Sweatstance is another name for a topside mizou, but is a little different than the mizou. It originated from the kindgrind. This trick is a good one f...
Sweatstance is another name for a topside mizou, but is a little different than the mizou. It originated from the kindgrind. This trick is a good one for practising topsides, since you can see your souling skate – you can not do that when you're topside souling.
When approaching the obstacle, spot your landing. It might help if you bend your souling ancle a little, so it is ready for the topside. Land with the souling foot at the spot in topside position. This is the main thing you have to concentrate on, the back foot will come automaticly. Your weight should be on the front foot.
When doing topsides, you can't have your upper body right over the obstacle – you need to grind the obstacle with an angle of 45 degrees or less. Since you have this angle, you can't stay on the rail forever, so you need to grind with a nice speed to grind a long rail or curb. When you have more speed on the grind, you will also have less problems with maintaining the balance – just like riding a bicycle.
Read the guide to 'Mizou' for tips on style and "Topside Tricks" for help on topsides.
Written by Anders Toxboe on August 4, 2003