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How to Slow down on A longboard?

Here are some of the very basic methods of slowing down a longboard.Keep going to read the basic methods of the topic “How to slow down on a longboard downhill?”

1. Foot Braking

This one is the most common way how skaters slow down their longboards. You have to use your foot as a brake here. Like brake stop or slow cars, your foot will work like this here.

For this method, your front foot has to be more firm than the other one. Place your body pressure on the front foot and put your front foot in front of the board. Now, lift your other foot from the board and place it beside the board on the road.

Not too far from the board. Put a little extra pressure on your back foot. Drag your back foot on the road with your front foot on the board. Significant friction will create here, and your longboard will gradually slow down.

While learning this method, you will fall and make some nasty buries on your body. Hover, practice will make your methods perfect and flawless.

2. Pendulum Slide

Now, we will talk about the most efficient method of slowing down. This method is called Pendulum Slide. The most essential requirement for this method is hand gloves, as your hands will play the primary role here.

We have seen most great riders use this technique to slow down their board; they have learned it with heavy practice. Without proper and regular practice, this method can’t be performed.

For performing this method, kick your back foot on the ground to reduce some speed. Now, place your gloved hands on the ground, not far from the board.

When you feel that your hand is in the correct position and use your body ight to slow down the longboard, the speed will gradually slow, and you will move forward at a slow pace.

Anyone will drool if they see someone performing a pendulum slide with perfection. So, without being master in this method, don’t try to perform this. If you get a bit distracted, you may hurt yourself.

3. Por Sliding

This method is a bit tricky, and newbies may struggle with this trick. Hover, this method is too much attractive and eye-catching. You can impress anyone with this method.

For this method, you need to tilt your board to slow down your speed. It will depend on your ight, body position, and keeping balance. Your ight plays a vital role in sliding longboard. As you control your pace by sliding the longboard in this method, it’s called por sliding.

You have to put your ight on your heels and front. You need to turn your hips, head, and shoulder in the direction you will slide because it will control your pace. You can slow down your pace eventually after you follow the rules here.

Tips on how to slow down on a longboard when going fast

Here are some extra tips which will clear your concept of slowing down and help to guide you-

  • To perform all of these methods, you need to have a firm grip on the board. With thin sole shoes, you won’t get a perfect grip on it. So, always ar the perfect and suitable pair of best skate shoes. To avoid unwanted bruises on your precious body, ar knee pads, elbow pads, and helmets.
  • To slow down your board you may keep your head low and back foot beside your longboard on road. It is an effective trick.
  • Learning and being mastered in the foot brake method is compulsory. Without learning the basic foot brake method, it will be very difficult to slow down your board.
  • While slowing down always bend your body and knee, it will increase the speed of slowing.

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