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Fs bertlemann slide trick tip

The Bertlemann slide (or "Bert slide") is a freestyle trick invented by the surfer Larry Bertlemann. Later, the Z-boys copied it on skateboards.

This trick is relatively easy, but it's so much fun. It can be done on flatland or on banks.


(Video by Kris)

  1. 1

    Ride in a comfortable position at medium speed.

    It's easier to do this trick if you're already turning/carving frontside.


  2. 2

    Crouch down and turn your shoulders a little to face the direction you're riding in.


  3. 3

    Put your front hand on the ground, not too close to the board.

    Try to support your body on your hand, so your board will be more loose to slide.


  4. 4

    Use mainly your back foot to push the board forward in a 180 degree rotation.


  5. 5

    Push your hand off the ground to get up again.


Tips

  • On rough surfaces you can wear a glove to protect your hand.

  • Finding the right speed is essential. Go too fast and you will fall, but go too slow and you won't have enough forward momentum to slide.

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itreflipdurmom
itreflipdurmo
i can never get back uppp!

4 April 2009 at 12:19

i can never get back uppp!
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1234567890qwe
i dont like this trick but good trick tip man nice vid too[size=xx-large][/size]

9 April 2009 at 02:10

i dont like this trick but good trick tip man nice vid too[size=xx-large][/size]
skaterpunk97
skaterpunk97
i dont have good stuff to do it on but o well ^^

5 May 2009 at 17:27

i dont have good stuff to do it on but o well
snap
snap
its an awesome trick :D but i cant get up every time

14 June 2009 at 21:12

its an awesome trick but i cant get up every time
wildmilo191
wildmilo191
awesome good variation on powerslide

2 July 2009 at 06:35

awesome good variation on powerslide
_Flip
_Flip
That trick is cool ill have to try it :D

5 August 2009 at 21:43

That trick is cool ill have to try it
yocrazymama
yocrazymama
sometimes having a glove helps

17 August 2009 at 23:56

sometimes having a glove helps
skater-eva14
skater-eva14
easy and cool. you should see "lords of dogtown" great movie about oldschoolskating with tony alva.

18 August 2009 at 16:59

easy and cool. you should see "lords of dogtown" great movie about oldschoolskating with tony alva.
vertsndflips
vertsndflips
yea sid died dough awsome movie watch movie wayy too much bert slides u might get it right oh nd use gloves but watch out they might hurt cuz theyl stretch and squeez yr hand in it

18 October 2009 at 13:28

yea sid died dough awsome movie watch movie wayy too much bert slides u might get it right oh nd use gloves but watch out they might hurt cuz theyl stretch and squeez yr hand in it
Seff
Seff
yeah man nice as trick to show everyone when i do it at parks people are like y do u keep falling off haha but yer :P

1 November 2009 at 01:59

yeah man nice as trick to show everyone when i do it at parks people are like y do u keep falling off haha



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