Skateboard Video Vault: Casper Flip

The Casper flip was invented in the late 1970’s by Bobby “Casper” Boyden.  This freestyle skateboarding trick has survived decades of skateboarding evolution and remains prominent today.  The Casper flip is a halfway kickflip and a late back foot shoveit mashed into one cohesive trick.  It looks incredibly dynamic in the air and kinda looks like a fakeout.  Like the skater was going to do a kickflip but decided to do a back foot shoveit instead.  There are a lot more components to focus on when doing a Casper flip.  The combinations of movements is what makes this trick difficult.  Before learning this trick a skater should know how to kickflip, backfoot late shoveit, and ollie high with confidence.