A Kickflip is often the first flip trick learned and in some way the coronation for every skateboarder. Contrary to most peoples opinion, the Kickflip wasn’t invented by Rodney Mullen but by freestyle skateboard pioneer Curt Lindgren in 1978.
But you still should credit Mullen because the way Kickflips are done today goes back to a modification he brought into skateboarding in 1982. With a Kickflip the board flips but does not turn like when you do a Pop Shove-It.
Learn here how to do a Kickflip!
What Trick Next?
Now you’re in the game! The Kickflip is a basic trick that simply has to be on the menu of every skateboarder. Why not combine the Kickflip with spins and try FS Kickflips or BS 180 Kickflips?
For those you’ll find some useful advices in our trick tip section for flat. More tricks are waiting in our trick tip sections for transition and curb and rail.