i need helmet swag. BE A DICK ABOUT IT CLYDE :(
Best pumping tutorial. Ever.
So, I guess I may sound annoying asking this, but I'm new to the whole longboarding aspect and was just wondering if I could get some advice. I'm going to a different college in August, and it has a much bigger campus than I am used to, my friends use longboards to get around it, so I was thinking I may do the same. I'm not looking to get heavily involved in the longboarding scene, at least, not currently. If I really like it and have fun longboarding I may want to invest in it more, but basically what I'd like to ask is if I can get some recommendations for boards that are cheap (I don't really want to invest a ton of money in something I may not get huge into) and work well for its price. Thanks.
Because for most of my friends that get started, I recommend a Maestro. Bustin is an excellent company, and the board is great for when you're just getting started. Just big enough to be comfy and learn on, while still being relatively small and easy to work with. It's got a bit of an unusual concave to it (the board kinda slants, so it feels like a snowboard), but I find that it makes cruising around on it a dream. You can get a complete one for $200+ if you order from the site (you can customize it yourself to choose the parts, and we can all help out with that), or buy the parts from other sites for less money, if you can find them.
Also the peacemaker is fucking awesome. Hard to ollie but versatile.
I learned that wet roads and 99a wheels may be a little too icy...
Takkun, speaking of the Peacemaker, what do ye say about it vs an Ethos 36? Debating which is going to be my next and likely last deck for quite some time. I just need something I can do all around skating on, while also being able to do some light street tricks. I've got my EQ for serious DH.
Looks like I may have underestimated the prices of a complete longboard, I was kind of hoping for the $100 range, but I can work with $150-$175 max I suppose.
This seems to be perfect for my price budget, as well as a few other Atom boards I've looked at, are these things cheaply made and just going to break on me or would this be just fine?
I just got my first 180 toeside standup slide, today. Feels great!
yo im tryin to get pitted but i dont know how bros. i tried lookin on youtube but didnt find anything. help!
Alright, so, as far as I can tell, you're not exactly going to be able to manage much with that. This is a possibility, but...not sure.
Can somebody else weigh in on this one?
Don't pull the trigger on it just yet. I'm sure it's a fine deck, but I never see people riding them. Just want to make sure you'll get the most for your dosh.
Right yeah, I'm not gonna be doing the buying for another week or two. Gonna see what all my options are before I commit to one.
Wait, possibly found a good one. An Earthwing Frequent Flyer.
It's a bit on the small end, but it's still larger than a skateboard (thus, a longboard), and should get you going with the sport. It's also $170, complete. Earthwing has a quality reputation in the community, and the setup isn't bad. It's effectively a commuter deck that can be used for street skating, so it's a tier up from a simple pintail cruiser. You can get a feel for the whole discipline, with this one.
That looks pretty good! It also helps that the brand is well-known and reputable, definitely good to know that if I get it I'll be getting good quality. Thanks again for looking around for me, I appreciate it!
It's no problem. I'm in the market for a new deck myself, so it's just a little detour to help a skaterbro.
This is a video of those dudes from yesterday.
He's wearing leathers to go like, 10mph.
They make custom dragon shaped, concaveless boards with metal shit dragging on the ground, and call it a downhill board.
They put fucking brakes on their boards.
They make a wheel cleaner?
They use scooter wheels.
Some boards have no/little griptape.
These guys generate 80% of what in my life.
Lately I've been thinking of switching back to my Old Uluwatu deck, it's mangled and all but I really miss the feel of the bamboo as opposed to the stiff oak feel I get from my Element Cutter Hardball.
im on a withdraw from skating, i might just have to kill myself
broke my foot right after i got my wrist cast off
so yeah shit
working on half cabs, pretty annoying and hard
how do you know how fast you're going on a board?
My friend does that but I've never actually considered doing it. I would probably just stick to skateboarding because I don't think I could bomb down those hill going that fast.
:angryasfuck: Yesterday, I was doing my 180 toesides all nice and shit. Today, I retry, can't even get close to it. THE FUCK :angryasfuck:
Went out on wet roads yesterday just for shits and giggles, thinking I'm gonna learn how to heelside standup.
misjudged just how slippery it would be and did a one foot heelside 180. i was like "dafuq just happened". needless to say it was a fluke and when i tried it again my board almost ended up under a firetruck
Yeah, you're going to want centrax or something for wet road sliding haha
I'm decently into longboarding and it's time to upgrade from my shitty hundred dollar sector nine deck . This is the setup i was looking to buy and i just want to make sure it's all going to fit together nicely.
System Allen Stainless 1.25" Hardware, Set of 8
System Mudflap .125" Shock Riser, pair
GoldCoast 40" Origin Longboard Deck, gripped
Paris 180mm x 8mm Black/Black Trucks, Pair
Orangatang 75mm 80a In Heat Orange Wheels, Set of 4
Bones Super Swiss 8mm Bearings, Set of 8
System 8mm x 10mm Bearing Spacers,