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 speed...like 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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