Author Topic: where is the line drawn between a frontside grind and a stand up grind?  (Read 264 times)

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so obviously you got a legit stand up grind like this one from chris russel, body almost fully upright and totally out of the bowl:

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and then at the other end of the spectrum you got the classic front slash grind where most of his body is actually below the coping:

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but somewhere in between these two you have grinds like this one by peter hewitt where his he's not standing upright yet his body is fully out of the bowl.



so do you classify the hewitt shot as a stand up grind or is that just a standard frontside grind?

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Re: where is the line drawn between a frontside grind and a stand up grind?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2022, 03:36:50 PM »
I dunno but I consider the Russell and Hewitt both as frontside grinds if that makes any sense. 

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Re: where is the line drawn between a frontside grind and a stand up grind?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2022, 08:17:36 PM »
Back truck above arse =  Slash
Back truck below arse = Stand up
« Last Edit: September 20, 2022, 09:04:10 PM by Frank and Fred »

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Re: where is the line drawn between a frontside grind and a stand up grind?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2022, 10:26:16 PM »
A photo is not always indicative of which grind it is, stand up you travel on the deck.  While we’re talking frontside… I’m nit picky how people just don’t say frontside grind, they say slash which to me implies the arc, or sliding in.

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Re: where is the line drawn between a frontside grind and a stand up grind?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2022, 12:00:13 AM »
The Hewitt photo is a weird one tho because of the unique double coping. Don't think he could get anymore upright and still have the truck locked in properly. I normally also think of standup grind as how you would grind a ledge so locked in against the heel wheel and toe wheel rolling on the platform but there's probably a billion times where this isn't the case (perfect example being the Russel photo, but he's going around a corner)