Do different grabs. Don’t just stick with the one grab for each trick.
It’s very, very easy to get locked into doing the same grab for every trick. For me, I was stuck into indy grabs for the longest period of time. Whether it was 180s, 360s, 540s or above, all I did was indy grabs.
It wasn’t until people started telling me to do other grabs that I realized I had completely ignored so many other grabs. The long period of time that I spent doing nothing but indy grabs actually made it harder for me to learn other grabs. My body just naturally wanted to do an indy grab whenever I spun.
The earlier you start doing other grabs, the sooner you get your body used to the different movements and the less awkward it’ll feel as you progress further. You’ll also find that certain grabs make tricks look WAY better and also make you look and feel like a more stylish rider.
Here’s an easy and fun way to learn different grabs
One method that worked well for making me learn other grabs was to let friends call the grab you have to do. You can still pick the trick you want to do, but have a friend tell you which grab to do.
Make it into a game. Every time you miss a grab you get a letter. First one to spell h-o-r-s-e buys the other guy a drink. It’s amazing how much more motivation you’ll have to do different grabs when you have a drink on the line, plus it makes it fun too!