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Title: Grabs
Post by: SneakySecrets on August 08, 2018, 06:46:21 PM
This might come across as extremely lame and deserving of ridicule for a lot of people here on slap, but Iíve never really learned what makes up all the kinds of grabs.

My friends and I didnít have a skatepark or ramp or whatever growing up skating, so I never learned anything about transition skating besides what I could glean from the rare instances I didnít fast forward through the vert sections in videos.

After a recent move, I finally have a park to skate.  Itís awesome learning a whole different side of skating and I have way more respect for dudes that skate pools and vert now that Iíve actually tried it myself.

Anyways, it got me wondering about what the hell all the types of grabs are.  There are some that are pretty obvious like a tail grab or super distinct like benihanas, but beyond that, I donít know what makes a Indy or a stalefish or a lien, etc.

Can someone that knows what the fuck they are talking about run down what each grab and invert is?  Iíd be willing to bet that Iím not the only one that could benefit from something like this.  It makes sense: if you and your buddies skate nothing but street spots, how are you supposed to learn what the fuck a lein air is?  (Thatís a thing, right?)



 
Title: Re: Grabs
Post by: thomas kook on August 09, 2018, 02:42:00 AM
or you could watch a couple old vert attack livestreams and figure it out yourself. it's not that hard and you'll have fun watching some skateboarding in the meantime
Title: Re: Grabs
Post by: The Dope on August 09, 2018, 08:18:05 AM
Yeah you could probably google like "skateboard grabs cheat sheet". I know that Crab Grab just released a new cheat sheet for snowboarding grabs.

https://cdn-snowboarding.transworld.net/blogs.dir/442/files/2018/07/Crab_Grab_TWSNOW_Directory_Diagram-SP18-GOOFY.jpg
Title: Re: Grabs
Post by: Not Local on August 09, 2018, 08:56:58 AM
Do not age over 40. Don't drink beer. Tuck your knee.
Title: Re: Grabs
Post by: SneakySecrets on August 09, 2018, 09:35:49 AM
I was hoping someone would just do all the work for me. :'(
Title: Re: Grabs
Post by: cloudy on August 09, 2018, 11:21:52 AM
did you never play any skateboarding video games?! thrasher skate and destroy was my favorite. don't tell danny gonzalez though. nothing like pulling off a 540 frigid air over the new york subway.

2:59 - 4:51. he goes through all the classic grabs for you, such as "the superdude"...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoPXd1MuSdE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoPXd1MuSdE)
Title: Re: Grabs
Post by: silhouette on August 09, 2018, 12:06:16 PM
Don't worry about learning them all, the only one you need to know is the japan.
Title: Re: Grabs
Post by: Dad you're embarrassing me on August 10, 2018, 08:11:58 PM
Don't worry about learning them all, the only one you need to know is the japan.

I would say the only one you need to know is stinkbug.
Title: Re: Grabs
Post by: Chavo on August 12, 2018, 11:46:16 PM
You can look up most of them online. The important thing to note is that you have to turn backside for an Indy air. The same grab going straight or turning frontside is still a frontside grab.