What's a boardslide look like?A boardslide is where you skate along side an object, usually a rail or curb, and ollie up onto it. Your board lands sideways, with the object in the middle of the board, and you slide along. At the end, you hop off the obstacle and ride away.
What you need to know:Before tacking the boardslide, you need to know how to:
- Ride a skateboard - hopefully, you've thought of this one already!
- Ollie - it's important that you have a strong, confident ollie that you can land most of the time.
- Frontside and backside 180s - you need to be confident in spinning your body. You won't need to actually spin 180 degrees for the boardslide, but you will need to be very confident and solid on your spins.
Even though these instructions are step-by-step, I do recommend reading though all of them first, so you'll know what you're aiming at. It should also help you understand the mechanics of what's going on.