Grinding on the skateboard rail might be one of the coolest things that any beginner riders aim to. But at the same time, it’s also arguably a difficult trick since you need lots of practice to find out the right footing as well as balance to perform it.
That’s the reason I usually advise you to get a homemade rail to perform your grinds more often without any hindrance.
Why Should Be a Homemade Rail Rather Than Buying One?
Well, aside from the preference issue, there are some benefits that are only in a homemade rail:
- DIY a grind rail is much more affordable than buying one at the store. A grind rail on the market prices within $100 to $800 (it’s crazy!) whilst making one at home just costs you around $50 to $60.
- You can custom it to precisely fit what you need to raise your skateboarding level faster. For examples, leg shortening, additional base plates, and bar lengthening.
- Your entire neighborhood is surely impressed with your ability to working with metal and skateboard grinding.
On the other hand, building a grind rail isn’t as difficult as you might be thinking. There are just a few steps and the whole process takes roughly 3-4 hours to be done. But before getting started, make sure you have taken these things into consideration: