Nose Slide – Empire Park Skate Park
A local skater performs an advanced skate trick called a nose slide on the concrete ledge at the side of the street skating course in Bar Beach, Australia.
The image was caught using a Canon 450D and a standard Canon 55 – 250 mm lens set at wide.
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The trick is performed by approaching the object you want to skate on at a slight angle, not exactly parallel to it. Ollie beside the object and try to get the tail a bit higher than the ledge so you can concentrate on locking the tail into the block/ledge preferably with the wheels/trucks stuck hard up against the thing you are sliding on. Leaning back towards your heels just a little bit gives you some power to let the board slide across the ledge. When you finish sliding or hit the end of the ledge, you can pop a nollie (nose ollie) to get back onto the ground, or just push really hard on your back foot to force the board down onto the ground so you can ride away.