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UK downhill Slide Vid
On 5/30/2011 Nick wrote in from United Kingdom  (78.105.nnn.nnn)

Hey guys. Here's a downhill Slide vid from the UK. Its nearly summer here. Hoping to see more people on the hill soon! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kDh3w6PaHM

 
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beginner downhill skate lessons
On 2/4/2011 Jimmy Flindt wrote in from United States  (69.106.nnn.nnn)

If you want to learn the basic survival skills of downhill skateboarding and you live in SoCal, please email me or call me, i'm going to start beginner downhill skate lessons soon!

After watching this group of kids bomb GMR with no braking skills, I've decided a few people might find this useful to survive on the roads!

my email: jimmyflindt714@gmail.com
my cell: 714.400.7828

 
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Downhill sliding [video]
On 11/2/2009 willabong wrote in from (81.109.nnn.nnn)

Well well, there's nothing on here.watch this! [url=http://vimeo.com/7316408:4lx0ftav]su mmer slide report[/url:4lx0ftav]SLDIE AND DIE

 
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truck tightening
On 8/3/2009 PSR wrote in from United States  (75.68.nnn.nnn)

AJ, loose enough to steer into the slide, but set-up just stiff enough to keep wobbles or wheelbite at bay. Ride height, wheel size, wheelwells (or cutaway shaped deck) and bushing durometers are all part of the mix here. But the wheelbite issue (on full-width decks) is problem #1, bushing setup is #2, steering angle[s] #3, on the list of things to dial in. BTW, look into Vemon's new 'fat' bushing (or Jim-Z's), which are very similar to the now-vintage Tracker Stimulator. The extra width means greater stability for a softer durometer bushing, which means turning + straightlining without wobble worries.

 
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RE: Slidin'
On 8/2/2009 AJ wrote in from United States  (72.199.nnn.nnn)

Thanks a ton. I like the shape of No Skoolz, but I didn't know they made them in harder durometers. And for the trucks, do I want looser or tighter trucks? Thanks for your help.

 
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Slidin'
On 8/2/2009 PSR wrote in from United States  (75.68.nnn.nnn)

AJ, you need to sort these things out: How steep are your hills? If they're steep, you want to slide more often (use less of the hill for speed, more for braking), if they're sloped gently, go for more speed, less wheel grip.Harder duros tend to slide easier, but wheel shape also plays a role here. No-Skools are a great example of a wheel shaped to slide a bit, but available in many durometers so the grip you want can be found easily + precisely. Bones(SPF or Bombers), Killer-Bees, Hacketts, and Re-Issue SantaCruz Bullets all slide pretty well on smoother tar.

Board length; should fit the 'turn' you'd take to get across the hill's fall-line halfway across the lane's width, so 32" seems to me (with kicktails) a bit short, but w/ single kick or pinner, would be o.k.. Wheelbase is really the number you want to play with here (well, and truck steering). I like Earthwing's 'Bigfoot' (35" w/ 19" w.b.) or and OldSchool Schmitt-Stick Chainsaw (33" w/20" wheelbase) for the concaves and solid feel underfoot, but there's plenty of decks that're similar. Width-wise, match yout foot size, but don't go any wider. Why? 'Cause you want excessive leverage to shove the board past it's gription limits and into the slide. Trucks set with axles slightly less than the deck width are great at lower speed slides, but get too squirrely at bigger speeds.

Trucks; Randals and their copies (Gullwing, Paris, Tracker Fastrack, Smokies, etc) are a good basic geometry for slides, as the pivot responds even if fore/aft weight is centered on only one truck, whereas Indy-type trucks will get really squirrely or cause wobble-chatter. But 50* is only one geometry available, as baseplates for Randal vary greatly(60*,50*,42*,35*), and they take to being altered by wedges very well. Buy a Khiro wedge-kit that let's you adjust the angles, and sort it out (hint; talk to DH'ers and Slalomers for tips on truck set-up). You'll be suprised what wedges and bushing selection can do for your board's handling.

 
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What's a good board for sliding?
On 8/2/2009 AJ wrote in from United States  (72.199.nnn.nnn)

I want to get into sliding, but I don't have a good board. I was thinking of making a 32- inch, and giving it nice concave and maybe a kicktail, but I'm not too sure on how to do this. If you have any tutorial videos, that would be nice. Also, for wheels and trucks, would Earthwing Superballs be good and 50 degree Randals? Thanks, AJ

 
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Stephan Reinhardt: longboard therapy
On 7/4/2009 Stephan Reinhardt wrote in from United States  (76.93.nnn.nnn)

 
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the other one
On 3/27/2009 Yup. wrote in from United Kingdom  (84.68.nnn.nnn)

Hmm.

 
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Tech Shots
On 3/27/2009 The Edge wrote in from United Kingdom  (84.68.nnn.nnn)

For your enjoyment.






SLIDE AND DIE!

 
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slideing comps
On 3/9/2009 alex wrote in from United Kingdom  (92.41.nnn.nnn)

i was wandering if any one new the rules on running a slideing competition. and what the point baised skills and what judges ook for.

 
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Sick video
On 3/6/2009 torin wrote in from United States  (66.195.nnn.nnn)

go to youtube and search torin's sponsor me video. watch the first result it is me silding in the end and in the beggining i am riding a sweet turn in my neighborhood. thanks plz rate and comment.

 
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Surf-Rodz Vid
On 1/16/2009 Peter Weinrauch wrote in from United States  (68.61.nnn.nnn)

Here's a winter video... some sliding and "stop sliding"... the filming was done on three days of warm weather.. the ONLY three days that had roads with no snow!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sULwMzBx6A0&fmt=18

 
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slide pics
On 1/15/2009 Daniel M. wrote in from United States  (98.163.nnn.nnn)

heres a video i made almost a year back
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaA6DwWgZW0&feature=channel_page
and some pics



 
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sliding from panama
On 1/1/2009 diego trivio wrote in from Panama  (190.32.nnn.nnn)

slide or die!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwQI_LpZY1c

 
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Sliding Blacks Road
On 12/26/2008 Stephan wrote in from United States  (76.25.nnn.nnn)

 
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Alex@faltownskateboards.com
On 9/15/2008 Alex (FTS) wrote in from United Kingdom  (89.240.nnn.nnn)

Hey dudes,

Just wanted to let you know we're having an awesome end of summer sale with 50% off DECKS, COMPLETES and DVD's!

To make things easy we have given you a discount code so you can get hold of some awesome deals! (even if i do say so myself :-) )

Your Code is: dvd6f4436 < - - - - Just enter this code in the discount code box in the shopping cart and bobs your uncle... 50% off!

Be sure you check out NEW STUFF on the site to get half price on our ECO FRIENDLY 4.2 CARVE Longboard.

Thats just 30 a deck, from 75 a complete or just 7.50 for Faltowns 'The Art of Going Sideways' DVD, what a bargain I hear you say!

Ok, take it easy and hope to see you in the shop.

 
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Sporting-Sails
On 8/21/2008 Billy Smith wrote in from United States  (69.106.nnn.nnn)

Skate & Deploy! Live the Sporting-Life!

 
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Outlaw Slide comp
On 6/5/2008 Alex (FTS) wrote in from United Kingdom  (89.240.nnn.nnn)

FALTOWN SKATEBOARDS PRESSENTS
The First Ever RESTORMAL OUTLAW SLIDE COMPETION


Event info:

Date: 6th July
Were: Restormal water pump road
What: Slide competition,
What else: BBqs, Water Sponsors and free ride after the competition
Prizes: 100 cash and goody bag for the winner, Goody bags for 2nd and
3rd i.e. Decks, T-shirts, DVDs etc
Competition entry fee: 5
Free Ride: FREE





Format:

-1 hour practice/warm up

-Round 1. Each rider has 3 runs and it is the combined scores of all 3
runs that will determine there point.

-Round 2. Quarter finals run in exactly the same format- points are from
a combination of all 3 runs.

-Round 3. Semi finals run in exactly the same format- points are from a
combination of all 3 runs.

-Round 4. Finals run in exactly the same format- points are from a
combination of all 3 runs.

-Falls dont count to encourage radical and extreme manouvers.
-Points will be scored by 3 independent judges for; Technical ability,
Speed, Style and flow.



Hope to see you all there
Alex

 
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Broennimann
On 6/1/2008 Kludy wrote in from United States  (68.8.nnn.nnn)

Broennimann , so good !
Bro could you please add that song on my ( myspace site )
Just serch rick Kludy, Thanks, that song is the best as the riding is right on !
Just loved it

 
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Sex on Wheels
On 6/1/2008 Broennimann wrote in from Switzerland  (217.162.nnn.nnn)



Enjoy

 
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Slide wheels/Landy
On 6/1/2008 PSR wrote in from United States  (75.68.nnn.nnn)

Vegasjls, also consider Powell Bombers in 68mm/85A for varied road conditions. The only real downside to these is that there's no bearing core, so on hot days, they'll get wobbly after prolonged slides or from really steep descents. Still, a great all-arounder and can be found for sale at a good discount.
Another wheel I'd recommend would be ABEC 11's Flashbacks [70mm, various durometers,but offset bearings], or Strikers (again, various duros avail.). Both of those have bearing cores, are fast, and not too fat for slides.

 
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Wheels
On 6/1/2008 Lance wrote in from United States  (24.4.nnn.nnn)

You should use a 97 for anything that is butter or close to butter. (Sergio Yuppie Sliders from Gravity Skateboards). If you get to some rougher pavement, a bigger wheel like a 73mm 90 Duro is what I favor. Try out the Sergios, you will not be dissappointed. Gravity also sells a nice 73 90. Enjoy the Ride-Fail till you succeed- Slide forever!!!!! Lance NCSC P.S.- You can slide all wheels, just depends on how big your "SACK" is!

 
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What Duro?
On 6/1/2008 Vegasjls wrote in from United States  (24.253.nnn.nnn)

My buddy just bought a Landyachtz board and some slide gloves. He wants to learn how to slide but is unsure what durometer of wheel to start with. He feels that the wheels that came with the board are too soft. Any recommendations? Thanks for any imput...

 
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snowboard the bay
On 5/20/2008 bently Anderson wrote in from United States  (67.169.nnn.nnn)

 
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