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Sequence of Bryndon sliding a huge kink.
Sequence of Bryndon sliding a huge kink.

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Dec 9, 2006 broox

that kink is ridiculous. i love the video of this grind.

Dec 9, 2006 AnthoFlex

That was in the Soap holiday right? But from a different angle i think....He just came to a complete stop at the end and i believe 360ed off

Dec 9, 2006 AnthoFlex

Ok, i just checked it, he doesnt 360 off

Dec 9, 2006 Slidey

That is big and scary lol

Dec 9, 2006 AnthoFlex

Yea, i only do Street rails, not Vert like this.....But imma soon give vert rails a try

Dec 12, 2006 broox

i've never hit anything like this, but it feels so good to stick a vert rail.

Dec 14, 2006 Slidey

Derek is so right on that, the last vert rail i hit was about 8 steps but it still felt amazing, I always prefer to land on horizontal then go down the vert bit of a rail if it has a kink :P Theres just one thing I don't understand about the video of this, how does he manage to keep really slow and in controll while hes going down and doing a frontside. If I was to ever try that rail I would be going uncontrollably fast as soon as I got past the 1st kink.

Dec 14, 2006 Slidey

I know that he is going quite fast, but I go so much faster than that on vert.

Dec 14, 2006 broox

aha, that's a great question, and here's the answer.

the difference between "pro" soapers and uncontrolled soapers is a grind plate modification.

all of this control comes from grinding down then inside and outside of your plates. i mean way way down so that when you lean in or out a little rubber will actually be on the rail.

so to go fast, you keep your feet frontside, then to slow down you just tweak your feet a bit. if you've ever watched oNe or tWo you can actually hear the shoes squeaking a little bit... that's the rubber on the rail.

Dec 14, 2006 broox

oh yeah... i forgot to tell how to do it.

method 1: the first time i did it, i found a peace of "dragon skin" it's this super super rough metal "sandpaper" with 1 sticky side. i wrapped the dragon skin around 2" rail (most rails are 1.5" so i wanted it to be a little wider). then i just rubbed my shoe across it in both ufo and royale positions until it was down far enough.

method 2: just find a really rough ledge and do the same thing.

Dec 14, 2006 Slidey

Thanx brookx that's a sick technique. Now I'll be able to use the brake pads on shoes like the boltar, and the tweaked grinds will become much easier. I just got new grindplates, what a way to wreck them =P

Dec 14, 2006 SonicSoaper

Speaking o0f oNe and tWo, where can I find those vids?

Dec 15, 2006 mgm

I just can't bring myself to destroy my only pair of plates on purpose.

Dec 15, 2006 Slidey

If you have shoes with replaceable grindplates, buy some new ones from keemaz on ebay.

Dec 15, 2006 Kru

I sanded the crap outta my express plates on my heelys.. haha. Slowed them down a bit and so much more controllable on grinds.

Jan 18, 2007 MrWaterBuffalo

wheres the video of this?

Feb 10, 2007 AnthoFlex

Most likely in the oNe and tWo videos

Feb 10, 2007 Mart

This grind is in neither oNe nor tWo

Feb 10, 2007 AnthoFlex

o.O

oh well

Feb 10, 2007 Slidey

The video is in Holiday

Mar 10, 2007 AnthoFlex

That first kink is a BITCH! look at it!

Its not like Flat, then slant

its Flat, DROP, then Slant down

this shows that the Relate crew was the best Soapers ever

Mar 11, 2007 SonicSoaper

True, true.

Mar 11, 2007 matrix8967

Kinks are giving me such a hard time right now...I can't get them no matter what...

---Alex

Feb 17, 2008 Kain

Why would somebody make a kink like that? Are they out to kill soapers? O_o

Hey...this pic is one Wikipedia, but from a different angle lol

Apr 16, 2008 Joshua3109

this is hardcore

Mar 4, 2010 Brad

amazing.

Mar 4, 2010 Kooksoaper13

sick nastay

Apr 22, 2010 HDCineman

This rail is in oNe. It'a about a quarter of the way into my section. It's from a different angle and I'm wearing a different shirt.

Apr 22, 2010 Brad

This pic is my desktop background XP