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    Default Longboarding help. Preparing for a big hill.

    Hey, im new to silverfish and wanted to ask a quick question. Im a pretty good longboarder not bad not great. Back on to subject so im preparing for this hill called Rose. Its big for me cause where only 14 and way like 90-110 lbs. so i know how to colemans but want to learn how to suck them back in how do i do this? Do you like lean/rotate back in. cause you go about 40 on this hill from what i have heard from my friends brother so i want to slow down? When i coleman it just goes back but i know how to coleman/standie type where you hold it out then i cant suck it in,and where should i grab the board?
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    Default Re: Longboarding help. Preparing for a big hill.

    If your leaning back with both knees extended, you can drop your back knee along the rail of the board to help weight it, and keep you close. Also make sure you keep your hand closely behind you. Other than that i would practice the transition between tuck and coleman, and start sliding at higher speeds.

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    Default Re: Longboarding help. Preparing for a big hill.

    dont skate the hill if you cant pull back your colemans yet.. just keep practicing on slower hills so you can get them down. and what helps a lot for pulling back colemans in my opinion is to look over your shoulder so you keep looking downhill
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    Default Re: Longboarding help. Preparing for a big hill.

    Agreed, if you can't pull them off yet then don't do the hill.
    You can always learn to do a heelside pendy instead of a coleman...the overall mechanics of bringing the slide back the second 180 will be similar to pulling back in a coleman.
    Lead with your shoulders and rotate them.
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    Default Re: Longboarding help. Preparing for a big hill.

    Dude please do not dive right into a 40mph hill when you have major questions like this. Start from halfway down or lower depending on the length of the hill and as you get comfortable start from higher and higher up.
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    Default Re: Longboarding help. Preparing for a big hill.

    Yeah, if you're not confident in your skill level, you shouldn't be skating.

    Now, if you do go, take the hill from 3/4 of the way down, or 1/4 from the bottom. It sounds like you can practice your colemans fine from there.

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    Default Re: Longboarding help. Preparing for a big hill.

    Quote Originally Posted by thetalkinghead View Post
    Dude please do not dive right into a 40mph hill when you have major questions like this. Start from halfway down or lower depending on the length of the hill and as you get comfortable start from higher and higher up.
    Yes I know. I wasn't going to I plan to do it during our spring break. Ive gone about 25-30 so thats what I'm going to practice on the local hills till I progress to that speed and learn how to suck them in.

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    Default Re: Longboarding help. Preparing for a big hill.

    One word; footbreak.
    Footbreaking is essential to master, and seems like a lost art in these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbageboy View Post
    One word; footbreak.
    Footbreaking is essential to master, and seems like a lost art in these days.
    I do believe that footbraking used to be an event in the first X-Games if I'm not mistaken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbageboy View Post
    One word; footbreak.
    Footbreaking is essential to master, and seems like a lost art in these days.
    I cant foot break any more...anybody wanna buy me new shoes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTreeFallHard View Post
    I do believe that footbraking used to be an event in the first X-Games if I'm not mistaken.
    heheh; that´s funny. They just rode down a hill and footbreaked? Wonder why they stopped having that in the x-games

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    I cant foot break any more...anybody wanna buy me new shoes?
    Use a tire from a motorcycle or something. My soles have hold up so long that the shoes are so old that they fall apart in the seams instead.

    On a related note:
    It is not always optimal and/or possible to slide, so I think footbreaking is the most important thing to learn. They work every time.
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    Default Re: Longboarding help. Preparing for a big hill.

    I like to bend over and breath really deep and hard, then snap back up really fast so my head gets all cloudy and I see spots. Then before I gain my balance back, I start bombing down the hill.
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    Default Re: Longboarding help. Preparing for a big hill.

    Quote Originally Posted by cabbageboy View Post
    heheh; that´s funny. They just rode down a hill and footbreaked? Wonder why they stopped having that in the x-games
    You got it.
    They'd all get to a certain speed and see who was the best footbraker by coming to a stop in the shortest distance.
    Style points were also awarded

    As a final round tie breaker, the two final opponents would basically have a face off
    Each rider would take turns skating down a ramp, and there was a large brick wall at the bottom.
    Simply put, stop before hitting the wall. After each round the brick wall was moved closer to the foot of the ramp until the final rider would succeed as the x-games world champion footbraker.
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    Default Re: Longboarding help. Preparing for a big hill.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigTreeFallHard View Post
    I do believe that footbraking used to be an event in the first X-Games if I'm not mistaken.
    links or vids? i searched for like 10 mins but couldn't find anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyliner View Post
    links or vids? i searched for like 10 mins but couldn't find anything.
    I'll go into my archives and see what I can dig up.
    From what I recall, Herp Derpington took the gold.
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    I love Herp Derpington's style fo sho
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    Default Re: Longboarding help. Preparing for a big hill.

    Hahah.
    Like a safety contest with style points. . . pretty corny
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    Default Re: Longboarding help. Preparing for a big hill.

    Make sure you have a cape. I never bomb hills without a cape.
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    Default Re: Longboarding help. Preparing for a big hill.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigTreeFallHard View Post
    You got it.
    They'd all get to a certain speed and see who was the best footbraker by coming to a stop in the shortest distance.
    Style points were also awarded

    As a final round tie breaker, the two final opponents would basically have a face off
    Each rider would take turns skating down a ramp, and there was a large brick wall at the bottom.
    Simply put, stop before hitting the wall. After each round the brick wall was moved closer to the foot of the ramp until the final rider would succeed as the x-games world champion footbraker.
    That's the stupidest competition ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bookworm View Post
    That's the stupidest competition ever.
    Hence why it's no longer at the x-games.
    The competitive footbraking scene has pretty much gone underground
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