Backside

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Backside refers to rotations or turns done so that the skater's back is facing the outside of the turn arc. For example, if you are regular foot, a backside turn would be a right turn, with your front facing to the inside of the turn. If you are goofy foot, a backside turn would be a left turn, with your front facing the inside of the turn.

The name Backside came originally from surfing, as did a lot of skateboarding's original language. The first skaters were in fact sidewalk surfers.

The opposite of backside is called frontside.

Abbreviations

  • B/S
  • BS