Tricking Curriculum & Skill Requirements


Level one is the first level of the entire tricking curriculum at Airdevil Tricking. Students will start from scratch and learn the absolute basics of tricking. This stage includes lessons on basic tricking kicks, transitions, and foundational combos, along with prerequisites to prepare students for the aerial, backflip, and frontflip.

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Level two is the first stage of the beginner program at Airdevil Tricking. By now, students have mastered their foundational kicks, some basic transitions, and the prerequisites for their aerial, backflip, and frontflip. In level two, students will learn more advanced transitions for comboing. Additionally, level two students will learn their first swing, cheat, and pop kicks, as well as their aerial, back handspring, front handspring, and spyder. Finally, level two students will build on a combo and learn kicking transitions and terminology.

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Level three is the second stage of the beginner program at Airdevil Tricking. By now, students have mastered their front and back handsprings and are prepared to attempt and learn the frontflip and backflip. Level three students are introduced to the world of tumbling as they learn and master their first two tumbling combos utilizing the roundoff, back handspring, and backflip. Finally, students will play around with a few fancy transitions (including the gumbi which is the first technique in the raiz chain), along with learning their first two frontside kicks.

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Level four is the third and final stage of the beginner program at Airdevil Tricking. By now, students have mastered their frontside kicks and are well equipped to learn their first two kicks from the backside stance. Additionally, students will learn two of the most important Tricking kicks: the 540 and swing 900. Variations of the backflip and frontflip are introduced into this level such as the flash kick, gainer, and webster. Students will also learn their first half-twisting skill (the Arabian). Level four students will learn how to flip sideways (with the sideflip) and horizontally (with the butterfly twist). The raiz and sailor moon are also introduced into this level. Finally, students will learn a freerunning and tumbling combo before advancing to the intermediate stage of the Airdevil Tricking program.

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Level five is the first stage of the intermediate program at Airdevil Tricking. By now, students have mastered the absolute basics of tricking. Level five students have mastered their foundational tricking kicks (540, backside 900, swing 900, etc.) and foundational tricking flips (aerial, arabian, backflip, butterfly twist, flash kick, frontflip, gainer, raiz, sideflip, webster, etc.). Students will begin by learning their first full-twisting techniques: the back full and the iconic corkscrew. Level five prepares students for variations of the full, which will regularly be trained in future levels, by teaching b-twist variations, the doubleleg, and the sideswipe (a further progression of the raiz). In addition, level five students learn their most important and complex tricking setup: the touchdown raiz, as well as more advanced tumbling and basic swing combos. Finally, students will continue their cheat kicking progressions with the cheat 720.

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Level six is the second stage of the intermediate program at Airdevil Tricking. By now, students have learned their full-twisting techniques and are well-prepared to train variations of the corkscrew and full, from various setups (cartwheel, roundoff, scoot, touchdown raiz), such as the doubleleg, hyper, round, and shuriken variant. A handful of new transitions are introduced into this level of the program as well as the cheat 900 kick, which is an important tool in combos. In addition, students will prepare for the double full (with the backflip 540) and learn the gainer switch, grandmaster swipe, and wrap full. Combos will begin to get advanced with intermediate swing chains and tumbling combos.

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Level seven is the third and final stage of the intermediate program at Airdevil Tricking. By now, students have mastered several different full and corkscrew variations. Therefore, by level seven students are well-equipped to learn the double full and double corkscrew, as well as more advanced full, corkscrew, and butterfly twist variations. Students will begin to work on touchdown twists and wrap full variants, as well as an entirely different way of full-twisting: the tak full. More advanced kicks such as the backside 900 hyper, backside 1080, jackknife, pop 900, swing 1080, and wackknife are introduced into level seven to prepare students for the advanced stage of this program. Additionally, students will perform and learn more difficult combos utilizing kick fulls, double fulls, gainer switches, touchdown envergados, valdezs, tak fulls, and wrap fulls.

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Level eight is the first stage of the advanced program at Airdevil Tricking. By now, students have mastered their double twists and are prepared to learn some double full and double corkscrew variations. Double twisting is commonplace by now, therefore, in level eight, students will move on to learn the double aerial twist, double butterfly twist, cheat 720 twist, rudi, wrap double full, and standing double full. Additionally, students will learn more butterfly twist, tak full, and wrap full variations. Level eight students will learn their first double flip on springfloor: the double backflip. In addition, level eight students will learn more advanced transitions (such as the helicoptero) and harder kicks (such as the cheat 1080). Combos will become increasingly more difficult as level eight students utilize double corkscrews in swing chains and double fulls in pop combos.

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