The Back Story
Skateboard Lingo: Be in the Know
OLLIE: jump that is the basis for most skating tricks.
MC-TWIST: 540-degree turn performed on a ramp.
AIR: Riding with all four wheels off the ground.
CARVE: Skating in a long, curving arc.
FAKIE: Skating backward.
GOOFY FOOT: riding with the right foot forward.
There are almost 7 million skateboarders in America. While the hits come hard, it's the ability to defy gravity and move with one's own power that keeps skateboarders rolling--generation after generation.