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Old 04-26-2012, 09:57 AM   #37 (permalink)
Casual
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Nice,

That looks like a fun board. The only issue you will ever have is trying to ride switch, but if thats not in your near future then who cares. That board is both flexy enough to carve and cruise but stiff and responsive enough to bomb

My advice to you is get some sliding gloves, or make some. and learn to speed check, the best way to learn that is to carve really aggressivley and try to kick your foot out and slide your back wheels both toe and heelside, just like skidded turns on a snowboard. Knowing that you can scrub your speed off will help your confidence a ton and make the sport a whole lot more enjoyable. You can also learn to stop by putting your trailing hand down behind you and laying a heelside carve/slide to a stop.

Learning to control my speed and stop when I needed to changed the sport, I wasn't freaked to get my speed on.

Happy riding!
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