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Old 10-08-2007, 04:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I will, thanks! I read though they are easier to powerslide on...I actually emailed Kurt, and he suggested the 36" board w/ the Urethanes...I read that the rubber wheels are tough to get moving on when on slight inclines and flat roads...I definitely plan on wearing some kneepads and wrist guards! Will start out on my driveway and in my neigborhood and go from there! :P I should probably wear a helmet too...still need to get one for the winter.

*I hear that they are coming out w/ big air pumped tires for dirt and grass...can't wait to try those out too...we have some awesome steep grassy hills around here I'd like to take this board on once I'm comfortable riding it....I'm sure I'll catch on!
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:30 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I will, thanks! I read though they are easier to powerslide on...I actually emailed Kurt, and he suggested the 36" board w/ the Urethanes...I read that the rubber wheels are tough to get moving on when on slight inclines and flat roads...I definitely plan on wearing some kneepads and wrist guards! Will start out on my driveway and in my neigborhood and go from there! :P I should probably wear a helmet too...still need to get one for the winter.

*I hear that they are coming out w/ big air pumped tires for dirt and grass...can't wait to try those out too...we have some awesome steep grassy hills around here I'd like to take this board on once I'm comfortable riding it....I'm sure I'll catch on!

You will definatley get a lot of comments on your board. Not too many people are used to seeing a 2 wheeled longboard. I just bought some Bones Red bearings off Ebay and as soon as I get them in they are going on the T-board (I just want to be able to get further on the board with as few kicks as possible to extend the carving time). Just remember this is not your typical longboard so you don't kick off the same way. You skate it like you would a snowboard; for me that means I kick off with my rear leg BEHIND the board, front foot at a 15 degree angle like in a binding. Also take your time with it at first. My friend tried to skate my T-board and tried to use it like a longboard against my advice. This resulted in him falling backwards off the board cracking his elbow on the pavement. This broke a chunk of bone off which now floats in his arm and he goes to physiotherapy. Then again he had no board experience period so don't let that spook you. As far as power sliding is concerned, I don't know how to power slide even a longboard (not like on a snowboard where I can do some serious powersliding). Lol, I just jump off the board and start running fast although since the Rogue race recently I discovered how well grass can slow you down in a pinch!
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ugh i can't take it i hope it comes sooner than later! I have wrist guards and knee pads but now your making me consider elbow pads too! Which i never bought for snowboarding because i just caught myself w/ my hands instead...

I read that you can stop by doing some deep carves or 180 turns...I think powersliding will take a lot of practice for me and probably won't get that right away - i hear it is pretty tough and not really like being on snow in that respect. I'm sure I'll be doing plenty of running of this thing myself though!

As for Bearings...I am sure that I won't need any new bearings at least till I'm used to the ride. I've been doing a ton of reading on this board and I am definitely not going to ride this like anything other than I would on a snowboard...to me that is the whole point of buying this - so I can grasp the basics of carving - and in the case of this board, pumping and switching edges. Just based on looking at, it would seem pretty dumb to put your feet on it like a skateboard or longboard.
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Just based on looking at, it would seem pretty dumb to put your feet on it like a skateboard or longboard.
Yep!

If you want to do power slides I would have to recommend picking up puck or slider gloves.
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If you want bearings, just go to any longboard shop, and pick up stuff like Mini Logo's or Bones Reds. Stay away from ceramic bearings, unless you're doing high speed racing type stuff.

PS: Make your own slide gloves. Way cheaper, and lasts longer!
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Cool thanks again for all the tips guys! I read that you can make your own slide gloves w/ a puck, lots of duct tape and some gardening gloves! I'm sure that's what i'll end up doing...even though they'll probably look pretty dumb - but i don't really care about how i look! I care about being a better rider!
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actually how would wrist guards work with powersliding? Would I not be able to bend my wrist how I want to? OR is it more about protecting fingers too?
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Don't wear wrist guards. You shouldn't even be putting your wrist out catch yourself anyway, and if you do, the slide puck will be slippery enough to have your arm slide out from under you. If you want help making slide gloves check out Silverfish Longboarding - The Longboard Skateboard Community - Front Page They have a TON of resources to help you out with anything longboard/non-longboarding related. And I have pics of my own slide gloves that I made too if you want to see them.
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Old 10-08-2007, 06:14 PM   #29 (permalink)
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so you don't suggest wearing wrist guards for regular riding? Like when I am just getting started? Hopefully by wed! :P ?

I was on that forum earlier today thats where I saw the puck diy thing. Great threads in there....oh Damn i'm stoked!
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My standpoint is no. Don't wear the wrist guards, because that's basically what the purpose of slide gloves are for. And having the wrist guards will stiffen your wrist up, which means if you fall, you're going to break your arm, as opposed to just having your arm wash out from under you. But that's just what I experienced.
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