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Slide one of the best surfskates in the market

Slide surfskate is one of the best brands of surf skates in the world. Developed by Sancheski, Slide surfskates are very easy and comfortable to ride. Today we’re going to tell you the story of this young skateboard brand that was born from the hand of Sancheski and has become one of the favorite surf skates for fans of this sport.

History Slide

Do you remember Sancheski? Those skateboards that came into fashion in the 70s and 80s? For those who don’t. Sancheski Skateboards is behind the first skateboard that was made in Spain. It was in 1966. From its factory in Irún in the Basque Country, Sancheski has been manufacturing sports articles for more than 80 years. Its extensive experience in the production process was used in 2016 to create Slide Surfskate.

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Sancheski, los orígenes

Unlike the Sancheski, all Slide skates are manufactured in China as this reduces production costs and facilitates access to a global market. It is in the Basque Country where the design of the shape of the board, the print and the technical specifications are made. That is why under each surfskate Slide you can read the mythical brand: Sancheski, whose name is the result of joining the founder’s surname, Sánchez, to the word ski.

Slide Surfskate Trucks

The new Slide 3.0 trucks improves all previous versions. More robust, more durable and with 30% more turn. Something that makes it a more surfing skate with the ability to make tighter turns. A more vertical and higher axis, in which they have replaced the old lift with a thinner one, achieving better ventilation that prevents it from heating up and reduces the possibility of breakage after a long session.

Thanks to its adjustable front axle, you can tighten and loosen the spring, to adapt the board to the type of runs you want to make. Adapt the truck and make it more stable for long rides, to generate speed and ride. Or set it up to be able to make more radical turns and warm up before going on the water.

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Slide 3.0

Advantages of Slide Surfskate vs. other brands of surfskates

  1. Designed for all levels of skaters
  2. Easy to use
  3. Cheap skateboarding compared to other brands (from 169 euros)
  4. Quality skateboarding
  5. Very attractive designs

You can see the Slide 2020 catalogue here

Slide 2020 Collection


Slide has 5 collections within its catalogue: the Splatter Series, the Gussie Series also known as The Classic Allrounder, The Diamond Series, The Fish Series and The Swallow Series. Below we tell you the main features of each of them.

  • Splatter

Excellent for getting around town, great for getting from place to place and spending some time inside the bowl when you want to practice more radical turns. The Joyful and the Grom are highly recommended for lighter riders and for those highly skilled riders who want to improve their cutbacks and turns.

  • Deck: 30″ long x 10″ wide with a rounded kick tail
  • Deck Material: 7 sheets of Canadian Maple painted.
  • Front axle: New Wave 165 mm.
  • Rear axle: Conventional 165 mm polished aluminum.
  • Wheelbase: 16″ (40.64 cm).
  • Wheels: Black Slide. 65 mm x 55 mm/ 78A.
  • Bearings: ABEC 7.
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Splatter Series Slide, disponible en Singlequiver.com

  • Gussie Serie

Developed in Australia, this shape has been designed for extra stability and maneuverability, giving you a feel very similar to surfing, and suitable for pumping flat or bowling. The Gussie is a very versatile shape, recommended for riders who are already experienced surfers or skaters and also for beginners who want to improve their balance. Its configuration makes it suitable for all levels.

  • Deck: 31″ long x 10″ wide with kick tail.
  • Deck Material: 7 sheets of Canadian Maple painted.
  • Front axle: New Wave 165 mm.
  • Rear axle: Conventional 2019 polished aluminum, 165 mm.
  • Wheelbase: 17″ (43.18 cm).
  • Wheels: Black Slide. 70 mm x 55 mm/ 78A.
  • Bearings: ABEC 7.

 

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Gussie Series Slide, disponible en Singlequiver.com

  • The Diamond Series

Inspired by the classic Single fins from the 70’s, the Diamond Series Slide is the perfect weapon to go from place to place, surf the streets and polish your style to prepare for epic conditions. The Slide Diamond  is a very stable form. With a wide nose, smooth contour and wide tail, it has been developed for reliability. Perfect for those starting out in the world of surfskating and for those old school surfers who want to keep the flame out of the water.

  • Deck: 32″ (81.28 cm) long x 10 ¼” (26.03 cm) wide
  • Deck Material: 7 sheets of Canadian Maple painted.
  • Front axle: New 2019, 165 mm.
  • Rear axle: Conventional 2019 polished aluminum, 165 mm.
  • Wheelbase: 17 ½” (44.45 cm).
  • Wheels: Black Slide. 70 mm x 55 mm/ 78A.
  • Bearings: ABEC 7.
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Diamond Series Slide, disponible en Singlequiver.com

  • The Fish Serie

The FISH is a surfboard out of the water. With its wide nose and smooth outline, you will have a lot of fun surfing the streets in an easy and comfortable way. Its soft tail will encourage you to try out the sharp turns and slides. The Fish is a perfect shape for those surfers used to extra volume in the front of their board. A stable board that allows you to slide and practice tight turns. An ideal surfskate to improve balance and start turning and generating speed.

  • Deck: 32″ long x 9.7″ wide with kick tail.
  • Deck Material: 7 sheets of Canadian Maple painted.
  • Front axle: New 2019, 165 mm.
  • Rear axle: Conventional 2019 polished aluminum, 165 mm.
  • Wheelbase: 17 ½” (44.45 cm).
  • Wheels: Black Slide. 65 mm x 55 mm/ 78A.
  • Bearings: ABEC 7.
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Slide Fish, disponible en Singlequiver.com

  • The Swallow Series

The SWALLOW model is designed for longboarders and riders who prefer to have extra volume under their feet. The swallow tail allows you to practice wide turns, move and dance just like you do surfing with your longboard. The Slide Swallow is the perfect model for larger skateboarders and those who are more comfortable with wider shapes and larger wheels under their feet.

  • Deck: 33″ long x 10.25″ wide and fishtail.
  • Deck Material: 7 sheets of Canadian Maple painted.
  • Front axle: New 2019, 165 mm.
  • Rear axle: Conventional 2019 polished aluminum, 165 mm.
  • Wheelbase: 18 ⅕” (46.25 cm).
  • Wheels: Black Slide. 70 mm x 55 mm/ 78A.
  • Bearings: ABEC 7.
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Swallow Series Slide, disponible en Singlequiver.com

Slide Surfskate vs Carver

Carver Skateboards is the pioneer and reference brand in the world of surfing skates. One of the main differences between Carver and Slide can be found in its axis. The Slide comes with a single axis. The New Wave 3.0. While in Carver we can choose between C7, CX and C5. Both brands fall into the group of Surf Simulators.

Both skates allow pumping, turning, quick direction changes and snaps with ease.  Both are used to get around town and into the skatepark or bowl. So why such a difference in price? The Carvers are 100% made in the USA. Workshop, materials and workmanship 100% made in USA. All this makes the process and the product more expensive. The Slide Surfskate however, is designed in Irun but manufactured in China to lower costs. This practice is also carried out by Carver with its cheap Triton surf skates.

The Slide for its price (169 euros) makes it the ideal skate to start in the world of cruising. The Carver is the jewel in the crown of surfing simulators. But for the price of a Carver you can buy 2 Slide.

Nowadays if you want to buy a cheap surf skate, you have to resort either to Carver’s Triton, Sancheski’s Slide or Miller’s. All of them Asian production.

Slide Surfskate vs Swelltech

Like the Smoothstar, the Swelltech , are pure surf technologists. The axis of a swelltech has a 360° rotation capability. If your ultimate goal is to improve your surfing, we recommend either a Swelltech or a Smoothstar. A Slide is more designed to pump, carve, move around the city and simulate surfing on the asphalt, but not so much as a surf technologist.

The Swelltech Surfskate is the technologist par excellence. A surf skate that gives you everything. Technique and physical resistance. You can consult here the new catalogue of the brand and its novelties for this 2020.

Who do we recommend a Slide for?

  • If you are looking for your first skateboarding experience, we recommend a Slide. Easy, stable and intuitive. You will soon get the hang of it and it will become your new method of getting around.
  • If you are looking for a cheap surfskate and want to perfect your technique and maneuvers without spending a lot of money for only 169 euros you have a Slide.

Once you have entered the world of skateboarding, you will surely want to try out different trucks and brands. Think that just like in surfing, when you buy a surfskate you are buying a surfboard for the asphalt. The same as you have 3 surfboards in your quiver, it is not so rare to have more than one brand of surfboard in your garage and depending on the use you are going to take one or another.

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Slide Surf skate

Slide Surfskate Opinion

The best thing about Slide is its price. This is a cheap, high quality surfskate. For only 169 euros or 17 euros a month you can buy a slide in our online shop. This is one of the brands of surf skate that offers the best value for money to its customers. If we compare it with Carver’s Triton, they are 30 euros below. They have many more configuration possibilities than a Carver Triton and a much wider range of models.

Remember that Slide has models like the Slide Surfskate Fish or the Swallow 33 for longboard lovers. All of them are made with 7 Canadian maple wood blades and have the new Slide 3.0 axle.

Where to buy Slide

Single Quiver is the official store of Slide. See the complete catalogue here

What surf skate to buy?

If you have doubts between buying a Carver, buying a YOW, a SwellTech, a Miller, a Slide or a Smoothstar check out our post “How to choose your surfskate”.  We hope this post has helped you to understand a bit more about the differences between some surfskates and others. In Single Quiver you can find the best brands of skates. If you are looking for a cheap surf skate check out the new Slide models on our website.

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