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Old 03-26-2010, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was thinking of starting up Freeboarding this summer. I just cant stop thinking about snowboarding, and all the local spots are done. I am planning on hitting up Snowflex in few weeks, buts its a 3 hour trip away from me. Thats just not gonna cut it for me. I saw the commercial for it on Fuel TV a few weeks ago, and checked out there site. The 08/09 models are on sale. I was thinking about scooping one up. Ive search the forum a bit and found a few of guys where doing it, but stoped because the boarding season started. Anyone starting up or still carving the streets? Also anyone local Freeboarders in
northern VA?

James

Heres an link to there site:http://www.freebordstore.com/

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Old 03-28-2010, 05:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im guessing thats an no.
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I will be getting a freebord here soon, once I get some money anyways. If anyone in upstate NY (Syracuse, Rochester, Ithaca...) wants to bord I will be down. Hopefully a few of my friends will also get freebords.
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I took it up last year.

Lots of fun.
Hurts more.

But I suppose you're not learning if you're not falling (avatar pic). I'm doing it again in the off season this year.
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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How similar does it feel to snowboarding Munky?

I mean the turns, not falling
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Freebording is the SH*T! I rode for like 4 hours today, it was finally nice out and the snow has melted.

Like 2 years ago I got so bummed out when the snowboard season ended and looked into everything that might be a decent substitute and finally landed on the freebord.

You can jump, slide, carve, float in and out of switch, speed check and stop. It's as close as you can get to snowboarding in the off season. If you live in an area with decent hills absolutely look more into getting a freebord.

When you learning be smart, you are not on snow. Wear some pads, wrist guards, slide gloves and definetly a helmet. It takes about a week to get the transition down real well from snow to pavement but once you do it's awesome.

A few of my friends are pros and Freebord just did a quick edit of some of their recent footage with them and the other pros. Check it out dude and tell me this board isn't sick?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edlky...layer_embedded

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Old 04-01-2010, 01:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Looks like a good way to die haha
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I would love to get one. Alas, I live in the Central Valley, CA. Keyword being valley; it's all flat land! Great for farming, not so great for freebord
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
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How similar does it feel to snowboarding Munky?

I mean the turns, not falling
The man says it all:

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You can jump, slide, carve, float in and out of switch, speed check and stop. It's as close as you can get to snowboarding in the off season. If you live in an area with decent hills absolutely look more into getting a freebord.
Downside is that the nature of the freebord makes it pretty unsuitable for just scooting around on a flat surface. It's a board that absolutely requires an incline. If you're looking to just get around campus, keep shopping.

The best thing I like about it, other than being able to skid, carve, go sideways, and switch from regular to goofy in-motion, is the primitive bindings. When you've got them set right, they keep the board anchored to your feet nicely until you actually want to pop out of them to throw a foot down and save yourself from eating asphalt. It makes jumping a LOT easier when you don't have to ollie everything, particularly since I can't ollie to save my life. I REALLY like the ability to stop on a dime without your feet ever having to leave the board - none of the other mainstream boarding options give you that. If you've got an asphalt hill in your town, I highly suggest watching ebay for a used one and sniping it. Given how much a snowboard setup can cost, freebording is dirt cheap. I also HIGHLY suggest you get full coverage leather gloves with built-in wrist braces. They have saved my hands from being shaved free of skin many many times. Knee pads are pretty important too. It's so close to boarding you actually CAN catch an edge and go flying.

It's not the real-deal, but it's a good fix if you're going through snowboard withdrawal.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:49 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I thought about buying one b/c the snowboard season is now over. Then I decided to buy a new TRS instead. I thought to myself, I'm 37 years old and I'd be out looking for streets/hills to kill myself on (b/c of traffic). I used to sk8 back in the day. It brought back some memories of me in my "punk" sk8ter days looking for sk8 spots. The 1st thing I thought of was, where are all the hills in NJ? Watchung... Riding right into Route 22!
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