Known by many names, Dolphin flip – Murder flip – Forward flip- Horse flip, but all flips the same. Performed by pushing with the front foot directly off the nose of the board after an ollie, causing the board to rotate almost vertically 180 degrees towards the front foot between the rider’s legs while flipping the board 180 degrees so it lands wheels down.
Many skaters have described the trick as “Pretty much a varial flip that goes down. The trick was invented by the legendary Rodney Mullen in 1983. Many people argue on the actual origin on the trick, but most will agree that Rodney Mullen is the God Father of the majority of tricks we see today. An extra rotation can also be added, known as a “360 double flip“, and Mike Mo Capaldi, Shane O’Neill, and Deawon Song have been filmed executing the trick; O’Neill was also filmed executing the trick in switch stance as part of Battle at the Berrics 6.
So many skaters have used this trick and added variations to it, but yet it still a rare trick to see. The danger of the trick often keeps most skaters away from the countless hours of practice it will take to perfect that trick. Throwing the board between your legs from the back is not always the best recipe for a good session.
Angel Munoz managed to pull off a stunning Dolphin Double Flip Boardslide on Redbull.com WTF Section. Face melter and mind bender.
Whoever the first person to pull this trick off, thanks, it’s pretty cool to watch.