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Old 10-12-2009, 09:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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its adjusting the height of the middle wheel. if you google freeboard and look at the pics, youll know what we mean! the trucks dont sit flat, only one of the 2 main wheels touch the ground.
ok, just goolgeducated myself. Do the 4 locked in wheels develop flat spots from 'braking'?

I am about 90% to buying one of these, just don't want to risk board season for an injury trying something new.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:05 AM   #12 (permalink)
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ok, just goolgeducated myself. Do the 4 locked in wheels develop flat spots from 'braking'?

I am about 90% to buying one of these, just don't want to risk board season for an injury trying something new.
mine havent, they are spinning most of the time, i could see them starting to get flat if you have a long hard stop, but i bet theyd level back out
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I used to have one but just couldn't get into it. Indeed it is similar feel to boarding like the snow beneath your feet but it's major effort going on flats and stopping and it takes ages to actually get the hang of it. So I sold mine and bought a longboard, much more practical and still has the carve feel of a snowboard (y)
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I used to have one but just couldn't get into it. Indeed it is similar feel to boarding like the snow beneath your feet but it's major effort going on flats and stopping and it takes ages to actually get the hang of it. So I sold mine and bought a longboard, much more practical and still has the carve feel of a snowboard (y)
ive gone 3 times since i got it, and already am comfortable hitting hills. Trick is, you need to hit the steep stuff. Its soooo much fun. Longboard to get around, freeboard to bomb hills
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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learned freeboarding last night and its killer! gotta hit the steep stuff, and it feels like snowboarding, LOVE it haha.

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Old 10-19-2009, 08:10 PM   #16 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:55 PM   #18 (permalink)
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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
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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
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:06 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Too true. Go freebording.

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