Neighborhood: Like a frontside, except you turn your back foot's toe to point in instead of out. (Front foot is frontside, back foot is backside) ...
Neighborhood: Like a frontside, except you turn your back foot's toe to point in instead of out. (Front foot is frontside, back foot is backside)
Start by going to the rail as if you were going to do a soul or topside soul – depends on if you're doing it frontside or backside, leap onto the rail and at the last moment turn your back foot another 90 degrees. Make sure you legs are far enough apart that you can make a firm base for your body, and bending your back leg would be a good idea.
Tabernacle: This trick has different names: Darkslides and Roughgrinds are the same – it's when you do a tabernacle with your boots grinding on the boot's grooves rather than the frames. Tabernacles are when you're grinding on the frames.
Jump up into the trick, like you would do with an acid or topside acid, but turn your back skate another 90 degrees so that the toe of your back foot points on the opposite direction of your front foot. Your weight should be in the middle of the two skates, just like with a good old frontside or backside.
The tricky party about the tabernacle and the neighborhood grind is the difficulty you'll have when trying to keep your legs locked in the position. So do everything you can to keep them locked.
Trainingwheel: The training wheel is probably the most oldschool and lousiest trick you can do, but if you're making fun of old skate movies, and generally oldschool skaters, this is the trick that will make people laugh! The trick is like a soul grind, but instead of grinding with your front foot, you place it on top of the obstacle you're grinding on the back wheel, so that the front foot is rolling on top of the obstacle. Obviously you can't do this trick on rails, but only on curbs, ledges, quarterpipes and halfpipes.
Wheel Barrow: Another oldschool trick is the wheelbarrow. It's a little harder than the training wheel. Your back foot is in royale or backslide position, while your front foot is rolling like you do it with the training wheel. Oldschool, oldschool, oldschool trick!!!
Rough Grind: The front foot is souling – but only on the heel! The front of the soul is lifted up. The back foot is as it would have been with a mizou. So actually it's just a mizou with the front foot only grinding on the heel.
Written by Anders Toxboe on August 4, 2003