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7/30/2014 8:29 PM

I recently started grinding, i can hop into most grinds but i have a hard time staying into them and hopping out. Any tips or tricks that will help?

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7/30/2014 8:31 PM

Lean into the grind more if you're falling off. This is one of the things I see people messing up a lot. You have to lean in more than you think. And to get off, just go faster and it'll make it way easier. That sounded really inappropriate but you get the point.

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7/30/2014 8:32 PM

Go fast
balance your feebles
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7/31/2014 1:03 AM

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7/31/2014 6:59 AM

just keep trying any grind you feel good doing. for most folks thats gonna be a feeble grind. youll figure it out and when you do it will help you do other grinds as well. leaning forward helps and sometimes i twist my body to help stay locked in.

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7/31/2014 9:03 AM
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For feebles it really helps to keep your front tire as close to the edge of the ledge as possible.

Double pegs, I just think about getting my front peg on and then my back will follow.

Smith grinds, think about putting your back tire down on the ledge in the right spot.

Crooked grinds, go fast, for some reason it helps lock them in.

Also, get good hub guards like the S&M Cymbal guards. Not only do they protect your hubs and spokes, but they also help lock in your grinds!

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7/31/2014 9:47 AM

All really good tips here but most important is keeping your weight balanced over whatever it is your grinding on. If your hopping on and falling right off, your leaning away from it..keep your weight centered over it and you'll notice you'll start to lock it in and slide further..you also have to get over the fear of hopping on stuff like that..just pick a spot to aim your front peg at and do it..really that's the biggest thing when you first start grinding

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7/31/2014 12:51 PM

Keeping balance is the most important part. Learning double pegs first can be hard, but it's rewarding. I learned feebles first like most people, and now it's hard trying to dial in double pegs because you're so used to the front end going straight up onto whatever you're grinding out of instinct. But yeah, wax and metal pegs and some speed are good things. Don't go with the trend and get plastic or plastic-sleeved pegs starting off because they might slide too easily. Just use common sense for some things, such as not full on nose-diving into a smith or double peg onto a rough surface that can barely slide.

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7/31/2014 12:57 PM

Everything said by everyone else and make sure that the rail or ledge is very well waxed.

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7/31/2014 5:57 PM

transition_chris wrote:

For feebles it really helps to keep your front tire as close to the edge of the ledge as possible.

Double pegs, I just think about getting my front peg on and then my back will follow.

Smith grinds, think about putting your back tire down on the ledge in the right spot.

Crooked grinds, go fast, for some reason it helps lock them in.

Also, get good hub guards like the S&M Cymbal guards. Not only do they protect your hubs and spokes, but they also help lock in your grinds!

I can't tell you how many people I see that try to feeble and their front tire goes a foot from the edge and they don't know why they keep falling off.
KEEP YOUR DAMN FRONT TIRE AS CLOSE TO THE EDGE/COPING AS POSSIBLE

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