VERT KICKS

This category encompasses all kicks that stay relatively upright and occur on the vertical axis. It is categorized and displayed in mainstream terminology, but due to the imperfect and fractured nature of mainstream terminology, the majority of the rotation numbers assigned to tricks do not denote actual in-air rotation and might be confusing for those new to tricking. TKT (True Kick Terminology) is denoted in the descriptions of each individual trick.

Note: Assuming same DOM (Direction of Motion), the inside leg refers to the round kicking leg and the outside leg refers to the hook kicking leg.
Left Twisters: Inside Leg = Right Leg, Outside Leg = Left Leg
Right Twisters: Inside Leg = Left Leg, Outside Leg = Right Leg

Pop Kick
POP KICKS
Vert Kicks that takeoff of two feet - taking off in either frontside or backside stance.

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Cheat Kick
CHEAT KICKS
Outside leg pumps up and around while the inside leg pushes off. Traditionally takes off in backside/neutral, but can venture into frontside when "overcheating" for higher rotational kicks. TKT differentiates between backside (cheat) kicks and frontside (wrap) kicks.

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Swing Kicks
SWING KICKS
Inside leg swings up and across while outside leg pushes off. Same swing mechanic as gainer/corkscrew, just on a vertical axis.

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Landings for Vert Kicks

Of course you have your "normal" landings for vert kicks (round or hook depending on the trick), but there are three additional modified landings for each type of kick.

Hyper: Hyper is just a general term that means roughly an extra 180° of rotation is executed in-air before landing. It is broken down into the following...

True Hyper: Landing on the "kicking" leg with an extra 180° of rotation is executed in-air before landing.
Turbo: Twisting an extra 180° in-air before landing on both feet.
Hyper-Style: Landing on the "non-kicking" leg with an extra 180° of rotation is executed in-air before landing.


About True Kicks Terminology (TKT)

TKT is a system devleoped by Dan Perez which seeks to fix the inaccurate rotational values associated with the mainstream naming system. Both the mainstream and TKT name is listed on each vert kick page. For more information, check out Aeriformat.