

      June 25, 2012 2:32 pm

      Go read Skateboard Mag or Transworld if you want none stop love for everything, everyone did ever. Stop being the high and might “everyones great in their own way” dickhead and go watch Street League. They look ugly, they’re over exaggerated and completely defeat the purpose of trying to have a relaxed style on a skateboard.

  2. Chewy

    June 19, 2012 5:51 pm

    I thought skating was about expressing yourself and creativity through the way you do tricks. Fuck this article, now you’re telling how skaters should do tricks, as if there’s a right or wrong way to do them, fuck off.

  3. DG

    June 20, 2012 2:42 am

    I’m not even gay but Dylan reider is a good looking dude. I swear he’s in the wrong profession and he looks like Kristen Stewart’s Twin!

  4. Gebasz

    June 20, 2012 6:52 am

    HEy trueskater!
    “Skating is about freedom and expression” Do you call freedom when some idiot start to copy other idiots just cause of the fashion,and when someone come and tell them:this is rubbish,you ask him to shut the fuck up!
    So this is your freedom?
    Maybe you like as sk8boarding start to looks like figure-skating,and tricks starts to looks the same because now this is the trendy way but please hang up yourself,or at least sell your skateboard and buy a scooter please.

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