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post #91 of 115 (permalink) Old 09-08-2009, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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i hear ya! those stocker wheels are shit though. The bearings are slow and they wear out like a champ.. now that you've gotten more comfy on the centers your slashers should last a lot longer than the stockers.

Glad to hear your staying on the centers a little more, thats when you know your truly getting notice a smooth on your transitions. You should also be past the point of it taking a second to adjust to the board.. you should be strapping in and can immediately initiate a carve or a slide without effort.

I found a new neighborhood about 15 minutes from the house that has a big winding downhill at the beginning of the development.. i dont think they have hardly any houses built yet so it should be pretty much no traffic.. I am gonna try and hit it up this week and check it out officially.

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where did you guys ind those deals for the starter set for $170? or $40 off?
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Mine was last year's starter model I got off of clearance from the freebording site. Google 'freebord forums' and check out the sales sub-forum. You should be able to get something pretty cheap.
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Make sure you do a quick scout down the street first... I remember as a kid playing in those sub-divisions before they were built, and hitting many bolts/nails, branches and wiping out royally LOL

I still haven't gotten one btw, life came at me and had to focus on some other things. AND my brother is finally going to get into snowboarding so he has had me scrounging around finding him deals on shit; but I don't mind I love when I finally bring someone over to the dark side lol

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Mine was last year's starter model I got off of clearance from the freebording site. Google 'freebord forums' and check out the sales sub-forum. You should be able to get something pretty cheap.
i checked out the forum from the makers of it, i think that's the one that you're referring to. i couldn't find the sales sub-forum but i did find some on sale but had to search for separate threads/posts. when did they have the sale and how much did it come out to?

what's your impressions of it compared to snowboarding? is it controllable on smaller streets/trails?
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Hey all whats up? I havent posted on here for a while but I was happy to see a post about freebord. I've been riding for about a year. Here is a video from a few months ago.

YouTube - Rookie of the year footage

I highly recommenced freebording to anyone that is interested. It truly is a summer/fall oasis for your snowboarding needs. I ride everyday and can't get enough of it. I look at the road in a different way now, every hill is a snowboard run. The ability to move and stop like a snowboard drew me in. I was gonna get a longboard until I saw this. If anyone is looking to get one pm me to see if I can hook ya up.

Here is a sick video that just came out. These kids are so sick.

CHoE in Lazio // Other Videos

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when did they have the sale and how much did it come out to?
Late June. It was a clearance sale. Less than $180 for everything new.
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what's your impressions of it compared to snowboarding? is it controllable on smaller streets/trails?
Read the thread and yes, unless you mean 'unpaved' by trails. It's strictly for paved surfaces.
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Good to read some reviews by real people that shred too. A couple friends and myself have been interested in these for awhile, but never really pulled the trigger on it.

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Going great. I wore through my stock wheels, so I ordered some Bones red bearings and the slasher wheel set. My fucking god it goes fast now.

I would have never thought in a million years that I could actually notice a difference in the bearing friction at my current novice level, but I definitely do. The standard ABEC bearings can kiss my pasty white ass. I'd be able to go faster running down the hill carrying my board with those hunks of shit in my wheels.

The slashers are better wheels for sure. Now that my truck kingpins are dialed in, I've got no problem carving instead of skidding, or skidding instead of carving. It took a couple hours of tinkering and trials for me to find the sweet spot, but it's worth the trouble.

Once in a while I'll actually oversteer a carve and be in danger of running off the inside of the turn if you can believe that. A quick slide and I'm back in the center of the road. With the added speed from the new bearings, the board is behaving much more consistently - very few surprises in the control area.

I've also noticed that I'm putting a lot more weight on the center wheels during my transitions - instead of suddenly flopping from the left to right wheels like I did at first, it's a smooth transition with lots of time to pivot the board between the edges biting. I'm probably ready to lift the center wheels to the middle peg on the caster trucks now, but seeing as how I'm on asphalt, I think I'll wait until I'm absolutely sure.

I really want to learn switch, but the asphalt has convinced me it may be better to learn it on a snowboard first.

I'm been boarding at a nearby Junior High all summer, but school starts for them tomorrow. There's a couple of blind spots on the street I use, so I'd rather not be there when it's busy and risk taking a grill to my grill. Helmet or not, when boarder meets car, car wins.

So it's either find a new spot or stick to the weekends for me now.
How you doing on the freebord dude? I hope your still riding. And anyone else out there looking for a way to snowboard all year(for those of you who don't live in a place that is usually snowy) I recommend looking into the Freebord. I feel like I get to snowboard everyday, everywhere I go.
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