Trick Tip of the Week: 50/50 Grind (almost)

By June 26, 2008 May 19th, 2014 10 Comments

Only less then a year ago I started dialing in the 50/50 grind on a Freebord. Although it seems like a fairly hard trick to accomplish, after watching this footage you can see the grind is quite simple – once locked in it coasts like a rollercoaster. In this video of my attempt to hit the 18 stair ledge all I needed was my trucks to lock-in and I’d be on my way, but it didn’t happen until after the 4th try.

The first thing that went wrong was my speed; I was rolling way too fast into this ledge. The slight down lip at the edge of the set only increased my speed making me over shoot my placement of the front truck. Since the ledge is so narrow the front truck rolled over the other side putting me in a front board. Instantly the board stopped, and made me catch my backside edge tossing me upside down to the last 10 stairs. After 2 more attempts I realized that I was going into this with too much speed and locked in correctly on the 4th try. I “almost” made it even though I landed with my feet first I crumbled to the ground, so its back to the park for more practice.


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