Makios look good, and they are easily mastered, if you have learned the basics as soul grinds. Basicly, a makio grind is just a soul grind, but you lif...
Makios look good, and they are easily mastered, if you have learned the basics as soul grinds. Basicly, a makio grind is just a soul grind, but you lift the non-souling front foot. Preferebly, it is also grabbed with one of your hands. I'll give you some tips if you just can't get the trick down:
If you are normally doing soul grinds by having the weight in the middle, this trick will fool you the first couple of times. If the weight is in the front, you will fall right on your nose. You need to lean backwards, so that your skate will not catch any scratches or holes in the obstacle you're grinding. If done alleyoop, you have to lean your weight on the toe, but not too much, or you will fall on your nose again!
When grinding rails and other things that goes down, be sure to have your souling foot in the same angle as the obstacle that is going down. If not done so, you will land on your heel, and if your skate locks in, you will fall backwards.
You can get low for style. The makio is near always done by grabbing your non-souling skate. There are several different grabs you can do, for instance the rocket makio – your none-souling skate is held straight out, safetygrab makio – you just grab your non-souling skate with hand of the non-souling foot's side, etc.
UPDATE: Since the mindgame video 'Brain_Fear_Gone' introduced the freestyle makio in 1999, the freestyle makio has been the preferable kind of makio. A freestyle makio is a no-grab makio. For style, please have both feet leveled – having the non-souling foot lower than the souling foot is a little bit too lazy.
Written by Anders Toxboe on August 12, 2003