1. First you have to be rolling up to the ledge with a good amount of speed. Don’t be a pussy and do it all slow-that just looks stupid and it probably won’t feel good, either.
2. Make sure you can do nollie half-Cabs and tailslides. If you can do those two tricks, then this one will be no problem-all you have to do is combine the two and you’ve got it.
3. Try to lean back a little so you actually slide once you get into the tailslide-if you don’t, you’re going to fall forward. It’s a trick that just works, so you can just lob into it as long as the ledge slides.
4. You’re going to want to do some sliding now. Have fun.
5. When you think you’ve slid enough, put some weight on your back foot and pop out of the tailslide.
6. Then roll away. It’s a cool trick.
How To: Build A Ledge With Jason Hernandez
What you’ll need:
Twenty 90-pound bags of 3/4″ rock cement
Two 30-gallon tubs
Plenty of water
Cement screws and drill bits
The most important thing about building a ledge is to make sure you find a lot that has been abandoned for a while-kind of, like, out of sight. Once you’ve scoped out your spot, have a wooden-frame constructed into the ledge size or shape your skate-heart desires. Use two-by-six wood planks for the frame, and stick plumber’s tape in between each plank to help keep the form of the ledge straight. Now you’re ready to play construction worker.
1. Place the frame exactly where you want the ledge, drill six-inch holes into the ground, and place in rebar. If you don’t have rebar in the ledge, the cement will just topple over-it needs something to stick to. After the rebar is put into place, set cinder blocks through the rebar and drop in extra filler such as rocks or debris.
2. Now listen up, this is really important. Keep a two-inch space between the filler and the inside of the ledge’s frame. This space allows the cement to seep in, strengthen, and take proper form-same thing with the top of the ledge. Make sure the filler and the cinder blocks are not filled all the way to the top.
3. Get your blender on. Dump two bags of cement into your tub, and have a friend gradually add water while your other friends start a stirrin’. This is where the shovels come in handy.
4. Pour that fresh cement in and repeat step #3 until the frame is completely filled.
5. Get out your trowel, and smooth that baby out-your bluntslides and lipslides will thank you.
6. Let it cure for 24 hours and disassemble the frame.
7. Drill holes into the angle iron and into the ledge, and line the inside of the iron with the stickiest epoxy you can find. Set the iron on both edges, and screw it into the cement.
8. A little spraypaint, a little wax, and you’re good to go.