The Kickturn is one of the most basic tricks skateboarders learn at the very beginning of their skateboarding journey. Kickturns are the fundamental building blocks of all tricks. The sole purpose of a Kickturn is to change direction while rolling on the board. This trick is essential for skating any type of skate park transition or bowl. Mastering this trick is extremely important for new skateboarders because it is so much more than just a trick, it is a skill that will carry through all aspects of riding. Having the proper technique while kickturning is the first step to becoming a masterful skater.