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A kickflip is similar to an ollie, but the sakter flicks the board with his/her foot to make it spin while in the air. In a clean kickflip, the skater kicks the board with the ball of his or her front foot, the skateboard flips and spins over at least once, and the skateboarder lands on the board comfortably, wheels down, and rides away. The kickflip can be used in the same places that a skater might usually use an ollie, making the whole trick harder and cooler.

Rodeny Mullen invented the kickflip over two decades ago. A kickflip is considered a "flip trick", because the board flips while in the air. The kickflip is the easiest flip trick to learn, though it is still a hard trick to master. .

The kickflip is a popular trick to learn as a new skater, after mastering the Ollie. It's a difficult trick to get comfortable with and land regularly, but it makes for excellent photos and looks very impressive to non-skateboarders.

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