Flo's a real geek. The passion with which he analyses the skateboarding he loves is at times almost comical, so when he offered to do this little article for us we just couldn't refuse.

His idea was to pick out 10 quirky tricks that most of us will have felt the urge to try at least once after seeing them in videos. Some are more obvious than others but they all have one thing in common: they look rad without seeming completely inaccessible.

We also though we'd use this as an excuse to repost his new Home Alone part. That way on top of showing of the influences that have shaped the creative skateboarder he's become, this article might make you want to try some of his own special moves. It would be pretty funny if next time he showed up at Hotel De Ville all the kids were trying to slappy noseslide shuv up curbs...

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Could this be the best push ever? The only thing that sucks about it is that on top of being extremely difficult to do, if you ever try to film one you'll instantly be labelled a copycat. I don't know about you but I haven't seen this one anywhere else, so convincing people that you haven't nicked it off Levi Brown isn't going to be easy.

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No complies are so 2013. The cool thing to do now is a no no comply, which is basically an ollie for which you pretend to no comply. I reckon the next trendy trick is going to be the boneless less: a boneless without grabbing (which is basically be a no comply so we'll be back where we started...)

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Bastien was incredibly talented for his young age in Sorry. Some remember the part because it marks a period in time when he was unstoppable on the contest circuit, some because he could do absolutely anything he wanted on a skateboard, including landing kickflips with his legs crossed.

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Even back then finding an NBD at Clipper wasn't easy, but sometimes the simplest solutions are the most efficient. Why bust your ass trying to do a kickflip backside noseblunt when a backside 50-50 no comply will probably have a greater impact?

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These revolutionary nosestall pop up things aren't actually as new as you might think. Malcolm Tallgard, the underground Scandinavian magician that currently resides in Barcelona has been doing insane ones into manuals at Parallel for years:

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Today you can pretty much do anything you want on your skateboard and get away with it, but there was a time when skateboarding had such strict "rules" about style and and what could and couldn't be done that there wasn't as much room for originality. You had to be very careful with what you did not to be labelled "stinking". When things started changing Chris Haslam saw it as an opportunity to make a comeback: who needs a spot when you've got originality, just take your mate's board!

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The cool thing with this trick is that although a lot of people discovered it in Louie's part, a few must have been accidentally landed by keener ones among desperately trying to get run-up for a trick.

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You probably all know the horrible feeling of not locking into a feeble grind on a thin flatbar: it's usually followed by that slam when your wheel gets stuck underneath it and you go flying... Well maybe that experience got you thinking about spots where you could do something creative like Erik! Or you just tried it again and took the exact same slam.

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This one's pretty recent but who hasn't tried it or at least seen a kid try it at a spot/skatepark? It's a NO COMPLY, done by a POLAR rider and it looks (only looks it) relatively easy.

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This one isn't even really a trick but who hasn't wanted to focus their board at least once in their life?

The problem is that boards are expensive. Plus once your board is snapped it means the session's over and that on top on not having landed your trick you have to walk home looking like an idiot with a mall grab in each hand.

That's why next time you feel like focussing your board you should try doing it with your ass. That way there will only be 2 possible outcomes. Either you succeed, and at least it'll have been a good laugh or you fail and you'll be a bit pissed off, possibly even in a bit of pain, but at least you'll still have your board.

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