For most skaters, the first place you'll go to try out a slappy grind is the curb right outside your door. Another great place would be those blocks in parking lots with sloped ends. Make sure the curb doesn't have big chips taken out of it - the curb's edge should be mostly smooth. Once you've found your curb, here's how you do it:
- First, find a spot where the curb dips down, like for a driveway. You're going to want to start your slappy grind a few feet before that dip, so that you can use it to get out of the grind at the end.
- Get some speed going. Again, not too fast, but not too slow.
- Angle yourself at the curb. Not straight at the curb, but more at an angle. The angle should be fairly sharp, though.
- As you approach the curb, you want to make sure your feet are placed wide on the board, with one on the tail and one above the front bolts. This will help you with balance.
- Right before you hit the curb, lift the skateboard's nose up so that your trucks are aligned with the edge of the curb. Then, right before you meet the curb, skid your tail towards it. This should help get you up onto the edge.
- Grind along.
- To get off of the curb, you should either ride off at the sloped end, or you might need to push yourself off, depending on how much speed you managed to get going before the grind.