Switch Flip: The Movie (Dir. Salomon Cardenas, 2023)

As discussed on here two weeks ago, 2023 was the year of the switch flip. And rather than blithely asking your friends to “do a switch flip” — as so many of our colleagues had during those trying 365 days — Salomon Cardenas documented the efforts of all those who came within the path of that request.

Switch flips are unique because they are one of skateboarding’s great equalizers. Switch heels? Nobody is “okay” at switch heels. You’re either Tyshawn Jones or they’re rolling on the floor and you’re shocked when you happen to land on one playing defense in S-K-A-T-E. Whereas with switch flips, there’s a 7% chance you have a better one than your favorite skater. For example, it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that Mason Silva is the best skater in any regular ol’ skate video that features Mason Silva. In Switch Flip: The Movie, he has maybe, like, the 53rd best switch flip in it.

Oski? Omg.

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