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Raising Grain

While trying to dimension oak boards I frequently run into small areas where the plane rips the grain out. I am careful to check the direction of the grain before hand and I think I have it right because reversing direction is a whole lot worse. I think there are just areas on the board where the grain does not cooperate. The blade is pretty sharp. Do I just need to select the boards more carefully for good grain pattern, or is there some trick to this?