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    Posted: Apr/26/2012 at 11:36am
Originally posted by MrMeaty

@snowj720:  gotcha.  Nash was one of those brands like vision and airwalk that were low end pro
but diffinitely better then those crap walmart decks!  And I know just what you mean about trying making sure they like it before investing money into it.  I figure $50 is about what I want to spend for him to find out. If not, he can use the board for something else, or I can use it!  LOL! 
 
Originally posted by luv2shred

Whiskey has their own boards and wheels for cheap.
 
funny you should mention that, because in their private stash for the next week they have their brand decks for $20 and their wheels for $12.  No trucks, though...
 
Haha yeah thats where i saw it. Just totally forgot to post the site for people to see but you got that covered.
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@snowj720:  gotcha.  Nash was one of those brands like vision and airwalk that were low end pro
but diffinitely better then those crap walmart decks!  And I know just what you mean about trying making sure they like it before investing money into it.  I figure $50 is about what I want to spend for him to find out. If not, he can use the board for something else, or I can use it!  LOL! 
 
Originally posted by luv2shred

Whiskey has their own boards and wheels for cheap.
 
funny you should mention that, because in their private stash for the next week they have their brand decks for $20 and their wheels for $12.  No trucks, though...
 
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I havent been doing much skateboarding recently, I broke my old board,(zero complete) and just havent bought a new one just yet. But I'm thinking about buying a new one. Any suggestions?


If you break boards often, get a Almost Impact board. They last longer and there is a 1 month warranty on them just in case.

If you don't break boards often, I really like how Habitats feel.
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  Quote Snowboardr13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/25/2012 at 3:37pm
I havent been doing much skateboarding recently, I broke my old board,(zero complete) and just havent bought a new one just yet. But I'm thinking about buying a new one. Any suggestions?
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  Quote luv2shred Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/25/2012 at 11:20am
Whiskey has their own boards and wheels for cheap.
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  Quote snowj720 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/25/2012 at 10:52am
@MrMeaty-  The spiderman board was like a nash (or veriflex or whatever).   My son had a habit of wanting to do things, not liking them, then never doing them again (a practice his mother encouraged probably because I wanted him to follow through on things and she.....well, this ain't the place for that drama).  He did end up skating for a few years.  We got him a nice sector 9 longboard, his momma would buy him street boards all the time (despite not needing new boards).  I took him to an indoor park a few years ago, he broke his ankle.  He hasn't rode since. 
Moose boards are just the blank brand they had for sale on ebay.  9 ply canadian maple, yadda yadda.  Decent blanks.  I can tell a difference between a nice board and the ones I have, but they're still miles above a kmart special.  Their completes were right around 50 also.
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  Quote humblerooster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/25/2012 at 10:43am
The city of Portland in Oregon just built an awesome skate plaza near my house.
Its a great park, but parents think its a playground.
They bring their 1 year old kid that just learned to walk and they give him a 1 foot long board.
It surprises me that parents think that its okay.
Boards fly out all the time and if one nails him... that would be bad!
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  Quote MrMeaty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/25/2012 at 4:56am
I'm not sure what that spiderman board was like, but there is no way I'm teaching my kid on one of those $30 "toy" skateboards.  The ones I saw didn't even have concave and the trucks were horrible!  
Not sure what moose decks are either, but at blankdecks.com, you can get REAL skateboards, and their completes start at $50.  
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  Quote luv2shred Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2012 at 3:46pm
Originally posted by snowj720

Originally posted by MrMeaty

I'm building a board for my boy and he's going to get the cheapest crap available until he learns how to ride!  Well, he's not getting an airwalk deck from walmart.  I'll get him a blank, but he'll be rocking abec3!  

I really need to check out my buddy's long board.  He says he loves it, and that will help me decide if when I get my board a deck, if I get a new street deck for me or a long board.  
 
My son had a spiderman board as his first board (kmart board).  Same thing.  Show me you can at least ride it and like doing it enough to justify a good board. 
 
As far as a board for you.  Those moose boards on ebay were like 40-50ish and they had longboards (pintail) and street (semi-old and new school setups).  You could get a complete longboard and blank (street) deck for probably like $60.    Just a thought.
That sounds ideal for him. My first deck was a zero that my cousin gave me and i was really happy. Still have it today.... somewhere LOL
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  Quote snowj720 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2012 at 3:44pm
Originally posted by MrMeaty

I'm building a board for my boy and he's going to get the cheapest crap available until he learns how to ride!  Well, he's not getting an airwalk deck from walmart.  I'll get him a blank, but he'll be rocking abec3!  

I really need to check out my buddy's long board.  He says he loves it, and that will help me decide if when I get my board a deck, if I get a new street deck for me or a long board.  
 
My son had a spiderman board as his first board (kmart board).  Same thing.  Show me you can at least ride it and like doing it enough to justify a good board. 
 
As far as a board for you.  Those moose boards on ebay were like 40-50ish and they had longboards (pintail) and street (semi-old and new school setups).  You could get a complete longboard and blank (street) deck for probably like $60.    Just a thought.
 
 
And the skateshoe topic above.  I feel ya.   Back in the day I used to rock chucks (which were like $15 back then) and shoe goo squares of old bike tubes on as "ollie pads".  Vision used to have their version of the chuck with little oval rubber pads.  I loved those all black visions. 
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  Quote luv2shred Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2012 at 3:31pm
^ Hahah thats skating shoes for you! Wink
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  Quote zakk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2012 at 9:16am
found a skate park close to my work/home that has some really good surfaces.  stuff still way bigger than I can hit, but rolling the little transitions, getting used to speed, etc is cool. 

Ollies are going great, moving a little faster each day and rolling away from landings with some consistency now.  current shoes will not last the month, though.  
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  Quote MrMeaty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2012 at 4:51am
No freeboard for me.  It's not hilly at all here in Las Vegas, so I will have to push myself around.  Not going to be to easy to push around strapped into a freeboard!  
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^Long board no dobut. Or even a freeboard.
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  Quote MrMeaty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/23/2012 at 4:44am
I'm building a board for my boy and he's going to get the cheapest crap available until he learns how to ride!  Well, he's not getting an airwalk deck from walmart.  I'll get him a blank, but he'll be rocking abec3!  

I really need to check out my buddy's long board.  He says he loves it, and that will help me decide if when I get my board a deck, if I get a new street deck for me or a long board.  
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  Quote snowj720 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/23/2012 at 2:17am
Well I'm going to have to check out whiskeymilitia and some ceramics for my long board.
 
I was like MrMeaty in the buying of cheaper bearings.  Mine was just because I think the most expensive ones available in the late 80's/early 90's were maybe $25.  $90 for bearings is crazy.  Hell I thought I was stylin' now with some abec 7's LOL
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  Quote ChiTownRon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2012 at 12:14pm
@snowj, got them at this site called whiskeymilitia. when you sign up there, they have deals that are considered private stash and only members can see those deals. the wheels are no longer available though. only had 300 sets at the time.

Oh and for you guys looking into those bones ceramics bearings, check out VXB ceramic bearings with built in spacers. they're really good and only cost $30 and are just as good as the bones ceramics. And Mrmeaty, these bearings are great for longboards. A lot of longboarders actually like using these from what I've heard.
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  Quote MrMeaty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2012 at 8:21am
Are those bones ceramics for longboard wheels?  I just can't see spending $70-$90 for street bearings.  
When I skated all the time we would get the cheapest bearings we could get because they would always get waterlogged and rusted cause it rained so much in the Philippines where I was.  
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  Quote luv2shred Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2012 at 7:14am
I got bones ceramics. They cost around anywhere $70-90. They were the last pair so i got it for cheaper and my friend works at this shop so he bought it with his employee discount.
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  Quote snowj720 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2012 at 6:21am
Damn ctRon, that's a damn good deal.  Where the hell you find a set of wheels for $5?
 
What kind of bearings did you get luv2shred?  $30?  Damn bearings have gotten more expensive than back in my day.
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  Quote luv2shred Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2012 at 4:29am
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Why did i just buy a new set of wheels? I dont even need them!


Haha. I actually don't need any wheels but bought 4 sets of Ricta Chrome cores. They were literally $5 a set. So figured I can save these and maybe even sell a set or two to make lil extra cash.
Thats a really good bargin. I payed 30 for a set plus 30 for bearings even though i dont need them. Ahh im still mad. I need the money.
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Why did i just buy a new set of wheels? I dont even need them!


Haha. I actually don't need any wheels but bought 4 sets of Ricta Chrome cores. They were literally $5 a set. So figured I can save these and maybe even sell a set or two to make lil extra cash.
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  Quote snowj720 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/21/2012 at 11:32am
^^set them aside until you do need wheels.  Then you were just planning ahead.  I didn't need to buy 4 pair of flip flops last year, but I'll be set for the next 10 years.  
 
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Why did i just buy a new set of wheels? I dont even need them! Angry
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Its official:  Ollies whilst moving is even easier.  my percentage hasn't gone up, but landings and rolling away are much better.  feels much more stable as well, oddly.  

told ya, haha.  it's just that little bit of forward momentum.  much easier to slip out to one side or the other if you land on a board that's not moving.. like a mom who thought she could skate, steps on, and the board instantly shoots out and she hits the ground.
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Make some more and come talk to me. I need so cash asap. Im selling everything I dont use that much anymore. I know its for another thread but I have 2 motoorcycle jackets and a helmet as well. if you know anyone PM me
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Originally posted by scuddera

I have a freebord for sale if anyone is interested. I bought it last summer and really just dont have a ton of time to ride it. It has only been used maybe ten times and I never really figured out sliding to the wheels are still really good. I was thinking 130 shipped unless you are in the Milwaukee area then we could work out a different price

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Ohhhh man! Why couldnt you have said this like a week ago! I spent all of my money all ready! Cry
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Damn, I need the 85 or I'd be all over it. 
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its last years version of this in 80cm. Though it is an all bamboo deck not a mix


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@scuddera-  What size is your fb?  Is it the bamboo?  What model?
 
@zakk- Thumbs Up  Right on!  And the more you do them the easier they should become.  I used to practice ollies in front of my folks for hours (we didn't have parks back then).  Eventually I could ollie a wagon.  Which for me was alright. 
Totally understand the being zapped after a day riding.  Last summer I kept telling myself I go skate after I went out wakeboarding.  Somehow that never happenedBig smile   Although this summer I'm want to do a modified trifecta (snow, skate, wake).   But I might need to get in some slightly better shape for that one. 
 
@mrmeaty-  do you think all the people that used to bootleg concerts were totally pissed to see youtube come about?  I'm old too and my only link to other skaters back in the day (other than the like 3 guys I knew) was Thrasher and Transworld.  It was the first issue of Transworld Snowboarding that introduced me to snowboarding.   And I saw it next to the Thrasher at the shelf of the local bookstore (not Borders or Barnes or whatever).  Ah, the good old days, huh meaty?LOL
 
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  Quote zakk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/20/2012 at 6:42am
Its official:  Ollies whilst moving is even easier.  my percentage hasn't gone up, but landings and rolling away are much better.  feels much more stable as well, oddly.  

didn't skate last night, I was gassed after 65 degees on the mountain riding the park all day.  i'm actually looking forward to getting home and skating tonight
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I have a freebord for sale if anyone is interested. I bought it last summer and really just dont have a ton of time to ride it. It has only been used maybe ten times and I never really figured out sliding to the wheels are still really good. I was thinking 130 shipped unless you are in the Milwaukee area then we could work out a different price

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man...youtube didn't even EXIST when I used to skate!  Your only option was to befriend and ride with guys better then yourself so you could learn from them.  

Not sure if the difference is the time, the place, or the sport, but when I was a kid skateboarding, the bigger/better kids were always so eager to help out the "noobs" to show us how to skate so we would get better.  Now, snowboarding, the guys that are good just rag on noobs and make fun of them for not knowing what they are doing...I've even seen it on these forums.  
What's up with that?  
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As far as the freebord or longboard being easier. I'd say if you're comfortable riding a regular skateboard and snowboarding then try the freebord. I wish I would have just gotten one of those instead of even getting a longboard. I haven't got to try the freebord yet, it looks like exactly what I need, but there might be a learning curve. I'm thinkin' a helmet is a must.

I'm a little more confident riding both but not certain about having my feet bind in on a freebord,which ill likely get a long board first and see where it goes from there,the freebord looks way suited for more aggressive /advance riders than a beginner such like me. if you all say the longboard is half what a freebord is I'm going to look around for a good deal ,the whole protection gear is a good idea,ill probably invest into a bucket and some knee pads.
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welp, tonight I'll have to work on it with a slow roll.  I don't know if its "hurt" me to learn it still, I seriously would have racked myself as I had zero idea what went into it.  

after about a dozen youtube videos and messing around with my feet and practice I have some idea of what to do.  i can still only land them about 1/3 of the time, but its a process....



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  Quote zakk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/18/2012 at 5:58am
welp, tonight I'll have to work on it with a slow roll.  I don't know if its "hurt" me to learn it still, I seriously would have racked myself as I had zero idea what went into it.  

after about a dozen youtube videos and messing around with my feet and practice I have some idea of what to do.  i can still only land them about 1/3 of the time, but its a process....


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  Quote MrMeaty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/18/2012 at 5:10am
Yup.  I remember trying to learn to olllie with my wheels in a crack, and it would push my board back everytime I ollied.  Even moving forward super slow made the ollie motion feel more natural and translate better into a real ollie.  

But I'm thinking when I get my son a street deck, I might pick myself up a cruiser.  Time to start doing research...
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  Quote snowj720 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/18/2012 at 3:44am
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Originally posted by snowj720

There's a lot of different styles of longboard out there. I kind of wish I would have known a little more when I bought mine.   I like the style onetwo66 has there. The board is just slightly lower with they way it mounts. It's built for speed. The one I have is just for cruising. Which is cool, but I like going downhill.
You can pick up a decent longboard for like half what a freebord costs. The freebord does look so sick though. Instead of getting myself a new longboard, my next ride will be a freebord.

Yeah I'm just getting into longboarding but i just want something to carve but not with soo much speed, I just can't see myself speeding on concrete & would like to keep/prevent injuries to a minimum.I just want to find something i can cruise from the streets to the beach but i would like it to be a smooth ride not rigged like riding a skateboard.What would be easier to ride the free board or longboard any advice would be appreciated.
 
I agree with spenser on the cruiser.  Those do have a softer feel than your average street/park board setup.  They'd be good for just kicking around.  But they are good for getting a little tricky on (see youtube for ppl getting wild on longboards and cruisers, it's impressive).
 I only ever get to use my longboard on hills.  It's a pintail, like 40ish" length, super flexy soft.  It's kind of a lot of board to ride on just flat. 
 
As far as the freebord or longboard being easier.  I'd say if you're comfortable riding a regular skateboard and snowboarding then try the freebord.  I wish I would have just gotten one of those instead of even getting a longboard.  I haven't got to try the freebord yet, it looks like exactly what I need, but there might be a learning curve.  I'm thinkin' a helmet is a must. 
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2012 at 6:45pm
learning ollies without moving is only going to set you back - one of the biggest mistakes i constantly see people making while learning.  you're training your muscles to do it without forward momentum, so when you start trying them while moving, you're thrown off and more or less have to re-teach your legs what to do.  always practice while moving, even if it's fairly slow.  it will help you in the long run...
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  Quote zakk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2012 at 6:38pm
finally getting my ollies down!  standing still, but getting some good snap.  already my shoes are getting a huge raw spot from all the practice!  


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the zingers are cause they're tiny, but the zaggers are the larger model and they're great.  still not the same as bombing on a longboard, but if you can skate half decent and aren't afraid of speed, no issues.  can't wait to start cruising around...
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Krooked zingers are so sketchy when bombing a hill! I found that out the hard way! LOL
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2012 at 3:36pm
personally i would suggest a cruiser board.  something like a krooked zigzagger (larger than the zipzinger) and tons of other cruiser boards out there.  they're usually the same length and concave as a normal deck, but a little wider and cut in a fun shape.  you still have your nose and tail kicks and the short length for ollies, quicker maneuvers, easier to carry around, etc, but you have the smooth ride and cruiser feel of a longboard with the larger softer wheels.  i usually ride 8" indy high trucks on mine with 62mm 78A wheels and love it.  pretty much the only reason i ride skateboards anymore.

kinda sounds like what you're looking for.. an inbetween of a skateboard and longboard, something more maneuverable and fun but still smooth and cruisy.
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  Quote bootleg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2012 at 1:47pm
Originally posted by snowj720

There's a lot of different styles of longboard out there. I kind of wish I would have known a little more when I bought mine.   I like the style onetwo66 has there. The board is just slightly lower with they way it mounts. It's built for speed. The one I have is just for cruising. Which is cool, but I like going downhill.
You can pick up a decent longboard for like half what a freebord costs. The freebord does look so sick though. Instead of getting myself a new longboard, my next ride will be a freebord.

Yeah I'm just getting into longboarding but i just want something to carve but not with soo much speed, I just can't see myself speeding on concrete & would like to keep/prevent injuries to a minimum.I just want to find something i can cruise from the streets to the beach but i would like it to be a smooth ride not rigged like riding a skateboard.What would be easier to ride the free board or longboard any advice would be appreciated.
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  Quote humblerooster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2012 at 12:36pm
I was longboarding with my buddy and he fell so hard. He got staples on his head to heal the wound. He was fine tho, he got up like a champ.
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  Quote snowj720 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2012 at 11:59am
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^onetwo66 - What kind of skate board is that or is it one of those new boards that allow you to street carve, I'm considering getting a freebord with the 2 extra wheels but kind of in between decisions getting that or a longboard.
 
 
There's a lot of different styles of longboard out there.  I kind of wish I would have known a little more when I bought mine.   I like the style onetwo66 has there.  The board is just slightly lower with they way it mounts. It's built for speed.  The one I have is just for cruising.  Which is cool, but I like going downhill. 
You can pick up a decent longboard for like half what a freebord costs.  The freebord does look so sick though.  Instead of getting myself a new longboard, my next ride will be a freebord. 
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  Quote snowj720 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2012 at 5:23am
^^ That's great Meaty.  I feel the same way.  When I got on a longboard a few years ago I thought "Cool", but then I got going like 30 mph and really wanted the give of snow just in case I couldn't hold on. 
 
A few weeks ago when I busted my face and ankle in the pool I did the same body motions I do for a stall on my snowboard, doesn't translate the same on wheels.   Going into the wall I knew I was going too fast for my comfort, fast enough I wasn't sure if I'd get more hurt bailing or just hitting the wall like I did.  I used to be so comfy on a skateboard, but that was 20 years ago.  Damn this getting old crapThumbs Down
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  Quote MrMeaty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2012 at 4:52am
Yeah, I tried skating again the other day and was racing my son down this little incline...apperently I'm way more comfortable going way faster on a snowboard then on a skateboard.  sketchy speed wobbles like a mo fo!
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  Quote KellyBoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/16/2012 at 5:56pm
I receive my first long board today and man, I suck at skateboarding. I have to get use to it but it isn't to bad. I need to learn how to stop lol.
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  Quote bootleg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/16/2012 at 4:29pm
^onetwo66 - What kind of skate board is that or is it one of those new boards that allow you to street carve, I'm considering getting a freebord with the 2 extra wheels but kind of in between decisions getting that or a longboard.
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