This is a grind trick randomizer app for blading. The goal is to have fun mucking around with grind tricks.
Use the tricktionary to learn about grind tricks.
Use the game mode for a challenge to do random grind tricks on your skates.
Per game, you get a limited amount of spins on the slot machine. The game ends when you have used the last spin.
Press "Start Game" () to let the slot machine spin the first trick.
Press "Explain" () to show a description of the trick.
Press the reels (Approach, Spin to, Variation, Spin off) to disable parts of the trick ().
If the trick gets easier you get less points. Press the reels again to enable parts of the trick.
The grind reel in the middle can not be disabled. If you can not do the basic grind, you have to skip the trick.
Press "AIGHT!" if you have done the trick.
This adds the displayed points to your score and adds
the trick to your tricklist ().
Press "Skip" () to skip this trick and advance the game.
Open the configuration menu () to choose the
included tricks and the amount of spins per game.
Display info about on-screen controls.
Include and exclude tricks and set game options. Choose a preset and modify. The settings are saved to the device.
Look up trick names and trick naming discussions.
Show this screen.
Show description of the current trick.
Skip this trick and spin the next trick. If this is the last spin, the game ends.
Do the trick and collect the points. The trick is added to your tricklist. If this is the last spin, the game ends.
Give up and restart the game.
Show the tricks you have done so far.
Slot machine interface
More than 30 grinds
More than 50'000 unique grind tricks
PWA Web App for Windows, Mac, iOS (Chrome, Safari, Edge)
Works offline (Chrome only)
Special thanks to the awesome blading reference Book of Grinds and letting me use the thumbnails for the trick explain function.
I discovered BOG last year and it inspired me a lot. Only wish I had it earlier!
I wanted to see what happens if I put all the tricks in a neat randomizer GUI.
The main idea is to split every grind trick into 5 phases: approach, spin to grind, grind, grind variation and spin off grind.
Then, randomize the phases individually and translate the randomized phases back to a blading trick name.
The app is just about single grind tricks and does not consider jumps or switch ups.
For all the tech geeks out there, the app also demonstrates the possibility of a rule based blade trick generator. Check this list if you want to see
All 3D rendered graphics are screenshots taken from the awesome Book of Grinds.
Click on an image to open the Book of Grind page for the trick.
Naming details and scoring
If you have different names for different stuff in mind, please forget anything you knew about blading because I am here to explain it for you.
Get schooled by a guy who can't do most of the more advanced tricks in his own app.
Irony aside: I needed to define stuff to make this app work and tried to reference sources where possible.
Please be merciful with the naming definitions made for this app and let me know about stuff that is out in left field.
"Savannah" vs "AO Unity"
This app goes with the solution proposed by skateyeg.com.
I opt for Savannah/Unity instead of AO Unity/Unity. Also pointed out by Butch Lehman.
Unity is a groove grind. Groove grinds usually do not use the term Alley-oop.
I assume most would agree there is no AO Royale. A Royale grinded reverse is a Full Torque, a Torque grinded reverse is a Backslide.
This is usually not the case for souls, an AO Soul ist still a Soul, an AO Acid still an Acid.
"Usually": both souls and grooves have exceptions though, some souls have a different name when grinded reverse.
For example Soyale (AO Torque Soul), Misfit (AO Top Mistrial), Kindgrind (AO Top Mizou)
do not have another name when grinded reverse (=> for groove exceptions check "True Tabernacle Discussion").
"AO/True Tabernacle" vs "270/450 Tabernacle"
Tricks like Tabernacle, Wheelbarrow, Darkslide, Fastslide, Byn Soul, Neighborhood or Acid Rain are hybrids between groove and soul grinds. They are
"h-block tricks that are done like AO/Truespin.".
They are hybrids because they have a BS and FS variant as every groove grind but also have an Alley-Oop variant when grinded reverse as every soul grind (=> The "Savannah" discussion).
This app solves this by treating these hybrids as "FS" and "BS" soul tricks.
Therefore, there is no 'True Tabernacle' but a 'True BS Tabernacle' or 'True FS Tabernacle'.
The score you get is the final answer to all your blading ambitions. Naturally, the scoring system is designed by
a comittee of highly qualified experts and approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Irony aside, the scoring is actually just for fun and somewhat oversimplified.
Grinds are separated in easy, average and hard. Easy gets 1, average 2 and hard 3 points.