Slappy grinds are one of the most fun tricks skateboarding. They are open to all, you don’t need a sprawling marble plaza, a skatepark, or even to be able to ollie. Just find a kerb, maybe some wax, and off you go.
The slappy, it is generally accepted, was invented by the feet of John Lucero back in the 1980’s. The story goes that he was thrown out of his local skatepark and forced to skate the car park outside, through using the kerb as if it were coping the slappy grind was born.
It is of course entirely possible many others had come up with the trick independently, but for the sake of the story we are going with Lucero.
The following list is by no means exhaustive, rather a selection of enjoyable examples of this fun trick. Take a look then grab your board and hit up your nearest kerb.