Freebords aren't that new.
They are wayyyy harder to ride then the videos show. You have to learn how to do it, it's not gonna be like "oh I know how to snowboard, this is the same"... it's completely different.
A bit pricey as well. Freebords might be fun once you get the hang of it but screw it, I'm just gonna stick with my skateboard.
I agree, a normal skateboard is so much better for me on the streets. my mate has a freebord, hes awesome at it and it seems like he has alot of fun but it is hard to learn