The Bert Slide is where the skater crouches down low and plants one hand on the ground, letting their feet and board slide out 180 degrees. The Bert Slide is a very stylish, smooth, old school trick that anyone can learn - you don't even need to know how to Ollie in order to learn to Bert Slide! Plus, it just looks sweet.
What you DO need to know before learning to Bert Slide though is:
- How to ride a skateboard - the basics, plus just a little more confidence. You want to be able to ride comfortably, and have good control of the board and your body.
- Get comfortable with rising and lowering while riding. Get some speed, and then crouch down low, knees bent deep, and touch your skateboard. Then straighten back up. Get comfortable with doing things like this (most basic street skaters today don't do anything like this!)