List Of 209 Skateboard Tricks By Difficulty Level

Complete Guide For 2020

Updated: October, 2020

Prologue

The plethora of skateboards tricks out there and their hundreds of variations can be overwhelming at times. They can seem complicated at first but when analysed carefully, we find that they all are derivations or variations of certain core tricks like the ollie or the kick turn. 

So each iteration of the fundamental trick can be thought of as an extension. Master the Base tricks and it will prove quite effortless to learn the advanced ones.

And below are all the major Skateboard tricks listed along with their many variations – categorised into three sections: Flatland tricks, Curb&Rail tricks and Transition tricks.

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Flat ground tricks

These can be performed almost anywhere with a flat surface and form the basis of almost all tricks in this article. You can not do stunts on rails or ramps if you haven’t acquainted yourself with flat ground moves yeah?

Difficulty level: Beginner

Ollie 

fundamental

Nollie

Variation of ollie

Backside 180

Variation of ollie

Frontside 180

Variation of ollie

Fundamental to grinds 

Pop Shuvit

Level: Beginner

fundamental

Front Side Pop Shuvit 

Level: Beginner

Variation of Pop Shuvit

180 No Comply

Level: Beginner

Variation of ollie & Frontside 180

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Railflip

Level: Intermediate

Standalone

Kickflip 

Level: Intermediate

fundamental

Variation of ollie

Caveman 

Level: Intermediate

Standalone

Nollie Kickflip

Level: Intermediate

Variation of Kickflip

Front Side 180 Kickflip

Level: Intermediate

Variation of Kickflip

Back Side 180 Kickflip

Level: Intermediate

Variation of Kickflip

Switch Kickflip

Level: Intermediate

Variation of Kickflip

Boneless

Level: Intermediate

Standalone

Heelflip

Level: Intermediate
Variation of Ollies & Frontside 180

Nollie Heelflip

Level: Intermediate

Variation of Heelflip

Backside 180 Heelflip

Level: Intermediate

Variation of Heelflip

Switch Heelflip

Level: Intermediate

Variation of Heelflip

Varial Heelflip

Level: Intermediate

Variation of Frontside Pop Shuvit & Heelflip

360 Pop Shuvit

Level: Intermediate

Variation of Pop Shuvit

Backside Bigspin

Level: Intermediate

Variation Backside 180 & Pop Shuvit

Difficulty level: Advanced

Strawberry Milkshake

Level: Expert

Standalone

360 Flip

Level: Expert

Variation kickflip & Pop Shuvit 180

Hard Flip

Level: Expert

Variation of kickflip & Fronstside Shuvit

Curb & rail tricks

Now these, as a category, are a little harder to execute and require you being good at certain flat ground tricks like Ollies and Frontside 180s. They are important because they form the basis for almost all tricks in this section. These are done on railings, curbs, benches and coping.

Difficulty level: Beginner

Frontside 50-50

Level: Beginner

fundamental

Boardslide

Level: Beginner

fundamental

Frontside Tailslide

Level: Beginner

Variation of Boardslide

Noseslide 

Level: Beginner

Variation of Boardslide

Frontside 5-0

Level: Beginner

Variation of Frontside 50-50

Frontside Nosegrind

Variation of Frontside 50-50

Backside Crooked Grind

Variation of Frontside Nosegrind

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Backside Tailslide

Variation of Frontside Tailslide

Frontside Lipslide

Variation of Frontside 180 & Boardslide 

Backside Lipslide

Variation of Frontside Lipslide

Frontside Crooked Grind

Variation of the Nosegrind

Frontside Smith Grind

Variation Frontside 50-50 & Boardslide

Backside Smith Grind

Variation of Frontside Smith Grind

Backside Tailslide

Variation of Frontside Tailslide

Frontside Lipslide

Variation of Frontside 180 & Boardslide 

Backside Lipslide

Variation of Frontside Lipslide

Frontside Crooked Grind

Variation of the Nosegrind

Frontside Smith Grind

Variation Frontside 50-50 & Boardslide

Backside Smith Grind

Variation of Frontside Smith Grind

Difficulty level: Advanced

Frontside Bluntside

Variation Frontside 5-0

Backside Bluntside

Variation of Frontside Bluntside

Nollieflip Noseslide

Variation of Noseslide

Ramp/transition tricks

These involve more speed than the other two categories and require the basics of most flat ground tricks and some curb & rail tricks. They are Performed on ramps, half pipes and vert ramps. Gravity is what drives the motion here. And weight distribution is key.

Difficulty level: Beginner

Drop-in

fundamental

Rock to fakie

fundamental

Kickturn

fundamental

Rock n Roll

Variation of Rock to fakie & Kickturn

Backside Axle Stall

Variation of Rock to fakie & Kickturn

Fundamental to 50-50 & Disaster

Fakie Disaster 

Variation of Rock to fakie 

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Frontside 50-50

Variation of Kickturn

Frontside Ollie

Variation of Ollie

Frontside Disaster

Variation of Fakie Disaster

Backside Disaster

Variation of Frontside Disaster

Backside Pivot

Variation Kickturns

Staple Gun

Variation of Rock to fakie

Difficulty level: Advanced

Pivot Fakie

Variation of Rock to fakie & BS Pivot

BluntFakie

Variation of Rock to fakie & BS Pivot

So these were all the popular mainstream skateboard tricks out there. It was fun making this comprehensive compilation of tricks for you to refer to or learn from. Always keep practising and never forget to go back to the basics at times. Happy Skateboarding!

Faq

What skateboard tricks should I learn first?

The ollie should be your first. It is not only a crucial & fundamental trick but also the foundation of almost all the other tricks that follow it. After learning the ollies, try pop shuvits next.

What skateboard tricks to learn in order?

First to learn should be the ollies. Then the Frontside 180 followed by the backside 180. Once that is clear, learn the pop shuvit and the front shuvit. Next two should be the heelflip & the kickflip.

Can you do skateboard tricks on a longboard?

Short answer: No. Longboards are not built for tricks, they’re built for speed and long distance commutes. The lack of kicktails renders the board a very bad choice for tricks.

Can you do tricks on a cruiser?

You definitely can, but it will be really hard since they usually do not come with kicktails. Although their nimble size will make it easier to do flipping tricks, they are not recommended for tricks.

What are the names of skateboard tricks?

The most popular ones are: Ollie, nollie or the nose ollie, frontside 180, backside 180. Then we have the pop shuvits, fake to rockie, heelflip and the infamous kickflip.

How many skateboard tricks are there?

There are countless tricks and even greater numbers of variations which amount to a colossal sum. If we were to add all the mainstream ones, including all the styles, we’ll get around 310 skateboard tricks in total.

What is the easiest skateboard trick?

The shuvit, with no pop, is generally considered to be the easiest trick to learn since it requires little no movement and involves zero air time. You don’t need to have great balance either.

What is the hardest skateboard trick?

There is a lot of debate around this topic and frankly, it is hard to name one. But I’m pretty sure the 1440 would top the list since it is near impossible to execute and hasn’t been performed yet.

What is the coolest skateboard trick?

The darkslide and the impossible are what I consider the coolest, primarily because of how hard they are to pull off. They are also two very sick looking tricks, especially when performed right.  

Has anyone landed a 1080 on a skateboard?

Three full revolutions result in the incredible 1080. Not everyone can pull this off. The first person to do it was Tom Schaar, on 26 march 2012. He performed it on a high vert ramp.

Has anyone done a 1260?

If you think the 1080 is crazy, add a half revolution to that and you get the 1260. Mitchie Brusco, holder of multiple world records was the first to successfully perform the 1260.

Is a pop shuvit easier than an Ollie?

They both are fundamental skateboard tricks that one should learn at the very beginning. To me, both are equally basic but I’d say the ollie is a tad bit easier to learn from the get-go. 

How do you Nollie higher?

The two key things for a high nollie. First, the extended delay between pop at the front and slide at the back. Second, sliding the backfoot all the way to the end of the tail.

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