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Bs Crooks
« on: January 20, 2023, 06:55:22 AM »
Any tips

I can lock in an grind everytime but I only come out successfully a few out of many

I used to put my wait on my heel when I was younger and had them on lock but it's not working for me now
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Re: Bs Crooks
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2023, 07:00:40 AM »
first things first, just call it a crook. the bs is implied. same w/ boardslide, noseslide and other tricks. second things second, they're easier to fakie so if you're grinding to a halt, pivot right then or before. other tacky way out is noseslide, you start to go to fakie, feel the less resistance when you hit noseslide then turn it back to regs.
to land them forward, i find going off the end a lot easier than popping/flopping out the middle. happy crooking!

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Re: Bs Crooks
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2023, 06:37:00 PM »
Weight should be on the ball of your foot.

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Re: Bs Crooks
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2023, 08:44:29 PM »
Does anyone have any tips on how to pop and get on one? I can slappy crook but I cannot figure out how to ollie into one at all.

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Re: Bs Crooks
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2023, 02:42:50 PM »
Put some distance between yourself and the ledge/curb at first. The biggest mistake I see people making when learning them is being too close to the ledge and they end up overshooting and landing in a fucked up boardslide. The distance will help you learn how to lock into the crook. Don't worry if you're locking into the crook and quickly falling to the side. Once you can lock into a crook each try, start putting more of your weight on your nose. Once you gain some confidence, start trying to stand up on the crook instead of falling to the side. The more weight you put on your nose, the better. As your confidence improves, focus on keeping your head above the nose while you're grinding. As for popping out, I suggest finding that will allow you to reach the end. Just give your nose a nice push forward once you're at the end of the ledge and the rest will work itself out.

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Re: Bs Crooks
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2023, 03:35:10 PM »
Put some distance between yourself and the ledge/curb at first. The biggest mistake I see people making when learning them is being too close to the ledge and they end up overshooting and landing in a fucked up boardslide. The distance will help you learn how to lock into the crook. Don't worry if you're locking into the crook and quickly falling to the side. Once you can lock into a crook each try, start putting more of your weight on your nose. Once you gain some confidence, start trying to stand up on the crook instead of falling to the side. The more weight you put on your nose, the better. As your confidence improves, focus on keeping your head above the nose while you're grinding. As for popping out, I suggest finding that will allow you to reach the end. Just give your nose a nice push forward once you're at the end of the ledge and the rest will work itself out.

These are all great tips, especially the distance piece.

Once I started ollieing "earlier"/with more distance from the ledge, I felt like I was able to push right into the crook lock and pinch every time. It takes some getting used to, but when you get in the groove it's a lightbulb moment.

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Re: Bs Crooks
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2023, 03:40:02 PM »
I wouldn't say your weight needs to be on the ball of your foot. I put my weight on the outside edge of the middle of my foot, not too far back or foreward.

Things that helped me are just putting my board on a curb and standing on the pinch to see how it should feel. Then, approaching a nice waxed up Ledge with a solid 90 degree edge (no rounded stuff), I'd just practice slowly ollieing into that punch from a 45.

When getting out, just do a noseslide like nudge and keep both feet nice and flat and in contact with the board so it doesn't flip out on you. I notice my board flips when I'm not intentionally nudging to get off the Ledge. Falling off the end of the Ledge results in accidental board flips.

Gonna have to ask someone else about popping mid Ledge, I can't do that shit.

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Re: Bs Crooks
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2023, 11:13:36 PM »
Weights got to be above the curb edge or you'll just fall off/won't be able to pop off

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Re: Bs Crooks
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2023, 11:40:42 AM »
Usually when i do a crook i dont worry at all about the ollie or like the distance i pop from. Eventually with practice you figure out it works just like a noseslide. All the difference is:

- immediately being ready to slide on your nose (and some of your truck), but leaning back slightly to not overburden your front foot (your front foot is just a clamp, much like in a noseslide, to keep the truck and board in the position you want to achieve. you are following behind the clamp keeping the board in position and waiting for it to "drive through" the length of coping/ledge you are grinding, this is why a good bs crook kinda has a "ninja kick" look, dont be afraid to crouch a bit on it)

- making sure that your board locks in very properly, precision is half this trick but can be worked on using stalls (although they can be sort of dejecting since stalling a crook isnt very comfortable to stand on without parallel momentum)

- making sure your weight once you lock in is perfectly balanced between the ball of your foot and your HEEL, this very much seems at first like you have to transfer ALL your weight to your front heel to keep the pinch clamped tight but this isnt very good for when you need to pop out or end up catching a bit on the ledge (need to be able to adjust that clamp for certain obstacles)

Right now im learning switch crooks and im trying to use these same principles, but the eluding factor still remains with me clamping my heel too tightly, getting a good grind and pinch, but not being dextrous enough to transfer my weight to the ball of my foot slightly, pop out, and keep my shoulders parallel enough through all that to ride away comfortably switch. The one thing that does help though is imagining my front foot as a clamp and sort of bulldozing behind it as i use it to grind one tiny corner of my truck on the ledge.

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Re: Bs Crooks
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2023, 12:51:10 AM »
Front foot: Be on the ball.  Flat footed my heel usually catches the ledge and pitches me forward (easy to run out of)
Back foot: In the middle, normal ollie position.  I know some who have it more fs shuv-ish but that doesn't really work for me.  Don't worry too much if your backfoot feels like a weird ass nollie heel during it

Ride parallel to the ledge. ollie the front truck above the ledge, turn slightly in, and land on top.  I started out kinda mob ollieing into the side of the ledge then shifting up onto the top.  It felt and looked weird
Avoid sharp angles as it'll go to nose slide or land too heavy.  180/shuv out can help here

Decide if you want to crook off the end of the ledge or come out early.
Do some little nollie bumps off the ledge if possible at first.  Helped me get the feel of pushing the nose out at the end.  Similar to pushing a nose manual out at the end

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