The torque is one of the harder tricks to master. It's like a frontside, but you lift and grab your back skate. Actually it is very similar to doi...

The torque is one of the harder tricks to master. It's like a frontside, but you lift and grab your back skate. Actually it is very similar to doing a fahrvergnugen.

The instructions for this trick is close to the instruction we gave for the backslide. If you can do fahrvergnugens well, then you're not far from doing this trick either. When doing fahrvergnugens, practise leaning all your weight on your front foot, and just let the other foot trail. It's easiest to do this if you get as low as possible…almost so low that your butt touches the obstacle you're grinding.

When you can do that, try jumping up on the obstacle, leaning on the front foot like you just did in your fahvergnugen, and grabbing your other skate at the same time. If you haven't got the trick by now, you probably haven't turned the 90 degrees around, so that you are in perfect frontside or backside position, depending on which you are doing.

When you are learning this trick, the difference from backside and frontside grinding shouldn't be big. When doing this trick, you will probably find that it is easier to do backside than frontside on ledges and rails. It isn't on halfpipes and quarter pipes, since you have to turn 180 degrees around.

When you're doing the torque on quarterpipes and halfpipes, the easiest way to get out of the trick is to go down fakie if you're doing the trick frontside.


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    torqes r so easy i dont get y umake them sound so hard

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    how can they be easy? It sounds hard balancing on the foot!

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    lol I just tried this grind I can do it but my back foot always goes on the rail and I end up doing a farv lol. I dont wana grab my foot just yet just let it hang freestlyla… B)

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    HOW THE F#%K DO YOU TORQUE ON A FLAT RAIL OR LEDGE????????? ive tried it and i just sit there in the friggen stall for half a second and then fall back like i lost my balence in a backslide going the other way…HEEEEEEELPPPP MEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

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    with skates loose a little bit, jump a foot away from the ledge/rail. torque foot over while in air. bend knees a lot upon landing. keep all weight on front foot—do not lean backwards. do not fight grinding sensation. you will slide a few inches. it will feel unnatural at first, but dont try to fight it. relax & commit. most likely you will roll away fakie.

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    dont be a fucking pussy and do the fucking grind

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    Back Torque is probably easier to attempt. When you lock this trick in you can just sit on it and let it slide.

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    a can't slide in this without falling on the coping. but i can stall and coping plant on my mini doing this. should i just practice my balance more?

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    sitting down on torques lucks gay as fuck. you have your free foot hanging all the way to the ground if you do it on a handicap rail…looks gay.

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