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First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« on: May 25, 2023, 07:34:51 PM »
Any thoughts on this. Is it even possible?

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. It was a tale of Lee dropping in on a mini ramp, carving the flat (backside), then grinding the same side heíd dropped in on (frontside) without hitting the opposing wall! Thatís right, a first wall grind!

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ďOh yeah, he always did that. It would have been a backside carve on the flat and a frontside grind on that initial wall. Yeah, he always did that. It was one of his party tricks.Ē


https://manualmagazine.com/2023/05/26/lee-ralphs-first-wall-grind/
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Re: Firs Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2023, 07:53:45 PM »
Any thoughts on this. Is it even possible?

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. It was a tale of Lee dropping in on a mini ramp, carving the flat (backside), then grinding the same side heíd dropped in on (frontside) without hitting the opposing wall! Thatís right, a first wall grind!
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ďOh yeah, he always did that. It would have been a backside carve on the flat and a frontside grind on that initial wall. Yeah, he always did that. It was one of his party tricks.Ē

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https://manualmagazine.com/2023/05/26/lee-ralphs-first-wall-grind/
As fucked as it is, it is for sure possible. It would require crazy pumping skills though (your trucks would probably have to be very loose as well). Lee sounds like just the kind of guy who would come up with something like this and also be able to navigate transition well enough to make it possible. I think the story is probably true but I understand any skepticism due to lack of footage. Really hope to see footage of him or anyone else doing this
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Re: Firs Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2023, 07:59:45 PM »
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Any thoughts on this. Is it even possible?

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. It was a tale of Lee dropping in on a mini ramp, carving the flat (backside), then grinding the same side heíd dropped in on (frontside) without hitting the opposing wall! Thatís right, a first wall grind!
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ďOh yeah, he always did that. It would have been a backside carve on the flat and a frontside grind on that initial wall. Yeah, he always did that. It was one of his party tricks.Ē

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https://manualmagazine.com/2023/05/26/lee-ralphs-first-wall-grind/
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As fucked as it is, it is for sure possible. It would require crazy pumping skills though (your trucks would probably have to be very loose as well). Lee sounds like just the kind of guy who would have the mind to come up with this and also navigate transition well enough to make it possible. I think the story is probably true but I understand any skepticism due to lack of footage. Really hope to see footage of him or anyone else doing this

Daewon maybe...

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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2023, 08:17:50 PM »
Definitely doable and believable that Lee Ralph was doing them regularly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2cPD1O8pQw

John Lucero does a double frontside grind in this part. Pretty similar and insanely hard to get back up the wall into a grind
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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2023, 08:18:40 PM »
I can see it working out if someone drops in slowly on one end of the mini ramp, then immediately carves backside (the ramp would need a good amount of flatbottom) and frontside slashes the coping on the other end.

Never thought to do this before, what a clever trick. I guess thatís why heís got a documentary about his life thatís seemingly never coming out.

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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2023, 09:52:27 PM »
Definitely doable and believable that Lee Ralph was doing them regularly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2cPD1O8pQw

John Lucero does a double frontside grind in this part. Pretty similar and insanely hard to get back up the wall into a grind
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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2023, 10:38:26 PM »
Every I try Aces I think I can do itÖ..

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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2023, 11:08:38 PM »
I can see it working out if someone drops in slowly on one end of the mini ramp, then immediately carves backside (the ramp would need a good amount of flatbottom) and frontside slashes the coping on the other end.

Never thought to do this before, what a clever trick. I guess thatís why heís got a documentary about his life thatís seemingly never coming out.

😂 the trailer looks really well put together  though! i sure hope they figure it.. i mean if eldy can do a show, surley give the people what they want?

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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2023, 07:34:36 AM »
Sounds so crazy that I would like to try it myself. The result would be miserable though.
On a side note: Nolan Johnson did a fs carve to fs slash which looked so rad. Fs slash to fs slash?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dZbFt0xsfn8&
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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2023, 08:27:16 AM »
Definitely doable and believable that Lee Ralph was doing them regularly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2cPD1O8pQw

John Lucero does a double frontside grind in this part. Pretty similar and insanely hard to get back up the wall into a grind

I remember seeing this as a teen and I spent a solid hour trying it, slipped out on the flat bottom so many times before I got one. Itís feasible but I think if you had cruiser wheels it would work better. Feels a lot like surfing.

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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2023, 08:50:26 AM »
Any thing and everything Lee Ralph. Epic. Story.

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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2023, 09:15:13 AM »
Sounds so crazy that I would like to try it myself. The result would be miserable though.
On a side note: Nolan Johnson did a fs carve to fs slash which looked so rad. Fs slash to fs slash?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dZbFt0xsfn8&
1:28.
always thought Nolan johnson, jesse lindoff, Erick winkowski, ben raybourne, marcel Martinez are all in another realm of pool/ transition skateboarding of old school skating and with their own personal twist it's so fucking sick and unique.
the lee Ralph and John lucero influence is definitely there.


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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2023, 09:19:09 AM »
I'm willing to offer myself up sexually to Lee Ralph to determine whether this story is, in fact, true.

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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2023, 09:24:31 AM »
Lee Ralph smells of scrotum drippings.
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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2023, 10:19:01 AM »
Lee Ralph smells of scrotum drippings.

He certainly does smell a bit.

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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2023, 10:43:02 AM »
Feel like this belongs here

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ495BxNBJM

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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2023, 03:49:22 PM »
I'm willing to offer myself up sexually to Lee Ralph to determine whether this story is, in fact, true.

We aren't even half way though 2023 but I nominate this for post of the year.

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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2023, 05:05:09 PM »
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Definitely doable and believable that Lee Ralph was doing them regularly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2cPD1O8pQw

John Lucero does a double frontside grind in this part. Pretty similar and insanely hard to get back up the wall into a grind
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I remember seeing this as a teen and I spent a solid hour trying it, slipped out on the flat bottom so many times before I got one. Itís feasible but I think if you had cruiser wheels it would work better. Feels a lot like surfing.
I'm a surfer-skateboarder and did a couple of double frontside slashers on the same wall in about 2002. They were on a super-wide, 6-7ft concrete mini ramp. Didn't actually take that long to get but admittedly coming back off the bottom of a concrete ramp (vs wood like Lucero) is much easier because less slide. The first grind I pumped out of and the second, one off the bottom, I had to carry it up to the coping and more vertically because of much less speed.  Pretty fun and would have another attemp at the right place.
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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2023, 01:53:53 AM »
Lee spent time in Scotland in the late 80's and I remember hearing back then about him dropping in and carving background to grind the coping on the same side....

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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2023, 02:41:20 AM »
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Sounds so crazy that I would like to try it myself. The result would be miserable though.
On a side note: Nolan Johnson did a fs carve to fs slash which looked so rad. Fs slash to fs slash?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dZbFt0xsfn8&
1:28.
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always thought Nolan johnson, jesse lindoff, Erick winkowski, ben raybourne, marcel Martinez are all in another realm of pool/ transition skateboarding of old school skating and with their own personal twist it's so fucking sick and unique.
the lee Ralph and John lucero influence is definitely there.

Add Chris Cope to your list. Seriously so criminally underrated ripper.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QWXiyE6T7-g

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Re: First Wall Grind (Lee Ralph story)
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2023, 05:50:37 AM »
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Sounds so crazy that I would like to try it myself. The result would be miserable though.
On a side note: Nolan Johnson did a fs carve to fs slash which looked so rad. Fs slash to fs slash?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dZbFt0xsfn8&
1:28.
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always thought Nolan johnson, jesse lindoff, Erick winkowski, ben raybourne, marcel Martinez are all in another realm of pool/ transition skateboarding of old school skating and with their own personal twist it's so fucking sick and unique.
the lee Ralph and John lucero influence is definitely there.
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Add Chris Cope to your list. Seriously so criminally underrated ripper.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QWXiyE6T7-g

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