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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Longboards

Alright, so here's the deal: my good ole skateboard split in half in front of the rear truck. I'm looking into getting a longboard now, which I can say from personal experience, is a fun way to get around. My dilemma is this: I don't know whether I want to get one of the long, pintail longbards, or one of the short ones with a kicktail, more reminiscent or a regular skateboard.
At first the shorter one sounded more enticing because, although it is heavier, it is still possible to ollie on one, making it easy to pop onto curbs and such. However, the longer boards are amazingly smooth rides and can carve a turn like nobody's business.
I've seen and ridden both types, and I love them both, leaving me torn.
The short board I was looking at was a Sector 9, called Green Flash, from the Sidewinder series. Link provided below.
Sector 9

Let me know what you guys think!

27 comments:

  1. I just got done with my GTL session this morning, and I was amused by your post

    keep up the solid work!

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  2. I used to try and skateboard when I was younger. Didn't go so well.

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  3. Ah skateboarding brings back horrible memories and painful scars.

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  4. Sorry I'm not more of a skater or skate fanatic to put my say in this. Wish I could be of more help =(.

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  5. I tried skateboarding once.
    Fell on my head.
    Never picked up a board again.

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  6. I was terrible at skateboarding. imo go for the longboard though. It's more worth it since you can travel longer distances

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  7. I wasnt a very good skateboarder, so I cant give you the best advice, but I'd say longboard.

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  8. never liked longboards, but to each his/her own, right?

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  9. good job here!

    you just inspired more bubbles on "Enhanced by MS Paint"... check it out!

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  10. this post made me open my eyes and stop squinting!!!

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  11. you've got a great point on this one

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  12. never had a longboard but go on give it a try

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  13. awesome post, bro! waiting for MOAR

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  14. I could never skateboard. Feels bad man.

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  15. i am a skater as well , this info will be very useful

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  16. Go with the longer one, they look more fun. :D

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  17. I love longboarding. Don't have one though, and I don't know much about em, so I can't really help you out with that. Sorry.

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  18. what's easier to ride? Longboard, shortboard or usual skateboard?

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