Lipslide - Aka Disaster. A boardslide where you alley oop onto the edge from the side.
This trick is an ollie up and over what you are sliding. You do an ollie 180 move called an alley oop. It is kind of a twisting ollie where you rotate one way but drift off to the opposite direction. This is an advanced trick. The alley oop and landing is a challenge at first. Once mastered this is a great go to trick.
Lipslides are a great trick but they can be costly. Since you are going up and coming back down on the centre of the skateboard you often risk breaking the board. This can be a disaster. A disaster is an older name for this trick when done on ramp. Its a disaster when the board snaps and breaks.
Knowing this it is good to fit your ollie to the trick subtly.
You can do a lipslide on a rail or a ledge. The rail one is the ricky one for breaks. Doing it on a ledge your need to make sure that the top side of the ledge is slippery. Where the wheels will drag it needs to be waxed. Otherwise it will be a sticky situation.
It is best to do this trick on an obstacle where you can slide off the end with a little pop. It is a little more advanced to pop out of a ledge and a real trick to pop out off a rail.
Let’s do the front lip. Back lips are tough and saved for later.
The frontside lipslide on a rail:
It can be helpful to set up into position to do a 50-50. Ready to ollie up high enough to land on the trucks. Then once you are high enough in the air, twist the board down into lipslide position.
This can get you high enough to do the trick but not so high that you snap your deck when you land.
To do a lipslide on a ledge follow the same steps. When you land let your wheels touch the ledge and slide. Try and keep most of the weight on the deck to keep the slide going.
I don’t do this trick often because it can snap board like no other. Even then it is super fun and not a difficult trick. Ollie up, alley opp, land and slide away. It feels pretty good to twist into and out of the landing of this trick.
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