Originally Posted by Perpetual3am
I heard from this guy that flowboards were better.
Definitely not bro. Flowboarding might be fun but it doesnt even come close to snowboaring or the ride that a freebord offers. A freebord can slide in any direction at any speed, it can carve like a snowboard and stop like a snowboard. Check out this video to understand how it works.
YouTube - Freebord Ride Explained
Originally Posted by LouG
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.
Skateboards are better for tricks in the park. A freebord is about the ride, the unique feeling of being able to move like a snowboard over the pavement. A freebord is meant to be ridden down hills like a snowboard, you can safely go much faster on a freebord than a skateboard. $280 bucks is less expensive than any good snowboard set up and w a freebord you never have to pay for a lift ticket :P It's really not that hard to learn either. I've only been doing it a couple months.