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01-16-2010 08:10 PM
KIRKRIDER If only the curbs and pavement weren't so hard...I loved frebording...I will get a board sooner or later...On steeper hils is not easier./..you have to be very quick in your transitions and very decise...if you hesitate you eat pavement.



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It's like methadone. It doesn't kill the snowboarding itch, but it takes the edge off.
11-25-2009 08:49 PM
MunkySpunk It's like methadone. It doesn't kill the snowboarding itch, but it takes the edge off.
11-25-2009 07:59 PM
somebodyelse5
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Originally Posted by RideFleet View Post
I've been thinking about getting one since june and just ordered one today. Now I have something to look foward to during the summer besides jetskiing.
you wont regret it. its awesome cause regardless of how uber gnar the hill is, you can still hit it without worrying. honestly, youll find that steeper hills are easier. Ive found a sick one near me and my buddies wont even dare to hit it on a longboard, they louge it actually, but i can kill it on the freeboard!
11-25-2009 03:19 PM
RideFleet I've been thinking about getting one since june and just ordered one today. Now I have something to look foward to during the summer besides jetskiing.
10-19-2009 10:06 PM
NZ_Josh Too true. Go freebording.

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10-19-2009 09:59 PM
somebodyelse5
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Originally Posted by NZ_Josh View Post
I live in New Zelnd so either from frosty nd his online store or In the skte shop. Yeh I dont hve the bowls for longbord bombing. Plus freebord is more fun
oh ill do it, i just hate not beening able to stop. Its killer hauling ass on a longboard, but way more fun to freeboard
10-19-2009 09:55 PM
NZ_Josh I live in New Zelnd so either from frosty nd his online store or In the skte shop. Yeh I dont hve the bowls for longbord bombing. Plus freebord is more fun
10-19-2009 09:24 PM
somebodyelse5
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Originally Posted by NZ_Josh View Post
Yep freeboarding is sick, been riding for about 3 years now and really helps you when you start riding after a season off the board, to answer some questions..

- No freebords dont get stuck on small rocks and throw you (it doesnt happen on big rocks either really)
- No adjusting the height is like adjusting edge angle on your snowboard (Ie. castor (centre) wheel lower than other wheels = high edge angle) and truck stiffness can be adjusted too, looser trucks less slide, tighter trucks = more slide.
- Yes the wheels often do develop flat spots, but they are normally ridden out as you continue to ride on them, your stock wheels will develop these much quicker than proper wheels.
- Also wheels are quite cheap to replace so this is not a problem.
- On wether you should go closer or further away as you get better, I prefer riding with super tight trucks and castor as far as possible from trucks, but it differs for everyone, try different ways and see what you like.

If your worried about injuries, I ride every day in summer have been for 3 years and have yet to catch an edge. Closest ive been is kicking out and having to run bloody fast to not fall over.

If you are worried about cash, try to by the G2 Model, its almost identical to the G3 model and about half the price

Try and go to a skate shop and get a free ride. Its aweosome, get into it

ALSO don't give up if you dont get it in the first few days it can be hard but its completely worth it once you get it, it feels just as good as snowboarding without the lift ticket.
Good info, Where do you buy your wheels from?

Im havin a kickass time riding some of the hills on and around campus. Its nice being able to stop, so i dont have to blow the stop lights haha.
10-19-2009 09:10 PM
NZ_Josh Yep freeboarding is sick, been riding for about 3 years now and really helps you when you start riding after a season off the board, to answer some questions..

- No freebords dont get stuck on small rocks and throw you (it doesnt happen on big rocks either really)
- No adjusting the height is like adjusting edge angle on your snowboard (Ie. castor (centre) wheel lower than other wheels = high edge angle) and truck stiffness can be adjusted too, looser trucks less slide, tighter trucks = more slide.
- Yes the wheels often do develop flat spots, but they are normally ridden out as you continue to ride on them, your stock wheels will develop these much quicker than proper wheels.
- Also wheels are quite cheap to replace so this is not a problem.
- On wether you should go closer or further away as you get better, I prefer riding with super tight trucks and castor as far as possible from trucks, but it differs for everyone, try different ways and see what you like.

If your worried about injuries, I ride every day in summer have been for 3 years and have yet to catch an edge. Closest ive been is kicking out and having to run bloody fast to not fall over.

If you are worried about cash, try to by the G2 Model, its almost identical to the G3 model and about half the price

Try and go to a skate shop and get a free ride. Its aweosome, get into it

ALSO don't give up if you dont get it in the first few days it can be hard but its completely worth it once you get it, it feels just as good as snowboarding without the lift ticket.
10-19-2009 07:47 PM
MunkySpunk
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Originally Posted by somebodyelse5 View Post
learned freeboarding last night and its killer! gotta hit the steep stuff, and it feels like snowboarding, LOVE it haha.

anyone ride!?
Yup. Love it.
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