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

  • tip

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

  • tip

    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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i can never get back uppp!
i can never get back uppp!

itreflipdurmom
5 years ago

i dont like this trick but good trick tip man nice vid too[size=xx-large][/size]
i dont like this trick but good trick tip man nice vid too[size=xx-large][/size]

1234567890qwertyytrt
5 years ago

i dont have good stuff to do it on but o well ^^
i dont have good stuff to do it on but o well

skaterpunk97
5 years ago

its an awesome trick :D but i cant get up every time
its an awesome trick but i cant get up every time

snap
5 years ago

awesome good variation on powerslide
awesome good variation on powerslide

wildmilo191
5 years ago

That trick is cool ill have to try it :D
That trick is cool ill have to try it

_Flip
5 years ago

sometimes having a glove helps
sometimes having a glove helps

yocrazymama
5 years ago

easy and cool. you should see "lords of dogtown" great movie about oldschoolskating with tony alva.
easy and cool. you should see "lords of dogtown" great movie about oldschoolskating with tony alva.

skater-eva14
5 years ago

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
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

vertsndflips
5 years ago

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
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

Seff
4 years ago

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