The Backside Alley-oop 4 wheel Slider: By Brad J
Its basically a backside 180 on a frontside wall or bank. Alley-oop 4 wheel slides can be fun if done smoothly and a super stylish way to keep your shred on as the years go by. The best spots are smooth banks for the best slide, Wheels recommended Bones SPF are my favorite they have a smooth slide with out flatspots.
Step #1 The Approach
Approach the bank like you are gonna do a frontside carve. Wind up your shoulders and arms to help with the spin. Place your back foot in the sweet spot, with your toes almost wrapping around the edge of your skate, this will also help get the board around faster.
Step #2 The Wind Up
Bend your knees and get low and tight over the bolts! As you start to go up the bank frontside, you then spin and slide your board around backside like a backside 180. Make sure all wheels slide for a smoother flow to the 180. As a regular foot you rotate the arms to the right and to the left as a goofy foot.
Step #3 The Rotation
As you slide all wheels , your back wheels, end up leading they way until you can get your front wheels around. Shoulder rotation and spotting your direction are very important. I like to look at my board during the sliding.
Step #4 The Rollaway
After you spot your direction, Put the pressure back on your front foot to keep you from sliding to much, stay low, square your shoulders and roll away clean. Even the new schoolers will take notice from the sound your Bones Wheels will make. Now go hit the park! Old dudes still can rip!