Sports & Gaming

Understanding Vert Skating: 5 Classic Vert Skating Tricks

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: May 13, 2021 • 3 min read

Vertical skateboarding, also known as “vert skating,” emerged on the skating scene over 40 years ago. Starting with basic tricks performed in empty swimming pools, this skating style eventually evolved into the high-flying and gravity-defying tricks seen all over skateparks and half-pipes today.