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Bruno Zampietro

Frontside / Backside

There has been a lot of discussion about frontside and backside, and I have to admit that it can be a little confusing.

This guide will make it clear once and for all.

Grinds & slides

If you're approaching the rail with your back facing it, you're doing the grind or slide backside. If the obstacle is in front of you, you're doing the grind or slide frontside.

It doesn't matter if you're riding nollie, fakie or switch!

Frontside

Backside

Air & flip tricks

Let's use the 180 ollie for example.

If you can see the whole time what's in front of you, you're doing it frontside. If you can see what's happening behind you, you're doing it backside.

Again, foot positions (fakie, nollie, switch) have no influence in this!

Frontside

Backside



For 360 & 540 you just apply this rule to the first 180 degrees. A 360 backside ollie is obviously going in the same direction as a 180 backside ollie.

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JNewlly
JNewlly
thanks that really helped i was a bit confused

4 April 2009 at 05:31

thanks that really helped i was a bit confused
liquid-zero5
liquid-zero5
still confusing...

3 June 2009 at 16:26

still confusing...
sk8monkey
sk8monkey
kool (Y)

6 August 2009 at 21:09

kool
sk8monkey
sk8monkey
kool (Y)

6 August 2009 at 21:10

kool
mariorocha
mariorocha
this post is nice for starters :)

29 August 2009 at 19:10

this post is nice for starters
slate3_14
slate3_14
:@ I had everything all wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :@ :@

15 October 2009 at 22:49

I had everything all wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tre_flipper
tre_flipper
Dude it took me a year to figure all that out. LoL

24 January 2010 at 14:56

Dude it took me a year to figure all that out. LoL
what_tha_fuck
what_tha_fuck
Yeah thanks, but I think it`s to hard 4 me :P

8 April 2010 at 04:50

Yeah thanks, but I think it`s to hard 4 me
GregAlvarado
GregAlvarado
LOL i thought that frontside was backside and backside was frontside :D

8 November 2011 at 14:42

LOL i thought that frontside was backside and backside was frontside
Callie
Callie
I still can't --'

20 March 2012 at 09:24

I still can't --'

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