50-50 Slide

Tips by David NgiamVideo : Fahkrudin YasinPhoto : David Ngiam A 50-50 Slide is probably one of the first slides you should attempt if you are learning to slide for the first time. Its pretty a straight forward slide where you approach the rail straight on and the nose of the board remains pointing in …

Rail Spins

Tips by David NgiamVideo : Tom FoosheePhoto : Ryan Siow Once you’re comfortable with boardslides, its time to add some spin variations! Try to spin 180s first which should be pretty straight forward. To do a 360 spin, don’t rush it at first. Get into a boardslide with your handle close to your hip, knees …

Gapping Rails

Tips by David NgiamVideo : Aum ThanatornPhoto : Tatsanai Aye Gapping rails is when you pop over a section of the rail or in some cases, there’s a literal gap between 2 rails. Gaps are most commonly performed on an A-Frame where a rider gaps from the up rail to the down rail, airing over …

Rail Transfers

Tips by David NgiamVideo : Fahkrudin YasinPhoto : Brett Eisenhauer A Transfer is similar to gapping rails. The difference is that for Transfers, you pop from one rail to a different rail at the same level or higher and usually on a different line. The approach and pop is pretty much the same as gapping …

Sliding Terminology

Tips by David NgiamPhoto : Obstacle Types Sliding Terminology Sliding Terminology can get pretty confusing at first, especially when referring to Boardslides and Lipslides. Try to read through the description carefully and visualize the trick. Types of Sliders There is really no standard definition of what an obstacle should look like, but here are a …