|360||Andy Patterson pro bmx racer (Skyway) was doing 1/4 pipe 360's in 1983.|
|540||William Lacy Furmage, march 2006: Tony Davis was the first trick rider to pull a 540 aerial, during a show at the Grand National BMX Race, Ohio in 1982.||Learn more.|
|540 tailwhip||Jay Miron tried one in 1992 at the worlds in Hungary. John Parker tried too in 1994 and finally Jay Miron pulled the first one in april 1997.|
Jay Miron, Ride BMX US, october 2000: I had seen Hoffman and Parker getting pretty close (...) I learned 360-whips over a spine and figured out how to nose them in. Sean Peters really started pushing me after that. So on the flight to the Florida comp where I actually pulled it for the first time, I just sat there thinking about it and figured out what to do. I tried it in the comp and pulled it second try.
540 double tailwhip.
Jay Miron, Ride BMX US, december 2004: The first time I actually attempted a double-whip 540 was the Gravity Games a couple of years ago. I got the bike around twice and got on the pedals, but I didn't have the rotation so I had to throw it. During the X-Games X, I just had trouble on that ramp, I couldn't tell where I was-whether I was going to hang up or not. I thought I was coming in smooth but I hung up. If I would have understood that I was going to hang up like you usually can I would have been able to jump off the bike, knee slide, and then get up and try it again. I was pumping into the next transition like I was ready to alley-oop whip on the next wall. I was sure I was riding out; there was not a doubt in my mind. That makes for a gnarly slam. If you know you're slamming halfway through the trick you can get out of it, but if you're completely committed you're going to get hurt. Surprisingly, very surprising to my doctor nothing broke and nothing dislocated. I had tremendous bruisinga little bit internally-but nothing bad because it wasn't on an organ. Basically, I got off lucky that time. That was a top-five all time slam for me and I've had some fing good slams.
Harry Main did a 540 tailwhip to bus in june 2011.
|540 variations||Mat Hoffman has done no footed 540, no handed 540, no hander to no footer 540, no hander to can can 540, no hander to no footed can can 540, invert 540, switch handed 540, x-up 540, double peg grab 540s, no handed one footed 540s.
540 busdriver to no foot by Jay Miron in 1993.
Ryan Nyquist has done Double barspin 540s and suicide no handed 540s.
Jamie Bestwick done a barspin to turndown 540 at X games 10.
Simon Tabron did a no-handed 540 to turndown in 2005, a no-handed 540 to full barspin at the 2007 Dew Tour round 3, 540 cancan xup, alley oop 540, barspin alley oop 540, tyregrab 540, 540 body jar.
|720||Howard Avery, january 2009: I remember at the Worlds in Vancouver Canada in 1986 Brian Blyther did a quarterpipe 720 by accident but he pulled it clean with the rollback.
Garrett Reynolds Pulls 720 Barspin To Fakie at the Wicked jam at Rye Airfield in New Hampshire, december 2008.
|900||Mike Dominguez pulled them alone in 1987, Matt Hoffman pulled it in a contest first in 1989.
How does it feel landing the 900?
Mat Hoffman: It's a mass of spinning confusion and then you notice yourself riding across a flat bottom and a smile is stuck on your face from ear to ear. And every time it is the same.
Simon Tabron has done alley-oop 900s.
Jamie Bestwick did turndown 900 in 2001.
Mat Hoffman pulled a no handed 900° at the 2002 X-Games.
Simon Tabron 1 hander 1 footer 900 september 2009.
Kyle Baldock barspin 900 june 2012.
|Lee Reynolds' attempt at the 1988 2-Hip KOV round 2.
Video. Mat Hoffman pulled 900, march 1989.
|alley-oop||The rider rotates in the air one direction while traveling across the ramp in the other direction.|
|armstrong air||Neil Armstrong air is where you put both your feets on the front pegs. Don't know who invented it, but I saw Joe Johnson do it at Woodward 1988.|
Later Mat Hoffman, gave this name to the trick he invented in which the rider launches into the air, takes both hands off the bars and grabs both front pegs.
|backflip fakie||Mat Hoffman 1990
Qu'est-ce qui t'a incité tenter le back flip?
Matt Hoffman, Bicross and Skate magazine may1990: Les kids viennent souvent me voir après les contests en me demandant si je peux réaliser ça ou ça. Plusieurs d'entre eux m'ont parlé du back flip. Au début, je pensais qu'ils étaient complètement fou. Mais j'y ai réfléchi. J'ai longuement cogité et un jour je l'ai tenté sur mon half.
Jay Miron pulled a perfect backflip in practice at the 1992 BS finals in Chicago. He flipped, rolled down the transition, across the flat, and turned around.
Dave Voelker has done no handed backflips to fakie.
Dave Voelker pulled circa 80 backflips to fakie in his shows for GT 1995.
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|barhop||Mat Hoffman has done one-handed barhop.|
|barspin air||Todd Anderson was doing half barspins on vert in june 1987.
Jeremy Alder did full ones later in spring of 1988.
Jeremy Alder, august 2007: A guy names Saber would go around saying all kinds of stuff. Stuf that would lader prove to be lies. He would say he pulled a trick when no one was looking and we would say do it again and he would say no. I/we would get frustrated with his lies. I had seen Todd Anderson (redline) do a 1/2 barspin airs and I loved them. I learned to do them and put them in to contest routines. Sabre having to out do me and in his lies said he could do 360 barspins. He always said he could do them and when asked to do it he always declined. Even at contests he would NOT do them. I/we would get so mad at his lies so out of frustration, I thought about and was tempted to do them. I thought how it would work in the air. I was convinced that I could do it but the risk factor scared me. One week in March of 1988, my brother and I went to spend a week at Rick Moliterno's house (I rode for Haro and was teamates with Rick at that time.). We rode and had a great time with him and when we returned home then next day was a local contest at the Anne Arundel county fairgrounds. So me and my bro's went. At that contest there was no one to compete against me in my class. The guy who runs the event asked me to do a little demo after the contest was over. I was a sucker for showing off...so I said yes. There I did a run with all my best tricks like 540's (4 feet out), 360 abubaca's, hop drops, front hops to backwards drop-ins and some airs. The run into the quarter pipe was short and so big airs were limited to speed and endurance. My bro was announcing to the crowd as if it was a show and then when I was done asked the crowd if they wanded to see me do a 360 barspin. The crowd cheered loud and so I took a couple practice tries and then signed that I was going to attempted the barspin. The first time I tried it I almost got both hands on and crashed, but I knew at that point I could do it. The second attempt I pulled it and tried it a third time and when I grabed the bars I also put on th rear brake and my weight went to far forward and I fell after I rode off the bottom of the ramp and then pulled my forth attempt. I have all this on video and a guy was taking still pictures of this and sent one onto Freestylin' mag and it was published in the next mag. I do not remember off the top of my head what issue, but I do have a copy. Thats the story. Sabre was not at that contest and I never saw him again...
Jeremy, july 2018 : First full barspin ever done was in April of 1988 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds at the local AFA affiliated contest. I called the trick a "Full Barspin" not a "Busdriver" but I know names of tricks change over time.
Mat Hoffman has done barspin to no footer, barspin to x-up, and barspin to barspin back.
Chad Kagy has pulled a barspin to barspin to barspin (triple barspin) at the 2005 X-Games.
|Todd Anderson 1987|
Jeremy Alder 1988
Rob Seward 1990
|bike flip||Jeremiah Jones pulled this trick as an aerial in 2005.|
|body jar||If you hit you back wheel on the deck or the coping on accident, you simply hooked up and its all bad. If you do it on purpose, then its a Body Jar.
Simon Tabron 540 body jar and barspin body jar.
|boomerang air||cf decade air|
|cancan||Mike Dominguez or Tony Murray ?
Freestylin october 1987: Cancan x-up invented by England's Craig Campbell.
|Dennis McCoy 1987|
Matt Hoffman 1987
Marty Schlesinger 1988.
Eddie Fiola topside 1989.
|cancan lookback||Ron Wilkerson||Philippe Pereira 1989|
Matt Hoffman 2000
|candy bar||Rampster Brian Dahl is credited with this creation.
1987, Mat Hoffman is completing double candybar airs.
Mat Hoffman has done candybar cancans (he has also done them one handed), no footed one handed candy bar.
|Joe Johnson 1988|
|candybar lookback||Jon Byers 1987.
Glenn Mehltretter, september 2007: Jon Byers (who started Eastern Bikes) and I grew up riding together in Raleigh NC. He invented the candybar lookback in 1987. I have video of him doing it from then. The magazines mostly featured West Coast riders in the early to late 80’s. But, much of the progressive riding was done on the east coast. Hence the name for “Eastern” bikes, Jon was tired of the “west” coast getting all the props.
Todd Seligman 1988.
Todd Seligman, march 2003: It was in 1998 that I got a call from Spike who was working at Freestylin' then and he asked me what people were doing. I told him about Joe Alder (Jeremy's brother) who had just invented rollaids (rolling decades) and some other things. Spike asked me what I was doing that was new and I told him that I had been trying candybar lookbacks but that they were really hard and that I could only do them halfway... Anyway a month or so later I got the new issue of Freestylin' and sure enough, in the news section, it said that I was doing candybar lookbacks!
After that got printed, everyone wanted me to do them so, I had to learn how to do them fully clicked right away.
A few months later I broke my leg in 32 places and missed almost the entire next year healing. Mat got the first pic in the magazine doing one but the caption read "When Matt Hoffman heard Todd Seligman was doing candybar lookbacks...".
|Mat Hoffman 1988.|
||Jamie Bestwick 1991.|
|decade air||Andrew Brown, november 2005: I invented the decade air, which was actually televised on BMX beat in 1987. I crashed doing it then, but I pulled them subsequently afterwards. I used to do vert boomerangs off the pedals back in the day when I was doing flatland, which is how I got the idea.
Jay Miron started doing these on vert in july 1989.
Kevin Peraza did a double decade air at the march 2013 Simpel Session.
|Jay Miron 1990.|
|double barspins||Jay Miron|
|double flair||Kevin Robinson came close in 2004. The X Games were his first attempts on a real ramp.
Kevin Robinson, Ride BMX US, december 2004: It's been my dream trick for a long time. It actually made sense to me while playing a video game. I was like, "You know what? That might work." I just broke it down to how I needed to do it: doing a straight flip first and a flair second. I did it into the foam pit and broke it down. At first I would just carve a flip fakie. and then I started over-rotating onto my back. After I did that a couple of times I really went for it and got around. I just kept doing it into the foam pit. I tried it on the resi twice and,,. I didn't have it as good then. Later on I thought, "If I'm going to take it. I'd rather just take it on the ramp."
Double-flips look super fast but when you did the double-flair your rotation was real slow. You don't have to rotate fast; I just go higher so I don't have to do that. It gets out of control if you rotate too fast; it gets hard to slow down to pay attention to where you're landing. Coming into a box jump landing is a little different than coming into a vert ramp, you know? It's all in the setup air, too. If I land a good ten-foot setup air, then I know it's going to be good. The biggest problem I've had is not pulling out and then drifting over the deck. On one of the ones I did on the resi, I actually smacked the edge of my ass right on the deck and I bruised myself so bad. That's the biggest thing and I think I've solved that problem. I just want to get it dialed and move onto the next creation.
August 2006. Kevin Robinson pulled his first "double flair" at the X-Games in Los Angeles. He won gold in the best trick event.
|Kevin Robinson 2006 X-Games video.|
|downside tailwhip||Adam Banton 1990.
Adam Banton, www.lifelounge.com: I first started trying them in 1990. They came about just because I rode weird on vert and turned different ways for different tricks. I couldn't decide which way to learn tailwhips. The way I air or the way I did tailwhips off a jump, which was opposite to my airs. So, I wound up learning tailwhips airing opposite but I couldn't do them much more than a foot out. So, I was trying to learn them the way I do a normal air but they were really not consistent. Then I just decided to kick the way I felt comfortable kicking and air the way I feel comfortable. You put those two ingredients together and you have a downside tailwhip. I would try 'em for a while then leave it alone then come back to it. I think I pulled my first clean one in '92. I remember because I was riding an old Haro Sport hand-me-down with the built-in standing platforms that you had welded pegs onto.
|Taj Mihelich 1996|
|drano||Body varial air tried by John Parker in 1993.
John Parker: The best one I ever did, I did in a contest. I did a bunch of them where I landed on the frame and put a foot down but rolled away. But the best one that I did was at Florida, I think Stonehenge. I did one there. I landed on the pedals, slipped my pedals, rolled away sitting on the seat. That's probably the best one I've ever done.
www.sophride.com, june 2006: A few weeks ago, John Parker landed a trick that has haunted him for almost thirteen years... the Draino. The Draino is a body-varial air on a vert ramp. John's come really, really close in the past, only dragging a foot, however, he recently landed both feet on the pedals for the first time. John and Jared were shooting for an upcoming interview in Ride Magazine (UK Edition),
Jeff Harris tried one as a jump at the NY 2Hip Meet The Street in 1991.
|John Parker 1993 BS round 1.
John Parker 2006 video.
|fakie||Jamie Bestwick was doing turndown fakie airs in 1990.||Mike Dominguez 1987
Superman fakie Matt Hoffman 1996.
|flair||Flip+air=flair Doing an air and a backflip at the same time.
Mat Hoffman pulled the first flair in 1990.
Bicross and Skate magazine may 1990: Il parait que tu as déjà rentré backflip en aérial ?
Matt Hoffman: Non, en fait c'était de la chance, je ne pense pas pouvoir le refaire ainsi, ...
Ride BMX US april 2002: How did you come up with the name "the flair" ?
Mat Hoffman: A kid wrote into Go magazine (october 1990 issue) and said, "I came up with a trick where you do a backflip and a 180 twist and come out of it. Here's 100 bucks for the first person that pulls a flair." I had already pulled it, and it hadn't been in the magazine yet, so Lew sent me the check and I got a hundred bucks for calling it a flair.
Jamie Bestwick has landed fastplant opposite flairs.
Zach Shaw, february 2005: Kevin Robinson did the first No-foot flair, I did the first carving flair which is what everyone does now.
Dave Mirra was the first to do a one footed x-up opposite flair.
Jason Shaffer: It was done by Kevin Robinson. I asked him if he had ever thought of trying it and he told me no, but thanks for the idea. He pulled it in contest at the CFB at Woodward West in 2004.
Kevin Robinson done a no hander to switch handed flair in 2004.
Dave Mirra tried a barspin-flair, but washed out at the 2003 X-Games. Kagy landed the Barspin flair at Camp Woodward in 2005.
Ryan Guettler pulled a tyregrab flair at the 2006 CFB in OKC.
Ryan Guettler, superman flair, 2007.
Kelly Bolton pulled the first ever fakie front flip flair.
Bazsi Ivanfi, cross footed flair, Jommopro, april 2010.
Kyle Baldock no-foot cancan flair june 2012.
|Mat Hoffman 1990 UKKOV round 2. Pic and video.
Kevin Robinson, no handed flair at 2001 CFB round 2.
Zach Shaw, flair no foot at NASS 2003.
|flair tailwhip||In 2003, at a little-known event called the X Games Global Championships in San Antonio, Texas, Jamie Bestwick landed the first downside tailwhip flair.
Dave Mirra done the "true" tailwhip flair in 2004 at X games 10.
Jamie Bestwick has pulled a downside double tailwhip flair as the best vert trick of the 2005 X-Games.
|Jamie Bestwick, Global X-Games may 2003.|
|flair turndown||Jamie Bestwick, lookdown flair, 2000.
Jamie Bestwick, lookdown to x-up flair, 2001
|flatspin 540||Joe Riley is pulling flatspin 540 at the 2005 FISE.
Kagy pulled a flatspin 540 tailwhip at the 2005 X-Games and a flatspin 540 double tailwhip at the 2006 edition.
|Kagy flatspin 540 double tailwhip 2006 X-Games video.|
|frontflip flair||Keith McElhinney pulled the first-ever frontflip flair on vert at the 2006 Dew Tour round 2 in Denver, july 2006.
Keith went for it in his second run in Prelims, ejecting at the last second to avoid a disastrous hang-up. His fellow riders on the deck weren’t going to let him go out like that, though, and with the help of deafening applause from the crowd, Keith dropped back in and twisted the first frontflip flair ever pulled on a real vert ramp. The place went nuts, and Keith achieved a goal that’s been nagging him for two years.
Keith McElhinney, www.dewtour.com, july 2006: I started about two years ago. A 17-year-old camper at Woodward was working on frontflips on the box-jump foam pit – he’s basically the guy who revolutionized frontflips. I figured I’d try one, and my first attempt was perfect. Of course, I didn’t pull another one for twenty or thirty tries, but I had the basic idea of how to do it, so I figured I’d just try it on vert. I started trying a bunch of different rotations, but nothing worked. About a year ago, we were having a really good session, and Anthony Napolitan was there. He had just started working on frontflip turndowns, so I told him I was going to do one on vert. I pulled a certain way for it and it worked so much better. I tried five or six more, and they really started working out. I moved to the resi and knee-slid out on my first one, so I was confident that I knew how to get out of it. I landed the second one. They were doing best trick at the Dew Tour finals last year; I wanted to do it then, but I wasn’t pre-qualified so I couldn’t enter. At that point, I was doing like twenty a day on resi. Two months before the tour this year I figured I couldn’t wait any longer, so I decided to do one on the real vert ramp. I knee-slid out of the first one, so I felt pretty confident. On the next one, I over-rotated a little bit, my front wheel folded, and I smashed my head into the ground. I went into Louisville with the intention of throwing one in Prelims, but I ended up falling on a regular flair and didn’t make it into Prelims. That was probably a good thing, because I really started to think about what I might be doing wrong. I got back to Woodward and tried a new idea and it was just butter. I did one or two a day, and they were perfect. I got here today and my stomach was in knots. I couldn’t see the coping; my runs were horrible. I tried it in my second run, but I was going to hang up on my head tube, so I threw the bike away. When you fall once on a real ramp and you don’t get wasted, you just think, “Game on!” So I went for it after my run was over and pulled it. Gary Ream is the one who makes all these tricks possible, because he developed the vert foam and vert resi. Doing it in front of him, and in front of all my friends who dug me out of the foam for a year, that was the biggest thing. They’ve supported me so much; you don’t learn tricks in a vacuum, you learn because you ride with people who influence you, help you, psych you up to do stuff. The Woodward crew is the best crew on the planet. I’ve done some variation frontflairs on the resi before, so I’m sure those will come up next. My biggest thing is that I just want to keep riding. I don’t care if it’s at a competitive level or tooling around with my son. It’s more important for me to be on my bike than to do specific tricks. This one just felt right, and it worked out for me. The worst thing that might come out of this is that people will say, “Hey! Do a frontflair!” everywhere I go. I like my life, I love my family, and that’s more important than a trick is ever going to be.
|Keith McElhinney 2006 Dew tour round 2 video.|
Drew Lamb, september 2008: Josh White named the "Griz Air" after David Griswold. David invented that aerial trick where you touch your front tire to your head.
|indian air||Mat Hoffman 1987
Matt twists his body around backwards and cancans each leg to the other side of the bike.
|invert||Ramp riders prefer to call tabletops "invert".||Rich Sigur on the cover of BMX Plus! may 1984.
Jamie Bestwick 2004.
|lookback||It's a move borrowed from BMX and moved to the ramps of freestyle by Todd Anderson. Harry Leary, Greg Hill and Timmy Judge have all tried to claim originating the move at one time or another.
David Valencia, december 2004: Todd Anderson was the first one to do a look back in 1986.
Howard Avery, may 2005: Dino Deluca's nac nac lookbacks were called rubberband lookbacks. He was the only one doing them.
Mat Hoffman has done rocket queen (one footed frame stand lookback)
|Eddie Fiola on the cover of BMX Plus! june 1986.
Freestylin cover july 1986.
Tony Murray 1987.
Jon Pratt 2002.
|lookback nacnac||Dino DeLuca 1989||Dino DeLuca 1989|
|no foot||Ron Wilkerson 1984
Ron Wilkerson, Ride BMX US february 1996: When I did the firsts no footers, I went to the Venice Beach contest (back in '84) and did no footers, and people were just blown away. No one had ever done anything like that.
Mat Hoffman has done no footed seat grab x-up.
Mat Hoffman has done no footer to no footed can can to no footer (named swing leg)
|No foot seat grab Mat Hoffman 1990
No foot one hand invert John parker 2000.
|no-footed cancan||1985 Mike Dominguez introduces the no-footed cancan.
Simon Tabron, Ride BMX UK february 2000: Mike unleashed the no-footed cancan to a shocked and unsuspecting freestyle world in '86, paving the way for all kinds of progression
Mat Hoffman, The ride of my life, 2002: The no-footed can-can had become the trick of the era when California pro Mike Dominguez unveiled it during the King of the Skateparks contest-Freestylin' magazine ran a fullpage photo of the trick. No-footed can-cans were pro level and rumored to be incredibly hard to pull. During a show, I accidentally did one when I tried my frame stand air and missed the top tube, flinging both feet out sideways It was a mistake that inspired me to start practicing them, and before long I could extend both legs in photo-perfect form.
Howard Avery, may 2005: Andy Brown, UK freestyle legend, was the first UK rider I saw tweak them circa 1987.
Robert Paul LeClair, www.facebook.com, november 2013: Dominguez did this is September of 1985. In August of 1985, I pulled THE FIRST no foot cancan at the Fitchburg, Ma. AFA National in the expert class. Dominguez was there in Fitchburg (draw your own conclusions). And yes, It's on video, not blowing smoke out my ass, I have proof...
Howard Avery, december 2008: Haro rider Tony Murray was doing " top side no footed can cans"on vert in 1985 he invented this trick.
BMX Action Bike: Vert shredder Greg Guilotte was doing top side no footed can cans at Meanwhile in London 1986.
1987, Ryan Dunman and Josh White are doing one-handed no-footed cancan.
David Valencia, december 2004: I do know of a guy named Ryan Dunman who Lived in Camarillo, CA, and to who I give credit of Invention to the one-handed no-footed cancan, I personally was there when Josh White, and Ryan where there at Ryans ramp, trying to pull it off with that tick back in July of 87.
1987, Mat Hoffman does no-footed cancan fakie air.
No foot cancan seat grab by John Parker in 1994.
|Mike Dominguez 1985.
Matt Hoffman 1987.
Josh White, one handed, 1987.
Joe Johnson 1988.
John Parker 1994 seat grab.
|no-footed x-up||Josh White 1987||Josh White 1987|
|no-hander||At the 1986 King of Skateparks finals in Upland, Jeff Carrol introduces a new air that will soon push vert riding to new levels, the no hander.
Howard Avery, february 2008: Lee Reynolds has a picture of Greg Guillotte doing a "no hander 1 footer" in 1987. Not sure if he's the first to do these but he's up there.
Mat Hoffman has done no hander to no footed candy bar to no footed can can.
Mat Hoffman did the no hander double peg grab and the no footed no hander double peg grab (peacock air).
Simon Tabron no hander to barspin and no hander to barspin to xup.
|Jeff Carrol 1986
Dave Voelker 1987
Mat Hoffman 2000
|no handed fakie||Fred Ansfield, january 2011: My claim is that I invented the no-handed fakie sometime in 1986 and I performed/revealed the trick publicly during my first place winning run (16 & over intermediate ramp) at the AFA Masters Finals contest in november 1986.
Andrew Brown, november 2005: I invented the no handed fakie in 1987 at Holeshot (big event, in a shite hole area. Actually did the trick a few days before Holeshot, and included it in my run, of which is noted in RAD magazine at the time). Ron Wilkerson was there...
|Fred Ansfield 1986.|
|no hand one foot||Mat Hoffman 1987
Super BMX&Freestyle october 1987: Of all the limbless variations we've ever seen, Matt Hoffman no hander one footer has to be one of the all-time gnarliest.
Mat Hoffman has done no handed one footer to no footed one hander and no footed switch hander.
|Matt Hoffman 1987|
|nothing||Ron Wilkerson 1987
Ron is doing a new trick called a nothing -a no-hander, no-footer.
I was on tour (Haro, summer 1987) when I tried it for the first time and I pulled it on the second try. It was the next step from the no footer air to the no hander air. After that, I learned nothings on dirt, and I kept doing them on vert until my vicious 1989 nothing hang up to face that put me in a week long coma in Wichita, Kansas.
|Ron Wilkerson on the cover of BMX Plus! april 1989.
Ride BMX US march 2001
|one-hand one-footer||Eddie Fiola usually gets credit for bringing this old BMX jumping move to a quarterpipe.
Tony Murray: 1 footed rear tyre grabber Del Mar skate park circa 1985 Freestylin magazine King of the Skateparks.
|peacock||Mat Hoffman 2001
It's a peg grab no footer
Mat also done one handed peacock. (only one hand is grabbing a peg, the other is in the air. It's official name is the Cock Block)
|rocket air||Ron Wilkerson took the no footer a new direction and stepped to the pegs.
Craig Campbell: One thing I did first was rocket airs wich Ron Wilkerson got all the credit for, but I guarantee you that I was the first person to do it circa 1986. I actually got it off Christian Hosoi the skater, he was the first person to do it on a skateboard. I thought f**k me, you could do that on a bike, and what I used to do when I first started doing it was to go up the ramp with one foot on the pedal and one foot on the peg and just stepping back. But it was really Hoffman that took it to ridiculous proportions.
Mat Hoffman has done rocket air barspin, rocket air barspin to barspin back to no footer, rocket air x-up to no footer to no footed can can, switch handed rocket air, no handed rocket air, rocket air barspin to no footed can can, switch handed rocket air barspin to no footer, switch handed rocket air barspin to barspin back to no footer, rocket air double barspin to no footer, one handed x-up rocket air, one footed rocket air seat grab (toadstool air), one footed rocket air x-up seat grab (X-up toadstool air) and rocket air double front peg grab (Rock Cock).
|superman||A kicked back no-footer with a hand off was Bob Kohl's idea back in 1987.
Mat Hoffman has done Superman to barhop to no footer, Superman seat grab x-up, superman to downside no footed can can (tomahawk), tomahawk to topsided no footed can can and seat grab tomahawk.
Superman Seatgrab to Lookdown by Jamie Bestwick in 2002.
|Bob Kohl, 1987.
Superman seat grab Jamie Bestwick 1998.
|switch handed||Mat Hoffman 1987
Mat Hoffman has done switch hander to barspin (he does a switch hander and spins the bars like a normal barspin) and switch handed lookdowns.
|table top||Ramp riders prefer to call tabletops "invert".|
|tailwhip air||First done as a flyout by Mike Dominguez; Joe Johnson made it an aerial.
Joe Johnson invented the tailwhip air (1988) and was doing double tailwhips before anyone else could even do a single (1989). Joe even came pretty close to doing triples.
Joe Johnson, www.lat34.com, august 2006: Well, I didn’t make it up myself. Mike Dominguez did kind of a fly-out tailwhip thing in ’84. And then people were always talking about doing an aerial tailwhip. So, I just started working on it over the course of 6 months or so – gave up on it for a while – and then started trying it again. And then I got it. So when I started doing single tailwhips, double tailwhips came pretty quick after that. I think it was ’89 when I tried the triple tailwhip. Never got it. Looking back, I wish I had tried a couple more times. Bikes were so light back then that I think it probably made it a little easier.
Barspin tailwhip: Dave Mirra (Go december 1991)
Mat Hoffman has done Barhop tailwhips.
Dave Mirra pulled superman double whip on vert 2003.
Chad Kagy did a Barspin to tailwhip on vert at the 2004 X-Games.
Danny Hickerson has done tailwhips on a quarter pipe to manual to 180 out.
John Parker has landed the tailwhip to barspin in 2005.
Kagy has tried the triple whip and was so close on many attempts he may have landed it in 2005. Francisco Zurita pulled a triple tailwhip on vert to the pedals, clean and amazing, during the finals at the 2007 Dew Tourn round 2, Cleveland, Ohio, july 2007.
Zack Warden has pulled whip-to-whip back during BMX Vert Finals at the 2007 Dew Tourn round 1, June 2007, Baltimore, MD. The Windsheild Wiper.
January 2013, Kuba Cerski is pulling a double tailwhip to fakie.
|Ride BMX US may 2001
Bicross magazine novembre 1988.
Dave Mirra, barspin tailwhip, KOC 1993.
Birth of the Tailwhip: Joe Johnson by Brian Tunney on espn.go.com.
|turndown||Dave Voelker 1984
Dave Voelker, Ride BMX US february 2001: I was riding a quarterpipe trying to invent an air where I would go straight up in the air, hesitate until I was coming down backwards, and then turn around and go back into the ramp. When I was coming back down I would twist my body to where it came into a lookdown position. My first magazine cover ever was a lookdown and it was tweaked, so I was stocked about that.
Howard Avery, december 2008: UK rider Terry Jenkins was doing top side cancan turndown airs in 1987 at the Holeshot comp in London it was a creation of his. He appeared on the cover May 1988 issue of "Freestylin" magazine, to my knowledge nobody has ever done this trick since.
Jeremy Alder, february 2010: This trick (topside cancan turndown) was actually done before that by me in 1986. I did the trick publicly first at the 1986 AFA comp in New York. I actually invented it during the summer of 1986. I also did the trick at the 1987 round 1 comp in West Palm Beach, Florida. When I saw the cover of the 1988 issue of "Freestylin" I was like NO WAY! Thats my trick and I was bummed that I never had a picture of me doing that in a mag...I was not sponsored yet and had no coverage. I was later sponsored by Haro in August of 1987 and all of 1988.
|Tim Rogers 1987.
May 1988 issue of Freestylin cover.
|tyre grab||Randy Tischman did rear tyre grabber air in 1985 on on his Kuwahara.|
|un-lookback||Todd Anderson was doing unlookback air in 1986 during his Redline days.||Joe Rich 1999.|
|x-up||Craig Campbell pulled an x-up cancan at the 1985 king of the skatepark finals at the pipeline USA.||One handed x-up Pascal Guerard 2000.|