Switch front blunt flip out
Before the NBD acronym was even created Danny Montoya was doing tricks that had never been done. Here at Kingpin we are big fans of Danny Montoya and we want to remind everyone how much of an innovator Danny is. Mr. Montoya has been dazzling us with tech ledge tricks for almost the past 20 years and judging by his most recent X-games Real Street part, he doesn't seem to be slowing down. We've compiled together a bunch of tricks we think Danny was the first to do. Obviously, there is no way of knowing if he was indeed the first to do these, we could be wrong on one or two of these, but we just felt like Danny Montoya was truly ahead of his time and it's something to point out. What's incredible as well is that many of these NBD tricks were done in lines!
Danny pulled the above one out in a line in Transworld's The Reason in 1999. Has anyone even done this since?
Nollie backside 180 switch front smith 180
Danny throws this NBD into a line like boom! Jaws drop: 'What was that?'
Switch backside crail slide
I can't think of anyone who's managed to make even a regular one of these look good on a ledge since.
Nollie heel front nose down a handrail
This is from Danny's part in Adio's One Step Beyond from 2002. People had done this on ledges at the time, but we are pretty sure Danny was the first to nollie heel front nose on a rail.
Nollie 180 switch front smith 180
Another new move in Danny's X-Games Real Street part. The switch back 180 out is the icing on the cake.
Switch flip front blunt
The classic Belmont ledges in Long Beach saw a lot trickery through the years. Sadly now the ledges are done, but Danny did a Switch flip frontside bluntslide on them in the mid-nineties before they got knobbed.
Switch backside 180 to frontside crooks
Keep in mind this was 2002. People were doing this trick frontside and backside regular, but Danny throws it in switch in a line. Innovator.
Nollie 180 switch front feeble
I know this one is in a skatepark but is this the hardest trick ever? Have you guys seen anyone do this? Next level shit right here.
Nollie 180 switch smith (1996)
This nollie 180 switch smith is just thrown in to a line. This was from Danny's Rookies part in 411vm in 1996.
Frontside nollie 180 to switch frontside nose grind (coming from the side)
Ok, so you see Lucas Puig and others doing this trick these days, sometime with a 180 out, but Danny did this in Rhythm's Genesis in 1997.