Bs darkslide trick tip

A darkslide is similar to a boardslide, but you slide on the griptape of the board. This obviously makes it a lot more difficult.

Darkslides were invented as a caveman trick by Mark Gonzales in 1991, but Rodney Mullen was the first one to ollie into them.


(Video by Enjoi)

  1. 1

    Ride towards a box in the kickflip position.





  2. 2

    When you're next to the box, pop the board.


  3. 3

    Use your front foot to flip the board in a half kickflip.

    At the same time, shove the board 90 degrees.


  4. 4

    Jump 90 degrees yourself and land on the upside-down board, with your front foot on the nose and your back foot on the tail.


  5. 5

    Slide as far as your speed allows you to.

    You can lean back a little to slide faster.


  6. 6

    The landing is the most difficult part of the trick. The easiest way is to land in fakie.

    To get your board back, use both your feet to shove the board 90 degrees. Sometimes this will also make it do the half kickflip back. If it doesn't, you can tap the heel of your front foot against the front truck a little to help flip it.









Tips

  • tip

    The sides of your griptape can get destroyed by doing darkslides, but it will still be skateable.

  • tip

    Darkslides can be done on rails as well, but it's easier on a box.

  • tip

    You can practise getting on and off the box stationary first, without the slide.

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is it a hard trick ??
is it a hard trick ??

callapenio
5 years ago

is it a hard trick ??
is it a hard trick ??

callapenio
5 years ago

(Y) that is awesome
that is awesome

freako1105
5 years ago

which tricks is good to be able to do before this?
which tricks is good to be able to do before this?

Sweet4life13
5 years ago

i got the darkslide but i have a problem landing :
i got the darkslide but i have a problem landing :

andywh
5 years ago

this site is great for both beginer and like experts i love this site
this site is great for both beginer and like experts i love this site

andywh
5 years ago

i can't land the darkslide either, the stall is simple, and so is the slide, but hell no xD .. The landing xD
i can't land the darkslide either, the stall is simple, and so is the slide, but hell no xD .. The landing xD

Fliporquit
5 years ago

[quote=callapenio]is it a hard trick ??[/quote] nah I practiced it by doing cave ins on it then once I got good with kickflips I tried and it worked but the landing part is hard and takes LOTS of tries.

callapenio said:
is it a hard trick ??

nah I practiced it by doing cave ins on it then once I got good with kickflips I tried and it worked but the landing part is hard and takes LOTS of tries.

ATskate
5 years ago

i dont really wana do this trick cuz it screws up your griptape BAD so not a really good idea plus itl break the board easier i duno why boards hav ethis thing to break easier when darkslide but when i do normal grind they just dont break :/
i dont really wana do this trick cuz it screws up your griptape BAD so not a really good idea plus itl break the board easier i duno why boards hav ethis thing to break easier when darkslide but when i do normal grind they just dont break

vertsndflips
5 years ago

Got it down in like 20 minutes (L) love it
Got it down in like 20 minutes love it

edit Last edited by Insane_Sk8r48 5 years ago

Insane_Sk8r48
5 years ago

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