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Thread: Skateboarding / Longboarding

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    Skateboarding / Longboarding

    Right then, my lad has just got a skateboard and loves it but to be honest it's really poor quality so I want to get him one from eBay but don't know what I'm looking for.

    Any help for this would be good, he is 5 years old.

    Also seen as he is having one I thought I'd get myself a used longboard to have some fun on but again I don't know what's I'm after and need advise


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    Re: Skateboarding / Longboarding

    rosh maybe the man for the longboard info as for skateboards speak to rusty i know he skates

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    You need to get up to Dazed in Hanley mate... have a Word with Drew in their, hes the owner or his wife (the one with gurly ginger hair) Drews a big skateboarder and snowboarder and they always have some offers on with boards.....


    otherwise something like for starters

    NEW BLANK WARPED CHECK COMPLETE SKATEBOARD WHITE/BLACK | eBay UK

    or if you want to splash the cash

    ENUFF 3 TIER FLUO COMPLETE SKATE BOARD 4 SIZES £57 OFF | eBay UK

    I miss my boarding days....

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    Re: Skateboarding / Longboarding

    As per your PM, a longboard LB may be the way forward, rather than shortboard SB.

    With a LB you're talking wheels of huge diameter and durometer (size and hardness) wheels compared to a SB. It'll roll VERY well, even on terrible tarmac which we're plagued with here in Stafford.

    You saw mine, it's only 40" by 9", which is a great all-round board for downhill, cruising, dancing and bowls. Depends on your use.

    Downhill -- Symmetrical design, wide wheel base for stability.
    Cruising/commuting -- Any style board, really, shorter usually = quicker turns for slalom-ing pedestrians.
    Dancing -- A very long, wide board for board walking tricks.
    Bowls -- Very short board with quick turn patterns, bad for high speed as shorter = less stable at speed.

    If you wanna buy British, go Lush Longboards (like me!), otherwise you'll be paying more or even importing (Loaded Longboards, Original Longboards, Landyatchz etc).

    I don't know what else to put... I hope this helps though!!!

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    Re: Skateboarding / Longboarding

    Here you can see what they sell and what each board is good for I have a Lush Makonga, FYI.

    LUSH (UK)
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    Re: Skateboarding / Longboarding

    Thanks for that, will i need a certain size due to my weight/height? 6'3" and 16.5 stone

    Looking at the lush site it seems there are a few boards that decent all round.

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    Just noticed that most of them have max weights of 14st! Is this going to cause me a problem?

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    Has anyone else gone from snowboarding to longboarding? If so how did you find it and did you pick it up quite quickly?

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