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Tips for sliding- +k for responses
Tips for sliding my longboard, not trolling here. arbor surcrose wheels and gullwing trucks.
When in trouble, go for double
ive never heard of those wheels.. but tbh just start small with slides that require gloves, and sliding wheels would help too. simple backside 180. then try colemans, stand ups, etc.
“Real guides cannot be heroes. When somebody gets into trouble in the mountains, we go after him, take the necessary risks, and bring him down. Nothing else counts.”
– Rudolf Aemmer
Those wheels will not work well for sliding at all. They only catch, shudder, and get brutal flat spots. I have tons of experience on longboards. Look for a wheel that is 90-something durometer. I had some Sergio Slider 99a wheels that were like rock, and I could slide forever! Google instructions on how to make sliding gloves with leather home hardware gloves and cutting board. The trucks don't matter too much, in fact, your gullwings are probably nice and low already. Upgrade your bushings for a medium softness in a better brand. Hopefully your wheels won't ever catch the deck and lock up on hard slides. Good luck! Sliding is so much fun.
use the nessacary protective equipment!
If you pla on tech sliding listen to Dr.Gnar if not, go the other way, i learned on 78a s9 wheels which were just as bad as your setup, just dont worry about that, its about confidence. to first get the feeling of sliding, get some leather work gloves and go to a FLAT street, get a comfortable amount of speed (marginally fast) then as your going plant you hands and kick your back foot and push your front foots toe down as if you were initiating a hard turn. Its how i learned and how i teach my friends, after a few months of practice and progression i can do 20+ft standies.
Good luck and never stop practicing bruther!
Don't be a pussy. Get some hard wheels and a top mount.
on the contrary, get a drop through, less grip=easier more consistent slides.
Did the drop through thing. No real advantage IMO. In my experience a top mount provides a better feel of the road. A drop though was fun when I didn't know how to longboard or slide.
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