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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?

Front hand goes down in front of body and grabs between the bindings. Think front hand ‘Roast Beef’.

The Grosman grab is easily confused with a ‘Chicken Salad’. Wikipedia refers to it as Chicken Salad. And although the Internet has never been known to get anything wrong, we think we have found a minor error in the Wikipedia shred annals. A ‘Chicken Salad’ is actually a back hand grab and is the same as a Roast Beef but you have your hand turned in the opposite way – yeap, it’s proper weird. The Grosman got its name from the inventor of the Roast Beef – Jeff Grosso.

Why Grosman?

If you are struggling with ‘Melon’ grabs (see Basics of the Trick Bag App JUMPS for ‘Melon’) then Grosman could be the answer. Pop a bit of a backside shifty in there and you have a half decent grab. Grosman will always be the poor man’s ‘Melon’, but hey, why not try it – you might just like it.

How do I make this trick look good?

Chuck a backside shifty in there. If you can grab it tightly and drift through the air doing a backside shifty, you are well on your way to ‘Grosman’ glory.

Weird Factor – 2/5 Stars

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