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How to Do a Bluntside on a Skateboard

Learn how to do a bluntside from professional skateboarders Bam Margera and Kerry Getz in this Howcast skateboarding video.


So now we're going to talk about blunt slides. You have your front side blunt side, which is pretty hard to do. And then you have your back side blunt slide, and then you have your nose blunt slides. Blunt slide is when you Ollie up to the rail, we are in actually on a blunt slide it's much easier to do it on a round rail, just because you can lock right into it.

But this is a square bar right here so you want your wheels to be right on top, and you pretty much just balance like this. And if you're going to do a nose blunt slide you got to approach the ledge facing you 180 ran just like that, and just let it slide.

Speaker 2: Front side blunt slide you're going to be riding with the ledge in front of you, so then you're going to be Ollieing in parallel to it like this and you're going to be sliding forward. And your body is going to be like this and your going to be facing that way, so you'll be sliding with your back, going frontward. And with a back side blunt slide, you'll be sliding, when your face facing that way sliding forward.

Speaker 1: And with this one you're going to need a lot of balance, be careful, make sure your grip tape's really sticky. [laughs]

Speaker 2: Yeah, and maybe wax the surface where your wheels are going to hit because your wheels will kind of grab. So, definitely have some wax on it to learn it.

Speaker 1: Yeah, wax the hell out of the ledge that way you know it's going to be super slippery because if you have it sticky you're going to go flying.

Speaker 2: Yeah.

Speaker 1: Those are your blunt slide variations.

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