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How to Powerslide in Session: Skate Sim

Learn one of the game's easiest manuevers!
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The day has finally come and Session: Skate Sim is officially out of early access. This skateboarding sim has been in development for the past 7 years evolving from a free demo to a successful Kickstarter and now a full release across PlayStation and Xbox platforms along with PC. What separates the game from others in the skateboarding genre is its focus on realism. This makes it more difficult to pull off tricks that are much easier to do in other games. That is why this guide will help you learn how to perform powerslide, one of the easiest tricks in the game.

Performing a Powerslide in Session: Skate Sim

Powerslides aren’t that hard to perform but like all the other tricks, they’ll require the use of both thumbsticks. To perform a backside powerslide, hold the thumbsticks inward towards each other. How long you depends on your momentum. You’ll eventually stop once you slow down or let go of both thumbsticks. Performing a frontside powerslide works the same way except you hold the thumbsticks outward in opposite directions.

How to Spin During a Powerslide Session: Skate Sim

Powerslides in Session: Skate Sim can be modified using the triggers. The triggers are typically used in the game to change direction. Using the triggers with a powerslide can make your character spin. To do this, you’ll need to pay attention to the stance your character is in. To spin during a backside powerslide while in regular stance, hold the right trigger (R2 for PlayStation). To spin during a backside powerslide while in goofy stance, hold the left trigger (L2 for PlayStation). Frontside powerslide spins flips which triggers are used. To spin during a frontside powerslide while in regular stance, hold the left trigger (L2 for PlayStation). To spin during a frontside powerslide while in goofy, hold the right trigger (R2 for PlayStation)

Session: Skate Sim is a game where practice makes perfect. If you work on your powerslides enough, you should be able to get the hang of them. If you’re a fan of the game and you’d like to know whose playable, check out this article featuring the game’s roster of characters.

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