Trick Tip
50-50

50-50 Grind is the term for grinding on a ledge using both of your trucks. You can do 50-50’s either Frontside or Backside depending whether the obstacle is in front of you or behind you.

Therefore Frontside 50-50’s are a bit easier to learn because you have the obstacle in front of you. This is the most essential Grind and an absolute basic trick, every Skateboarder should have on lock.

Learn here how to do a 50-50!

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Trick Tip Video: 50-50

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Trick Tip Sequence: 50-50

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Trick Tip Step By Step: 50-50

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1. No matter which 50-50 you want to do, try to approach the ledge almost parallel while you put your feet in the Ollie position and Ollie up towards the ledge.

2. Then try to aim with both of your trucks to land onto the side of the ledge.

For most people it’s much easier to jump up onto the ledge Frontside than Backside.

3. Try to land smooth on the ledge to avoid landing too hard and sticking.

It’s best to have your balance not too far forward to avoid sticking and falling forward, and not too far back to avoid slipping and falling back.

4. While grinding, both of your feet should be on top of each truck to have a good balance with your back foot slightly towards the tail.

5. At the end of the ledge you shift your weight slightly backwards and lift up on the back truck, similar to lifting up and rolling off a curb. Lift up and roll away.

You can come off at the end of the ledge or off the side as well.

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Nice one! Now you’re now inside the world of Grinds. You will never forget how to do this basic trick and it’s a good start for every obstacle you’re able to reach with an Ollie. Why not try a 5-0 now?

If you want to learn something else just scroll through our trick tips for curb and rail, trick tips for flat, or transition.

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