pedal grab

Hi, i had a question on pedal grabbing…is it kay for me to land on the cranks while i do it or can it only be on the pedal?


if you land with the pedals its a pedal grab if you grab with the cranks its a crank grab. you can do either.

for a TRUE pedalgrab, it needs to be only on the pedal. otherwise, its another maneuver, oh so creatively named the crank grab.
most people learn the crank grab first, I know I did, because its a little easier. but the pedal grab is more practical in most situations, and also, it looks cooler.

But still not as cool as just going to rubber. :sunglasses:

chyea, going to rubber’s where it’s AT.

fuego has a 24" wheel. he can’t crank OR pedal grab to rubber

I have heard “to rubber” a lot, could someone explain what it means.

Jumping from the cranks, to the tire (rubber)

so just hopping out of a crank grab.

Just replace “rubber” with “tire” because its not always talking about from a crank grab. You can do a normal hop to rubber meaning you land on your tire;)

Okay in that case “to rubber” is lame. Why do we even need that phrase? If you land on your tire it means you just hopped up. You could say “I landed a two foot hop onto a bench.” instead of “I landed a two foot hop to rubber onto a bench.”

It’s when you say… the line consisted of going over a certain park bench or something.

Now the line could be done by pedal-grabbing on the bench but it can also be done by going to rubber on the bench.

So two people can clear the same line… but then I can come back and say “Oh yeah? Well I went straight to rubber you crank-grabbing creeps.”

Oh and fuego… you can tottaly do crank and pedal grabs on a 24"…

it means that you’re on the crank or pedal, so you go from that to the tire, or “rubber.” or if you’re saying you pedal grabbed on to something, you can say you plan on trying to go straight to rubber without the pedal grab. basically going to rubber means landing your tire on it…

it is harder though, you must admit…

only 2" harder… come’on!

and then there’s all that extra weight…

2" inches extra weight! COME’ON!



i can’t do any of dose.
I’ma working on it, but i need teh rain to clear up, and the wetness too, so i can get some pallets in my driveway. I can get an almost infinite amount from work for free, the only limitation is the size of the car.

To rubber, as far as I’m concerned, implies that you are jumping directly onto an abject, rather than using a pedalgrab. If you are talking about getting out of a pedalgrab, you would say going to rubber from pedal, but I never use that, since that’s about the only reason to be on your pedal for trials, and is implicit.

When referring to a line onto a rock for example you can say, “Why not just go straight to rubber?”

I also use “air,” such as, “You pedalgrabbed, but I aired the picnic table.” Rubber and air are better than “hopped up” because you hop into a pedalgrab, and also hopped up could be a series of small hops, to air or go to rubber generally implies a single big hop or a hop used where a pedalgrab would be an easier option.

I actually think that a grab (pedal or crank) is 2" EASIER on a 24" because you are already higher up. Going from the grab to rubber is more difficult though.

Are you sure that that really implies that your you? In your example, you add the word “straight”. Indeed, “straight to rubber” or “directly to rubber” would imply to not use a pedal grab. But don’t you agree that you can do a pedal grab and then go “to rubber” from there?

My first sentence is gibberish, something must have gone wrong with cutting and pasting. What I meant to say is that you (gerblefranklin) probably agree that ‘rubber’ doesn’t imply directly, since you can perfectly go from a pedalgrab to rubber.