OTB isnt the only time to slide though. If you someone dropped a lane and you're moving laterally pop slides do a great job of stopping your momentum quick.
Justin another thing you can try is the super slide which is basically a pop slide with some forward momentum but you slide on your hips and zsomach instead of your knees/thighs. Lets you bring your gun up and gain dominance over your mirror much quicker than a superman but gets you lower to the ground (therefore smaller profile AND more likely to have a lane just go over you) than a pop up.
Only issue is if you don't play on turf you won't move with that slide; same with a pop slide/lateral slide. Normally tournaments use grass fields which end up being like sliding on dirt to people sliding there. Thus without a superman/circular momentum you won't actually go anywhere due to the high coefficient of friction occurring on a large portion of the body.You want to minimize the area of your body which touches the ground whilest gaining the same momentum.
A super slide would instantly stop you and possibly injure you. If your tournament although unlikely is on good turf that is washed/rained upon often 1-2 times a week; then a super slide would be safe and ideal. The issue is you won't see fields of that caliber unless in a competition like Millenium.
The first thing to do before playing on a field for a tourney is to try 1-2 slides into random bunkers to see how the grass/ground is to see if you slide or if you need to dive (superman slide) into the bunkers. I recommend superman slides due to them being effective no matter what type of field you play in while being the safest way to get to your bunker (in terms of timing).
Edited by Lt. Blood, 15 November 2013 - 04:13 PM.
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