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.

Please press "Like" if this helped you

thanks that really helped i was a bit confused
thanks that really helped i was a bit confused

JNewlly
5 years ago

still confusing...
still confusing...

liquid-zero5
5 years ago

kool (Y)
kool

sk8monkey
5 years ago

kool (Y)
kool

sk8monkey
5 years ago

this post is nice for starters :)
this post is nice for starters

mariorocha
5 years ago

:@ I had everything all wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :@ :@
I had everything all wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

slate3_14
5 years ago

Dude it took me a year to figure all that out. LoL
Dude it took me a year to figure all that out. LoL

tre_flipper
5 years ago

Yeah thanks, but I think it`s to hard 4 me :P
Yeah thanks, but I think it`s to hard 4 me

what_tha_fuck
4 years ago

LOL i thought that frontside was backside and backside was frontside :D
LOL i thought that frontside was backside and backside was frontside

GregAlvarado
3 years ago

I still can't --'
I still can't --'

Callie
3 years ago

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