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The Switchblade is a freestyle longboard trick where you do a g-turn, step off your board with your back foot, spin it 360º then step back on.

Tricks to learn first

Nose Manual

Frontside Pivot

How to Switchblade

  1. 1

    Stand with your front foot on the nose of your board at 45º. Back foot in the center of your board.

  2. 2

    Carve heelside in this position and slowly pick the back wheels up off the ground to execute the G-Turn.

  3. 3

    Once you pass 180º, step your back foot off the heelside edge of your board and your your board 360 from the nose with your front foot.

  4. 4

    Right before the board hits your ankle, stand back on with your board with your back foot and continue spinning until you’re so dizzy you have to put your board down and roll away steezy.


    Sometimes doing this move switch (fakie) can make the board spinning part easier. Experiment with both and see what feels best 🙂

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