In Apex Legends, while you're sprinting you can use the crouch ability to slide forward until friction drags you to a stop. This is mainly useful when you're sliding down a hill, or attempting to be evasive.
Even on flat ground it looks like you might gain speed for a moment when you start to slide. It seems like you might be able to maintain an average speed faster than sprinting alone by repeatedly sliding and sprinting. However, I'm not sure if this is actually faster, or if it's just the camera movement playing tricks on me.
Is it ever faster to mix in slides when you're sprinting over flat terrain in Apex Legends, or is sprinting always the faster choice?