Feel free to answer any/all of the questions and don't forget to post pictures/videos/comments if you have any :D
I SO FUCKING WANT ONE AFTER SEEING THIS...
What do I need to start longboarding?
Good price range?
What are some good longboard brands/wheels?
Should I wear a helmet?
How long does it take to get used to the longboard?
How fast can you travel (without any backpacks and with)?
How much does it cost to maintain one?
Is it more useful than a bicycle? (portability/durability/stealability/motility/etc)
Is it practical for college campus cruising?
Anything else I should be aware of?
What do I need to start longboarding? A longboard
Good price range? 100-200
What are some good longboard brands/wheels? Sector 9
Should I wear a helmet? Depends
How long does it take to get used to the longboard? Depends
How fast can you travel (without any backpacks and with)? Depends
How much does it cost to maintain one? 0
Is it more useful than a bicycle? (portability/durability/stealability/motility/etc) About the same
Is it practical for college campus cruising? Depends
Anything else I should be aware of? Water is bad
@Kuru What do you think of longboards by Original?
@PigBoss The complete boards they have, I'm not a fan of. The decks that cut off above the wheels turn me off. I like the wheels covered, and the deck longer.
It's a matter of preference really, I like them longer since I surf. If you want to do power slides and all these little tricks in the video above, I'd say get a smaller board with wider trucks, it would allow for more control.
@Kuru What do you think of these? http://www.originalskateboards.com/longboards/manhattan-27-longboard
Also, what is a/some good board(s) for a beginner?
@PigBoss Any board is good for a beginner, since you really don't know anything yet. That board is fine if you like it, it's a matter of preference and what you want to do.
@Kuru IDK wat do ;n;
aw man... I can't really use a skateboard on campus :<
I still want one though ;w;
wew, may i have my introduction? ok :3
skating 3 years now
broke my toe last spring
fractured my healed toe this summer
before that i knew, ollie impossible, varial heelflip, kickflip, fs pop shuvit, & the nollie
i love skate gaps..they make me so happy when i land something more than a 5 stair
back to the present: foot hurts badly and lost all tricks :c
i must now start over my 3 year journey from the very start with my bad foot..
use that^^ to get inspired and never give up.. :3 now talk to me and ask questions
@WolfxHorizon If you haven't seen this movie, this is where skating was born essentially.
@Kuru I always wanted to check that movie out but never felt like torrenting it..tho I really like the freeling documentary..(on mobile. Cant say much)
this is me the first time i dropped 4 stairs. :) another newest skateboarding photos of me.. yeah, i've skated for 3 years like wolfy, and i've ever broke my left arm.
the last trick i've learned is impossible, but,why can i only use that for flatground only? it's hard to do it on the bank, on the ramp, combining it with grind tricks.. any advice?
and, my last board is a blank board from the best skateshop in my city. it's 8.0 inch.
and it's broke in the tail because i landed a fakie frontside flip and landed it hardly.
oh yeah, who's your favorite pro skateboarder? i like Torey Pudwill skateboarding style.. with his sexy smith and feeble grinds, yeeaaaah..
wew, this summer's been super rough on me :/ but today i got back my feeble & smith grinds :D
@Wolfangle ooh man i tried to do smith grind but i never landed it.
Since I am a poor college student, I'll be making my own longboard next summer.
IM IN LOVE WITH THIS
oh man... I wanna do this...
Caution, watch for deer when going down hills.