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The trick library

This is the official Slvsh trick library. Here we will document grabs, spins, flips, flops, swaps, grinds, slides, swivels, and whatever else we dream up. These are not how-to videos, just basic visual descriptions of tricks and our names for them. Please use this index as reference and build off what has been done; tweak ‘em, shifty ‘em, flex ‘em how your personality wants to. The important thing is do what you want to, create something new and enjoy it.

Vograbulary

Blunt (leading)

Left hand grabs tail of Left ski (on the curve of the tail) while spinning Left. Can be done crossed or uncrossed.

Blunt (trailing)

Right hand grabs tail of Right ski (on the curve of the tail) while spinning Left. Can be done crossed or uncrossed.

Critical (Trailing)

Right hand grabs the inside edge of the Left ski, in front of the binding but below the nose, while spinning Left.

Cuban (leading)

Left hand grabbing Right ski’s Blunt while spinning to the left. Usually done with skis uncrossed, but can be crossed, too.

Cuban (trailing)

Right hand grabbing Left ski Blunt while spinning to the Left. Usually done with skis uncrossed, but can be crossed, too.

Dub Japan (trailing)

Left hand grabbing Nimbus, Right hand grabbing Japan while spinning Left.

Dub Nose

Right hand on the Right tip, Left hand on the Left tip. AKA: Rocket.

Hook (leading)

Right hand grabs outside edge of Right ski and crosses while spinning Left. Must be crossed. AKA: Rip da bunk, Push Mute, Under Mute

Japan (leading)

Left hand reaches under Left thigh and grabs the Right ski while spinning Left.

Japan (trailing)

Right hand reaches under Right thigh and grabs the Left ski while spinning Left.

Japical (Trailing)

Left hand grabbing Right ski Critical, Right hand grabbing Left ski Japan while spinning Left.

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Liu Kang (leading)

Left hand grabs left ski at Safety, under the boot while kicking Right leg straight, while spinning left.

Liu Kang (Trailing)

Right hand grabs Right ski Safety, under the boot, while kicking Left leg straight, while spinning Left.

Mute (Leading)

Left hand grabs Right ski’s outside edge, between the binding and nose, while spinning Left. Typically the skis cross, but can be done uncrossed.

Mute (Trailing)

Right hand grabs Left ski’s outside edge, between the binding and nose, while spinning Left. Typically the skis cross, but can be done uncrossed.

Nose (trailing)

Right hand grabs the tip (on the curve) of the Left ski, while spinning Left. Skis remain uncrossed, if skis cross, it’s called a Nose Mute.

Phil (trailing)

Right hand grabs Safety while crossing and spinning to the Left.

Safety (leading)

Left hand grabs the outside edge of Left ski, under the boot or binding, while spinning to the Left. Skis remain uncrossed, if they cross, it’s called a Phil grab.

Safety Stalepan (Trailing)

Left hand grabs left ski Safety while Right hand grabs Stalepan. While spinning left.

Safety (trailing)

Right hand grabs the outside edge of the Right ski, under the boot or binding, while spinning to the Left. Skis remain uncrossed, if they cross, it’s called a Phil grab.

Same Nose (leading)

Right hand grabbing Right nose (on the curve), while spinning left. Must stay uncrossed, otherwise becomes Leading Nose Hook.

Same Nose (Trailing)

Left hand grabbing Left nose (on the curve), while spinning left. Must stay uncrossed, otherwise becomes Trailing Nose Hook.

Screamin Japan (lead)

Left leg screamins over Right leg, Left hand grabs inside edge of Right ski. AKA: Kamikaze

Seatbelt Japan (Leading)

Right hand reaches across body and grabs Right ski Japan, while spinning Left.

Seatbelt Japan (Trail)

Left hand reaches across body and grabs Left ski Japan, while spinning Left.

Stale (Leading)

Left hand grabbing Right ski outside edge, between Heel and Blunt, while spinning Left. Proper Stales are uncrossed.

Stalepan (Trailing)

Left hand grabs Stale, but the grip is switched, instead of pushing stale, you pull stale. While spinning left.

Stale (Trailing)

Right hand grabbing Left ski outside edge, between Heel and Blunt, while spinning Left. Proper Stales are uncrossed.

Taipan (Leading)

Left hand reaching behind Left leg and grabbing Right ski mute, while spinning Left. Can be done crossed or uncrossed.

Taipan (Trailing)

Right hand reaching behind Right leg and grabbing Left ski mute, while spinning Left. Can be done crossed or uncrossed.

Tindy (Trailing)

Right hand grabbing Right ski outside edge, between Heel and Blunt, while spinning Left. Can be done crossed or uncrossed.

Toxic (Leading)

Left hand grabbing inside edge, between Heel and Blunt, of Left ski. While spinning Left. Must cross.

Toxic (trailing)

Right hand grabbing inside edge, between Heel and Blunt, of Right ski. While spinning left. Must cross.

Truck

Left hand grabbing Left ski, Right hand grabbing Right ski, both between the nose and the binding. Doesn't matter what way you spin. AKA: Trucker, Truck Driver

Venom

Vinnie Gagnier’s invention; Skis crossed, both hands grabbing Mute simultaneously. Doesn't matter which direction you spin.