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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

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

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

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

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callapenio
callapenio
is it a hard trick ??

22 July 2009 at 08:23

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

22 July 2009 at 08:23

is it a hard trick ??
freako1105
freako1105
(Y) that is awesome

7 September 2009 at 07:32

that is awesome

Sweet4life13
Sweet4life13
which tricks is good to be able to do before this?

24 September 2009 at 11:04

which tricks is good to be able to do before this?
andywh
andywh
i got the darkslide but i have a problem landing :

11 October 2009 at 17:21

i got the darkslide but i have a problem landing :
andywh
andywh
this site is great for both beginer and like experts i love this site

11 October 2009 at 17:22

this site is great for both beginer and like experts i love this site
Fliporquit
Fliporquit
i can't land the darkslide either, the stall is simple, and so is the slide, but hell no xD .. The landing xD

12 December 2009 at 05:10

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

2 April 2010 at 13:27

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.
vertsndflips
vertsndflips
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 :/

21 April 2010 at 16:49

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
Insane_Sk8r48
Insane_Sk8r48
Got it down in like 20 minutes (L) love it

17 May 2010 at 11:42

Got it down in like 20 minutes love it

Last edited by Insane_Sk8r48 17 May 2010 at 11:43

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