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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 reaches from behind the heel edge and goes between the legs and reaches all the way through to the toe edge between the bindings.

This grab requires you to reach around from behind and grab between the legs. Actually don’t read into that last sentence too deeply. The Canadian Bacon is not as dodgy as it sounds – it does feel weird at first though! In short, unorthodox is the theme behind the Canadian Bacon grab.

Why Canadian Bacon?

It makes people look twice. Not only that, but it takes a bit to get your head around how to actually reach the grab. Once you do, it feels that much better because at first, you probably blamed your stubby arms.

How do I make this trick look good?

The old saying ‘ You can’t polish a turd’ runs true with a lot of the weird grabs. There is a reason they have stayed on the weird shelf. However, adding a frontside shifty, grabbing tightly and THEN poking it out certainly helps make an aesthetically appealing Canadian Bacon. Also, keep that front hand down and (of course) pretend it was easy.

Weird Factor – 4/5 Stars

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