If you haven't already, buy or make some slide gloves and learn how to a) safety stop (Coleman slide) and b) learn how to footbrake....
Haha! Thank you for the info! No sooner do I get fairly confidant in my familiarity with SB terms, tech and gear set-ups etc. I go and find myself a whole new
set of lingo and tech talk to feel cluelessly NooB about!
I knew "footbrake" but had to google Coleman slide! (...and now I know what it is, and why I would need a slide glove.)
One quick question. I just pulled the board straight out of the box and took a shot at riding it. It did seem to me that the boards turning felt a little fast? Loose?
Now I am just guessing on this, and forgive me if the terminology is wrong, I am assuming if I tighten the nut on the pivot of the trucks that this would dampen that quickness of the edge to edge response when turning? Is this something I want to/should do, if the board feels loose to me? Also, would I want to keep the nose and tail trucks equally tight, or is there a performance/safety advantage to having that adjustment asymmetrically set?
...and if so, which truck would I want to set faster/looser?
(I'm still trying to find a website that lays out/details how and why to make all the various adjustments and setting changes to the board. I believe I have a lot of reading to do over the next few weeks!)
That's a sweet set up! Knee and elbow pads and leather gloves obviously....
...Enjoy man and steer clear of steep hills for now. Lol
Thanks. Yeah, no steeps for me until after snowboard season ends! (...except on the snowboard of course!)
I appreciate the heads up! I'll be sure to check it out. I did find this site while googling around the interwebz. Longboarding Guides
Seems like it's got some good basic info for NooB's.