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    Default Problems with a Heelside Powerslide 180 on Pintail Longboard

    Im having trouble getting my pintail longboard to spin at all, I was just wondering if anyone can give any tips to get a spin because it seems my buddy has a easier time spinning his Drop-Through longboard and I was wondering if I am being restricted because of the shape of mine


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    Default Re: Problems with a Heelside Powerslide 180 on Pintail Longboard

    Can you do a 180 on his board? I would think that the problem is with your technique.

    Wear safety gear, and be safe.
    Commit to the 180, which means you need to do the 180 even if your board doesn't. If you don't spin because you think the board wont, then its a catch 22. Commit, and worse case you run off your board. Best case, you land it.

    Your board is gonna follow your shoulders, so the only way to get the board to do a 180 is to rotate the shoulders, and the rest of the body. If you don't, you will be limited to small checks.

    Put 80% of your weight on the front foot, and carve into it. If you cannot seem to get it, go faster. Good luck!

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    Default Re: Problems with a Heelside Powerslide 180 on Pintail Longboard

    Try your buddies board. Drop through freeride boards will be easier to slide than a top mount pin tail for a whole lot of reasons.

    Bright side though is if you learn to rock standies on a pin tail, every thing else will be easier for you.
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    Default Re: Problems with a Heelside Powerslide 180 on Pintail Longboard

    it feels easier because your board is a topmount and sits above the trucks and his is a droptru and sits under the baseplate. you gotta throw your shoulders. Even if you dont weight your front foot as much as you really should the board will spin into the 180 just out of following your body. And when you do get it you will have that extra "im doin it on a board thats more difficult to slide" steez

    when you throw your shoulders into the 180 your hips follow which makes the board go, thats why when you see people throw speed checks they throw their shoulders back to stop that full rotaion.
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    Default Re: Problems with a Heelside Powerslide 180 on Pintail Longboard

    yes it is easier on the other set up as said before but that doens mean its impossible or really all that much harder to do on a pintail, just remmebr get reallllly low (cant stress that enought) and hand your back foot off put your weight on your front foot and turn your shoulders as you rotate hope this helps!
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    Default Re: Problems with a Heelside Powerslide 180 on Pintail Longboard

    What board is it?
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    Default Re: Problems with a Heelside Powerslide 180 on Pintail Longboard

    Oh and also one of the key things to remember with most slides is the setup carve! If you're having trouble with it, try really hard carves from toeside to heelside to get the whole feeling of twisting your body. This is what I did at least. Just go in to a hard toeside carve followed by going heelside while put the weight on your front leg and pushing out with your back leg. Get used to that twisting motion! Hope you get it down, keep practicing and stay OPTIMISTIC no ones good from the start
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