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    Posted: Aug/12/2011 at 10:35am
I dont know if i have been living under a rock or something but have any of you guys seen these things called freebords? I guess its basically like snowboarding on the street. If you all have seen these and im just not with it let me know but here are a few links.


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You have been living underneath a rock
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/12/2011 at 10:40am
i kind of thought so ha, any idea if they are worth getting?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/12/2011 at 10:41am
Originally posted by iamjason10

I dont know if i have been living under a rock or something but have any of you guys seen these things called freebords? I guess its basically like snowboarding on the street. If you all have seen these and im just not with it let me know but here are a few links.


You're just not with it and I let you know.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/12/2011 at 11:07am
+ 1 u have been living under a rock

dude there are plenty of forums about freebording on here and idk what ur getting at by attaching links im sure everyone that knows what they are have seen already

if u wanna buy on word or warning... they arent as easy as they look
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/12/2011 at 11:14am
Originally posted by scuddera

 
dude there are plenty of forums about freebording on here and idk what ur getting at by attaching links im sure everyone that knows what they are have seen already

i attached a link in case i was not living under a rock and then people could see what they are...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/12/2011 at 11:15am
i made a thread about this like two weeks ago so i guess i'm living under a rock too, i got mostly "look for previous threads instead of making one" as my answer about them and then when i searched the site for them there were only two threads where one person referenced them.

i think they look fun to ride but as far as tricks go i think there is more possabilitys with a skateboard, for instance a kick flip. one of my friends that skateboards and saw the videos with me said he thought it was kinda cheap in terms of you dont have to really ollie you can just kinda jump since your feet are somewhat attached to the board.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/12/2011 at 11:16am
If you skate alot get one, they are tons of fun. There are lots of forums already on here about freebords so study up to make sure its worth getting, they are really expensive.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/12/2011 at 11:43am
I prey that everyone that does this wears pads because one of my best friends I grew up with fell going down a hill with a freebord and is paralyzed for less. He was insane at this stuff too and thought he would never fall. Remember we are not invincible. I hope every one reads this comment. This is more dangerous than any kind of boarding.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/12/2011 at 11:50am
^ for tru When I first started I caught my back edge and slid on the pavement for like ten feet. Cut my back to pieces. You should always wear protective equipment, and dont over do what your capable of.

"This is more dangerous than any kind of boarding."
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/12/2011 at 12:28pm
sigh....groundhog day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/12/2011 at 3:51pm
How similar is this to a longboard?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/12/2011 at 8:48pm
ive seen this awhile ago but didnt know they were called freebords. there was also this other board that i saw where there was an arch of wheels in the front and the back. not sure what its called but basically its a skateboard that turns when u lean but the trucks dont move, instead u just rock onto the adjacent wheels
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/13/2011 at 7:06am
longboards don't have any extra wheels, they're bigger and longer than a regular skateboard, good for cruising and doing some carving on the road
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/13/2011 at 7:19am
I have one. When you fall, it hurts bad.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/13/2011 at 7:20am
i guess i have been living under a rock too!! cuz i never heard of them haha and they look fun. But i will just stick to snowboarding
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/13/2011 at 8:01am
I've never seen this, that's pretty cool. you can do 360's without having to jump off the ground. It looks pretty fun, but probably only if it's a long downhill
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/13/2011 at 8:22am
This looks like fun and probably safer than a freebord:

http://www.carveusa.com/product_carveboard.php

Pricey, and I'm not sure how much of a slope you need to get going.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/13/2011 at 10:10am
Originally posted by belleayre

This looks like fun and probably safer than a freebord:

http://www.carveusa.com/product_carveboard.php

Pricey, and I'm not sure how much of a slope you need to get going.


first of all, nothing is safer than a freebord when you learn to ride it properly. all these dumb contraptions like the carveboard, longboards, skateboards, whateverboards, well you cant stop on them unless you do kick stops(really really had to do unless your a good rider) or waiting till you get to the bottom of the hill.
a freebord can stop at anytime as fast as you want, exactly like a snowboard. you can stop toeside or heelside. therefore you can ride anyhill from a mellow cruiser, to a gnarly sanfran steep without the worry of being annihilated at high speed by a car, pedestrian, or a parked car.

for hills, there's nothing better than a freebord, if you want a snowboard like experience.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/13/2011 at 10:26am
Originally posted by belleayre

This looks like fun and probably safer than a freebord:

http://www.carveusa.com/product_carveboard.php

Pricey, and I'm not sure how much of a slope you need to get going.

basically look like an over priced long board. All you can do is carve? not so great. plus you would need some pretty wide roads with no cars.
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first of all, nothing is safer than a freebord when you learn to ride it properly. .

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When you learn to ride it properly. That is like saying you wont get hurt bull riding if you do it properly. I still wouldn't say its the safest board out there.
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first of all, nothing is safer than a freebord when you learn to ride it properly. all these dumb contraptions like the carveboard, longboards, skateboards, whateverboards, well you cant stop on them unless you do kick stops(really really had to do unless your a good rider) or waiting till you get to the bottom of the hill.
a freebord can stop at anytime as fast as you want, exactly like a snowboard. you can stop toeside or heelside. therefore you can ride anyhill from a mellow cruiser, to a gnarly sanfran steep without the worry of being annihilated at high speed by a car, pedestrian, or a parked car.

for hills, there's nothing better than a freebord, if you want a snowboard like experience.
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I think the freebord would be awesome fun. But the possibility of faceplants on pavement while learning gives me pause. No hills near my house anyway, at least with a longboard I'm on a board.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/13/2011 at 2:50pm
i really wanted a freebord but they cost so much, so i got a longboard for one third of the price. if you dont have any hills near you i would say a freebord wouldnt be worth buying. i like my longboard for carving and getting my heel to toe and toe to heel side turns down switch too. just do something to help you not have to learn how to snowboard all over again next season.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/13/2011 at 8:18pm
these things are sketch, definetly just stick with a longboard, i tried one out last week at hscs and fell just riding down the street. Trust me every fall is a bad fall when your strapped in on pavement.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/13/2011 at 9:01pm
the videos i have seen of people riding them make it look so easy, it looks just like snowboarding but it would hurt a lot more if u fell
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/14/2011 at 12:31am
Originally posted by andrethegiant

these things are sketch, definetly just stick with a longboard, i tried one out last week at hscs and fell just riding down the street. Trust me every fall is a bad fall when your strapped in on pavement.


did you carve down the mountain as well as you do now the first time you strapped on a snowboard? no you fell, learned, and got better.
just because you can snowboard doesnt mean you can automatically carve and shred on a freebord. there is a learning curve to it just like snowboarding. spend 3 or 4 solid 8 hours days on it learning one carve at a time(heelside stops, toeside stops, then link them together when you feel comfortable with your edges. just like snowboarding) and you will be basically able to carve most hills, and control your stops and speed.

also with freebords your not "strapped in", its actually pretty easy to pull your feet out of the bindings and run out of a bail(like  a skateboard or a long board) instead of tucking and rolling like your painting the picture of. when your learning worse case scenario you tuck and roll into a grass lawn on the side of the street, but when your learning to ride your not going fast enough to warrant a tuck and roll anyways, its easy to run out of any bail you may encounter.


your worse than those stupid people who hate snowboarding just cause they fell a bunch the first day and didnt stick with it for the 3 days after that and learn how to actually carve and enjoy snowboarding. actually, i guess your not worse, your the same!
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