|The kiddie park is too crowded for me to bring my camera without it being stolen and the top part is too narrow for a set up much. I couldnt afford another camera now! I can try at the bowls but my last attempt was a joke lol. But there are older guys there I can one day get a video. I guess I'll just practice. The only time I have did any grinding is by luck by carving up by the lip on top the bowl. I'll try to check out videos. Like I said, I only see skateboarders around and they enter tricks differently then me. I'll just keep working on stalls and hopefully I'll get it. I am doing them, but they arent the ones where I am standing up and over the coping. Maybe I am thinking I just need to be confident with more speed and it will come. Also the coping is low so its not like I have a good lip to lock onto. I think I can still do it.
: : I am stepping on the coping, front stalls, but not really STANDING on top of it. Is it because I'm holding back on speed? Not confident enough on them? Last week I did get on top and spread my stance a bit and it felt good, but now I'm back to tapping it and being inside the ramp and wimping out. Any help? I would take a video but my camera man is gone. ALso trying to do big carves by the top since I guess thats how you get into a grind for small/narrow halfpipes? In a bowl I understand, not on halfpipes. I'm not good at lip tricks but thats what I have to work on in my dinky park, so trying hard to learn. There really isnt any one for me to learn from here, just skateboarders and they do tricks differently then me.
: Hey Claudine,
: As usual, I agree with Biff. Some video would help see what you're doing AND watching Video (like Zorg's) will help you. But it IS to some degree a confidence/muscle memory thing for stalls & grinds. Also, while I know it seems like front-side is the easier way to learn stalls & grinds, it really isn't. I realize that turning 180 degrees blind onto the coping seems pretty intimidating, but I think everyone would agree with me that doing that same blind 180 turn INTO the ramp/pool is MORE intimidating! So, I'd try learning those 1st. But do whatever feels natural for you.
: Good Luck. would Love to see some video....get a tripod... or even just set camera on or near coping.