Loopkicks Tricktionary

The online tricking resource covering tricks, transitions, stances, terminology, and general tricking theory!

The sport and art of tricking has grown so much from it’s roots – we want to facilitate that growth and help educate the current and future generation of trickers. The format of this site might be a bit daunting to a new user, but it’s comprehensiveness is necessary; it reflects the diverse and complicated nature of tricking.

If you are new to tricking, check out our Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide to Tricking and our Top 10 Fundamental Tricks List.

Special shout out to Brian Skinner’s Trick Theory and Dan Perez’s Aeriformmat – the majority of the information and trick theory came from these websites. 

Note: This is a constantly evolving project, please be patient with us if you encounter any issues, bugs, or broken links. The site is constantly being update – so keep an eye out and keep checking back!

The Tricks

Tricks are broken down into 6 main categories. These categories are broken down into two sub categories of “flips” (under 360° rotation) and “twists” (360° or more). These are further organized by the feet positioning that the tricks takeoff in. 

This category encompasses all kicks that stay upright and occur on the vertical axis. 

This category encompasses all forward flipping tricks. Each sub category is broken down by takeoff. 

This category encompasses all backward flipping tricks. Each sub category is broken down by takeoff. 

This category encompasses all tricks that occur on the horizontal axis. Each sub category is broken down by takeoff.

This category encompasses all tricks that takeoff in an inside stance. Each sub category is broken down by takeoff.

This category encompasses all tricks that takeoff in an outside stance. Each sub category is broken down by takeoff.

Transitions are simply how you step from one trick to another. Mastery of transitions is essential to spicing up your individual style and complexity of combos. “Transition” is sometimes used to refer to setup moves which help build momentum (ie. cartwheel, touchdown raiz, scoot), but these are not the transitions we are talking about here – those are tricks in and of themselves.

A transition that occurs when both feet are used simultaneously at some point in the transition. 

  • Punch
  • Pop
  • Reverse Pop
  • Bound

A transition that occurs when only one foot touches the ground in between tricks. 

  • Swingthrough
  • Carrythrough
  • Wrapthrough
  • Missleg
  • Rapid

A transition that occurs when feet each land and takeoff in a particular order/sequence.

  • Vanish
  • Skip
  • Redirect
  • Reversal

There are 4 main landing stances or positions that any trick can finish in. Variations of tricks (ie. knife, round, scissor, etc.) also land in one of thse 4 positions. Mastering landing stance manipulation leads to transitional mastery.

Can't Find a Trick?

Tricking is such a vast, expansive art form with a multitude of movements, that it would be near impossible to catalog every single trick that has been landed. But we tried anyway! We included all the big, main tricks, but we’re most definitely missing some compound-variations.