Longboarding - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 05-20-2011, 02:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
xxfinnellxx's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Seattle Washington
Posts: 270
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

With all intentions to get this thread started as maybe a general longboard chat thread...i though I would start off with my own experiences, as an honest (only slightly ashamed) novice to longboarding.

Ey, so I just recently got into longboarding. I just peeled an Original Apex 37 deck with original S8 trucks (Spring) for 100 bucks off a neighbor. I immediately put on some 74 orangotangs (Purple) and poped the bones swiss's bearings that I've had for several years for an old skate deck.

I've put 10 hours on that setup so far, and I've already bombed some moderate hills and learned my 2 hand slides at low speed. Almost ready to take them to pendulums. Despite the quality of the setup (which i do recognize is a good board), im having royal problems.

Main problem right now is that this board is DAMN unstable. I can get down hills, but its a balancing act to keep from speed wobling. Hell, i can even push with this board through the flats without having the board snake out from under me and leaving me on my ass. And I am not some dumbass who just picked up a board, I already have been skateboarding for 10 years and snowboarding for 11. Both ambitiously, so i'm pretty damn sure of what I am doing. Trucks are as tight as I can get them, but due to the construction (which I blame heavily) the trucks do not return to center position. And it takes no effort at all to tilt the trucks all the way from one side to the other, making them very very sensitive. The other problem is that it doesnt exactly feel as good as I would like under my feet. Despite the soft flex, it feels awkward due to maybe how short the board is to what I previously have ridden.

Well enough of my ranting... what should I be looking for in the future in terms of boards and trucks? I'm primarily looking for stability, comfort and slide-ability.

Thanks for reading through all of this thick text.
Helgason Pride

2011 edit thingy. Peep it, there are backflips.
xxfinnellxx is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-20-2011, 12:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
killclimbz's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Front Range
Posts: 11,044
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You're not looking on the forum very hard...

killclimbz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please pick your gender.
Please select your insurance company (Optional)
What is the highest level of education you have?
What is your own yearly income?
What is your total household income?
including all earners in your household.
What is your current marital status?


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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

» Sponsors
» Recent Discussions
Arbor Bryan Iguchi 156
Yesterday 11:36 AM
by Nivek
Last post by Nivek
Today 10:54 AM
12 Replies, 252 Views
New Front Page for...
11-23-2015 02:00 PM
Last post by neni
Today 10:38 AM
75 Replies, 2,367 Views
kirkwood 2016
11-07-2015 07:31 PM
by czoid74
Last post by KIRKRIDER
Today 10:37 AM
9 Replies, 383 Views
New site look and...
Today 09:56 AM
Last post by administrator
Today 10:35 AM
2 Replies, 59 Views
Which of these freeride...
11-29-2015 04:35 AM
Last post by neni
Today 10:33 AM
16 Replies, 460 Views
New edge tech: Sidecut...
Yesterday 10:12 PM
by jtg
Last post by SnowDogWax
Today 10:06 AM
6 Replies, 152 Views
backcountry Powder...
Today 09:51 AM
Last post by Argo
Today 10:05 AM
2 Replies, 41 Views
Snow Tires, are they...
11-05-2015 11:19 PM
by Rogue
Last post by Argo
Today 10:03 AM
154 Replies, 5,083 Views
Salomon, Rome, and...
Yesterday 05:01 PM
by tboylen
Last post by tboylen
Today 09:51 AM
2 Replies, 119 Views
replace laces or not
Today 08:53 AM
by dabears
Last post by Mystery2many
Today 09:51 AM
1 Replies, 71 Views
» Sponsors
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.