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Crossbone

A Crossbone is a skateboard trick where the rider tweaks the board to the side until the legs appear to be crossed.

Also known as: Tweak Air [original backside name] / Cross Bone [alternative spelling] / Crossbone Air


 

History

Billy Ruff is credited with being the first to extend his back leg on a Backside Air, but Christian Hosoi was the one who refined the trick, that he named a Tweak Air. [1][2]

The trick is now more commonly called a Crossbone, and is also done frontside.

Variations:

Crossbone variations include; backside crossbone, lien crossbone, indy crossbone.


Sources

Below are the sources referenced in the text. Go to the Crossbone articles for more.

1] Jeff Grossos Love Letters Season 6 Episode 1 Added 26-05-2015
2] Christian Hosoi Old Guys Rip Too Interview Added 07-08-2016


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