something that you do or what you see other people do when you or they cant tre flip worth shit. the varial kickflip usually looks good best when you do it down a large gap or flight of stairs. it also can look decent flat if you pop it really high.
the majority of people who do varial kickflips are kids 10-16 years old which pretty much are novice skaters who kinda suck and cant tre flip.
Once you get tre flips this tricks is usually forgotten and is mostly busted out by good skaters in a game of skate when they've run out tricks to do to their opponent.
pop shuvit with a kickflip in it=varial kickflip.