4 years ago1,000+ Views
Ok I'm having an extremely hard time learning to slide. I don't live near any extreme hills but I have some spots. I don't have and gear (helmet,gloves,knee pads), but I'm getting some soon. I need any tips on what to get and how to slide. I have already watch about 40 videos so it's not helping much. Plus I don't think my board is really made for it as you can see at the top
Ok so first off, don't try until you have pads and a helmet because you WILL fall. A lot in the beginning. Your board looks like its more oriented toward freestyle, so it may be a bit harder to learn without the concave and other aspects of freeride boards. Start with Coleman slides, they're the easiest to learn. And you'll need slide gloves for those as well.
Also you'll need some speed, it's very hard unless you're going fast.
A helmet and gloves and knee pads are definately needed. You'll fall plenty of times while you're learning. But like everyone else has said, start out slow, learn some Coleman's get the feel of the slide and throwing your board around.
I can't do slides very well but I know what I'n doing wrong so I just need more practice. More weight on front foot and a set up carve into it helps a lot.
Hey @LukasDeCavitch I'm in the same boat. It's taking me awhile because I don't have great hills around anymore but I'm slowly getting better. The first step for me was learning to shift your weight onto the front of the board, then you have the kick which varies on how fast you're going. Hope this helps
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