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How To Bluntslide On A Training Board

Although the Bluntslide may have originated in skateboarding, snowboarders have taken it and made it their own. Today, it is one of the tougher jib tricks but by far one of the most stylish. We break it down in this tutorial and show you how to dial it in on the Jib Board so you can take it to the hill.

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(Narrating/Riding: Duncan Mainland. Riding: Nev Lapwood. Film/Edit: Vince Emond)
Skateboard Origins

To really understand how a Bluntslide works on a snowboard, it’s best to understand how a Blunt looks on a skateboard. Unlike a Tail Slide, where the tail is on the feature with the trucks on the side, a Bluntslide is where the trucks and wheels are sliding on top of the feature with the boards tail hanging down.

As seen here.
Snowboard Bluntslides

Now, obviously a Bluntslide on a snowboard will never look exactly like this because we don’t have trucks. But we can get close by jumping almost all the way over the rail to land on the back foot or, even way out on the tail.

Frontside Bluntslide

Here’s a Frontside Tail Slide:

Remember, approached from the Frontside while riding Regular.

Now a Frontside Bluntslide:

Again, approached from the Frontside while riding Regular.

See how Duncan is not just getting the tail over the Balance Bar, but moving the whole Training Board across the bar.

Backside Bluntslide

The same works for the Backside direction. Backside Tailslide:

Approached from the Backside, while riding Regular.
This was also approached from the Backside, while riding Regular.
Styling A Blunt

Blunts look great if you can bring them back forwards again. To do this, land on the Balance Bar in a Shifty position then using that twist in your body, pop back off to the same position you started from.

Use that counter rotation to bring it back.
Rotating Blunts

You can also do Blunts to Fakie. But even better than that, keep your shoulders rotating around while you’re on the Balance Bar and getting a same way 270 off in either the Frontside or Backside direction.

Guess which type of Bluntslide this is.

Now that you’re rolling out solid Front and Back Blunts, you can add the “Pill” to learn the balance needed to take this trick to a rail. Or, try at a trampoline facility to mix it up! Whichever way you decide to go, enjoy learning this trick and happy Blunting!

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Although the Bluntslide may have originated in skateboarding, snowboarders have taken it and made it their own. Today, it is one of the tougher jib tricks but by far one of the most stylish. We break it down in this tutorial and show you how to dial it in on the Jib Board so you can take it to the hill. To get the on s

How to Bluntslide in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

The buttons you need to press to pull off a sick Bluntslide in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

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With the release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 comes questions like how to Bluntslide. Using tricks like the Bluntslide are key in completing map challenges. Additionally, mastering different tricks can help you learn how to quickly rack up a Sick Score.

To help make things easier, we’ve put together a guide explaining how to Bluntslide in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

How to Bluntslide in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

In Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 you’ll need to learn how to perform a Bluntslide to complete challenges like “Bluntslide the Awning” while skating around Philadelphia. If you know how to grind, you shouldn’t have too much trouble learning how to Bluntslide.

To get you started, here are the controls you’ll need to enter to Bluntslide in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

  • Xbox One: Press A to Ollie, hit Down on the D-Pad or down on the left thumbstick twice, then press Y to Bluntslide.
  • PlayStation 4: Press X to Ollie, hit Down on the D-Pad or down on the left thumbstick twice, then press Triangle to Bluntslide.
  • PC: Press the Space Bar to Ollie, hit Down (S) twice, then press 8 to Bluntslide.

You can practice this trick fairly easily. Look for a rail or ledge where you can grind and try to perform a Bluntslide using the button order listed above. Once you’ve mastered the Bluntslide, you can move on to challenges like “Bluntslide the Awning” in Philadelphia. You may be wondering, what awning do you need to Bluntslide?

Well, the awning you’re looking for is the green one near the fountain in the center courtyard. There’s a green ramp nearby that you can use to get up onto the awning in order to Bluntslide. You don’t need to Bluntslide for too long for the challenge to be marked complete which is nice. If you mess up, you can circle back around and try again until you get it.

If a visual guide is easier for you to follow than a written one, we’ve included a helpful video down below from YouTuber GuidingLight. The location of the awning and what it looks like when you Bluntslide it is shown towards the end of the video.

Again, to Bluntslide you need to press A or X to Ollie, down on the D-Pad/Thumbstick twice, then Y or Triangle to Bluntslide in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Now that you know how to Bluntslide in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 we have a few other guides for you to check out including:

The buttons you need to press to pull off a sick Bluntslide in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. ]]>