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post #11 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 06:01 PM
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hey guys this t-board looks fantastic, but i'm not sure i should spend that much right now...I just came across this Flowboard. Some sites list it as a toy, and others as a hybrid and off season trainer. Do you guys know anything about these? How close do they mimic carving, and do you think that it would be a good lower cost alt. to the t-board? I think i might end up killing myself on a T...not to mention i used to skate so it might be a happy medium! Seems like it might help move edge to edge just as good....OR is this flow thing a totally dumb toy for kids?

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i have one improved my balance alot
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Flowboard? Hell, I can't even stand on one (found out the hard way at Sportcheck...totally embarrassing lol). To make matters worse you can buy them at places like Zellers (sort of like a smaller version of Walmart up here) so I don't knooowwwww.... Look on Ebay for a cheaper T-board but in the same breath, sign up for the T-board website as they are ALWAYS having huge sales on (like $99 T-boards, etc).

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in all honesty then, for someone who's only gone out riding a few times, and have almost forgotten my lessons, lol...do you think that I would be able to ride a T???? I wish there was something i could use for flat and medium hills...(NO really steep hills near me really...i'm in Chicago! And i'm not hitting a skate park w/ all the teenagers either!
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u can learn..u can do whatever u want..dont question yourself
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100% correct. Fear is your only barrier to greater things. Edmonton is quite flat. You wouldn't look for the same pitch riding a wheeled board that you would a snow slope. You would want to start off on a road that has a barely noticeable angle. Look for where the storm drains are located and follow the line. The t-board website will even send out demo boards if you would rather try it out first. You just need to cover the shipping.

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Just thought I'd share....I pulled the trigger and ordered the T-Board over the weekend - they are having an October Blowout which ends tonight. Got the new 36" deck w/ the Urethane wheels for $125. Can't wait till it comes this week!!! I decided to go w/ this instead of the balance board....i hope I grasp the hang of it sooner than later! Thanks again for suggesting this board...been debating on getting it for weeks - then this sale came on and i couldn't resist!
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Just thought I'd share....I pulled the trigger and ordered the T-Board over the weekend - they are having an October Blowout which ends tonight. Got the new 36" deck w/ the Urethane wheels for $125. Can't wait till it comes this week!!! I decided to go w/ this instead of the balance board....i hope I grasp the hang of it sooner than later! Thanks again for suggesting this board...been debating on getting it for weeks - then this sale came on and i couldn't resist!
Lol, just standing on it will work out your balance. Tierney always throws in sales like that so congrats. There is a very short learning curve with the board at first (trying to balance it and getting your turns down) but after a short while you'll be amazed at how close this board is to a snowboard.

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cool thanks for the tips! Will let you know how it goes - may need more tips after this weekend! I have some small subtle inclines I can start out on...might even do some video of me so i can see my progression.
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cool thanks for the tips! Will let you know how it goes - may need more tips after this weekend! I have some small subtle inclines I can start out on...might even do some video of me so i can see my progression.

Lol, careful! With those Uerothane wheels even subtle inclines you pick up speed damn fast.

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