In the Side Slide, the kite travels horizontally while the nose points straight up. The line of travel should be as straight as possible, with no altitude gained or lost, and no wobble or lean in the kite's orientation. The method and direction of entry and exit are not important. A Slide is considered excellent when it is long (maintained through at least half of the wind window), the wingtips remain parallel to the ground throughout, and the pilot does not move sideways or moves only a little. Slides performed close to the ground generally receive higher scores for risk factor (mainly because it�s easier to spot problems in the line of travel near the ground).
- Minimal sideways movement by the pilot
- Wingtips parallel to the ground