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Old 03-20-2015, 08:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm FINALLY going to be able to purchase a longboard for the off-season this year - hopefully in the next month or so. I've been looking at the Landyachtz boards - I like how they tell you exactly what the board will be best used for. I'm picturing myself more as a cruiser with some carving thrown in, kind of like my snowboard style...but starting as a total beginner on a longboard. So a few questions: would I need to put griptape on the top surface? And does sizing matter? I'm 4'11 around 105lbs. Should I be shooting for something around 35 or 40? I'm stoked to finally be getting one (hopefully sooner than later!)


Edit: I see some do come with griptape...BUT it seems the exact ones I was debating between are out of stock. Hoping something I'm wanting will be back in stock by the time I'm ready to buy!

Edit2: Wiredsport I sees carries a few of the boards I was looking at! Will def be sending a PM!

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Old 03-20-2015, 09:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yup, you need to join the fish.

Ah shit, I forget her handle, (sorry, I know it)
She's a mod @ both places.
Being a chic too, I'm sure she'll get you going down the right path.
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Yup, you need to join the fish.

Ah shit, I forget her handle, (sorry, I know it)
She's a mod @ both places.
Being a chic too, I'm sure she'll get you going down the right path.
Haha


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Yeah PM her, she'll help you out.

But my rec is get a Ripple Ridge, with polar bears (or any other standard trucks) and ~65mm 78A wheels.

Yeah you need griptape.

Ripple is awesome, i have one.
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I only got to try out my Arbor LB a few times fall of 2013. So I'm no expert, but if you plan to learn how to slide? Get wheels with a harder durometer than 78a! Mine are 78a and I suppose if I were an experienced longboarder, I could proly get it to slide. But they're WAY too grippy to learn to slide with!




Btw, the Arbor wasn't grip taped per se! It had a clear grip type treatment, coating over the top deck and graphics. (...you might ask if any of the boards you're considering have the same!) Oh, and I second or third a pm to boarderholic and joining "Silverfish!)


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And does sizing matter? I'm 4'11 around 105lbs.
Not as far as your physical dimensions go. My 5 year old daughter rides a 40" Sector 9, while I ride a 33" EARTHWING!
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Yup, see, I knew, I knew it


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& most definitely, it will improve your snowboarding.

If F1EA wasn't a longboarder?

I doubt he'd be able to go too, some of the places that I'm gonna take em tomorrow.

He's better than he thinks, he just doesn't know it yet.
Or he can ride way gnarlier shit than he thinks he can.
Maybe that's a better way to word it?

Either or, it's longboarding, that put him in that position.

Tomorrow's gonna be awesome, I can feel it.


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& most definitely, it will improve your snowboarding.

If F1EA wasn't a longboarder?

I doubt he'd be able to go too, some of the places that I'm gonna take em tomorrow.

He's better than he thinks, he just doesn't know it yet.
Or he can ride way gnarlier shit than he thinks he can.
Maybe that's a better way to word it?

Either or, it's longboarding, that put him in that position.

Tomorrow's gonna be awesome, I can feel it.


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LOL hahahaha
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So thanks for all the leads...and chomps I'm not sure what I'll end up learning how to do or what my long-term goals are - but I do want to get into some nice cruising/carving on some mellow hills.

I checked out the Ripple and it looks so sweet. I'll put that on the list of boards I'm deciding between.
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