Got 360 shuvits yesterday. Fun stuff.
I got my heelside 180's and toeside 180's down :D
Think I'm gonna get an Earthwing Miniglider, anyone recommend me a setup?
Want it for commuting, freeride and carving. Topography is generally low hills, sometimes big ones. Surfaces are gonna be pavement/paths of all kinds and roads, from smooth to kinda rough.
Looked around and come up with this so far:
Height: 5' 5"
Preferred Style: Freeride, Commuting, and Carving
Topography of where you plan to skate: Some medium hills, rough sidewalks and roads with a lot of patches.
Budget: Under $200
I recently tried longboarding after wanting to get into it a few months back. Probably the most fun I've ever had. My friend let me borrow one of his boards and we went to a parking lot so I could get the hang of it. After about twenty or so minutes we went to my first hill. It wasn't too steep, I probably got to maybe 20-25 mph. Pretty steady for my first hill, only a few wobbles here and there. After I did that hill a few times we then went to a much steeper hill. I think I only got to 25-30 mph because I had my friend slow me down some as I started to get a little shaky when I got faster. Before we called it a night he asked me if I wanted to do an even steeper hill. I try not to pass up opportunities so I agreed. It took us about 10 minutes to get to the next spot. On the way there my buddy was sharing stories about him and his friends tumbling and eating asphalt when they first tried this hill. I'm not going to lie, I was definitely getting nervous by the way he was talking about it. This hill actually looked shallower than the previous two but he told me not to worry, it gets 'better'. About a quarter way down I think I hit a top speed of around 35-40 after recovering from my fourth really scary wobble. It took maybe 2 minutes for the whole ride but it seemed much longer. I'm surprised I didn't piss myself in fear as I was speed wobbling the whole way. Call it divine intervention, beginners luck or whatever but I didn't smear myself all over that hill. I felt like a million bucks and I'm going to be buying my own board soon. Any suggestions?
Picking up a Landyachtz Peacemaker tomorrow. Let the games begin.
Quick question ; I have the Landyachtz: 70mm Mini Monster Hawg 80a wheels and I would like to know if once I break them in enough will I be able to slide on them?
I've ridden and EQ and an Ibach, both very nice looking and feeling boards.
Speaking as an owner of an EQ and a Robot, I can say that Bustin makes some very nice decks. Probably some of the best on the market.
I must add, though, that Landyachtz made something perfect in the Peacemaker. It's incredible. I don't think I've ever had quite as much fun with a board.
I've ridden an Evo, it felt so weird lol.
We don't speak of the Evo.
Well, I don't speak of the Evo.
I tried lifting my weight off my back foot and still no dice. I'm never gonna be able to do heelsides.
E-grabs to complement, of course.
I need some help picking a longboard. The first one I got was a '07 Dervish and I am pretty ready to buy
another. I was hoping to get into freeriding (like just about everyone else these days) and the Dervish
just doesn't cut it for me anymore. Another thing I am looking at is getting a board with kicks to help with
manuals. I was wondering if I could get some recommendations, I am looking for a deck. I am already
looking at Original's new Drop Freeride 41” but was wondering if there are any other boards that can
offer what it has in a better way?
Time to bust out the neosporin and alcohol swabs!
Height: 5' 8"
Preferred Style: Pretty much just cruising around, something to get from place to place quicker.
Topography of where you plan to skate: Very very hilly, rough sidewalks, good amount of traffic.
(note: i've never longboarded before)
A few weeks ago I picked up a shitty knockaround, surf shop board. This one specifically:
Nothing special really, I bought it just to be able to throw it around and learn a few tricks. I was riding it today with a friend, and I really like the deck, but all the hardware sucks. So far, I've gotten halfway through a Ghostride Kickflip, and a Shuvit.
I want to keep the deck but eventually upgrade the hardware, can anyone recommend some really lightweight trucks? They seem to be the heaviest thing on the board, to the point where it becomes annoying how much momentum it has when I'm flying through a kickflip.
Anyone got any advice for me with sliding? I'm a regular but I feel a lot more comfortable trying a toe side slide then a heel side one. Also, when I initiate a toe side slide I feel like its just my back wheels moving and my front ones are just pivoting leaving me pretty much where I started.
That's normal for most people, just slide more. You'll get all your wheels moving eventually, and after a few nice bails you'll get into heels and toes.
As fast as you can go, a rule of thumb most people go by is 'fast enough to make you a little scared, then a little bit faster'.
when my board starts to wobble, I get scared a bit
Does anyone have and advice on footbraking? Every time I try my foot never slides on the ground it usually just grips too much, is footbraking dependent on the type of shoes you're wearing?