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    Posted: Jan/07/2009 at 2:16pm
Me And My Dad Just Found These Cool Boards. Who Has Seen These ?
What do you think of them, i am wondering if i should buy one. I Have Heard Of A Flow Board, but not this type.

http://freebord.com/main.html


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2009 at 2:22pm
A few members here, like myself, actually own these. I found out about them from zagfan5 here and he rides them a lot during the summer. They VERY CLOSELY replicate the feeling of snowboarding if you're riding down hills.

All I can say is that if you have the money, and your city has hills, go for it! They're a ton of fun to ride and they definitely help you progress in snowboarding. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2009 at 2:27pm
dam those look sickkk
im pretty sure where I live i would get in a ton of trouble for riding one of those though Ouch
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I have tried them, but they are pretty tough. I am scared to go down a big hill with them, because I am afraid I will eat it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2009 at 2:32pm
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I have tried them, but they are pretty tough. I am scared to go down a big hill with them, because I am afraid I will eat it


yea me too Tongue
i dont have one yet but i'm debating on it......
we have a few large hills around here..
how bad did you say it hurt when you fall LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2009 at 2:42pm
Well I never fell, but my neighbor smacked his head pretty hard. Luckily he had a helmet. You can catch your edge pretty easily
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2009 at 2:42pm
Originally posted by GotSnow?

Originally posted by odoyale rules

I have tried them, but they are pretty tough. I am scared to go down a big hill with them, because I am afraid I will eat it


yea me too Tongue
i dont have one yet but i'm debating on it......
we have a few large hills around here..
how bad did you say it hurt when you fall LOL

It hurts pretty bad actually since you're falling straight on concrete. My friend actually broke his wrist a couple years ago on one.

Just start off going down your driveway or something and progress from there. They only take a few days to get used to if you ride a couple hours a day. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2009 at 3:43pm
I have one I'm willing to sell if anybody is interested.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2009 at 3:53pm
looks like you could die on that thing pretty easily.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2009 at 3:57pm
Have you thought about Mountain Boarding? I love it.

Heres a video:


I only snowboard because its cool.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2009 at 6:10pm
this video makes me want to mountain board off season but at the same time i think "Death".
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2009 at 6:14pm
A buddy of mine has one, he has some scars to prove it.
Catching an edge on concrete isn't as much fun as on snow

I would try mountain boarding
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2009 at 6:16pm
those things look sweet. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2009 at 6:30pm
I've wanted a freebord since I found out about them last year.
I just haven't been able to get the money for it yet.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2009 at 7:16pm
from what i have heard they are as close to snowboarding as you can get w/o snow. the only flaw it that you have to live somewhere w/ hills
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2009 at 7:58pm
My flaw with it wouldn't be so much the hills part as if you do manage to catch an edge, you're in for a world of hurt.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2009 at 8:11pm
I really enjoyed my time riding them.  It feels extremely similar to snowboarding.  Unfortunately I've moved to a place with even less hill access, so I won't have much opportunity to enjoy it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2009 at 10:19pm
Originally posted by Civicforever

My flaw with it wouldn't be so much the hills part as if you do manage to catch an edge, you're in for a world of hurt.


yes. you are in a world of hurt when you catch an edge. especially with no helmet. experience talking here
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2009 at 8:41am
i will never understand why someone would ride anything on pavement without a helmet
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2009 at 10:11am
^^cause i was stupid 2 years ago, and it was like 103 degrees that day
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2009 at 10:21am
I liked my Freebord a lot.  But in Sacramento there are no hills... and the idea was to have something to keep me entertained when there was no snow.  (And I didn't want to drive anywhere.)  I hit up a lot of parking garages an had a good time.  I loved stopping on a Freebord.  It just felt cool!

I did use a helmet, wrist pads, knee and elbow pads.

I wish I would have listened to Mike M a lot sooner.  He said, "Get a skateboard."  Which I did, right after I sold my Freebord.

BTW- I got a nasty sprained ankle when I tried to ride down a bike trail in Tahoe on my Freebord.  I was going around a sharp turn and I flew off the bike trail and into some brush!   Stick to streets.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2009 at 10:23am
Dang im actually curious to try one now.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2009 at 12:02pm
ya brian, me and my bud hit up the parking garage downtown of one of the malls, and we hit bout 3 runs, and security escorted up out, took a snapshot of my license plate from the video tape, and banned up from every parking in the garage again LOL  hell of a punishment.....we'll just take my friends car next time we go. or just swap out plates
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2009 at 12:08pm
Yeah, generally with riding in parking garages results in getting kicked out either for that day or permanently.

A few friends and I hit up the parking garage downtown and only after we got in about 2 runs security was already all over us. Only one guard and 4 of us, but hey, the police station's right down the street...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2009 at 1:27pm
Looks like it could be fun to try sometime
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2009 at 2:09pm
I would love to try one
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2009 at 2:17pm
I really like freebords, the only problem with them is finding people to ride with. I learn pretty fast on them, it is it pretty similar to a snowboard.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/25/2009 at 3:10pm
how does freebord work in an area without hills?  can you keep your momentum going after a good push or roll?  i'm curious to ride one but don't want to spend all that loot if it doesn't work out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/25/2009 at 4:00pm
Originally posted by achoi

how does freebord work in an area without hills?  can you keep your momentum going after a good push or roll?  i'm curious to ride one but don't want to spend all that loot if it doesn't work out.

you need a hill for a freebord.  even if you could get good at pushing, you won't have enough speed.  of course, you could just drag yourself behind a car.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/25/2009 at 4:58pm
those look sick!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/26/2009 at 2:58am
i have also been thinking about freebording but there are no big hills in my area also.  however, a big parking garage (tons around my area) could be a good substitute; its a continuous decline and the sharp u-turns are perfect for freebording Big smile
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Originally posted by tk177

i have also been thinking about freebording but there are no big hills in my area also.  however, a big parking garage (tons around my area) could be a good substitute; its a continuous decline and the sharp u-turns are perfect for freebording Big smile


that is a great idea!!! Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/26/2009 at 8:41pm
how much do those freeboards cost?
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Looks like they start at $170 but you might want to go ahead and add in a low-deductible health plan on top of that.
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Originally posted by Marumm

Looks like they start at $170 but you might want to go ahead and add in a low-deductible health plan on top of that.


more like a premium health plan.  the concrete is not that forgiving Ouch

for those that already have a freebord.  what are the differences between the (A) $169 and the (B) $229 freebords
A)  http://www.freebordstore.com/freebord-basic-setup.html

B) http://www.bcsurf.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=103&zenid=b4c42e93ec220cc0916cba1bc3b21764

i know the freeboards are based on height but is there a particular freebord for beginners that anybody can recommend? (i'm 5'9" and 155 lbs)
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Hey guys,

Just wanna let you guys know we're selling our freebord. I would love to let it go to someone in the community!

Check the threat out!

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=46589&PID=1014535
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Awesome. Little pricey but looks interesting.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/24/2011 at 1:16pm
no way I'm riding it on a street....I bust my arse enough on snow!  But I could see hitting the park on it.
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