There’s a reason you see so many stalefishes in Sessions. It’s as simple as they come and has loads of style potential.
Step by Step Take a progressive edge through the top of the wake and grab stalefish when you leave the wake. Suck up your front knee and kick out your back foot so your back leg is fully extended. It looks a little goofy if you keep a stalefish under your body, so I really try to push it out in front of me.
Grab Great When I learn a new trick, I first make sure I’m getting a legit grab. From indy and melon to tail and stalefish, make sure the grab is in the right spot.
Fundamentals First Great style doesn’t just happen. We all have to start somewhere, and your first grab isn’t going to look very good. Just like anything else, though, you’re going to have to work at it. The better you ride switch and the more comfortable you are on the board in general, the better your riding will look down the road.
Look at It Seeing yourself do a trick always helps, so having your buddies shoot photos or video is a good idea. A trick might feel great in the air, but when you look back at it, you might realize it doesn’t look anything like it feels. By seeing it, you’ll realize that “I need to tweak my leg a little bit more or poke it a little bit more,” and you’ll be able to progress the trick.