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Old 07-13-2015, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Was at shop getting some bearings for my son's board.
Wound up picking up an arbor axis bamboo complete. I just got on it in shop and ir felt so natural, I had to buy it. Total impulse purchase.
I even rode it back home (very slowly)


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Old 07-13-2015, 04:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Was at shop getting some bearings for my son's board.
Wound up picking up an arbor axis bamboo complete. I just got on it in shop and ir felt so natural, I had to buy it. Total impulse purchase.
I even rode it back home (very slowly)
One bit of advice,....

KNEE PADS!!!!! .


...just take my word for it. One Ol' Gummer to another!! Good gloves and some elbow pads would be a good idea as well.

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One bit of advice,....

KNEE PADS!!!!! .


...just take my word for it. One Ol' Gummer to another!! Good gloves and some elbow pads would be a good idea as well.

yeah

have some really good longboard pads when I bought my freebord. that didn't really work out well for me. but the long board seems much more nturl. just riding flats right now, no hills but maybe will try them down the road as I get more comfortable.
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Don't die. I picked one up a few years ago. I don't come from a skateboarding background and the vast majority of my board experience is of the snow variety. I was already way too comfortable with speed on a board and was way too shitty of a judge of speed in terms of what I could and couldn't run out. After a few of all out head over heels shit show crashes I couldn't get rid of that thing quick enough before I ended up maimed and crippled.
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Don't forget your brain bucket!!

Also, running off the board is the last thing you should do. Learn how to footbrake and Coleman slide and you'll be golden.
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Don't die. I picked one up a few years ago. I don't come from a skateboarding background and the vast majority of my board experience is of the snow variety. I was already way too comfortable with speed on a board and was way too shitty of a judge of speed in terms of what I could and couldn't run out. After a few of all out head over heels shit show crashes I couldn't get rid of that thing quick enough before I ended up maimed and crippled.
Yeah. When I was a kid they didn't have many real skateboards so never really did much with them. But I am more of the cautious types, I walk before I run , but pads for sure.

Now my freebord, that was really scary. Looked simple, but the reality was that it was a death trap. Sitting in my garage ready for Craigslist.
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Don't forget your brain bucket!!

Also, running off the board is the last thing you should do. Learn how to footbrake and Coleman slide and you'll be golden.
Helmet, knee shin elbow pads... check
Foot braking. First trick I will work on (mind you I am not going to fast right now, stops on its own)

Coleman slide.......... not at my age, with my knees, no way I will be able to get that much bend on them.....
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Don't forget your brain bucket!!

Also, running off the board is the last thing you should do. Learn how to footbrake and Coleman slide and you'll be golden.
^this^

You don't have to be going very fast at all to be going too fast to runnit out!! Scorp's on grass 'n' pavement suck ass!

That board looks very similar to mine.
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If the wheels are the same as the ones that came with mine,..? They're too grippy to slide. Look into getting some slightly harder durometer wheels to learn sliding.
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....oh yeah! And ALWAYS keep your eyes peeled for this kinda shit in the pavement!!!

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I always ride any faster downhill areas on my bike first. I like to know where the run out is. Foot braking only works well up to a certain speed. Sliding is where it's at but I am not that skilled. I've only been up to 28mph so far... That felt fast for sure. Don't get going fast on long areas until you get used to speed. If you get scared and bail, the injuries are for real.
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