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Any of you guys longboard?

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by Huntsman Knife Co., Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Huntsman Knife Co.

    Huntsman Knife Co. KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 10, 2010
    Just got into the hobby a few months ago and really enjoy it. Just curious if anyone on here is into cruising! Its really put a hurting on my wallet though. Ive started selling knives to fund my longboard purchases :eek:

    I just dropped 300 + on a new board tonight. Bought a Nelson Tempest with 86a 75mm orangatangs, paris 180's, and some risers. Should be an awesome setup for sliding, freestyle, and some lighter dowhill stuff!

    Keep the responses coming guys! Its really cool to see who longboards! :)
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2012
  2. arch-stanton

    arch-stanton

    40
    Feb 7, 2012
    My friend just got a longboard too, he's trying to recruit us into it, claiming; "its the older mans, more dignified skateboard" :)
     
  3. spoolup

    spoolup

    419
    Apr 27, 2007
    Ive seen doing it around here, if I were to get into anything like that it would be a drift trike. Those just look like a great way to really hurt yourself. And being in the avenues up here, hills are a plenty. Here are some local guys going down to the cemetary where I ride my mountain bike (the cemetary is near the base of bobsled trail) which is a GREAT trail to just get the heart a pumpin.

    Just curious, for a decent setup, how much would one have to lay down for an entire board?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNrGwLRDzbE&list=UUWdJ05jcSUxWiPziF-EY6gw&index=1&feature=plcp

    AT 2:00 minutes in the video above is the exit to the trail below.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH0R6EZoGps
     
  4. CWL

    CWL

    Sep 15, 2002
    Anyone use a mountain board? I've been cruising gentler slopes where I live for about 10 years with one. I prefer having tires and shocks for cross-country riding.
     
  5. lightleak

    lightleak

    291
    Jun 11, 2009
    Yeah, I love cruising on my longboard, occasionally also commuting. I don't do the fast stuff anymore (downhill).
    I own a Landyachtz Drop Carve (old version), a Landyachtz Drop Hammer and a Landyachtz Wedgeflex. All of them wonderful boards.

    Have fun and ride safe, it's a great hobby!
     
  6. Maprik

    Maprik Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
    I've been a longboard skater for many years. Bought a Sector 9 longboard back in 1994 and have been cruising town with it ever since. My 2 sons (ages 13 and 11) are just now also getting into longboarding. I just dropped $400 on getting them Sector 9's with the drop through truck mounts. VERY cool, and very nice rides. Although I still like my big surfboard!!! I just taught them how to clean and lubricate their wheel bearings yesterday! Being a Dad is really GREAT sometimes!
     
  7. Windex_

    Windex_ Banned BANNED

    657
    Apr 4, 2011
    I board with a few friends of mine, mostly hill bombing. Its all good until youre drunk, then its amazing. Plus it hurts less when you bail!
     
  8. Huntsman Knife Co.

    Huntsman Knife Co. KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 10, 2010
    Great to see some responses! I went out for a quick ride this morning. Nothing like cruising and watching the sun rise. There's something so peaceful about it.
     
  9. Mr. Eddy

    Mr. Eddy

    36
    Jan 2, 2012
    I used to Longboard a LOT in high school but then the working world came along...:foot:
     
  10. enduraamasing

    enduraamasing

    74
    Jan 15, 2012
    im actualy sponsered by abec 11 scs and edge board shop it might hurt your wallet but it also hurts your elbows invest in good gloves thats all i can say but once you start to compete youl have more cash for blades also edc a chep knife and a multitool when skating theyl come in handy but make sure there cheap so you dont screw them up from cutting griptape reshaping wheels etc
     
  11. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2000
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  12. Huntsman Knife Co.

    Huntsman Knife Co. KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 10, 2010
    I never took the great Biscuit Whisperer to be a Land Paddler! Awesome Guyon!

    Those are some nice boards. I like the graphic on the one on the right.

    Endurammasing- Very, very cool. I like Orangatang Durians and Stimulus right now but I think Im going to try some Flashbacks next because they're almost half the price and I hear they slide really smoothly. Id love to see some of your boards!

    Here's my baby.

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  13. bigjuice

    bigjuice

    176
    May 8, 2004
    I have been wanting to get an arbor blunt which I think they just continued.

    It was koa wood. Need a stiff board, I am a big boy (250 lbs). Any suggestions?

    Drift trike looks like a good way to die. Recognize that hill in salt lake.
     
  14. Huntsman Knife Co.

    Huntsman Knife Co. KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 10, 2010
    The landyachtz Chinook is a freaking tank. I think that would be a great choice for a big guy.
     
  15. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    Soda Factory will put extra ply on a board if you request it. Their 10-ply Lampchop (middle board above) is really popular as a stiffer board.
    No website though. You have to contact them or follow their gargantuan thread over on the Silverfish forum.
     
  16. MVF

    MVF Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2005
    Guyon (or anyone who would be kind enough to comment), you guys had me spending hours last night chasing this around on the web- could you give a little rundown on what a beginner should look for, what the different size boards are for, etc.?

    If that's too large to tackle, I'm about 220 (working on getting that down a bit), not interested in tricks or extreme downhills, more about cruisin', commuting, and getting in shape. I used to rollerskate the hills in Hollywood and used a stick for braking, stability, and security (they were dangerous places in those days), so the whole idea of land paddling is just too cool to me.

    TIA, Mike
     
  17. Crewdawg

    Crewdawg

    926
    Mar 8, 2011
    used to board as a kid back inthe 70s, then got a longboard this past summer to ride with my kids; had a blast until towards the end of the summer when I bailed, landed wrong and wrenched my knee. :( Now I stick to bikes, which make the uphills a little easier. :)
     
  18. The Government

    The Government

    Aug 21, 2009
    Huge respect for longboarders!

    Aside from insane downhill drifting, I have seen some really good longboarders skate pools and trany like it was nothing.:cool::thumbup:
     
  19. Maprik

    Maprik Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
  20. MVF

    MVF Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2005

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