I've been riding my Tan Tien all day. :h: Longboarding.
wish i could afford an electric longboard
I've been longboarding for a while now, my board is mainly good for big downhill though and I want to buy a shorter one. I'm looking at an Apex 37.
My homemade skateboard deck is the same size as a longboard
Should put some beefy wheels on it and use it as both.
Would only really be cool though if you bought one that went dangerously fast. Imagine cruising down empty highways on one of those at 50 kmph, that'd be awesome.
I just went down a 6-story parking structure a few minutes ago, and holy fuck was that fun. At the beginning I was scared as hell so I started at a quarter away from the bottom of the ramp. 1 hour later, I'm going full speed from the top.
I just need to work on my turning. I keep thinking that I'm going to fall so I make wideass turns.
Oh, and I don't even know how to stop yet, haha. I just bail when I think I'm going to fall. Almost killed myself a few times bailing while going down a ramp.
I wish I lived somewhere with better hills and roads.
believe me, when i do somehow get extra cash...i am going to buy a sweet bamboo sector 9 long board
i miss long boarding
I bought a Globe Devo cruiser as a starter board back in March for about $180AUD. I mainly use it to get to my friends houses and because all my friends have these ~$400 longboards I'm able to keep up with them. Its a lot of fun, when i get enough money next year I'm going to buy a sector 9 board.
are there any good guides out there for maintaining the board?
also anyone here do bert slides? I'm interested in purchasing some slide gloves, but if this pair of old gardening gloves I've got will do the trick, that would come in handy.
I've been looking through various sites for boards recently and I've come across this
and I was wondering if this board is actually any good and if it is good for carving and cruising. I saw it said it was a racing board but I'm not sure what characteristics the board would have.
Anyone know any good longboard US sites been lookin to buy one instead of mooching off my friends one
Might consider buying one of these, though we don't tend to have many hills if were just outside a city centre, though they look a lot of fun to board round in the city centre of a Sunday or something.
Also, is the internet the only place to buy one? If so I want a low price.
tl;dr anyone know somewhere to buy one?
I wish I could longboard. I'm too tall for it, my center of gravity is pretty much my knees
I'm 6'1 and 160lbs, so pretty skinny.
And I have no sense of coordination whatsoever. I couldn't even stand on my board properly on my first day. It's all about practice, practice, practice.
I'm around 6'2 and never had a problem doing it
best is sketching off someones car or golf cart and just cruising down the road
I ride a BC Eel, and a Rayne Isis. I've hit 50 mph before.
Anyone want some tips on what board you should get?
Get a Earthwing Miniglider or a Holesom Streetsweeper.
Take a look at these:
I'd recommend the Supermodel.
dont buy from loaded hurr
Just wiped out on my longboard going down a hill. I did a few rolls, longboard goes in to the street and decides to play frogger, it didnt get hit though. :) battle scars are some nice roadwrash on my shoulder, cuts ALL over my hands and a ripped shirt. :) it was fun.
This one is in stock. Put some Indy 215 trucks on there
With some Abec 11 Flashbacks
right, and how easy will that be to assemble, considering I have no experience whatsoever with longboard assembly?
Also I'm looking for cruising/ downhill riding.
You can find guides on Silverfishlongboarding.com or youtube to put it together, it's easy.
Esteam you seem to know your stuff about longboards. What sort of thing would you recommend for a beginner who is looking for a board that is good for carving and crusing? Also is it possible to get a good complete deck for around £120 to £150?
'Boomslang' It is possible, I think an Earthwing Superglider (Deck) setup with Indy 169's (Trucks) and any wheel really. I advise above 80a if you want to slide.
erm www.Stokedlongboard.co.uk is actually the best longboard site I'll think you'll find.
They're cheap, they have good stuff in stock, and they have amazing customer service (e.g. if you send them an email in the daytime they'll usually reply within about an hour and a half)