10 of the best late tricks

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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Eric Ricks Late Gif Late Tricks

We begin with Eric Ricks from the 1992 Powell joint, Hot Batch. A flip late backside shuv cleanly executed over a schoolyard hip.

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Julio Late Gif Late Tricks

This from Julio De La Cruz maybe strays a little into the uglier side of late tricks, but the man had so many variations we felt obliged to include him. Taken from New Deal's Da Deal Is Dead.

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Alphonzo Rawls Late Gif Late Tricks

We wanted to include a transition based trick in this piece, and let's face it we couldn't really pick anything other than Alphonzo Rawl's cab back foot flip ender from his H-Street Lick section.

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Jovontae Late Gif Late Tricks

Jovontae Turner arguably had, and probably still has, the best late shuv in the game. The one above is from some raw Jacob Rosenberg filmed footage, though a quick YouTube search will bring you plenty more from this legend. His late bigspin isn't to be sniffed at either.

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Alex Moul Late Gif Late Tricks

Alex Moul, UK skateboarding institution and trailblazer - also the owner of a mean flip late shuv. This one's taken from his Guarte section.

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Albert Nyberg Late Gif Late Tricks

Swedish magician Albert Nyberg is a master of awkward tricks - his no comply, hardflip and hippie jump variations demonstrate as much. This half cab flip late-shuv from his You Got Soul part is just more evidence.

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Pfanner Late Gif Late Tricks

Powerful stuff as ever from Chris Pfanner, taken from his section in the Vans video, 1966. Make sure you watch the section as he knocks out another in a line earlier in the part.

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Wes Late Gif Late Tricks

Wes Kremer leaving it as late as he possibly can, no mean feat either coming from that height. Taken from his DC Crusty By Nature part.

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EJP Late Gif Late Tricks

The Swedes are too good! More late magic, this time from Erik J Pettersson, just messing about on the streets of Barcelona. Found on the Sour Skateboards Instagram.

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Vivien Feil Late Gif Late Tricks

This nollie body varial from Vivien Feil is the trick that inspired the post, could happily watch it on repeat for ages. Make sure you've seen the rest of his Just Cruise section.

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