Thursday, May 22, 2014

No Comply Variations

The no comply impossible, or 360 foot wrap, is one of my favorite "go-to" flatland tricks. And while the no-comply itself, the no hands boneless one, either executed on flat ground or bonked over a curb, can be credited to one Mr. Neil Martin Blender, the whole step-hop, or step-off, style of skating that exploded between 1988 and 1990 can be credited to the creativity of such skaters as Ray Barbee, Matt Hensley, Mark Gonzales, Natas Kaupas, and so many more that I could fill the rest of this post with names. Here at home, we were initially trying to do this trick as a sort of bastardized version of a step-hop shove-it by stepping off of the board and sweeping it 180 degrees. That is until one day our friend Joey said, "Try it 360, it's easier than the 180. Just scoop it with your foot!"

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