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    Exclamation How to coleman slide?

    I can slide frontways pretty good but can't coleman slide. I can do it on my friends socal skater pin with 83a wheels but my arbor pin with 78a's just makes it near impossible. Wher should I practice and should I just get harder wheels? Also there is a screw missind on my back trucks that attaches to the board is this causing anything to not slide?


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    Default Re: How to coleman slide?

    go fast

    bend your knees

    put your back hand street side and put your knee onto the griptape above your trucks

    turn really hard clockwise

    touch the other hand to your lead elbow and then stand back up

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    Default Re: How to coleman slide?

    Is that screw effecting it

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    Default Re: How to coleman slide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kowasaki View Post
    Is that screw effecting it
    it would help if you put one in there but i dont think that why your having sliding problems, from my experience a good solution is if you know what the coleman slide is but your having trouble doing it; go out on a hill on a wet day preferably not raining but still wet and try the coleman and it will work like magic, then you will know what to do it when its dry and it only gets better from practice
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    Default Re: How to coleman slide?

    I tried to slide on my friend's 78A Arbors... It was hard, couldn't get anything out of them. But any wheels can be slid.
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    Default Re: How to coleman slide?

    i've slid 78a arbors from some overpriced board at mainland and i've also slid some gumballs. it's very well possible. i guess it depends on the technique of your slide.

    if you're doing a legitimate coleman (not grabbing the board), maybe you should try grabbing the board for just a little bit of a push. of course you don't want to tug on the board. but just for a bit of reassurance, give it a try.
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    Default Re: How to coleman slide?

    ya i have tried to coleman but every time i do i seem to hurt my back i dont bend my knee is that a problem?

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    Default Re: How to coleman slide?

    Quote Originally Posted by zedkong18 View Post
    ya i have tried to coleman but every time i do i seem to hurt my back i dont bend my knee is that a problem?

    try not to lean as far back, i.e. put your sliding hand down closer to your board. it helps you keep control of your board. what do you mean by bending your knee? do you mean tucking your uphill knee into your downhill foot? if so, not doing this can make it harder to break traction and harder to control the slide.
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    Default Re: How to coleman slide?

    And if you try doing a coleman just standing up, I guarantee it'll be much more difficult, so you have to bend those knees. Also makes it safer if you botch it, since you're lower to the ground. You may want to attach another screw back to the trucks, for good measure, not that it should affect your slide.

    Here's my list of what to keep in mind, since I've seen new people try it.
    Do not put your hand so far from your board. Otherwise when you pivot, you will end up too far from your board, and your side very close to the ground.
    Go fast. Jogging or faster will make sliding much easier.
    Always initiate a quick setup into a toeside carve while hunched, put your front hand down, and swing your back hand around, looking over your front hand's shoulder.
    Put sufficient weight on your front hand. Too little, and it's harder to break free.
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