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How to FS Smith Grind | Sidewalk Basics

The smith grind is a classic grinding trick, which can be done on any obstacle. Originally invented on vert by 80’s vert pro Mike Smith, the smith grind is a variation of the frontside 5050 where you grind on your back truck with the toe-side rail of your deck locked against the grinding edge.

The locking-in process is what differentiates this from a 5.0 grind so don’t half step: learn the technique properly so you can lock in a proper smith grind.

Do be guilty of ‘smithty fifties’…

From Sidewalk Basics – Autumn 2013


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