Text by Swampy
When I grind I want to feel the coping fight back. I don’t want to be able to roll onto the lip and glide along as if nothing’s happening. I like to feel and hear what’s going on, and know my trucks are either gaining dust or leaving behind a metal trail.
In past years, I’ve been able to sample lesser opted for coping choices, and here’s a little list of my favorites. You won’t find any skatepark standards or heavily lacquered cast pool blocks on this list: Just some nasty lumps of concrete that make doing the simplest grind a challenge.
In no particular order:
- Round edging stone
- Pebbles and rocks, especially granite
- Broken 50mm concrete slabs, with the cracked edge facing out
- Council standard curb stones
- Real pool coping