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How to Do a Kickflip: 4 Step Kickflip Tutorial

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 1 min read

The kickflip, invented by Curt Lindgren in the 1970s, was one of skateboarding’s first aerial tricks. Skateboarder Rodney Mullen would go on to refine this maneuver in the early 1980s (originally calling it the “magic flip”), bringing the move into the mainstream, and skyrocketing its popularity—along with the age of flip tricks.