Tips by David Ngiam
Video : Chie Ishii
Photo : Mee
Grabbing your board off the kicker isn’t too hard once you’re fairly comfortable jumping off the kicker. Approach the same way as you would for normal jumps but not too aggressively. As you ride up the kicker concentrate on keeping the handle close to you. Wait until you are launched off the kicker first before going for the grab.
Once off the kicker, focus on keeping your handle in followed by bringing the board up to you as you go for the grab. Landing is as per normal.
Key points to note is thet you really have to ride up evenly because you will be letting one hand off the handle for the grab which makes it easy to get your axis thrown off.