THE 50:50 HEEL SLIDE
The 50:50 heel slide is probably the most elementary and the first one most riders perform.
Approach the slide in a low stance so that the board does not slip out in front of you (Photo 1). The
slider can be slightly more slick than the water so you must keep low for balance when you
ride up the transition (Photo 2). In Photo 3 the rider gets a little air before landing on the rail (Photo 4).
Ride the rail with 50% of the long side of the board on one side
of the rail and 50% of the long side of the board on the other side. Ollie off the exit transition
(Photo 5) and with ankle, knee and hip flexion to absorb the landing on the water (Photo 6).