Hi, I’ve recently been doing something a little different to my normal ‘rock hopping’. So I decided to play with grinds more on marble ledges in China. however, I only do grinds on small ledges, and I’m finding it hard to slide on my pedal which is the forward left pedal. I think it’s easier to ‘camp’ on the back pedal for grinding because its like an anchor and most of your weight is sort of centreed back a bit.
But, I know other riders like Mike Clark, Shaun J, Zack B, all grind on their forward pedal, it’s just that I’m wondering is it possible to get a forward pedal grind good without the wheel lowering down and rubbing against the floor, if you get me? The main problem I get with pedal grinding is that my wheel swings down a tiny bit and ends up rubbing the floor which in turn stops the grind.
Any tips anyone? I don’t want to crankgrind anymore.
I’m grinding with the front foot(right foot) and I’m right handed on the handle off the sadle.
I tried grinding on the back pedal and I can do it on a slented ledge but on a flat box I can’t slide far (maybe 10 cm).
And I sometime fly over the uni because I lean to mutch over the crank and the it rotates and projects me away from the uni.
Between the time of my first post further up, and now, I’ve been properly grinding on my pedal.
I just don’t find the crankarm to be as good at sliding, and it can screw up when the crank and bearing clamp wedges the grindbox/rail. Pedal seems to screw up less in a way, feels nicer, and slides faster.