ASRA - Australian Skateboard Racing Association

Hey guys.been a fan of the site though I only joined now as I have a question that I don't think has been really looked apon.btw I read the entire gear forum the other night coz I couldn't sleep.planning to go through the entire site eventually.
Anyways I want to get into bombing hills.I've bombed some nice long and abit above comfortable steep hills already.
I've never had to stop as they are pretty long or eventually get to a slow point until today I decided to see if I could.i know how to do colemans,heel side stand up 180s and speed check down small hills with just a normal stance and I've been practicing my tucks though I don't use em for the same small hills.
My problem with the bigger hills I'm doing now is as soon as I get out of the tuck to get into a coleman I start to get speed wobbles.which in turn won't let me get into a Coleman comfortably.
I noticed my footstance for tucking is not the same as my Coleman's and I feel too sketchy to reposition without getting speed wobbles.
I love carving down hills easy but I'd love to just bomb straight down in tuck and somehow manage to stop without my board going all over the place.
I know I should keep practicing which I do after work everyday the suns up and until midnight. But my questions more about the stance at high speeds.
Any help would help me stay up further till 2 am practicing till I get it.haha
My set up:
Rayne nemesis
Paris 180 blacks
Tunnel krakatoas 78a(first set with the board and barely been ridden compared to my second which were s9 80a RFs which I loved coz it would slide like butter until a big ass chunk came off my rear wheel one day just cruisin around that's why I read the entire gear forum
Venom barrels Yellow roadside and I think seafoam green board side both ends with flat washers(still experimenting though this setup I like the most atm)

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I've been working on the same problem. Try dropping your back heel and rolling your foot forward onto the side of your sole. Get confortable railing corners like this and then getting back to tuck. It's the perfect stance for a coleman.

Thanks guys.the video helped a lot especially coz he's goofy like me.
Rolling my heel hurts still around my knee but I've been stretching to get it feeling good so hopefully after a few more runs my back leg will be comfortable going that far down :)
I need to invest in elbow pads tho coz learning this stuff at first comes at the cost of my skin.


The Dave said:

I've been working on the same problem. Try dropping your back heel and rolling your foot forward onto the side of your sole. Get confortable railing corners like this and then getting back to tuck. It's the perfect stance for a coleman.

Your not going to be going straight from tuck to a coleman anyway. If you watch people do them at high speed (check out some racing videos from Kozakov or something) you will notice that the riders stand and carve before the slide is executed. Going straight from tuck to a coleman slide is not very common as you really need a carve to set up for any slide anyway.

As you stand, airbrake and throw your carves (lining up for where you want the slide) lift your back heel off the board so that you are just on the ball of your foot and your toes and just shuffle the foot to where it needs to be. You don't need to lift it off the board. Imagine you are approaching an obstacle on a street deck that you need to ollie over. You don't lift your foot off the deck to set your feet up, you just do the shuffle.

Practice, practice, practice. The more you do the slide, the more comfortable you will be with it and the less important your feet positioning will seem.

Good Luck!

Brilliant Dani!

I can feel myself doing it just like that (but probably slower).

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