Obstacle Guide

A gap, as the name suggests, describes a gap between two surfaces that typically have a difference in height. In most cases, there is a kicker or jump ramp at the beginning and at the end of the gap.

Skateboard Obstacle Gap

In street skating, pretty much anything can become a gap when a certain distance or height has to be overcome. The most common tricks over a gap are flip tricks.

Best practice trick:

In order to jump a gap, it’s definitely necessary that you first master the Ollie. In this video, we’ll teach you how to ollie.

Famous Spots:

  • Carlsbad Gap – Carlsbad, USA
  • Leap of Faith – San Diego

Skilled Riders:

  • Jamie Thomas
  • Chris Joslin
  • Aaron “Jaws” Homoki