Mountain Boarding! - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-26-2013, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Atoxa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 134
Default 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!
Atoxa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 11:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 31
Default

Im also interested. I wonder if it feels like snowboarding ?
Dark Ninja 34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 03:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Gdog42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: MI
Posts: 408
Default

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.
Gdog42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 12:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
-PREMIUM MEMBER-
 
CassMT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Whitefish MT
Posts: 1,860
Default

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

Last edited by CassMT; 04-10-2013 at 12:11 AM.
CassMT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 10:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Gdog42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: MI
Posts: 408
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CassMT View Post
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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark Ninja 34
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.
Gdog42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:35 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums