Late tricks, as with most things in skateboarding, have gone in and out of fashion over time. In the innovating days of the early 90’s, as you’ll see with Eric Ricks and Julio De La Cruz, they were commonplace and in a lot of cases – though not all – pretty ugly.
In recent years late tricks have seen somewhat of a resurgence, the late shuv-it in particular cropping up in a fair few video parts. The impact of Instagram is perhaps another factor in this ‘comeback’, with skateboarders professional or otherwise regularly posting messing about clips including such tricks.
Without wishing to slip too far into clichés – it’s not what you do but how you do it. So we’ve dug out ten of our favourite examples of ‘late’ tricks in GIF form for your enjoyment.
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