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10 Dope Tricks Done Sideways

amA few weeks ago we were admiring Amandus Mortensen‘s backslide powercracker down a set of stairs on repeat. The result led to thoughts of others who can huck out steez sideways, all those fellow burners of urethane and the ones who are always thinking a little more creatively than the rest.

It’s not a “Best” tricks list, or indeed some lame attempt to turn over advertising, just my personal favourites from those that make me want to go out and skate.

If you think we’ve missed some classics, leave a link to a gif or footage in the comments atthe foot of the page. Big shout out to all the filmers who shot the footage, hosted on our Tumblr page daily.


1 – Harley Miller – Milk Skateboards in Lisbon
HM Milk Lisbon

Milk Skateboards have been rising throughout the UK scene for the past few years now but back in 2014 they flew to Lisbon, Portugal and came home with this banging edit. Harley Miller took a classic on this mosaic bank, bonking over the top and powersliding his way down through to fakie. Sick trick.



2- Richie Jackson – TWS “And Now”
Richie J - Banana Slide
Richie has handfuls of tricks to choose from, although this one is what sparked my initial hook on skateboarding so I may be slightly biased. Seeing Richie perform this as part of a three piece line in the first skate flick I owned – Death Skateboards’ Escape from Boredom, and then again in this TWS video makes it even more rad that the erratic Aussie chose to go back and fry my brain on two separate occasions. If there were a Banana slide hall of fame, this would be first on the wall.

3 – Madars Apse – Future Nature

Madars Apse - Future Nature

Element released Future Nature back in 2013 containing Madars Apse’s sick part which blew us all away. This gap to backside powerslide coming initially after a fs smith flip out in his opening line was a keeper. His level of unpredictability accompanied by absolute precision is held throughout the whole piece.


4 – Rémy Taveira – Antiz Skateboards: Out of the Blue

Remy Taveira - antiz

When Antiz announced the completion of their newest full length, Out of the Blue, everybody was buzzed. This beautiful moment from the quickfire feet of Rémy Taveira sure lived up to the name. His steezy backside powerslide moves gracefully across a drained, but still glistening pool into a bs tailside. Out of the Blue indeed.



5 – Hadrien Haverland – Cosy Ride Skate Shop

Hadrien Haverland for Cosyride Skate shop Hadrien rips up the Parisian pavement throughout this part with many tricks you certainly don’t see every day. The internet allows us to view countless video parts but the wait to find someone pop out of a powerslide into a lip trick has evaded me…until now.



6 – Hisasi Nakamura – (Instagram)

Hisasi Nakamura


Hitting the manny pad at full charge Hisasi Nakamura loses no speed jamming his wheels into a powerslide momentarily before popping into a nose manual, as seen on our morning instagram feed.





7 – Patrick Melcher – Death Skateboards: Better Than Life

Patrick Melcher - Better than Life

Melcher is typically known for his unorthodox approach to skateboarding, making everything look incredibly fun whilst maintaining a level of difficulty that makes you ponder your own game. This time, lurking the car parks at night, he’s spotted slipping across the tar, jamming up the poles into a sweet banana slide. Whether a spot like this is pure coincidence or a little bit of ingenuity we do not know.



8 – Louie Barletta

Louie Barletta

Louie consistently pulls through with some of the most entertaining video parts known to man and this is only part of the reason why. He shows you exactly how these hideous pieces of street architecture should be used – with all four wheels, that’s how. Total ruler of the quirky trick bag.




9 – Albert Nyberg – The Sour Solution

Albert Nyberg in Sour Solution

The Sour Solution video is heavy hitting and comes with an entire catalog of NBD’s that will blow your brain apart. Albert Nyberg is one of those who you simply have no clue what he’s going to do next; whether he’s hoisting himself over a handrail or skating something as simple as this. This flick had so many tricks to choose from but the fast feet and sheer fluidity of this whole move is to be commended. Everything is done smoothly although it looks like it took no thought at all.

10 – Phil Zwijsen – Hydroplane

Phil Zwijsen

This list would be incomplete without the inclusion of Phil Zwijsen who skates anything in sight whatever the weather. Taking full advantage of the slip and eat your teeth conditions, this clip quickly took the internet by storm. If you haven’t seen this before then just take a look and let this one speak for itself.

Written by Henry Calvert.

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What is a Racoon flip?

jonny_giger_skate_nbdJonny Giger is a known tech head online. You got this late backfoot bigspin double heel flip in your bag though? He’s called it a Racoon flip.

Want more? Find out what a Snowflip is here.

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Danny Snow dropped this kickflip late double varial flip – AKA the Snowflip. You got this?!

If you want more, find out what a Racoon flip is.

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The Spinning Russian Pizza Boneless


Here’s a trick that you will certainly watch twice. Jan Heim’s Spinning Russian Pizza Boneless is the fastest out there. Send yours.

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WTF! – Frontside bigspin triple heelflip


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Send your bonelesses for Boneless One Day

zac_crossfire_ boneless-one1December 1st marks the day that Gary Scott Davis aka GSD, invented the Boneless (originally called the Boneless One).

To celebrate one of the best tricks in skateboarding, various skate mags, blogs etc will be celebrating this day by publishing photos and footage of bonelesses thanks to our friend at Soletech, Don Brown who came up with the idea. So if you want to be involved in this fun, send your pics and footage or both to us and we will run them on this thread below.

The boneless has been hucked out and mastered by so many amazing skaters over the years in so many different ways that we could be here talking about it all week. Thankfully we have a week to do exactly that so start thinking about who does the best bonelesses out there and throw them into the comments below.

To reminisce a few classics, the Gonz has a cute boneless and loves to chuck them into random situations. Neil Blender has an awesome boneless in his trick tank and then you have the likes of Tony T, Sean Goff, Jeff Phillips, Ludacrooks, Jeff Grosso, Lance Mountain, Ben Raemers….fuck there are so many who huck the bone.

Get involved in this for the hell of it and we will host your photos below. Your submissions don’t have to be new, as boneless ones never age. Get amongst it and dig out one for the sheer hell of it today. It goes without saying, but please share this link with friends you know who love a boneless.

To make sure we don’t piss off any photographers, please have permission to send your snaps to us by letting us know you have permission to post this on our site and please leave us with the photographer’s name for a credit.

Thanks Zac.

Photo of Meanwhile One above by Ray – below Raemers at Rom by Tom Halliday


First out of the blocks 20 mins after this was posted is Jack Isaac who hucked one down the Cardiff Sports Cafe steps and at the Cardiff Plaza:

Sam Roberts was caught by Alex Burrell’s lens skills here:


Luke Jarvis hucks one out at Royal Oak for Hula’s camera

Dickson at Shralp Ya Bass in Scotland sent in these 3. First up, Colin Adam gets hip on Falkirk’s concrete.

Colin Adam again boosts one over the funbox at Blantyre Skatepark.

Creature’s Stu Graham loves a Boneless. Dickson caught this one off the cradle at Saughton.

Stevie Thompson prefers dropping them backside.

Pooch drops a large one over Jak Tonge for AD’s lens at Skaterham – Photo Austino..

Craig Davis finds time for a boneless at the St Mirren bowl down in Cornwall.

Ben Wilkes snapped one of Revolution Skatepark’s Joe Hubbard at night time.

Forking Hell. Carl Wilson finally makes this backside B shot by Jono.

Daniel takes the stairs with one sent in by Liam Clarke.

Mini ripper Luke Schoonbrood keeps the old school rocking at Saffron Walden’s curves. Pic by Tom Halliday. Send yours in now.

Richard Utterage goes frontside at Kennington’s legendary concrete. Ph:Tim Peet