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How to Progress Without Spinning: 9 Grabs You Have to Stretch For

Nick Hyne and Trick Bag take us through why these weird grabs are making a comeback

How do I do this grab?

Back hand grabs over the back leg and grabs the toe edge between the bindings. Back leg is pushed down in the process into a Tuck knee (bent) position. Usually the tail is pushed higher than the nose during all of this. If you know what a Japan Air is, just think ‘Back Hand Japan’.

All right, all right before any nerds pipe up here, YES an INDY grab can only be done backside and yes, this is the most commonly hated on misconduct of grab naming in all of snowboarding. The Indy Tuck Knee is also often referred to as a Del-Mar air. Made popular in recent years by Pole Jam enthusiasts (with a filmer underneath with a fisheye) and other rad dudes doing them off obscure urban features. Made unpopular by people who can’t grab between their feet properly while spinning frontside off a jump.

Why Indy Tuck Knee?

It feels good. You will know instantly whether or not you have nailed this grab. A bad one feels terrible and a good one (according to reliable sources, such as Aj Lawson) feels amazing.

How do I make this trick look good?

Practice it over and over again. If you make this trick look like a botched Indy/Frontside grab, you will look like a kook. Do this trick properly and you will be admired by the crowd that cares.

Weird Factor – 1/5 Stars

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