Longboarding is such a great sport for almost everyone who is energetic enough to expose to this challenging subject.
Riding a longboard is fantastic since the controlling is a lot easier than that on the skateboard.

We’re going to assume that you know how great it is to be on a longboard since your last step up.


Are you ready to step a bit further from being a beginner?

Alright! To graduate from the stage and level up, it is time to advance your skill to sliding including speeding, turn and to stop.

Target your road

Here you are.

Most longboarders grow their fundamental skill riding on the street in front of their house. So, you should locate a road around your neighborhood, better with a slight hill, some pavements, curbs but fewer vehicles (and dogs).

If you can find a corner, learning how to slide is even more comfortable. So, put a left and a right in mind. In case there is no corner around, spot a place with an intersection so you can practice heel side and toe side.
No slope? No problem. You just have to push hard.


You got the road, your board, and what else? Safety gears obviously. Put on your helmet and limp pads. Girls! Leave your skirt home and put your sneakers on. You’re going to rock the street.

Let’s get to it.

Slide on your board

Before getting the board move, put it down on the flat part of the road, and practice some carves. You should see how easy it is. Now you can get to the sliding session.


Carving is essential to sliding. While carving into it, you need to lean back to put all your weight in the back foot and push. It should make the wheel slide and roll away.

For the rotation, make sure that you turn your shoulders to the front side 180, but you are sliding it. By doing this, you should be able to switch the back to the front and keep skating.

Ensure the speed when doing the rotating because it will be easier to initiate the slide and brake the wheels when you’re going faster.

The trick is to place most of your weight at first when you ride on the back. When you initiate the slide, transfer your mass to the front foot. You back foot then is responsible for pushing the board.

Words of tips

When you learn how to slide, it helps when you can hang your feet off of the board slightly. If you’re doing a front side, you hang your heels; or wrap your toes around your edge in a manner of hanging it off on the toe side.
These things have a taboo name called “money toe”; but in fact, in the beginning, you’ll find it a lot helpful to give you plenty of pressure to kick the board around. But over time as you get better, you will feel more comfortable when you go faster, and you want your feet back on top of your board.

Talking a bit about the “monkey toe”.

It helps for the side so you can crank around 180. This is because rather than being on the board, you will drag along. If your foot is hanging off, you can literally just push the side of the board.
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Back to the ground

Weight distribution is insanely important for sliding. The rule of thumb is you always want more weight on your front foot.

A lot of time when people get speed wobbles; it is because when they start going fast rather than leaning forward and keeping the stability, they lean back to stay away from the danger. It causes the understeer in the back truck and gets the wobbles slam fall hard.
So, put 80% of your weight in front and 20% in the back. You want as little weight on your back wheels, so you can kick and slide. It is much easier to slide two wheels where most of your weight is placed.

Stand up slide

When it comes to standing up the slide, it is vital to levitate up your board to get that weight out of your wheels. That way you can break a bit easier.
When we go into our slide, we go really low to keep stability and build up a lot of speed. Right as we kick into the slide, we stand up and try to float. At the last second, we decide to sink back down to apply that weight again in order to grip the wheels and roll away.

In the stand up the slide, lean into the heels. The posture is kind of like sitting in a chair. You will almost look like hovering with the downward force an upward force in the resistance of your board. Then, you will be able to maintain the position.

Warning that if you don’t lean on the heel side, your wheels end up gripping, your front side will suck, and you can get hurt in the toe side.

To do the booty twerk for toe side, you will put your back end out, have your hand in the air ready in case you lose the balance. So, instead of hit your face in the ground, you put your hand.

Glove down slide

This trick applies the same principles. You also keep your weight on the front foot. The difference is since you have your hand on the ground, distribute 40% on the front foot and 40% on the hand, the rest will be on your back wheels.
It helps a lot to grab the rails when going glove down the slide. That makes sure the board stays with you.

If you don’t grab the rail, you may slide way out from the edge. There will be more weight to support your arms.
Hence, disperse haft of the weight up front and hold on to the rail. Once you get comfortable with it, you can let it go and use your core strength to keep the ride.

Slow down

Needless to say, stopping is vital.
See how longboarder lowers the speed and make their ride stop.

Foot brake

This is probably the most basic way to stop.
The key idea is to have one stable in the front of the board, lift your back foot and drag it alongside your board then slow yourself to a stop.

One thing to be careful with foot braking is to be confident with your front foot. The only foot on the board should be able to handle the shaky board.
While this technique is less scary and suitable for beginners, you should not go too far from your stage until you get the course done. Then you can move to the next method.

Toe side pendy or back side glove down sliding

Start with a little carve on the inside, keep all your weight on the inside of your front foot, hang the back foot up to the rail for traction. Lean over and put your glove down not too far or too close distance, just right where you don’t slip out or grip up.

Kick the back wheels out until you have all the speed to shave off, then slowly lighten up which is bring the back end around, it should lock your wheels up right about there. Now you can return with your glove.

Before you get the toe side brake packed down, you will have to mess up a couple of time. So, make sure you’re all geared up and stay safe as much as possible.

Heelside pendy

When you want to stop in this style, set your feet up square across the board and your hand right where you feel it won’t make you fall.
Kick the board out while leaning on the back to your hand. You can grab in the rail and tuck the knee down to kick the board.

When you return through your slide, shift your weight back across the board.

Practice makes perfect

Words can flow with ease but action can’t. There is no way you can avoid falling before knowing how to slide and stop.

Knowing how to slide and slow down will leap you up to a whole new level where you can start learning more difficult performance with your board.

Prepare yourself with safe gears and well-engineered equipment should reduce the chance of severe wound.
Nevertheless, hit the road now and carve til you become a cool guy on the street.

But since you’re sliding on the street, respect the rules of the road, watch out the pedestrians and automobile. The tricks can be chill but lying in the hospital is not.
Keep that in mind and happy longboarding.

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