is the area of your skateboard deck
from the back last two screws to the back tip of the board. This area is also sometimes called the kick
. The angle of the tail is often referred to as the pop of the skateboard.
On most skateboards, the tail is turned up so that the skateboarder can put his or her back foot on the tail to do tricks and for balance. On the old fish shaped skateboard decks of the 80s, the tail was huge. On many longboards however, the tail will be flat because tricks using the tail are rarely done on longboards.
Also Known As: Kick, Tail
Examples: "Celeste crouched down on her skateboard. She slid her back foot out along her board to the edge of the tail. Then in one fluid motion she slammed the tail down while sliding her front foot up along the skateboard. Celeste popped up into the air, brought her knees up to her chest, and then landed her first ollie."