i've been interested in longboarding for a little while now, and i recently bought a longboard off the interwebz.
and i have to say.. GREAT investment. i'm in love!
heads turn when i'm riding it down the street. in fact, the first time i took it out, a guy followed me on his bike and chatted me up. gave me his info so i could give him a shout.
it's also a GREAT workout, without feeling like a workout. i was riding it for over an hour and a half today and it felt like 5 minutes.
i'm SO sore from using it after only 2 days! i am a fit person who can run for a solid hour barely breaking a sweat but i was sweating within the first 10 minutes riding this thing.
does anyone else longboard?
I'm jealous. I used to work on a University campus and skating was a great way to get around even though some people frowned on a middle aged middle manager skating (they are just jealous because they are too out of shape to do it).
I'm an old time skater (check my profile pics). I ride a good sized board now but I took my boy down to get a new deck a while back and spotted the sweetest longboard. I wanted it. The salesgirl almost talked me into it. But I could not justify since I really have nowhere to ride it now.
Man. I've wanted a longboard for a while. I have faith that I will be able to not fall and die on one (as opposed to my poopy skateboarding skills). I'm hoping a cheap one will pop up somewhere.
I have long-board surfed and its super fun! I think those longboard/skateboards look really cool! I bet they would be fun too!
Man. Now I really want one again. Haha. I got myself to forget about them for a while. I wish they didn't cost so much!
P has a longboard that he used quite a bit for a while. He hasn't used it in about a year, though. He liked it. He got his for around $100.
This is what I ride (although not me in the pic).. I've had it for about 5 years and definitely gotten my money's worth.
Having the 2 wheels eliminates speed wobble going downhills, and we live in the mountains so there's a lot of hilly places. It's a lot like snowboarding, except not as easy to stop :-\ you just need to make sure there's no stopsigns and work your way up to feel comfortable. I've had few crashes
My fiance rides an arbor hybrid longboard of the 4 wheeled variety.. about 37cm. My board is 42cm. She fell due to speed wobble and has the scars to prove, on the same hill I shred with ease.
Longboarding and mountain biking are how we deal with snowboarding withdrawals. Another offshoot of longboarding I want to try is the freebord.. check it out. The company that makes mine is called tierney ride