My name is Haresh, I am 12 and a big fan of your awesome magazine. I just got my bunnyhops right, so now I want to go out and learn some feeble grinds. I have found a place that I can bunny hop onto, but I am just scared that when I try to do the trick my rear peg is not going to get enough height and clip the edge of the ledge and make me flip over my bars. Do you have any tips for me to ace this trick?
ANS- Haresh, we love the way you take tricks in a logical order, people could stand to learn a thing or two from you. You have to one-footer before you can can-can, if you get our drift. Step one is to pick a grind side, preferably the same side as your forward foot, but wither will do. Grinding is only strange because you spend all your practice time bunnyhopping onto stuff, and now you are intentionally going to land crooked and low, so try this trick out. Find a low curb, too low to grind, and practice hopping and landing with your front tire on the sidewalk and your back tire sliding in the gutter. Keep your front wheel straight and close to the edge and your will slide straight and get a good feel for the position. When you are feeling comfortable, take it to the lowest ledge your peg will slide and work your way up. If your not sure if you can hop high enough for a ledge, put your bike on it in the feeble position and see how high your tire is off the ground and that’s how high you need to hop. Most often it’s not nearly as high as it looks. Happy grinding.
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