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Boardslider Session - Driveway Skateboarding

My homemade boardslider.
If you're a frequent watcher of my skateboard videos you've probably seen me skateboarding my homemade boardslider here and there. Most notably I'm frequently trying to do nose slides on it.

Just to mix things up I thought I'd film a video mostly focussed on my boardslider, so you're not always seeing me running through Braille's Skateboarding Made Simple Volume One bag of tricks.

Watch the video below, in which I also give you a brief review of my cheap skate shoes that I featured in my previous video but had sound issues when I tried to review them there.



You'll notice my boardslider isn't very slippery, which is because I don't use it a lot and, as I mention in the video, I don't really like waxing things. Especially when I'm trying to get used to the feel of sliding.

Generally with this kind of boardslider, if you keep working at them, the paint from your board will gradually wax the rails and it will begin to slide. Sometimes I think part of the fun is working a rail until it starts to slide.

I don't like waxing things because it's a little like skating the unknown. You know with a lot of wax a rail is definitely going to be slippery but it's hard to anticipate how slippery. Not knowing is a good way to end up in a serious fall if you're not used to highly waxed metal (one reason I don't like skateparks - everybody seems to wax everything).

Anyway, I didn't manage to land a lot in this video but is has encouraged me to use the boardslider more. As a result it is starting to slide more.

Once I get more confident with it I hope to try a few more tricks than you saw here, maybe even a few grinds too. If that happens you can be sure I'll want to put them on video.

Let me know in the comments if you want to see anything specific in relation to my skateboarding. If it's something I feel I can do, or at least challenge myself with, it could be in a future video.

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