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    Unhappy standing slide help

    i have recently been trying to learn to slide without placing my hands, but every time i try i find my self on the pavment. Any helpfull tips or insite?


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    Default Re: standing slide help

    Try them slow at first. Remember to bend your knees and lean back a little. Some times looser trucks help a bit.
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    Default Re: standing slide help

    Quote Originally Posted by Jemwielder
    Try them slow at first. Remember to bend your knees and lean back a little. Some times looser trucks help a bit.
    does board lenth matter? right now im on a short board but ill be getting a vanguard soon will it still work.
    o and when i lean back do i push the board or just carve as sharp as i can?

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    Default Re: standing slide help

    i find its eaiser w/ looser trucks..i also think its eaiser if you put your heel over the edge of your deck a little, inch or two.
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    Default Re: standing slide help

    yup metal head is giving good advice put your front foot a little over the edge and you back foot more over. the real trick to it is knowing how your wheels unlock into a slide and how they lock back up. stand up slides are much like a leap of faith. you have to trust your board and lean way back and push your back foot away from you.

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    Default Re: standing slide help

    i like to carve into it, front foot on bolts and back foot on the tail, putting most of my weight on the front foot. once sliding, i keep knees bent and guide the board around with my back foot.

    yeah you have to get a feeling when wheels break and hook back up.

    its ok to learn on your shortboard. youll need more speed and effort on a longer wheelbase
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    Default Re: standing slide help

    keep practicing, if you're doing something that doesnt work then dont do it

    (works for me)

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    i also find it easier with softer wheels. That way i know i will fall forward and probably be able to run it off. With slide wheels there is a risk of sliding totally out and falling back on your head.
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    Default Re: standing slide help

    Hey where in new orleans do you live and skate. i've been looking at the south jefferson davis parkway that goes over the interstate over by xavier
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    Default Re: standing slide help

    i got a 46" Sec. 9 with the stock wheels...I can slide for ####(like a powerslide) i can do it on my Element board no problem..but i longboard alot more now...any suggestion on different wheels, or do i need just need to work on my technique...does stance matter on a longer board...more front or more back or right in the center??
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    Default Re: standing slide help

    The standup slide is all about balance. I can slide my 57 Ed E with pink powerballs, but it took a while to learn. First step was to find the right speed and turn for breaking the wheels loose. Second step was to find the right amount of pressure on the sliding end of the board to hook up again.
    One mistake I made for a long time is to put weight and pressure on the sliding tail. This will slide the board out, if you are fast enough, but you can't control the hook up.
    To relase the tail for a slide, you have to reduce the weight on the backtrucks - and to hook up again you increase the weight on the backtrucks.

    You will find a verry good description of how to do standup slides at surfacemotion.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by little sheep on wheels
    You will find a verry good description of how to do standup slides at surfacemotion.com
    surfacemotion is one of the best, and most underestimated, longboard/ trick tip sites ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel M.
    Hey where in new orleans do you live and skate. i've been looking at the south jefferson davis parkway that goes over the interstate over by xavier
    Holy Crap! I think there are some serious bumps/ridges at the bottom of both sides. I didn't realize there were even two people around here into this stuff! I mean I occasionally see a random dude on a longboard, but I don't really "know" anyone around here.

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    yo, apparently this thread is getting hijacked, cuz i'm in nola also. Who wants to skate? the oschner parking garage is sick, kinda gnarly, but almost always completely empty, and it's never been a bust for me. Also, we're trying to put a mini-ramp together, it's almost done.

    as far as stand-ups, run super-loose trucks and some slidey wheels, go into it with moderate speed, knees flexed, weight slightly on front foot, throw a hard carve and while you're carving start pushing your board away from you with your legs and look where you want to go. Complete the rotation/ control drift by playing with your weight distribution between your feet.

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    Nothing like skating a garage at a hospital! Can't get anymore convienent than that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hailboy
    dude u just made my day. its night right now but first thing tomarow morning im going out and trying these things some more. video was quite helpfull, thanks to everyone else also

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    Default Re: standing slide help

    how does louie retain so much speed after his slide? i can do stand up slides but i have little to no forward speed after

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    Default Re: standing slide help

    I do them on my Earthwing 35.5. I just lock my feet in the lowered part before the nose and tail, get some speed, turn moderately, and just explode out and unweight myself. they're really fun once you get them. I got them randomly.
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    Default Re: standing slide help

    i do it on my 46" and its really easy. Just go kinda fast, carve the oppisite way and back a few times then carve hard and just slide. I did it after i saw the Loaded Newsletter challenge video.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=RPhQlw_dpB4

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