Tips for crocked grinds

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2/16/2021 6:59 AM

So im currently practicing how to crocked grind, and every time im near by the edge of the rail that's where everything becomes ugly, any tips on how i can lock in properly and not slip my back end every time. Thank you so much for those of you who would answer.


2/16/2021 7:12 AM

Get hammered , you might naturally go crooked


2/16/2021 7:13 AM

Honestly they work best down a steep handrail. You won’t have to balance as long.


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2/16/2021 9:25 AM

Get your back peg on the rail first, like a feeble but missing your front tyre on purpose.
Once you’re in, try to “pinch” the rail by pulling your front wheel to the rail, and pushing your backend on the rail too.


2/16/2021 10:51 AM

It's Krooked grind.


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2/16/2021 1:17 PM

You might not be leaning right. Whenever my back end comes off, it's usually cause I leaned with the crook too much. You wanna kinda lean so you're forcing the bike to hug the rail and keep your bars straight. I watch my front peg a lot when I do crooks and if it starts moving like I moved the bars, that usually tells me I'm about to get kicked off. They're a weird trick and I've heard many different people give insights on how to do them but what worked for me was trying all their suggestions and figuring it out myself what works best.

There's a real particular feel that's hard to explain when I get locked into one, like my bike's crooking one way and my body's crooking the other. Sometimes I do that and feel like I can slide one forever. And like Curtis said, down a rail is best. Idk that I'd try a steep one to start with but a small downrail helped me figure them out, I guess cause it was a "you don't land it, it's gonna hurt" thing but also because it does a lot of the work for you and unlike a flat rail, if your back peg does come off right at the end, you'll probably get lucky and just gap the rest of it instead of slamming your frame/sprocket on the flat rail


2/16/2021 1:49 PM

I learned em on a level round bar.

Basically just told myself to go for it. It wasn't a lot of tries before I was sliding the entire rail. I had feebled it a bunch of times accidentally and on purpose, and then just kinda tried to botch the feeble and it started to work. As to the feeling, Sunday nailed it. Hard to explain, but you know when you are locked.

As for getting to the end of it, I went fast enough to hop a little to avoid BB slaps on the rail after a handful of "figure it out" goes.


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