Trick Tip
FS Smith Grind

For a Frontside Smith Grind you grind on your back truck while you push down the front truck sideways and downwards next to the ledge or rail. Although, Frontside Smith Grinds can be done on nearly every spot, this trick was invented by a vert skateboarder.

To be more precise, Mike Smith, passionated bowl rider, invented it. In the beginning, it was more a Smith Stall that evolved into a Grind over time. However, this trick has a good amount of style and is worth the hazzle it takes to learn it correctly.

Learn here how to do a FS Smith Grind!

FS Smith Grind
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FS Smith Grind

FS Smith Grind
Sequence

Trick Tip Sequence: FS Smith Grind

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FS Smith Grind
Step by Step

Trick Tip Step By Step: FS Smith Grind

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1. Approach the ledge almost parallel with your feet in the Ollie position and ollie up towards the ledge.

2. Similar to a Frontside 5-0, you put all your weight on the back truck while also leaning your body a little bit away from the ledge.

3. As you stand on your back leg, stretch your front leg so that the nose of your board is pressed downwards next to the ledge.

That is the Smith Grind position.

4. To stay in this position you have to keep your body tense.

5. At the end of the ledge, you lift up the nose a bit by lifting up a bit on your tail and coming out of the grind.

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Nice one! The FS Smith Grind always looks great and feels even better. If you want to push the level a bit check out the BS Smith Grind!

Even more slides and grinds can be learned with our trick tips for curb and rail. There is still this one flip you don’t get? Maybe our trick tips for flat can help you out! You are in the mood for a mini ramp session? Our trick tip section for transition can be of good help.