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« on: April 27, 2009, 05:59:28 am »
So I was wondering if anyone else in the forum participated in this great sport.

I've been doing it since February and have found it an excellent adrenaline rush, and also a great way to chillax. Also, a wonderous way to hurt one self.

So anyone else participate or even know what it is?

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Re: Longboarding
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 10:21:39 am »
Is it like snowboarding with a longbow?

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Re: Longboarding
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 12:41:29 pm »
Isn't it skateboarding except with an altered version of the skateboard that makes it better for simply riding it around instead of doing tricks?

...unfortunately I've only tried it once when I borrowed a longboard from a friend.

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Re: Longboarding
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 12:46:47 pm »
We be needing confirmation in pictures.

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Re: Longboarding
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 03:54:23 pm »
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's what it is, XX.
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Re: Longboarding
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 04:42:50 pm »


Hence: longboard
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Re: Longboarding
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009, 05:31:09 pm »
Is it like snowboarding with a longbow?

This has potential.

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Re: Longboarding
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2009, 09:38:20 pm »
Its skateboarding for people who can't ollie i think

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Re: Longboarding
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2009, 09:47:36 pm »


FAIL... Somehow managed to lose that one thought bubble's text. It should read "This gotta have some potential! But since it's spring I just use skateboard..."
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Re: Longboarding
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2009, 10:44:13 pm »
That real longboard looks like a banana skateboard.

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Re: Longboarding
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2009, 02:19:10 am »
Hahaha. They aren't all 6-8 feet long ; p.

There are really three types of longboarding.

Shorter ones - Smaller than 36inches. These are used for moving faster around town or campus. Better for travel than skateboards but lose a bit of the acrobatic abilities. Some people will actually just modify skate boards with wider trucks and bigger wheels to get a similar product.

Med Sized - This is what I have (I'll post later). These are the most varied size. 36-48 inches. These can be used for bombing, carving, or sliding. Bombing is obviously going downhill as fast as you can. You can reach 35mph (48km/h) comfortably depending on your setup, something that would give skateboards speed wobble. Carving is like snowboarding on concrete and this is the discipline I partake in. I actually like doing a slalom like runs downhill. Then there is sliding which is the most exciting way to play (in my opinion) and you can find some great videos looking up "longboard sliding" in youtube. Im buying a second board for that this summer. Anyways, these are the most typical boards.

Long Sized- These can be taller than you are. These are for a more surfing feel down really large hills and going much faster. They are alot more stable at great speeds due to their length. Thats what the guy in the photo is doing. I've actually never seen one that long before.

I'll post pictures of my board probably later tonite.

Later tonite...



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Re: Longboarding
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2009, 06:27:53 pm »
I actually, just yesterday, suddenly got the urge to buy myself a longboard.

See, I realized that it really is a great mode of transport. It's really a lot faster than walking, at least downhill, and is less hassle than bikes (which can't be carried around).

Doubt I'll do it, but it would be kinda cool to longboard around town in suit and hat... ;D
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Re: Longboarding
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2009, 07:07:59 pm »
The wheels look like some kinda rolls of yellow duct tape.

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Re: Longboarding
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2009, 06:06:07 pm »


FAIL... Somehow managed to lose that one thought bubble's text. It should read "This gotta have some potential! But since it's spring I just use skateboard..."

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