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HOW TO DROP IN, SLASH THE LIP AND STOMP YOUR FIRST AIR IN THE PIPE

16:59 16th December 2013 by Nina Zietman @ninazietman
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Shaun White expertly demonstrating the pipe slash. Photo: Adam Moran

Shaun White expertly demonstrating the pipe slash. Photo: Adam Moran

Now you’ve got dropping in dialled, it’s time to slash the shit out of that pipe. Sometimes there’s nothing more stylish that a good icy slash off the lip. Shaun White is an expert proponent of the slash. We couldn’t find a video to demonstrate, but it’s pretty self explanatory. Heelside slashing is easier, so let’s start with that. For a more detailed rundown, check out our full guide here.

1) Drop in from your heelside wall with enough speed to make it off the lip of the pipe. A soft pipe after the sun’s warmed it up a bit makes a perfect slash. More speed, the further your slash will go.

2) When you’re halfway up the wall, lean back and start to skid your back foot out. As you reach the lip, kick your back foot out hard and put your back hand on the lip. The more board you get over the lip, the better!

3) When you’re ready to drop back into the pipe, dig your heel edge in to get your board back under your feet. Ride over to the other wall, ready for your next hit.

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