How To 1080 Flip A Fingerboard

We can go on and on with these, but the buck stops at 1080. At least until we start seeing people go 1260 and beyond!

This is the same as a 900, but you guessed it: more pop and more air. Flick the board with your middle finger and allow it to rotate three full times before catching and riding away.

To go 1080, make sure you’ve mastered the 360 flip, the 540 flip, the 720 flip, and the 900.

Step 1: Finger Placement

Finger positioning here is the same as it is for a 900 flip. You’ll definitely need a ramp on the larger side for this trick. Roll up the wall on a slight angle with plenty of speed. Position your arm, wrist, and hand such that they’re all straight and lined up with the ramp.

Step 2: Popping The Trick

Pop the trick just as you would a 900 flip, but flick it harder with your middle finger. You’ll need the board to spin three full times, so flick it like you mean it. Come at the ramp with more speed too to ensure you have enough air.

Step 3: Catching The Board And Landing

Follow the arc of the board through the air with your hand. Watch for the 900, and then let it rotate one final 180 before catching the bolts and stomping it down. Huge.

Final Thoughts

Big spin tricks like this one are difficult, but they are definitely not as technical as some of the other flip tricks or slides. While we can go on seeing who can add another 180 to their flick, at a certain point there are more interesting things to do on a fingerboard.

(No video of anyone landing a 1080)