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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 11:51 AM
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Offseason skateboard substitute

I did a lot of skateboarding when I was a kid (70s), and now that I've started snowboarding, I was wondering if this is a good substitute for maintaining winter skills. If so, what kind of skateboard would you recommend for carving (not into park yet). I've got a couple good hills near my house. Thanks in advance.
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look at longboards, thats what i do, its not the same thing 100% but it feels really nice to carve down a hill like you are snowboarding.

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If you get a long board, make sure you get a longer one. Like a 40-50 inch. A 50 is pretty huge, but one of mine is a 50. It's more like surfing, however, I have a 44 inch Earthwing and it's awesome... probably the closest thing to snowboarding. Also, I haven't tried one, but look into Carveboards. They have like 14 wheels and are supposed to feel like snowboarding.
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Longboarding is good. Check out a RipStick, it's harder than skating but really feels like carving.
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the ripstick is one of the dumbest things i have ever seen

saw some kid going down the sidewalk with one

biggest fucking tool ever

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the ripstick is one of the dumbest things i have ever seen

saw some kid going down the sidewalk with one

biggest fucking tool ever
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Carve Boards look pretty interesting but I have never tried one. I have a Landyachtz EVO and it is great for downhill and cruising.

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Really? Evo for Cruising...not so much. Thats like driving to the grocery store in an F1 car. OVERKILL. Don't cruise on Evo's, they're heavy and hardly turn. Thats why they're good for Downhill.

The closest thing to snowboarding on asphalt is Freebord. The only thing about them is you have zero mobility on flat land. Look at getting a freeride style board.

go to silverfishlongboarding.com and search around, don't just post asking this exact question, the fish is a lot less tolerant than here. But it does have the most information in one spot about longboarding than anywhere else.

For starters look at the ever so popular Loaded Dervish, a Rayne Hustler, Landyachtz Drop Speed, Comet Crystal Chalice Drop, or an Insect Mosquito (though I don't know if he's taking orders yet). For trucks I'd look at Randals, Paris, or Crail. All in 180mm. For wheels look at 77Strikers 84a, Powerballs, 76 Flyweels 81a, Earthwing Freerides, Otangs Purples, or some Lime/Lemon Zigs.

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find a nice tall parking structure, preferably around 13 stories with an elevator...go to it on weekends LATE night, ride the elevator up and skate all the way down with all your friends....

always makes me feel like I'm snowboarding..

and if your lucky youll find random pieces of wood/railing so you can set up "jibs" and ramps on the way down

just keep an eye out for security and park your car strategically.
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the ripstick is one of the dumbest things i have ever seen

saw some kid going down the sidewalk with one

biggest fucking tool ever
Have u ever ridden one, because they do really feel like snowboarding and are a lot harder at first than they look. Trust me bombing a hill on that thing is scary as hell.
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