Mute Grab

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT GRABS

How to grab Mute

A Mute grab is never a go to trick, but it’s really worth the effort to try as it will correct minor posture issues that arise from riding slightly open, so improving your overall freestyle positioning. A Mute grab is where the front hand grabs the toe edge between the feet. The board is kept flat.

Approach

Start directly behind the kicker at a point that will enable you to safely land on the table top or just over the knuckle. Re-create a funnel shape with your turns with a focus towards riding straight up the centre of the kicker.

Takeoff

Aim to be flat base as you travel up the kicker with your upper body aligned with the board. You have the option of maintaining that flat base or transferring the pressure slightly to your toes as you initiate a pop or ollie. You can ride up the kicker slightly lower than normal to reduce the travel distance for the grab.

Trick

The Mute grab can initially feel awkward, but persevere. Grab the toe edge between the bindings with your front hand.

Goofy Trick

Regular Trick

Landing

Be ready to absorb the landing with a focus towards a soft landing on the toe edge to enable control and then feather the board to flat if required absorbing more through your legs than your back. Ride away straight for a short while before speed checking to create a more fluid looking straight air.

Key Check Points

  1. Prepare for the grab by riding in slightly lower than normal
  2. Pop or ollie to assist in bringing the board up for the grab
  3. Don’t absorb into the grab on the lip of the kicker
  4. Pop or ollie and then grab

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