Characters like Pit, Meta Knight and the Pokémon Trainer’s CHARIZARD are envied at first glance for their wings.
Rumour has it they can use those wings to sail through the sky like gliders. But that can’t be true, can it?
They... They’re really flying!
From the perspective of the rules of Smash, I sense that mastering this skill could be quite beneficial. That is, IF you can master it...
First, do a mid-air jump!
If you continue holding the jump button, you’ll start gliding.
You don’t have to hold down the jump button, though. At the peak of your mid-air jump, you can also rapidly tilt the Control Stick backwards to forwards to link the jump to a glide.
Tilt the stick down (or forwards) to angle down.
Tilt the stick up (or backwards) to aim high.
Since it’s glider-style flight, you fly based on how you’re angled. You can control both your angle and your speed by pitching your "nose" up or down.
You can’t change direction though, so be careful!
If you stall out in mid-air or get attacked, your flight will be cancelled.