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Downhill longboarding : sliding with slide gloves

After my little accident earlier this year, I decided to take extra precautions and invest in some protective gear. Aside from " an absolute must have" gear like a helmet, knee/elbow/wrist guards, I decide to buy a pair of slide gloves.

If you're new to longboarding, slide gloves allow the rider to de-weight their board and push their wheels fully sideways, giving the ability to stop really fast at the drop of a hat. They're also essential for drifting corners, and pulling most freestyle slide moves.

Slide gloves are the one single piece of longboarding protective equipment that you really should own if you decide to try downhill longboarding.

Being a bit intimidated and not sure if I'm going to stick to downhill longboarding, I purchased the cheapest pair I could find - Sector 9 Slide Gloves

I haven't had a chance to use them yet, but after watching the video below I am really excited to give it a try. I am sure I won't be able to do the same, but just the thought of a challenge makes me want it even more :

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