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Massive Darkslides - How to Slide Forever - Get High with Mike

Postby Gethighwithmike » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:43 am



This video will teach you how to take your darkslides and other kitesurfing slides to the NEXT LEVEL. The skills taught in this video are fundamental to many oldschool kitesurfing tricks, such as darkslides, jesus walks, barefoot ski and backroll hand-drag.

My first How To video. More to come. Next one will be on Mastering the Heli Loop - The Key to Big Air. Be sure to subscribe if you dig it
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Re: Massive Darkslides - How to Slide Forever - Get High with Mike

Postby Toby » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:21 am

Sweet video! 👍🏻

Two things to comment:

My longest Darkslides are the ones where I DON’T loop the kite. I keep flying the kite forward and get back into the board without using a loop.

In my opinion the board should SLIDE, not DRAG. You said the board should be flat so the flat tip slides...for me the edge of the tip should cut cleanly through the water, making it as smooth as possible.

Looking forward to your next video 👍🏻

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Re: Massive Darkslides - How to Slide Forever - Get High with Mike

Postby longwhitecloud » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:47 am

some serious effort to make that vid, good work

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Re: Massive Darkslides - How to Slide Forever - Get High with Mike

Postby Gethighwithmike » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:31 am

longwhitecloud wrote:some serious effort to make that vid, good work
thanks!

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Re: Massive Darkslides - How to Slide Forever - Get High with Mike

Postby Gethighwithmike » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:44 am

Toby wrote: Sweet video! 👍🏻

Two things to comment:

My longest Darkslides are the ones where I DON’T loop the kite. I keep flying the kite forward and get back into the board without using a loop.

In my opinion the board should SLIDE, not DRAG. You said the board should be flat so the flat tip slides...for me the edge of the tip should cut cleanly through the water, making it as smooth as possible.

Looking forward to your next video 👍🏻
longwhitecloud wrote:some serious effort to make that vid, good work
Thanks Toby! I like to apply a reasonable amount of pressure to that part of the board with as little friction as possible, so yeah agreed definitely more slide than drag. You've got so many videos on your Insta it's hard to find a darkslide one haha! I'm keen to an example. I'm a big fan btw. My old sponsor plays your videos in his shop and they inspired me to stay hooked. Strictly hooked for life! :P

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Re: Massive Darkslides - How to Slide Forever - Get High with Mike

Postby Toby » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:49 am

Great to hear that my inspiration is working.

You can find all darkslides on my site:
https://strictlyhooked.com/viewforum.php?f=15


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