What board did you get? I just got my longboard on christmas to and love it. I got the gravity miakai (sp) with 70 mm retro zig zags. I rod it for a bit and loosened the trucks but i dont kow how loose i should make them. Any suggestions, ill mostly be freeriding carving and sliding. Also is there any good tips or videos on starting to slide cause i dont know where to start.
I still cant slide consitently iv got around 2 or 3 times but its harder then it looked. And also when i go to "dance" on the board it sometimes shoots right out from under me. Are these harder things to do and im just looking at the videos thinking their easy?
Well Im getting the standup slides those have been easier.
What do you mean what grab? im Just slidding with one hand on the ground or even two. Iv been trying to hold the board every so often with my left hand when i slide and use my right hand for the support.
Wheels are broken in once the shinny "film" on the surface of the wheels is gone.
What duro are they?
Take a look at this video.
These are the only two slides I do (other than stand ups)
On the grabbing one, make sure you grab OVER your leg/knee and NOT BETWEEN. When you do between, it's considered a "stinkbug" grab and those might feel more comfortable but they are not good for you or your wheels.
The other slide just takes practice and full commitment going into it.
I think there 80A
And thanks for the help man im going to try those slides out and let you know. I think i just need to man up and hit some better speeds cus iv been trying them at slow speeds haha. Thanks alot though.