2 years ago
DanielSpazJames
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Mix it up?
I'm one of those out there who likes to just cruise on my longboard and get to where I'm going, but after seeing some videos I'm getting interested in trying to slide. Any tips and is it worth my time learning & buying some slide gear?
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#1: Buy. A. Helmet. This piece of equipment is literally, a life saver. Its so much better knowing I can push my limits, and still be (sorta) safe because I have a helmet on. And you're gonna want a stiff board for freeride, maybe a drop through board for beginner freeride. Depending on your budget, look into these companies: Rayne, Landyachtz, Sector 9, Loaded, and Bustin. Find some reviews on some boards, and just pick what you think is best.
Helmet and slide gloves are definitely needed like everyone said, I also recommend getting a slidey wheel such as Abec 11 freerides, Seismic Crybabbies or one of my new favorites 81a sugar mommas. Those with a stiff board should make it much simpler, there's also some good tip tricks you can look up. Also for learning have a wide open corner that you can see traffic so you don't get hit by a car.
Thanks guys this is the most helpful stuff I've heard and if I tried to talk to the local longboarders they wouldn't help me cause I don't fit in with them too well.
@danielspazjames that's unfortunate! Had a lot of people like that in our scene when I first started up myself, it just makes it harder to learn but remember you'll be at their level in no time if you commit yourself.