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molecom 11-18-2009 08:45 PM

Anyone Tried Freeline Skates?
 
Greetings!

I am trying to get a jump on the next off-season here in the NJ, and was looking at various snowboard-like activities. I've looked at Freebording, but the issue I have with that is a hill is required, and although I have plenty near me, I would never go down them on a board as I would likely be squished by a car.

Then I found Freeline skates, and although they looked challenging they can be used better on flat ground. Has anyone else tried these? It looked pretty fun.

Thanks!

drunkinmonk 11-19-2009 01:29 AM

I have a pair. Took me a few hours to learn but once you do its pretty cool. I can get going pretty fast and even go up hill (slight 35 degree). You can kinda carve like a snowboard, also feels like a ripstik and surfing. Awesome to comute with cause they fit easily in your backpack. I'm selling mine if you're interested. 100 plus shipping. I Need a new snowboard.

BoulderEagle 03-08-2010 12:39 AM

My girlfriend and I have been riding Freelines since late 2006. A little hard to learn but super fun once you do! Their portablility makes them a great choice when I don't feel like hauling around my longboard. Downhill is where these really shine! Kinda sketch at first, but once you're comfortble on them you can carve like a snowboard and even slide(frontside and backside)!
There are thousands of Freeline vids on youtube. Flatland riding and tricks are the most popular but there are downhill and vert/park vids as well. To see the best US Pro Rider, search Mattie Tyce.

PBRrider 03-11-2010 03:13 PM

Those look awesome! I'd love to try them sometime.

jgsqueak 03-26-2010 09:09 AM

I have some sitting here in my office...$20 to cover the shipping/handling and they're yours. Let me know.

PBRrider 03-28-2010 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by jgsqueak (Post 279141)
I have some sitting here in my office...$20 to cover the shipping/handling and they're yours. Let me know.

That would be awesome! I PM'ed you just let me know what's up.

fredericp64 03-28-2010 06:47 PM

Wow those actually look like madd fun!!! One question though, how do you stop while going downhill?...can you?

Anyone know where these are available at a good price?

PBRrider 04-14-2010 12:56 AM

Spent about 1.5 hrs starting to learn. These things are definitely not easy to learn, but the few time i did get a feel for what was going on it seemed pretty cool. I can't wait to actually get it down.

BoulderEagle 04-15-2010 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by PBRrider (Post 284660)
Spent about 1.5 hrs starting to learn. These things are definitely not easy to learn, but the few time i did get a feel for what was going on it seemed pretty cool. I can't wait to actually get it down.


Keep at it man! You'll get better everytime you ride them. Soon you'll be bombing the gnarliest hills you can find!

PBRrider 04-15-2010 04:21 PM

Ya, I'm definitely getting better I was out last night again and was pretty comfortable on them right away. I'm learning in a mostly empty parking garage at night so no traffic and I was trying out some downhill down the ramp to the lower floor and it was pretty sweet feeling when I would get it right. It's getting real fun real quick


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