Skating Ledges (Skateboarding Ledges and Fun Tricks Explained)

What are Skateboarding Ledges?

A Skateboarding ledge is a corner to slide on. Anything from a control, grower, hubba or a case. They are simpler to skate than a rail on the grounds where there is just one edge to adjust on.

Additionally, you can’t fall over the opposite side in the event that you miss arriving on the edge.

Grind Boxes with Ledges - Quick Links

Ramptech Mini Box

10″ Tall x 16″ Wide x 5′ Long

OC Grind Box

6ft Long x 19″ wide x 9″ tall 

OC Grind Box

4ftLong x 8″ Tall x 19″ wide (approx)

Keen Brick Box

6 long x 12 tall x 20 wide

Ledges Types

Types of Skateboarding Ledges

Ledges can be anything from concrete to metal. Anything and everything that you can ollie to or slide on, is your LEDGE!

Flat

A straight flat ledge is all you need. Loved by beginners and pros. It actually is the vanilla of skateboard ledges.

Angled

That is when the ledge is higher toward one side than the other. It is enjoyable to grind up and off or down with speed. Keep the point inconspicuous to build trouble going up and a simple slide going down. Keep the point change low. You need to have the option to do a decent measure of stunts. Lower than 10° and you ought to be a great idea to g

Curved

Some decent curves can be fun and add a new element to your tricks. You need to keep the total angle low. If you make it too tight then the ledge will not be apt for skate boarding.

How To Skate Ledge

Beginner? Find out how to skate ledge in an easy way!

Professional skaters believe that whatever ledge you pick up; you need to ensure it will GRIND! If not, you will land up falling very often.

For very new skaters, you need to wax your ledges- that makes it easier to grind because metal on concrete doesn’t make it smooth to grind on.

Secondly. Just stand still and use a line. Just stand there and practice ollieing. You are going to ride up to the ledge and you are going to ollie onto the ledge. Then, you’ve got to practice leaning forward and jumping backward. As much as crazy it might sound to you. But this actually does work.

The most important criterion is to practice. You want to make sure you land on the ledge with the wheels right up against the edge. If your wheels are not against the edge, your trucks are going to flip and you’ll fall. So make sure your wheels are slammed up against the edge of the curb or ledge that you are grinding on.

Besides, it’s much easier to glide when you are moving, because then you just pop up, land with your wheels straight up against the ledge.

Ledge Materials

What is Good to Grind On?

The edge that you land on makes a big difference in how the skateboard ledge feels. There are a few different options and each gives you a feel all its own.

Metal

There are a few different ways to make a metal edge for skateboarding

Square

The least expensive approach to make a granulate edge is utilizing a point iron. Utilizing a steel point on the side of your edge is perhaps the least complex approaches to make the edge. It can have its limitations though-

The corner edge is sharp. This can cause injury in the event that you fall on it. The sharp edge is a clingy corner. It can wear your truck and your deck out by diving a depression into them.

Concrete

The stones in the concrete mix give a great rough feel and sound when grinding. For the feeling of raw powder cannot be matched.

Concrete is so often seen and skated in the streets. It works awesome with the right amount of wax or existing paint. The edge will wear down into a rounded profile that can be great to skate.

Stone

The most sought after ledge-stone- is truly coveted by most skate boarders. The thrill of grinding on it is splendid. It is just that mid-way ledge. Neither as icy as metal nor less smooth as concrete.

It is a misnomer amongst many skateboarders that marble is a stone ledge. Marble in fact is fragile for skateboarding. Most stone ledges are made of granite or basalt. Although stone ledges are expensive, you will have to use one single piece without any joints. Joints will make it a bumpy ride and obviously wither too soon.

Skateboard Tricks

How about some fun tricks with your ledge?

FS 50-50

One of the easiest grinds. You will be sliding on both trucks from the very start, facing the ledge.

1. Find a suitable ledge or rail for training. Something relatively low with a convenient corner.

2. Gather a decent amount of speed.

3. Ride up facing the ledge. Do an ollie onto the obstacle and catch your balance, leaning your back slightly away from the ledge.

4. Slide along, then when descending raise the nose of your board, putting some pressure on the tail and easing up your front leg. Alternatively, snap off the bridge with an ollie.

BS 50-50

One of the easiest grinds. You will be sliding on both trucks from the very start, with your back to the ledge.

1. Find a suitable ledge or rail for training. Something relatively low, with a convenient corner.

2. Gather a decent amount of speed.

3. Ride up with your back to the ledge. Do an ollie onto the obstacle and maintain your balance.

4. Slide along, then when descending,raise the nose of your board, putting some pressure on the tail and easing up your front leg. Alternatively, snap off the bridge with an ollie.

FS Boardslide

A backwards slide on the middle of the board. Ride up to the obstacle face forward.

1. For the frontside boardslide you ride up parallel to the rail. Front side, i.e. facing the obstacle.

2. Feet are in ollie stance. Jump up and try to bring the front trucks over the rail, so that the railing is now at the middle of the board.

3. Find and catch your balance, otherwise the board will fly away from under you.

4. Hold your balance and slide for as long as the obstacle allows you. Exit with a 90-degree frame turn. Or into your regular stance.

FS Lipslide

A frontside slide on the center of the board. Enter by bringing your rear truck onto the ledge.

1. Ride up facing the ledge.

2. Snap and bring your rear truck onto the ledge with a 90 degree turn.

3. Slide on the center of the board, exit with a 90 degree turn back to your starting position.

FS Nosegrind

This is a slide on the front truck while facing the obstacle. A good nosegrind is executed in balance, but laying your nose down on the obstacle is also permissable.

This is a slide on the front truck while facing the obstacle. A good nosegrind is executed in balance, but laying your nose down on the obstacle is also permissable.

1. Ride up face forward to the obstacle. Legs are in ollie stance.

2. Snap and shift your balance to your leading foot.

3. Slide and hold your balance.

4. Exit with a light snap on the nose (nollie‑style). As they say, CHOP! CHOP! CHOP! Get on your skateboard and try the tricks.  You never know, maybe you’ll invent a new trick and continue the joy and thrill of skateboarding on a ledge.

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