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…

Related Posts


  1. tom

    October 7, 2012 4:22 pm

    Stanky leg 360 flips are one of the worst trends I’ve ever seen in skateboarding. Good article.

  2. whyidontskateboard

    October 19, 2012 6:48 pm

    skateboarding is some gay shit

  3. pez

    December 1, 2012 8:08 am

    im not to sure about your hate for this style, i dont tre like this but i see it all the time and it aint that badder thing. your making a big deal out of it and hating on a aspect of skating, thats got to be worse than people wanting a particular style. please tell me you dont rag on people who throw fontside flips through the legs aswell, ive heard people call it a muska flip but thats bollocks its a fs flip just with a nice style to it. this is the first time in 12 years of skating ive ever heard the term yo flip and personally i think the people who hate on it are worse than those who are doing it. its just skating. its free. if you love it so much stop trying to piss on it.

  4. skateboards

    December 5, 2012 11:31 pm

    Cody’s should be excused, that shit was fucking switch to regular( switch to fakie regular aka nollie hahahaha)
    and dylan’s weren’t all that bad

Leave a comment