WHAT IS TECH-SLIDE IN SKATEBOARDING?
If you are a big fan of longboarding, you must have heard about technical sliding in which skateboarders perform a number of slides in such a short time. Sometimes, this discipline also has the artistic side when the performance is done slowly and has no breaking point.
As a friendly approach to technical sliding, I want to introduce to you basic knowledge about this style. If you take a look on the internet, you can find so many successful tech-sliders who can even pose into human positions while sliding with no difficulty. Furthermore, you can read about other pro skaters like Sergio Yuppie at SkateAdvisors.
Since falling is inevitable in skateboarding, especially in this style, skateboarders had better suit up with the full protective apparatuses to avoid severe injuries. If you are not good with balancing, you may encounter great struggles in tech-sliding. However, with time and effort, nothing is impossible.
If you can get a chance to join any tech-sliding community, that will be a good idea to learn valuable tips and tricks from other experienced skaters. These communities are quite tight-knit and they usually have a specific opinion on what newbies should learn.
Different people may recommend different skateboards and other gear; however, there are not many differences among some variants of boards or wheels. Typically, a skateboard with a popsicle shape deck with the length in between 32 inches to 36 inches. To learn how to choose the right decks for technical sliding, you can check out the buying guide at SkateAdvisors.
For skateboard decks, I strongly recommend Jailbird, Executioner, Drifter, and Steve Kong Pro Model. These are great manufacturers that produce good skateboard decks for tech-sliding. When it comes to wheels, smaller wheels in the range of 62 to 64mm together with a hard durometer (95A at least) are always recommended.