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Top 5 "Comeback" tricks

1. no comply (43)..Kalis' call to put it to rest partway through a line is a solid indicator of how commonplace it is nowadays. Gotta love the no comply/tailslide to switch crooks combo. Never did get why it was also known as a 43 though..

2. boneless..They were big in the 80's then died out with the street explosion, and now that it's ok to skate tranny again they're everywhere. Some people never stopped doing them. Shout out to Peter Hewitt.. and Brian Anderson for the handrail innovation.

3. five o to fakie..this one's older than dirt. Why it suddenly made a reappearance is anyone's guess. Stalled out or with a long grind, always looks good..

4. late shove it.  Ronnie's 360 late shove it over the trashcan in his Berrics' Battle Commander part is mind blowing, and Pfanner (again popping up on here) has a mean backside one.. and with that hair I sometimes think I'm having a Sheffey flashback.

5. impossible. Hard to explain how huge this was when street guys started doing them in the early 90's. Borrowed from freestyle, but adapted well to rails (Mariano), with Ed Templeton leading the way. No wonder it's popping back up. As you all know, Dylan Reider's taken it one step beyond...but I feel I need to mention that Armando Barajas never got the credit he deserved for his nollie back foot ones (at around 7:15)...or his nollie lazer flip wizardry..hell for anything!  

honorable mention; five o to switch crooks..

I pray to whatever skate gods there may or may not be that we don't see the resurrection of the pressure flip.. 


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