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. redclay52

    December 23, 2012 2:27 pm

    You dont tre flip like this in the streets. this whole style evolved from slick-as-ice skatelitesque parks. the smooth surface truely allows kids to use minimal effort and let their arms dangle placidly while their front legs extend like the erections they get whatching streetleage qualifiers. from the butter rose the butter. shit looks more like parkay to me.

  2. Rza

    February 12, 2013 12:53 pm

    Honestly I don’t think Dylan’s were that exaggerated but I do prefer it when the body has to play a little catch up with the feet on a genuine 360 flip. Jovante’s were and will always be the benchmark for how they should be done properly.

  3. geroge georgeson

    March 14, 2013 10:00 pm

    daewons got the best tre hands down hes got the back foot hackysack cacth

  4. Steven

    March 25, 2013 2:23 pm

    Who cares skateboarding is changing kids want to adapt to this new style if you dont its your choice

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