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Old 08-02-2010, 10:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have recently picked up longboarding and was wondering if anyone knew if it will actually help with snowboarding and will it improve my balance?
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Well, it's definitely not going to hurt your balance any. Ride it up. Longboards and hills are a blast. Just remember that no matter how hard you try, you can't replace snow with concrete. The riding will always be different. That being said, I do believe that skateboarding and longboarding and other various board sports are good fillers for when there is no snow to get to.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ya i know there is no replacement for snowboarding. does anyone else know if it will help my balance for snowboarding
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I started skateboarding this summer. It's been tough but I can definitely tell that it's going to help me ride better this winter. It's good physical conditioning using many of the same muscles that are really difficult to work using resistance or machines at the gym If we had any hills around me I would've probably gone for longboarding instead, but on flat land that seems like a waste of money & time & effort, so instead I'm a 30-year old skateboarding n00b.
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I believe freebording mimics snowboarding on street more than longboarding..
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It'll help your balance to a degree.
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we rode the parking garage till 1 am last night Beats not riding all summer.

I use a carveboard to emulate snowboarding. I'd recommend a Cruiser skateboard, a Carve Board, or a longboard designed to turn. (special trucks)

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So those special trucks..the Gullwing Sidewinder..go on a typical skateboard?
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carve board looks kinda neat actually.
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