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9th Jun '16 4:28:03 PM MegaMarioMan
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* As noted above, ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''

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* As noted above, ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' has the trope-naming Grind Boots. Ratchet has to buy them in [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 the original game]], and they allow him to... grind! Generally, rail grinding segments include things to hit and jump over, and some jumps between rails. Uniquely, these boots are one of the few things in the series to mostly avert BagOfSpilling, the other being the [[GrapplingHookPistol Swingshot]].



** ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' feature grinding as part of the gameplay. It's pretty noticable how the rails magnetically attracts any characters who have their shoes close to the rails. Miss, and [[BottomlessPit oblivion awaits]].

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** ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' feature grinding as part of the gameplay. It's pretty noticable noticeable how the rails magnetically attracts any characters who have their shoes close to the rails. Miss, and [[BottomlessPit oblivion awaits]].
25th May '16 6:56:43 PM WillKeaton
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* Used in ''Webcomic/{{Darken}}'' during [[http://darkencomic.com/?webcomic_post=20051028 The Race]].

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* Used in ''Webcomic/{{Darken}}'' during [[http://darkencomic.com/?webcomic_post=20051028 The Race]].Race.]]
19th Apr '16 10:54:59 PM JStryker47
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* Also one of the main features in ''VideoGame/SunsetOverdrive''. It can be done with any kind of footwear too, even bare feet.
19th Jan '16 11:38:22 AM nombretomado
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* StaticShock employs a flying disc to travel around, but when he meets similarly powered veteran superhero Soul Power, he learns to use his powers to grind power lines to travel around.

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* StaticShock WesternAnimation/StaticShock employs a flying disc to travel around, but when he meets similarly powered veteran superhero Soul Power, he learns to use his powers to grind power lines to travel around.
1st Nov '15 9:13:47 PM nombretomado
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[[quoteright:300: [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_ratchetgrind_5440.jpg]]]]

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[[quoteright:300: [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank [[Franchise/RatchetAndClank http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_ratchetgrind_5440.jpg]]]]



Named after the equipment from ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' that allows the main character to grind rails.

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Named after the equipment from ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' that allows the main character to grind rails.



* As noted above, ''RatchetAndClank''

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* As noted above, ''RatchetAndClank''''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''
20th Jun '15 2:07:18 PM Galacton
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Ever try grinding a rail on a skateboard? It is as hard as it looks. But not as hard as grinding one without a board. Despite this a surprising number of characters are able to do just that. Sometimes they don't even need a rail, they can grind just as well down any slope.

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Ever try grinding a rail on a skateboard? It is as hard as it looks. But not as hard as grinding one without a board. Despite this a surprising number of characters are able to do just that. Harnessing the power of gravity to surf down [[BenevolentArchitecture well placed]] rails at high speed like a makeshift roller coaster, rail grinding allows a character to move faster than their normal running speed though only in the direction of the rail possibly serving as a shortcut between areas. Sometimes they don't even need a rail, they can grind just as well down any slope.
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3rd Jun '15 6:49:28 PM nombretomado
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* Characters in {{Jet Set Radio}} employ grind boots capable of grinding anything even if it goes directly up.

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* Characters in {{Jet ''VideoGame/{{Jet Set Radio}} Radio}}'' employ grind boots capable of grinding anything even if it goes directly up.
1st Jun '15 10:58:57 AM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''InuYasha'' features [=InuYasha=] and Miroku rushing to the aid of the populace by sliding down a grassy hill.

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* An episode of ''InuYasha'' ''Manga/InuYasha'' features [=InuYasha=] and Miroku rushing to the aid of the populace by sliding down a grassy hill.
21st Dec '14 2:43:29 PM 313Bluestreak
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* ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series.
** The below mentioned [[ProductPlacement Soap Shoes]] were featured in ''[[SonicAdventureSeries Sonic Adventure 2]]'' in order to introduce rail sliding to the series. Although the games no longer feature the brand (due to the bankruptcy of the original company), the rail grinding has remained. Originally only Sonic and Shadow could grind. Now anyone can grind, even those without shoes, like Big (who wears sandals instead) and Omega (who's a robot, and thus has no need for clothes). In other words, in the world of Sonic, people really, ''really'' like Soap Shoes.

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* ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series.
** The below mentioned [[ProductPlacement Soap Shoes]] were featured in ''[[SonicAdventureSeries Sonic Adventure 2]]'' ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' in order to introduce rail sliding to the series. Although the games no longer feature the brand (due to the bankruptcy of the original company), the rail grinding has remained. Originally only Sonic and Shadow could grind. Now anyone can grind, even those without shoes, like Big (who wears sandals instead) and Omega (who's a robot, and thus has no need for clothes). In other words, in the world of Sonic, people really, ''really'' like Soap Shoes.



** In ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' (2006), the Kingdom Valley level features special poles with a bar on a green orb on the end. Hitting these orbs causes them to spin around the pole and create a small pathway made out of spiralling wind [[http://img.hexus.net/v2/gaming/screenshots_ps3/sonic/sonic1_large.jpg that one can grind on.]]

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** In ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' (2006), ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', the Kingdom Valley level features special poles with a bar on a green orb on the end. Hitting these orbs causes them to spin around the pole and create a small pathway made out of spiralling wind [[http://img.hexus.net/v2/gaming/screenshots_ps3/sonic/sonic1_large.jpg that one can grind on.]]
2nd May '14 7:27:34 AM LongLiveHumour
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* Lady Alvida of ''OnePiece'' can now do this, thanks to her Devil Fruit powers.

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* Lady Alvida of ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' can now do this, thanks to her Devil Fruit powers.



* In ''TheLegendOfKorra'', metalbender police officers sometimes use this during chases. Considering the [[ExtraOreDinary nature of their powers]], it's completely justified.

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* In ''TheLegendOfKorra'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', metalbender police officers sometimes use this during chases. Considering the [[ExtraOreDinary nature of their powers]], it's completely justified.
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