Originally Posted by chomps1211
Still hoping for someone who actually rides
these to reply!!
I had one for a couple years, they're pretty cool.
Didn't ride it very much though, not cause it wasn't awesome.
Just didn't know anyone else with one.
If you ride it & your buds are on normal longboards, you get left in the dust.
Maybe not in the long run, eventually you could keep up. You actually need the skill to do it, unlike a longboard.
You don't need skill to ride a longboard, or not much anyway.
I've been 100km/h on my home made longboard, & I just started longboarding a couple years ago.
If you can stand still & not panic
You could do it too
Watched the guy in the video below do it from about 3/4 of the way up, so I figured the top wouldn't be that much of a difference.
Well, the difference is skills
Buddy has 'em
I have very little, but I do have balls of steel
Sometimes that's good, but not always
I still can't stop if I going over 40km/h, under 40 I can do a Coleman to a stop.
Any faster & the board shoots out & it's road rash time.
This is the aforementioned hill https://vimeo.com/30238073
It's a famous hill around these parts, because you will
break the 100km/h mark.
These 2 vids are only days apart, the only difference is the grade of hill.
I couldn't get it on the dinky little hill, I needed a steeper one to get the hang of it.
You need a steep hill, or @ least I did
All together, over the course of about 2 years.
I think I had less than 3 hours on this thing.
You have to go somewhere hilly just to ride it. Each time you ride it.
You can't just take it to the store, it doesn't work like that.
I had quite a few of my friends try it & not one could get the hang of it @ all.
Most of them either snowboard, skateboard or both, not one of them could do it though.
Here is what an unskilled freeborder looks like
There was no huge airs or sweet 180 carves.
I don't think I broke the 10km/h barrier