Video:How to Do a 5-0 Grindwith Gregory Dwyer
Learn from our expert how to do a successful 5-0 grind on a skateboard. See these great tips for completing a 5-0 grind and you'll soon be able to complete the move without a problem.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Do a 5-0 GrindHi, I'm Gregory Dwyer with azskateboarding.com at the kids that rip skateboard school in Mesa, Arizona, here with About.com. I'm going to show you how to execute a 5-0 Grind.
Tips for Doing a Front Side 5-0 GrindTo do the front side 5-0, you have to approach the rail just like a 50 50 grind, kind of at a 45 degree angle, which seems comfortable for most skateboarders. Pop your Ollie, guide the trick in with the back half of your body.
Once you land on the rail, put more pressure on your knee and this will help keep this trick stable. And ride this trick out.
You will have to focus on the heel toe balance, but not so much. The locking your knee will take care of that.
When it comes to the end you can lift the nose down a little bit and pop out for a nice even landing and roll away.
Tips for Doing a Back Side 5-0 GrindTo do the back side 5-0 you're going to want to approach this rail just like aback side 50 – 50, pop your ollie and guide it in with the front half of your body, but land on the back foot. Same deal with putting that pressure on that knee and lean on your heels a little more than you would the front side 50, 50. Be cautious of your heel toe balance. But because you have that pressure on your knee, you won't need to worry about it just as much. Ride the trick out all the way to the end of the rail, give it a nice pop, and come out for an even landing.
Overall, the tips to do a 5-0 grind, would be stick out your chest, put pressure on your back knee.
Safety Tips for Doing a 5-0 GrindI would suggest you wear safety gear until you have a few years of experience. Because a skateboard can, can slip out from under you at any time. So, helmet always, knee pads, second best, wrist guards.
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