Trevor Maur reminding us that Individuality can make all the difference.
Making a trick your own helps the cream rise to the top.
The great part about this sport that we all love is we can take our riding in any direction we choose. If your goal is to add your own flair to tricks that have been done by someone else, then the grab you choose is a good place to start. From there, adding pokes and tweaks can turn a regular 360 into a trick that feels new and different and can give your riding a distinguished look, as compared to the others in your crew. Even at the pro level, we all strive to make tricks look a bit different than the others. If you go to a King of Wake event, you will most likely see a lot of riders doing crow 5s. The grabbed ones, compared to the ungrabbed ones, tend to stand out. Then watch Chris O’Shea do a mute crow 5, rather than nose or melon, and notice the difference. It’s significant.