Share this entry

fakie Line breaks: fakie
Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪki/

Definition of fakie in English:

noun (plural fakies)

(In skateboarding or snowboarding) a movement in which the board is ridden backwards.
Example sentences
  • I didn't even bring my board out of the car; I might have gotten shot for only doing three-flip blunt fakies in the deep end.
  • Fletcher says its easier to come out of this in a fakie (backwards).
  • The BigSpin is a 360 Shove-It, from a fakie, with a 180 Body Varial in the same direction as the Shove-It.


Back to top  
With a movement in which the board is ridden backwards: once you can do it forwards, try it fakie
More example sentences
  • As he approaches the end of the box, he begins to turn his body and board another 90 degrees frontside. As he does this, he unweights and gives the tail a little push to get it around, and comes down solidly, rolling fakie.
  • Finally, he puts the front wheels down, his weight centered over the board, and rides away fakie.
  • He finished the last 90 degrees centered perfectly on his board, rolling fakie, and head for the opposite wall.

Definition of fakie in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day whippersnapper
Pronunciation: ˈwɪpəsnapə
a young, inexperienced person considered presumptuous or overconfident...