The Raiz Axis: The raiz itself is rarely regarded as a twisting element among mainstream trickers, despite the small degree of twist inherent in its movement, and complete landing stance. In the Aeriform system it is considered to be the base twist for the outside twisting, or roll, axis. The raiz axis is initiated from a frontside or outside stance and is swung into from a semi landing. Raiz is the base skill for the sideswipe and snapu. Adding a further full twist to the raiz creates what is commonly known as a cheat 720 twist, or raiz-twist. Some may argue that there is a distinct difference between the two, but for now will be thought of as the same, or closely related.