Longboarding

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    Oct 21, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
    Here's a video if you don't know what it is... Before you ask, that is not sped up, he is probably going anywhere from 50-65mph.




    It's responsible for almost every injury I have, (Skinned my chest a bit in a parking garage last week, burned clear through my shirt) but I wouldn't take any of it back!

    I know it's sorta a coastal thing... and mostly a younger crowd.... but any other Downhill Longboarders here? What's your board/wheels setup for downhill? For Sliding?




  • barriehomeboy

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    Oct 22, 2011 12:40 AM GMT
    A 25 year old man was killed today in downtown Toronto riding one of those. Something about a hill and a garbage truck. So sad.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Oct 22, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    Awesome video. No cars to contend with though.
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    Oct 22, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidA 25 year old man was killed today in downtown Toronto riding one of those. Something about a hill and a garbage truck. So sad.


    Damn. Yeah it can be very dangerous... I don't understand why people think it's a good idea to board on roads populated by cars.
  • offshore

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    Oct 22, 2011 1:03 AM GMT
    For me, this is longboarding:




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    Oct 22, 2011 1:08 AM GMT
    offshore saidFor me, this is longboarding:

    [True longboarding here]



    I have to surf concrete... It's a goal of mine to learn to surf... First, to move shoreward icon_biggrin.gif


  • offshore

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    Oct 22, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    Do it dude if you have the desire.

    I went from a landlocked non-swimmer, to living 10 minutes walk from one of the best point breaks and surf as much as I can, and never looked back.

    Had to give up a lot (a real job that paid 3 times as much as I earn now), but there's no regret.

    If you know you have surf in your heart, it will become like a destiny to draw you in.
  • daveindenver

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    Oct 22, 2011 1:45 AM GMT
    Nice you longboard in az . I've heard there are some lllonggg ditches down there too...hope you hit em up. Surfing is fun but a lot of work and a much shorter ride than concrete or snow (I moved to Colorado for snow). There is a downhill skateboarding racing series around here...I bet its goes thru AZ too
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    Oct 22, 2011 3:37 AM GMT
    My brother-in-law races longboards all around the country. He's got his own workshop in his basement where he makes his own boards. He just took 4th in New York a couple of weeks ago.
  • Syphon

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    Oct 22, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    Love longboarding, but I only do it casually around the city, no crazy deadly hills or tricks or anything. If I break something I can't work until it's healed.

    Surfing is great fun too, but not continuous like longboarding.
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    Oct 22, 2011 4:00 AM GMT
    With my luck,I'll probably end up falling off & landing into a bunch of cactuses. icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 22, 2011 11:16 AM GMT
    I've always wanted to learn how to surf, and get into the whole surf culture, but despite living on an island, there are no waves at all.

    Recently though, I came across long boarding, and have been fascinated by it. However, living in a dense city, there isn't much practicality for it, so I still don't think I should pick it up.
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    Oct 22, 2011 11:24 AM GMT
    I've got one of these. Mine is no longer made. It is 48" top is wood with the paint scheme of the old Dewey Weber surfboards.

    http://www.e-glide.com/index.php/electric-skateboards-store/electric-skateboards