Originally Posted by CheeseForSteeze
Longboard IMO. Bindings on a skateboard just seem silly. Once you get good on a longboard, you can do slides and kind of ride it like a snowboard. My friend has a cambered Loaded with dropthrough reverse kingpin Paris trucks and its pretty fun to bomb around. It's a good downhill board, very stable and it's easy to push because it's so low. I have just a cheapo Sector 9 complete (cost me like $150 or something) with regular trucks and it has more of that surfy, cruising feeling and it's a ton of fun to just ride around. It's kind of the equivalent of a reverse cambered snowboard compared to the Loaded.
Unless you want to only ride downhill, I'd stay away from the Freebords.
Oh lord have mercy. Loaded's make for terrible downhill boards. They're simply TOO flexy.
With that being said, I pick longboarding. Having your feet strapped in ALL the time is not always the best thing, especially when you reach flat ground.