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Kickflips Continued and Trying Backside 50-50s on my Skateboard Slider

Backside 50-50 Grind by TET
Backside 50-50 Grind by TET
I have been thinking about my board slider and how I might feature it more in my video skating sessions. I don't use it very often because all I can do on it is really short nose slides and fairly short board slides.

In order to use it more I need to get used to doing grind tricks on top of it but because it has fairly large coping I don't find it easy to lock my wheels into it - even for a basic grind trick like a 50-50. As such, ollieing onto it (which I would do without a second thought if it was a concrete curb), seems like quite a dangerous proposition.

However, after some consideration, I decided lifting my front truck onto the slider and then trying to leverage my back truck on in a kind of backside 50-50 slappy motion, seemed doable. So that's what you can see my try in my latest driveway skateboard session in the video below.

Naturally I did spend some time trying kickflips first as I'm still trying to land these. Unfortunately my mind was more focussed on trying the backside 50-50s on the board slider.


As you can see in the video it wasn't the most successful start to learning backside 50-50s but by the end of the session I did feel just a little bit more confident about standing on my board, on top of the board slider.

Later I found out that all this grinding was scratching some of the grippiness off the coping, making longer boardslides, without wax, a possibility.

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