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Any advice on holding feebles *not* on rails?
« on: May 12, 2022, 05:21:51 AM »
When it comes to transition, curbs, ledges, and obstacles in between, I've always been fairly comfortable with feebles, but I always just do quick jibs then immediately get out. If I try to actually grind it any farther than like a foot I either get stuck or the front of my board just turns me out of the grind. Even though I can't do them on rails, I get how people can sit on them but on everything else since you kinda grind on the edge of the obstacle I can't really hold them. Any advice?

I dunno what Imgur did to the quality of this clip but here's an example


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Re: Any advice on holding feebles *not* on rails?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2022, 08:06:02 PM »
I have the same problem. That clip looked sick though...

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Re: Any advice on holding feebles *not* on rails?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2022, 09:08:16 AM »
Are you comfortable holding grinds beyond 5050?
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Re: Any advice on holding feebles *not* on rails?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2022, 11:06:39 PM »
I’m in the same spot as you…but pretty happy with it actually…..

I go in on the back toe but shit the pressure onto my back heel….

Lean back….

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Re: Any advice on holding feebles *not* on rails?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2022, 07:00:33 PM »
Are you comfortable holding grinds beyond 5050?

Depends on the trick and obstacle, but yeah. It's just with feebles, I'm very comfortable with them but only for short distances. On quarterpipes I can sorta nudge feeble grinds/feeble grind to fakie but if I try it with any significant momentum I just slowly turn into rock.

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Re: Any advice on holding feebles *not* on rails?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2022, 04:19:36 PM »
I don’t know, try having your head looking toward the end of the feature and have your weight on top of it to keep speed. Yr whole upper body is directed toward the bank in that clip.

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Re: Any advice on holding feebles *not* on rails?
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2022, 09:19:40 PM »
Like someone else said, it’s the heel pressure to hold the grind. It also requires keeping your front leg straight and extended to “hold” it in place. I also try not to move my upper body like at all once i’m in the grind.

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Re: Any advice on holding feebles *not* on rails?
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2022, 07:08:22 AM »
^^ both posts have great points. Gonna try being mindful of this next time I try this. Thanks!

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Re: Any advice on holding feebles *not* on rails?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2022, 09:49:47 AM »
I’ve noticed with feeble especially front ones the more like “duck footed” (opposite of “pigeons toed” I am the better they grind.

The ramp we had as kids had a 1’ extension. I’d just do stalls on it all day to regs and fakie trying to focus on how much in the back seat I was and how long I could stay stalled with out both wheels on deck.

270 front feeble fakie was the move back around the time mothers milk came out.

Or alleyoops hurricane fakie. Hot damn I’m getting wood thinking about it.

I wish more than anything I had access to a wooden half pipe still.

Like 8’ tall. I wanna stale fish. I never got a real one. I could fakie mellon but I never could get around my leg with my back hand and grab the board.

Roast beef was my first early grabber too.

But yeah my feeble ability is low today. I never practice them anymore. Back in the day I was the front feeble grind guy. Was my most natural grind and in my 20s I could take it every where. Prolly because Im “duck footed” when I walk.

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Re: Any advice on holding feebles *not* on rails?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2022, 01:36:27 PM »
I’ve noticed with feeble especially front ones the more like “duck footed” (opposite of “pigeons toed” I am the better they grind.

Holy shit you're right. Just tried it out and I could finally hold a properly pinched front feeble, thanks for the tip!
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