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The tyrant is tall too but a little longer so it's not as noticeable.
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Thanks for the input everybody, I really appreciate the advice. After pondering everyone's points, I think I am definitely going to go with the longboard. I am mostly interested in cruising and carving with it, so the longboard seems like the best fit. Now I just need to figure out the setup I want to go with.

I really like the Gravity Brad Edwards deck, especially for how versatile it seems,but I am also thinking about the Never Summer Norad or the Sector 9 Mama Say. Any thoughts on these?
Stoked for you. You are in for a sick summer.

Have you had the chance to ride any decks? Even within a brand there are huge differences in deck feel, especially where concaves (or double concaves) are involved. Also drop trucks can add awesome stability for newer riders and kill at speed.

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I was looking for the closest resemblance to snowboarding on street and ended up with a freebord. Must have a hill to ride and takes more effort then a long board. But i can turn, carve and stop like i can on my snowboard. Does take a little more effort to learn(just like snowboarding to skateboarding). My standard DC skate shoes fit great in the adjustable bindings. No real comfortable way to push on a freebord making them about impossible to ride on flat areas.
So if you live in flat areas or are trying to use this as a way to travel then a longboard is your best bet. But if the sliding effect is what your looking for, freebords are the way to go.
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I started longboarding before snowboarding, and I picked up snowboarding much quicker than most people I know.
I think you'll have more fun on a longboard than a freeboard personally.
If you buy a longboard, Landyachtz.
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Longboard or Freeboard?

get a Kebbek John Barnett. best all around board period. you want a dh board get a agent orange bombsquad. want a dancer get a Ido school lbl. don't buy Randall's. they're junk. buy calibers for dh and freeriding. buy some surfrodz indeez for a really surfy like feel. they're also a precision truck not a cast truck. bushings are a very personal thing. I ride 92a front 88a back for dh both barrels. I actually never recommend cones. wheels cannibals for dh, orang stims for freeriding. 80a for cannibals 86a for stims. please wear a helmet pavement isn't snow...
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Longboard or Freeboard?

if you want to cruise and carve def get the John Barnett or NS heist. and buy surfrodz bro trust me. I've ridden every truck made for longboards expect for 2 high end dh only precision trucks.
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LY had snowboard style duckstance in mind when the designed the Rotor which is launching this month with all of the 2013 models:



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Ok. I think I got caught up in the hype. I live in Baltimore and freeboarding is definitely not the best option for this area.

My main reason for getting a board is to practice switch over the spring/summer months.

Can someone recommend a quality, but inexpensive set-up for the sole purpose of becoming proficient in riding switch?
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Ok. I think I got caught up in the hype. I live in Baltimore and freeboarding is definitely not the best option for this area.

My main reason for getting a board is to practice switch over the spring/summer months.

Can someone recommend a quality, but inexpensive set-up for the sole purpose of becoming proficient in riding switch?
no such thing. quality and inexpensive
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