In this site, I'm going to show you various techniques and ways to get started on sliding on a longboard!
This is the easiest slide to do and should be the first one you learn.
1. Start off at a moderate speed.
2. Crouch low enough to the board so that you can touch the floor.
3. Put your right hand (left if you're goofy) on the ground.
4. Lean a little onto that hand and turn.
5. As you turn, put your left hand on the ground and stretch out your legs to start your slide.
6. The board should carry itself all the way around without you helping it.
My favorite slide :D
Similar to the Coleman slide, except it applies two hands instead of one
1. Go at a moderate speed
2. Crouch close to your deck
3. Put your left hand to the floor (right if you're goofy)
4. Lean onto your hand as if turning
5. Put down your right hand as you start turning
6. Push out the board slightly to help the slide
7. Let the board carry you through the slide. It does this by itself, so you may even get it the first try!
How to Coleman Slide
To learn, you need a wide street with a moderate slope
1. Go down the hill at a moderate speed
2. Crouch down close to the board
3. Get your left hand (right if you are goofy) and put it on the ground
4. Lean onto your left hand as if you're turning
5. Push out legs (only slightly) to help the slide
6. If you are going fast enough, the slide will carry you all the way around 180 without helping it.
How to Pendulum Toeside
To learn you'll need
1. Start down the hill and go at a fast speed.
2. Crouch low to your board and start your toeslide
3. Let the board take you all the way around the 180, you'll know if you are doing it right if you are still rolling sideways after the 180
4. Keep your hands on the ground after the 180 and stay in pushup position, and let the board take you around the other way. It will do this by itself.
How to Stand Up Slide
I suggest that you learn heel side before toe side.
To learn, youll need a street with a moderate slope.
1. Start down a hill at a moderate speed. If you don't live near a hill, 3 hard pushes should be enough.
2. Place your back foot so that your heel/toes are hanging off.
3. Turn sharp or carve into it to help you start your slide.
4. Lean back/forward (exaggerate your leaning) and push out with your back foot to start the slide.
5. Keep leaning back or you be thrown forward/backward.
6. If you can't bring the board back, just carve back until you learn how to bring it back.
How to Surrender Slide
I suggest you learn how to toe and heel side well before learning this, but this is my favorite slide and look pretty good.
Surrender Slide 180
1. First, get a good amount of speed down a hill.
2.Get low to the board and throw yourself the the front of the board onto your hands.
3. Shift your hands to the left of the board and wait for the board to start drifting.
4. Drag it around until it goes 180 degrees, position the board under your, then stand up and ride out the slide
Instead of ending at a 180 slide, you can go into a 360 by connecting a toe side right after the 180.