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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-26-2013, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Mountain Boarding!

Hey, I wanted to know if any of you have experience with mountain boarding! I was considering a longboard or freebord for my summer activity, but then I realized that my new house has absolutely no pavement within about 2 miles of it.

I watched some videos of mountain board, and it looks pretty great! Reason? I have a really nice hill directly behind my house! Naturally, it looks great for mountain boarding. Plus, I'm making some rails for my snowboard that will work for the mountain board, and I can build some good jumps.

I was wondering if anyone has any experience. I'm 5'10", around 130 lbs, (I know, I'm super skinny), and I'm looking for some board recommendations, (keep it well affordable, if possible less than 275$). If anyone can give me any tips for starting out that would be great!
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Im also interested. I wonder if it feels like snowboarding ?
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I pretty much asked about it here:

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/off...-boarding.html

Came to the conclusion that although it's not as close to snowboarding as Freeboarding, it would be close enough if in the right place to do it. Apparently they're designed more for dirt, but I've seen plenty of videos with them being used on grass hills so I don't see why not.

They can be quite dangerous though, according to some people on that thread who had used them. For example, Trampa is a European mtn board brand that makes heel ratchets, so your feet can't slip out from behind. I do see how this would make things worse in a crash, where on this kind of terrain you might be better off just coming off the board in the event of a fall. All the American brands I've seen so far simply make them without heel ratchets.

(In the end I personally preferred Freeboarding, but now I've decided to go with BMX because I'm already somewhat familiar and I can use them without hills and on both dirt and street terrain, which I like!)

Having no paved roads and a hill in your backyard sounds like a mountainboard would be perfect for you. You might want to consider starting with a handbrake. I think they're removable if you don't want it later on. Ask Snowolf- I recall him saying that he now has a mountainboard with a handbrake.

As for a brand and model, I'd do a Google search for best mountainboard brands and then look for one of a suitable price from there.
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Hmmmm...we have a pretty sweet bmx track here that nobody uses....



You know where else would be really good?...golf courses, on a full moon night, just go track the shit out of it, seriously

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Hmmmm...we have a pretty sweet bmx track here that nobody uses....

You know where else would be really good?...golf courses, on a full moon night, just go track the shit out of it, seriously
Thanks! Besides the whole hand-stabbing thing, this is one of the very few legitimate mountainboarding videos I've ever seen.

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I wonder if it feels like snowboarding ?
No, it wouldn't really. They turn exactly the same way as skateboards; so they cant slide sideways, butter, or perform carving maneuvers like a snowboard or Freeboard.
The only similarities I see are being strapped to the board and riding downhill.
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