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Darkslides in Boots

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Created by Chris_M Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018
Chris_M
1553 posts
Tuesday , 13 Feb 2018 5:45PM
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Hey so I've just recently change from straps to boots and finding darkslides a bit difficult to pull off nicely.

Recommendations?

I'm thinking it's tricky with the restrictiveness of boots so could maybe try loosening off the laces to free up the ankles a bit?

Perhaps I've been laying them out too flat and cant get away with that shut no more?

Cheers

Chris

snalberski
WA, 482 posts
Tuesday , 13 Feb 2018 7:34PM
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I'm waiting for someone to do a darkslide with a foilboard

psychojoe
WA, 311 posts
Tuesday , 13 Feb 2018 8:33PM
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I've never done a darkslide. Nor have I worn boots. So speaking from a wealth of experience I think you might break your ankle if you loosen your laces

dyyylan
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Wednesday , 14 Feb 2018 9:43AM
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psychojoe said..
I've never done a darkslide. Nor have I worn boots. So speaking from a wealth of experience I think you might break your ankle if you loosen your laces


Nah

I don't ever do the laces on my boots, i have them loose enough that I can slip them on and off and knotted them.

Although loosening your boots just to do a darkslide seems like kind of a silly idea to me

Chris_M
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Wednesday , 14 Feb 2018 11:18AM
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Yeah look I suppose I am just looking for some tips from somebody that might be able to help out. I can still do them, just finding the finesse a bit more difficult without being able to move ankles.

My laces come loose because they are those toggle things, but I prefer them tight. So wouldn't specifically loosen them for this trick, but hey maybe it makes a difference.

So if you can shed some constructive light on this I'd be appreciative.

lynxmo0
WA, 46 posts
Wednesday , 14 Feb 2018 11:48AM
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Chris_M said..
Yeah look I suppose I am just looking for some tips from somebody that might be able to help out. I can still do them, just finding the finesse a bit more difficult without being able to move ankles.

My laces come loose because they are those toggle things, but I prefer them tight. So wouldn't specifically loosen them for this trick, but hey maybe it makes a difference.

So if you can shed some constructive light on this I'd be appreciative.


I switched to boots 3 years ago and yes, you slightly need to adjust your technique but that does not mean you lose in style. Quite the opposite: you can put more power into the trick. Keep practicing and it will come. I would not recommend loosing the laces.





glasstraxx
WA, 261 posts
Friday , 16 Feb 2018 6:59PM
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I didn't find it made a difference at all maybe it makes you lie more flat to the water to get the same angle of contact.

cauncy
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Yesterday , 18 Feb 2018 3:42PM
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lynxmo0 said..

Chris_M said..
Yeah look I suppose I am just looking for some tips from somebody that might be able to help out. I can still do them, just finding the finesse a bit more difficult without being able to move ankles.

My laces come loose because they are those toggle things, but I prefer them tight. So wouldn't specifically loosen them for this trick, but hey maybe it makes a difference.

So if you can shed some constructive light on this I'd be appreciative.



I switched to boots 3 years ago and yes, you slightly need to adjust your technique but that does not mean you lose in style. Quite the opposite: you can put more power into the trick. Keep practicing and it will come. I would not recommend loosing the laces.






Nice work Denys




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