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Old 02-04-2013, 02:08 AM #1
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Getting into sliding.

I've always been curious how you start with sliding. I usually play front snake side but I've always wanted to get into sliding to make it a bit easier.

Generally what I'm looking to learn about is
-How to do it
-When to practice it
-Any gear suggested or needed for it? (Pads or anything)

Thanks.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:23 AM #2
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I've always been curious how you start with sliding. I usually play front snake side but I've always wanted to get into sliding to make it a bit easier.

Generally what I'm looking to learn about is
-How to do it
-When to practice it
-Any gear suggested or needed for it? (Pads or anything)

Thanks.
elbow pads and knee pads can be a real life saver!
you can practice it anywhere at anytime, if you have grass in your front/back yard then that is even better! throw your gear on and get out there and practice!
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:14 AM #3
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Here is a pretty good video that will get the point across better than anyone can type it on here.

Also look at some videos of people playing you're bound to see some slides.

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Old 02-04-2013, 05:34 AM #4
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elbow pads and knee pads can be a real life saver!
you can practice it anywhere at anytime, if you have grass in your front/back yard then that is even better! throw your gear on and get out there and practice!
Thanks I wasn't sure if it was a necessity or not. I'll be investing in a pair of each come the next month.

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Here is a pretty good video that will get the point across better than anyone can type it on here.

Also look at some videos of people playing you're bound to see some slides.

Oh man this is super helpful! Thanks!
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:11 AM #5
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x2 on protective gear!
Even if it doesn't bother you now, elbow and knee protection is very important!
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:02 AM #6
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One thing to add that wasn't covered in this video. When you're actually sliding you should always try rotate your head toward the guy who's most likely laning you, and keep the rest of your body in that same line. It's hard to do on grass but on turf or carpet it's easier. Basically you want the guy shooting at you to only see a head and shoulders if possible, which is the smallest target profile.

So, head and shoulders facing the guy shooting at you: -0-

If you slide with your whole body facing the laner you get this: ---0-----| which is obviously a larger target.

Hope that makes sense.
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