Slide gloves are used in longboarding and skateboarding for powersliding tricks. Slide gloves allow the rider to place his or her hands on the ground during a trick for additional maneuverability and the ability to do different tricks. Examples of slide tricks can be seen in the last step of this Instructable, or on Youtube.
*Note - These gloves are for low-level sliding tricks. Do not, under any circumstances, use these gloves for hardcore downhill powersliding. These gloves are not for extended useage. If they are used too much, the metal in the Altoids tin cover will thin out and sharpen and eventually bust out on you in the middle of a slide. (See the last image for clarification) We don't want that. So if you're really into powersliding, get some heavy-duty slide gloves.*
The making of this Instructable is best accompanied by Ol' Dirty Bastard's 'Shimmy Shimmy Ya', any song by Matt and Kim, Reggie Watts, or You Oughta Know by Das Racist. Put on some choice tunes.
Step 1: Supplies
- Two Altoids tins of any flavor (I prefer wintergreen, but that's just me)
- A blunt metal object such as a nail with a large diameter, a Phillips head screwdriver, A drill bit, etc.
- A hammer (This doesn't have to be large. It's only to poke holes in your Altoids tin with the blunt object)
- Two long-ish, durable shoelaces
- Scissors, any size