Kickflip

  • Name: Kickflip
  • Size: 28" - 36"
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Original: PRIVATE COLLECTION
  • Biography:

    Self portrait, Kickflip out of the cheese at the York skatepark. Caught at the perfect moment of concentration before the catch, anticipation is in the air.

    Skateboarding is part of my soul and will always be with me, I have a huge respect for people who dedicate their lives to becoming one the best skateboarders. I have a deep understanding of the sport and how difficult it is to become one of the elite.

 

Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. Skateboarding can also be considered a recreational activity, an art form, a profession, or a method of transportation.

Skateboarding has been shaped and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years. The ollie was adapted to flat ground by Rodney Mullen in 1982. Mullen also invented the "Magic Flip," which was later renamed the Kickflip, as well many other tricks including, the 360 flip, which is a 360 pop shove it and a kickflip in the same motion.

Skateboarding is a way of life for many skaters.