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Old 07-04-2011, 12:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright knowing everything has a name I would like you guys to post a pic of whatever board grabs are out there... and maybe how difficult the grab is? or a tip on how or where to grab.. I guess if the picture isn't self explainatory enough..

and seeing how I need to work on grabs hardcore I will start off with the grab you're NOT suppose to do. I didn't realize I had taught myself to grab the lamest part of my board... so I am slightly ashamed to say here's me... doing a super easy...



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The best way to stay balanced in the air off a jump is to grab, but whatever you do, don't grab tindy. This is a very natural grab (between your back binding and your tail), so it can be enticing to do as a safety grab, but trust me, you should put the effort into grabbing between your bindings cause tindy's are just plain wrong. Other no no grabs include tail fish (in between your back foot and your tail) and girl methods, (a method which is kicked straight back, no tweak). If you do any of these grabs, don't expect any high fives from your bros, as they should in all reality, be embarrased to be seen with you.

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Old 07-04-2011, 12:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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and as far as nose grabs I feel like they look so fricken easy when done right yet I cant figure out how people reach the damn nose lol... I've tried and in many failed attempts I always and up missing my board and landing in the back seat..

any tips?
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Nice grab in the pic. It looks like you try to grab your board when its pretty much horizontal in the air. I have trouble reaching nose and tail like that whilst airborne (I can grab it horizontal whilst sliding a box though). Most people I know grab nose by extending the rear leg and pulling up their front leg (kinda like nose and tail blocks on the ground). But that cheating? Good thread idea cos I struggle with grabs too.
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with nose grabs you generally have to point your nose up quite a bit so that your nose comes closer to your body. kind of th opposite of a boned jump. A fairly easy grab that i think always looks good if you pull it right is a tail grab.
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That shot is siiick!
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Nice grab in the pic. It looks like you try to grab your board when its pretty much horizontal in the air. I have trouble reaching nose and tail like that whilst airborne (I can grab it horizontal whilst sliding a box though). Most people I know grab nose by extending the rear leg and pulling up their front leg (kinda like nose and tail blocks on the ground). But that cheating? Good thread idea cos I struggle with grabs too.
that basically is how you do a nose grab. when i was teaching someone nose grabs this past season they always did that same thing, instead of bringing the nose up closer to them they would try to reach down for the grab which kills your pop and throws you off balance. you still need to reach for the grab when you bone out your back leg and suck up your front knee but not as much as if you kept your board flat in the air. you also would want to have your weight slightly forward too to stop you from landing back seat.

this is one of my favorite grabs, the crail.



for a basic crail grab you want to grab right in front of your front binding with your back hand but as you get more flexible and better at them you can start to move up closer to the nose or even slightly on the heel edge like i am here.

the basic motion of it is doing a big backside shifty but you want to keep your front leg boned straight out to make it look better.
then to counter act that movement, so you dont go into a backside spin, you twist your upper body frontside with your back hand reaching out towards the nose of the board till you can grab it.
both those movements you want to do more simultaneously rather then one after the other.

if you are having trouble twisting that much and grabbing past your front foot then at first you can just grab right on the inside of your front binding instead of the outside while still trying to bone it out and gradually work your way up. that and im sure stretching/yoga will help with this trick immensely.
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Taipan

another one of my top 5 grabs is the taipan, i generally only do them with backside 180s now cause i find it easier to just kinda go with the rotation but before i learned that i did just do them with straight airs all the time and its not much harder.

its kinda similar to the crail in that i bone out my front leg but instead of boning it straight out like the crail i kind of suck up both my legs and just poke front foot as far out in front of me as i can. the only reason for doing this, aside from looking steezier when boned, is that its pretty much the only way you can even get your hand in there enough to grab the board. then to counter act your spin you just have to keep your eyes on the landing which will in turn keep your shoulders pointed that way as much as they can.

after you master this grab it was very easy to turn into a back 180 simply by looking back behind you after locking in the grab. when i do this i will still spot my landing in front of me slightly but not quite as much as if i was doing a straight air and then towards the end ill look back behind me. this is to slow down the spin enough so you dont over rotate by looking back as soon as you pop off the lip.
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shitty quality snapshot from a video of me last season....tail grabs off big kickers feel soooooo good!
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that basically is how you do a nose grab. when i was teaching someone nose grabs this past season they always did that same thing, instead of bringing the nose up closer to them they would try to reach down for the grab which kills your pop and throws you off balance. you still need to reach for the grab when you bone out your back leg and suck up your front knee but not as much as if you kept your board flat in the air. you also would want to have your weight slightly forward too to stop you from landing back seat.

this is one of my favorite grabs, the crail.



for a basic crail grab you want to grab right in front of your front binding with your back hand but as you get more flexible and better at them you can start to move up closer to the nose or even slightly on the heel edge like i am here.

the basic motion of it is doing a big backside shifty but you want to keep your front leg boned straight out to make it look better.
then to counter act that movement, so you dont go into a backside spin, you twist your upper body frontside with your back hand reaching out towards the nose of the board till you can grab it.
both those movements you want to do more simultaneously rather then one after the other.

if you are having trouble twisting that much and grabbing past your front foot then at first you can just grab right on the inside of your front binding instead of the outside while still trying to bone it out and gradually work your way up. that and im sure stretching/yoga will help with this trick immensely.

that looks hard to practice haha
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