In the past few years there has been a resurgence in slalom racing in the UK, USA and across Europe. Many old companies making slalom stuff have reformed and now there is more equipment available than ever before. Slalom boards make great street cruisers if you don't fancy wigggling through cones and they're a lot easier to carry into the pub than a longboard! With more races planned in the UK for this year and regular practice sessions at Hyde Park (Thu. afternoon/evening) and Crystal Palace Park, see the UKSSA site for details on how to get involved. Slalom comprises of the very basics of skateboarding- pumping, turning and sliding and can be great training for all forms of skating.
Brixton Cycles stock some great boards to get you going, if you’re after something more exotic we are willing to order in anything you require. Most of the high end boards are built to order these days.
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Same formica bottoms and quality as the bowl boards, this is Skaterbuilts take on a modern kick tail slalom board. No flex solid wood construction, excellent intro into slalom.
Also makes a fine street cruiser.
Mike Maysey Model
8.8x29.5” 19/19.5/20/20.5 wheelbase combo
The Gang of Germany. 80’s German skate brand back as the most dominant force in slalom at the moment.
Wood, carbon, fibreglass, foamcore beauties with different concaves and kicktail will cost around £180 for the deck alone. But they make excellent solid wood boards in the same shape.
To many to list see Pavel site for details.
Slalom trucks need to turn quick on the front and be stable on the back. Use angled riser pads to fine tune the ride.
Tracker were the first company to build a modern slalom specific truck.
RTS’s have a nice stable turn for use on the back. RTX ‘s have a quicker turn for use on the front.
Available in 106mm 129mm 139mm hanger width.
With their high hanger and easy turning, Bennets make a great slalom truck giving a similar feel to the much respected Lazers of yore. Great for tight slalom or on the front of a bigger board.
High tech British designed and built slalom trucks. Coming soon.
Slalom wheels have a hard time being asked to go fast while turning hard many times a second. The need to grip well and also slide controllably when asked to. Wheels are sold in pairs, harder for the front softer for the rear.
Part of the ABEC11 camp Zig Zags have been the top choice of wheels for many years now.
75mm Big Zigs
New on the scene with high tech urethane formulas.
81a Sky Blue
84a Deep Purple
Formally Turner. The first company to make modern slalom wheels.
78a Red or Orange
For years the slalom racers wheel of choice, look great on big pintails. Very grippy.
Smaller ,lighter version of the Avalon. Good for retro boards (very similar to old Road Riders) and street cruisers.
Big daddy of 3DM. Big and fast but heavy.
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