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    Default need advice for sliding.. any help?

    ive been practicing sliding for about a week now and haven't made any progress... i just cant get the wheels to slide out and i push hard and twist my body hard. i have otang 83a stims and people have been telling me that i can slide with them easily but i cant...
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    Default Re: need advice for sliding.. any help?

    It's probably because you have an original avatar.

    Anyways, make sure your getting low. Bend your knees, and use both your upper and lower body. Put all your weight on your front foot and then just bring the board around.

    P.S., this thread probably belongs herer:Longboard Tricks & Tips
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    Its not the wheels.
    You just need to practice.
    Do you have enough speed for said slide? Are you carving into the slide? Are you low enough? Are your feet in a comfortable place?
    These are all things that need to be practiced. Watch some videos, skate with people that have experience with sliding.
    It is a learning process, and it does take longer than a week.
    What kind of slides are you trying?
    Maybe start with some hands down slides, and get a feel of how/when your wheels slide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9oh4 View Post
    Its not the wheels.
    It's the original avatar. I'm telling you guys!

    But in all seriousness, sliding doesn't come in 1 day. Definitely get some pads and a helmet. They boost confidence +50.
    You shouldn't have a problem initiating the slide with such icy wheels. Make sure to make full use of your lower body, as well as work on putting all your weight on your front foot.
    "If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough"

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    Go faster!

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    Default Re: need advice for sliding.. any help?

    Quote Originally Posted by 9oh4 View Post
    Its not the wheels.
    You just need to practice.
    Do you have enough speed for said slide? Are you carving into the slide? Are you low enough? Are your feet in a comfortable place?
    These are all things that need to be practiced. Watch some videos, skate with people that have experience with sliding.
    It is a learning process, and it does take longer than a week.
    What kind of slides are you trying?
    Maybe start with some hands down slides, and get a feel of how/when your wheels slide.

    i dont know anybody that knows how to slide... and i forgot about bending my knees cuz i snowboard and also im trying to do toeside 180s and im moving my shoulders and pushing out
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjaykiller View Post
    i dont know anybody that knows how to slide... and i forgot about bending my knees cuz i snowboard and also im trying to do toeside 180s and im moving my shoulders and pushing out
    Just moving your shoulders isn't enough. Watch videos on youtube. You really need to use your lower body to slide correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacific View Post
    Just moving your shoulders isn't enough. Watch videos on youtube. You really need to use your lower body to slide correctly.
    ive been watching videos a lot and keep coming back to see them but i just cant do it... i cant even push the board out a little....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjaykiller View Post
    ive been watching videos a lot and keep coming back to see them but i just cant do it... i cant even push the board out a little....
    Put ALL your weight on your front foot and then bring the back foot around. Are you doing toeside or heelside?
    "If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough"

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    http://www.silverfishlongboarding.co...on-thread.html

    Be confident, give a hard carve, bend your knees, get low, and go with it.
    Watch some videos and stay at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacific View Post
    Put ALL your weight on your front foot and then bring the back foot around. Are you doing toeside or heelside?
    toe slide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjaykiller View Post
    toe slide.
    Well, I typically find those easier. Just persist and be confident. Practice makes perfect.
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    Default Re: need advice for sliding.. any help?

    a 180 doesn't even take much speed. You can easily do it on grippy wheels on flat with just 3 or 4 hard pushes.
    It's 100% about the weight and coming in helping the angle with a carve.
    Do a question mark carve, for regular: straight, then carve right, then carve left hard, shift all your weight on your front foot, and then turn your body starting from the shoulders. The board will do the rest.

    Knees and other things are more for standies, checks and so on, simple non pressure 180s will work out super early as long as you have all your weight on the right truck. Not that proper form doesn't help or isn't nice, but you should be able to get them a lot earlier than engaging everything correctly.

    If you're not carving into if you won't be able to do it if you're new to it, the resistance to win when your board is straight is too much. Make sure you're 45 degrees or more into the turn by carving into it.

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    Default Re: need advice for sliding.. any help?

    Try to learn gloved slides first.
    It'll help you to get an idea as to how it feels to have the wheels break traction.
    You'll be lower to the ground and a fall will be less likely and less painful.


    As well, keep your trucks a bit loose.
    When your deck leans you can apply a bit more lateral pressure to it to help the wheels slide.

    But overall, don't hold yourself to a high standard.
    Sliding isn't easy, and it's nothing like riding a snowboard.
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