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03-06-2013 09:41 AM
Gdog42
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Originally Posted by KIRKRIDER View Post
But the feeling of catching an edge on those wheels was present in my head.
That's why I was asking if any certain longoard wheels work on freeboards. Freeboard only has 3 different wheels to choose from...these wheels in particular do look a little sharp on the edges so I see what you'd mean by catching an edge. All that would take is a lean in the wrong direction.



Freeboard is now selling these new wheels with rounded edges, although they do have a slightly smaller diameter. (72mm vs. 78mm)



And then they have these, which have a ton of good reviews and one person who even put them on his longboard because he liked the way they performed. http://www.freebordstore.com/edge-wh...-slashers.html



Looks to me like catching an edge would only be likely with the blue ones. But still I'd like more options and colors. I was looking at a setup yesterday and found it would be cheaper to get the blue wheels with a board then it would be to get the standard wheels and then buy the blue ones later. There wasn't an option for the orange ones with the board though.
03-05-2013 07:19 PM
KIRKRIDER
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I'm a long time longboarder, with those you can stop, with these you can't stop.
I tried both..The FreeBord is definitely more tricky to learn, and actually easier at speed...like a snowboard. But the feeling of catching an edge on those wheels was present in my head. Longboard is a much more mellow ride. I'll stick with that and easy grades or pumping for exercise.
03-05-2013 06:58 PM
Gdog42 Ok so I'm sold on these and am definitely going to save some extra cash and get myself a freeboard this summer.

I read somewhere that longboard wheels work on these too. Is that true?
03-05-2013 09:10 AM
Gdog42
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I'm a long time longboarder, with those you can stop, with these you can't stop.
But you can reduce your speed and stop depending on how much you lean on the side when sliding sideways and how tight the trucks are, in the same motion as you would on a snowboard.

lol I wouldn't go THAT fast down any hill like those guys in the video, though. Too dangerous for my liking, with it being concrete and tarmac underneath and cars...
03-04-2013 09:25 PM
stickz
Mountain boarding?

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Sure...Even if hitting a car coming up at that speed would turn them into flesh and bone-jam instantly. Just takes a piece of rubber or a rock on that road....
am I crazy ? Looks insane to me.
I'm a long time longboarder, with those you can stop, with these you can't stop.
03-04-2013 07:11 PM
john doe Almost certain Freebord is the only brand. That's because they still have the patent and the things aren't that old.
03-04-2013 05:59 PM
crash77
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So, is Freeboard the only legitimate brand for freeboards?
Now that I'm not sure...(after a quick google search)...That's all I could find but
03-04-2013 05:52 PM
Gdog42 So, is Freeboard the only legitimate brand for freeboards?
03-04-2013 04:57 PM
KIRKRIDER
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I noticed that too! Even though on their site before most vids star they show "helmet 4st", which I believe means helmet first.

Sure...Even if hitting a car coming up at that speed would turn them into flesh and bone-jam instantly. Just takes a piece of rubber or a rock on that road....
am I crazy ? Looks insane to me.
03-04-2013 04:33 PM
crash77
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Insane. Tons of pow and they ride pavement...without a helmet. No way.
I noticed that too! Even though on their site before most vids star they show "helmet 4st", which I believe means helmet first.
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