A Melon grab is where the front hand grabs the heel edge between the feet. The board is kept flat. This grab is often a lot easier than trying to grab the toe edge. It will also help create a more balanced posture in the air due to its compact nature and acts as a key component towards dialling Method grabs.
Start directly behind the kicker at a point that will enable you to safely land on the table top or just over the knuckle on a straight air.
Aim to be flat base as you travel up the kicker with your upper body aligned with the board as you ride up the kicker.
Start from a low, flexed position with your front hand ready by your front knee for the grab.
You can maintain a flat base or transfer the pressure slightly to your toes as you initiate a pop or ollie at the lip of the kicker.