1. Post #241
    A cardboard cut-out of a man.
    Mac2468's Avatar
    March 2007
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    Can't you get like a gift card?
    Yeah I could but that's where my finance issue comes in.
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  2. Post #242
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    April 2010
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    I've been riding my Tan Tien all day. :h: Longboarding.

    -snip-
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  3. Post #243
    Dennab
    October 2010
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    wish i could afford an electric longboard
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  4. Post #244
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    April 2006
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    wish i could afford an electric longboard
    troll, or you totally missed the point of longboarding
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  5. Post #245
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    April 2010
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    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.
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  6. Post #246
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    October 2006
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    My homemade skateboard deck is the same size as a longboard :frown:

    Should put some beefy wheels on it and use it as both.

    Edited:

    troll, or you totally missed the point of longboarding
    I don't know, it looks pretty fun.


    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.
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  7. Post #247
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    October 2006
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    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.

    Edited:

    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.
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  8. Post #248
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    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 wish I could do that, I've done the hills around my place too many times as there is nothing steeper. Plus they're not very long either.

    I wish I lived somewhere with better hills and roads.
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  9. Post #249
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    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
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  10. Post #250
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    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.

    Edited:

    are there any good guides out there for maintaining the board?
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  11. Post #251
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    I'm probably the last guy you should listen to since I just got my board 2 days ago, but I'd get something between 35" and 45". Any longer and portability becomes a problem, for me at least.

    And how much are you willing to drop? I bought mine with the same purpose as you (commuting, hills, etc), so I bought the Vanguard w/ flex 3.
    I just looked at that Vanguard you mentioned, it's a tasty number, I'll probably end up purchasing that one. I'll have to wait a week till my next paycheck arrives though. Would you say it's good for getting speed up on hills and likewise?

    Edited:

    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.
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  12. Post #252
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    I just looked at that Vanguard you mentioned, it's a tasty number, I'll probably end up purchasing that one. I'll have to wait a week till my next paycheck arrives though. Would you say it's good for getting speed up on hills and likewise?

    Edited:

    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.
    no definitely buy proper slide gloves. gardening gloves with be worn through in an instant.
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  13. Post #253
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    November 2007
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    I've been looking through various sites for boards recently and I've come across this
    http://www.stokedlongboards.co.uk/mi...ard-p-441.html
    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.
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  14. Post #254
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,189 Posts
    Anyone know any good longboard US sites been lookin to buy one instead of mooching off my friends one
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  15. Post #255
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    no definitely buy proper slide gloves. gardening gloves with be worn through in an instant.
    Thanks for the heads up, I use those gardening gloves a lot, I'd hate to lose em
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  16. Post #256
    A cardboard cut-out of a man.
    Mac2468's Avatar
    March 2007
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    Thanks for the heads up, I use those gardening gloves a lot, I'd hate to lose em
    Save yourself a few bucks.
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  17. Post #257
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    August 2010
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    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?
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  18. Post #258
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    June 2009
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    I wish I could longboard. I'm too tall for it, my center of gravity is pretty much my knees :frown:
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  19. Post #259
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    October 2006
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    I wish I could longboard. I'm too tall for it, my center of gravity is pretty much my knees :frown:
    How tall are you?

    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.
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  20. Post #260
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    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
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  21. Post #261
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    October 2006
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    I just looked at that Vanguard you mentioned, it's a tasty number, I'll probably end up purchasing that one. I'll have to wait a week till my next paycheck arrives though. Would you say it's good for getting speed up on hills and likewise?

    Edited:

    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.
    AFAIK, the Vanguard isn't that great at doing high speeds on hills, though I see some people are going +45mph. So far I'm mostly using mine for parking structures, and it handles fine in that area.
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  22. Post #262
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    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?

    Edited:

    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?
    http://www.milehighskates.com/catalog/index.php
    http://www.longboardlarry.com/
    http://www.bclongboards.com/
    http://www.raynelongboards.com/
    http://www.longboardskater.com/


    Get a Earthwing Miniglider or a Holesom Streetsweeper.
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  23. Post #263
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    October 2006
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    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?
    You should advise strayebyrd.


    I just looked at that Vanguard you mentioned, it's a tasty number, I'll probably end up purchasing that one. I'll have to wait a week till my next paycheck arrives though. Would you say it's good for getting speed up on hills and likewise?

    Edited:

    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.
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  24. Post #264
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    AFAIK, the Vanguard isn't that great at doing high speeds on hills, though I see some people are going +45mph. So far I'm mostly using mine for parking structures, and it handles fine in that area.
    If you want to be going 30 mph+ do not get a board from loaded. Do not get any board that has FLEX.

    Edited:

    I just looked at that Vanguard you mentioned, it's a tasty number, I'll probably end up purchasing that one. I'll have to wait a week till my next paycheck arrives though. Would you say it's good for getting speed up on hills and likewise?

    Edited:

    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 slide, you can make your own for about 15$. Do not buy the Vanguard, ti was my first board and it was ABSOLUTE SHIT. You don't slide on the gloves, you slide on tiny plastic pucks you velcro/glue onto the glove. You can make the pucks out of an old kitchen cutting board. Or buy them... http://www.blackvelvetslidepucks.com/

    Take a look at these:
    http://earthwingskates.com/products.html

    I'd recommend the Supermodel.

    Edited:

    PS:

    dont buy from loaded hurr
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  25. Post #265
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    http://www.daddiesboardshop.com/

    good website that has a lot of longboarding stuff + more

    got mine from here

    http://www.daddiesboardshop.com/neve...te-custom.aspx
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  26. Post #266
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    http://www.daddiesboardshop.com/

    good website that has a lot of longboarding stuff + more

    got mine from here

    http://www.daddiesboardshop.com/neve...te-custom.aspx

    I hope you got better wheels
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  27. Post #267
    Ah... tits!
    sam6420's Avatar
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    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.
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  28. Post #268
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  29. Post #269
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    I am loving that website. Getting myself a Bell Faction for $8.

    Edited:

    Why does my head have to be so huge... 59cm circumference lol
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  30. Post #270
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    I am loving that website. Getting myself a Bell Faction for $8.

    Edited:

    Why does my head have to be so huge... 59cm circumference lol

    Sweet, tons of deals out there for safety gear and such.

    http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/

    Is a sweet website for anyone looking to get into longboarding. Lots of information, I have the same username on their if anyone wants to PM me.     You probably won't.    
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  31. Post #271
    [b]MASSIVE HOMOPHOBE[/b]

    April 2010
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    Fuck you, I thought this thread was about surfing :saddowns:
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  32. Post #272
    Ah... tits!
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    Sadly I was not, but thanks for the link, that helmet looks sweet. :P
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  33. Post #273
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    Sadly I was not, but thanks for the link, that helmet looks sweet. :P
    It is! I've had it for a while, through some pretty bad falls too.
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  34. Post #274
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    If you want to be going 30 mph+ do not get a board from loaded. Do not get any board that has FLEX.

    Edited:



    I slide, you can make your own for about 15$. Do not buy the Vanguard, ti was my first board and it was ABSOLUTE SHIT. You don't slide on the gloves, you slide on tiny plastic pucks you velcro/glue onto the glove. You can make the pucks out of an old kitchen cutting board. Or buy them... http://www.blackvelvetslidepucks.com/

    Take a look at these:
    http://earthwingskates.com/products.html

    I'd recommend the Supermodel.

    Edited:

    PS:

    dont buy from loaded hurr
    Can you recommend me one from here http://www.skatehut.co.uk/
    because the one you posted is completely sold out. I really have no idea what's a good brand or series, so any help is appreciated
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  35. Post #275
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    Can you recommend me one from here http://www.skatehut.co.uk/
    because the one you posted is completely sold out. I really have no idea what's a good brand or series, so any help is appreciated
    Well, let's see, what are you looking to do? The website doesn't have many options, and the options they do have are pretty bad.

    http://longboardskater.com/mm5/merch...&Store_Code=LS

    This one is in stock. Put some Indy 215 trucks on there

    http://www.evo.com/independent-215-s...ign=googlebase

    With some Abec 11 Flashbacks

    http://www.sk8trip.com/mm5/merchant...._Code=W_abec11
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  36. Post #276
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    right, and how easy will that be to assemble, considering I have no experience whatsoever with longboard assembly?

    Edited:

    Also I'm looking for cruising/ downhill riding.
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  37. Post #277
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    right, and how easy will that be to assemble, considering I have no experience whatsoever with longboard assembly?
    Pretty easy, just buy bearings, bearing spacers, and hardware, you can find these all on the internet for about 20$ total.

    You can find guides on Silverfishlongboarding.com or youtube to put it together, it's easy.
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  38. Post #278
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    November 2007
    220 Posts
    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?
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  39. Post #279
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    May 2009
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    Can you recommend me one from here http://www.skatehut.co.uk/
    because the one you posted is completely sold out. I really have no idea what's a good brand or series, so any help is appreciated
    I assume you're in the UK because that's a UK website. This is by far the best UK longboard site.

    http://www.octanesport.co.uk/shop/index.php/

    '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.
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  40. Post #280
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    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)
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