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A pivot is a skateboard trick where the rider balances and turns on one truck.

Also known as: Frontside Pivot / Backside Pivot / Pivot to Fakie / Pivots [plural]




On transition pivot is done by riding up on to the coping with the back truck, and keeping the front truck suspended in the air while turning around.

Pivots can be done frontside, backside, switch or with a Revert.


In freestyle skateboarding a pivot is done by turning the board 180 degrees using the nose or tail, much like a kickturn.

Freestyle tricks that use some kind of pivot include; End Over, Dogwalk and Monster Walk.

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