If you idolize skate or BMX pros like Tony Hawk and Mat Hoffman (or you just like to watch that stuff on TV), show some respect. Quiz yourself on who pioneered those sick moves.
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Which skater invented the Ollie?
The Ollie, an essential move involving leaping into the air with both feet on a skateboard, as invented by Alan Ollie Gelfand.
Who was the first BMX rider to pull off a double back flip in a competition?
Freestyle miracle boy Dave Mirra pioneered the move in an X-Games street competition, winning a gold medal.
Who was the first person to ever to land a 900 on a skateboard?
Tony Hawk landed a 900 at the 1999 X Games in San Francisco after failing at least ten times.
Which BMX rider first landed a no-handed 900 in competition?
Hoffman, the Tony Hawk of BMX, landed the trick with no hands in competition at the 2002 Summer X Games.
In skateboarding, what is the Fakie 360 Ollie also known as?
The Fakie 360, A.K.A. the Caballerial, is the popular multi-action sport trick was named after Steve Caballero, who invented it in 1980.
Which BMX racer first did the Tabletop?
David Clinton is credited with performing the first Tabletop, a BMX stunt also known as a pancake in the 1970s.
Which skater invented the Ollie Kickflip?
Rodney Mullen, one of the greatest skateboarding pioneers, invented many tricks including the Ollie Kickflip, also known as a magic flip.
Which skater invented the Salad Grind?
Similar to a crooked 5-0, this trick was invented by its namesake, Eric Dressen. (His last name resembles salad dressing, get it?)
Which old-school pro BMX racer invented the move that evolved into a Lookback?
Harry Clarence Leary Jr. invented a BMX jumping style called a Leary. It was also called a helicopter and eventually evolved into a more extreme variation called a Lookback.
The Burntwist was a skateboarding move pioneered by:
Brazilian-born King of State winner Bob Burnquist invented the burntwist, a 360 eggplant which happens to rhyme with his last name.
Which BMX rider invented the Backtrail?
The Backtrail, a truck driver variation combining barspins with a 360, was invented by Ryan Nyquist.
Which skater invented the Slob-air?
We’re not sure how this frontside aerial variation ended up with slob in the name, but Blair Watson is credited with inventing it.
Which grind was invented by lucky skater John Engelbert?
The Luc-e (pronounced lucky) grind was invented by John Luc-e Engelbert.
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