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Old 03-05-2013, 07:19 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by stickz View Post
I'm a long time longboarder, with those you can stop, with these you can't stop.
I tried both..The FreeBord is definitely more tricky to learn, and actually easier at a snowboard. But the feeling of catching an edge on those wheels was present in my head. Longboard is a much more mellow ride. I'll stick with that and easy grades or pumping for exercise.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:41 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by KIRKRIDER View Post
But the feeling of catching an edge on those wheels was present in my head.
That's why I was asking if any certain longoard wheels work on freeboards. Freeboard only has 3 different wheels to choose from...these wheels in particular do look a little sharp on the edges so I see what you'd mean by catching an edge. All that would take is a lean in the wrong direction.

Freeboard is now selling these new wheels with rounded edges, although they do have a slightly smaller diameter. (72mm vs. 78mm)

And then they have these, which have a ton of good reviews and one person who even put them on his longboard because he liked the way they performed.

Looks to me like catching an edge would only be likely with the blue ones. But still I'd like more options and colors. I was looking at a setup yesterday and found it would be cheaper to get the blue wheels with a board then it would be to get the standard wheels and then buy the blue ones later. There wasn't an option for the orange ones with the board though.

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