Grinding is one of the most useful skills in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, allowing you to make use of items in the environment to increase your score and also gain access to areas otherwise unreachable.
To perform a grind in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, all you need to do is press and hold down the grind button when approaching an object such as a rail, bench, or even a car. When using an Xbox One controller, the grind button is Y. When using a PlayStation controller, the grind button is Triangle.
There are some further things to note when performing a grind, however. For a start, the position of your skateboard as you start a grind determines what kind of grind you perform. If you hold up when starting a grind, for example, you’ll perform a noseslide. So, practice holding different directions when starting a grind to vary it up. You’ll score more points by doing so, too. Also, grinding requires balance, so bear that in mind.