I Love Longboarding

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 181 People


     i just can't wait for the rest of the snow to melt and the rain to stop so that i can get out and ride my new bamboo longboard i got this winter. i'm going to miss hanging my hand painted 47" tail fin up but it was a bit cheap and is starting to warp..this bamboo one is...
    ryanwarner ryanwarner
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2010

    It's the only thing, aside from music,

    that keeps me sane. I really like going to trails, having my headphones in, etc. Long boarding is one of the best things in the world.
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf
    18-21, F
    Jan 31, 2015

    "Push Don't Pollute."

    -Sector 9 ­čî┐
    deleted deleted
    Jun 24, 2015

    What Longboard Would Be Better ?

    so im new yo longboarding and i thought maybe one of you guys could help me out ! i dont know what board to get. what would be best for cruising /craving and some sliding im really interested in a sector 9 punta lobos or a sector 9 Aperture Sidewinder.. if anybody could help me...
    Boxyy Boxyy
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 11, 2013

    I love Longboarding its really relaxing.

    One of my dreams are to go to america and ride some roads there like you see in the popular videos. The roads in the UK are terrible where i live :(
    Lest23 Lest23
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2014

    I hurt my ankle while riding the other day,

    so I didn't get to today. Ugh but the day was so beautiful! Oh well. Tomorrow, hopefully.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 24, 2015

    How To Explain Things To A Friend

    Trusting in others is never been one of my best features. I started longboarding a couple of years ago and I love freeride and downhill.I love how it makes me feel: free and alive, specially when I am on top of some hill sorrounded by nature.I've been riding alone for 2 years and...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2013

    Sadly it's getting colder out

    and I won't be able to learn to slide till next spring.
    Shortzilla Shortzilla
    18-21, F
    Nov 3, 2015

    Life Is Short, Your Board Doesnt Have To Be.....

    So I was always into skating from a young age but never ever knew about longboarding, that is until I went to university and saw these weirdly amazing things flying by. I dropped the short one and picked up the long one and havent looked back ever since! Life was easy in the...
    Loaded13 Loaded13
    Oct 12, 2012

    I used to longboard,

    but I came off in a horrific way, and stopped boarding for a while, now I've got my confidence back with a lush under my feet and I can go fast again. :) I luff my longboard.
    Kattamine Kattamine
    22-25, F
    Dec 4, 2013

    My First Surgery... And Probably Not My Last.

    It was late on a cold and rainy February night in Texas. I was boarding from one friends house to another pumping myself up for a night out with friends at a party. I was just cruising, carving, and sliding around. Usually, this isn't really much of an issue in the rain but for...
    GoFastTakeChances GoFastTakeChances
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2013

    LongBoarding helps clear your mind.

    It's like your problems ride away, until you stop
    deleted deleted
    Jul 23, 2015

    Hey guys, I'm a newbie just bought my board

    yesterday, and I was just wondering if anyone has any tips for learning how to ride? Much appreciated.
    phoenixeternal phoenixeternal
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    Night Longboarding

    There is no equal to the way that I feel on a good ride. My favorite time to cruise is at night when the streets are empty. I ride with loose trucks so I can carve the streets like I would carve a hill on a snowboard. It's quiet and it feels mysterious. The world is a different...
    HeartofHearts HeartofHearts
    9 Responses Jan 20, 2010
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin
    18-21, F
    Aug 12, 2014

    i ate some bad **** about 2 weeks ago

    and havent been on my board since, excluding the 10 minute try i gave at it yesterday before my knee got too sore. i was going about 40 when i wiped out on some pretty bad pavement, practically rough grit sandpaper. the hill i wiped on i used to go down rather frequently, it had...
    stargazer203 stargazer203
    18-21, M
    Jul 15, 2014


    "I just wanna let it go for tonight.That would be the best therapy for me."  (Italics are Quoted from the song by Kid Cudi, Memories.) as i rode through the city, i knew all the best ways to go... the cracks and bumps in the sidewalk, the driveways i could sneak a...
    HeartofHearts HeartofHearts
    1 Response Oct 10, 2010

    Went all day today. I am super beat

    but I know I'm gonna do the same exact thing tomorrow. Such a good feeling when you're riding through the forest just enjoying nature.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 6, 2015

    I love longboarding, I do powerslides (heel

    sides, toesides, glovedowns, etc.)
    nigrnigr nigrnigr
    16-17, M
    Feb 22, 2015

    So I was longboarding

    and there was like the cross walk and I kept going and saw a car come up of course its suppose to stop and he kept going I had to stop or I would've gotton crunch. The dumb bastard was looking the other way. And he starts laughing. Like wow you ******' grandpa. Ugh I swear some...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 28, 2015

    Kickin' It

    So I live in Colorado, and naturally its not a very good longboarding environment during the winter months because of the snow. I got this sick board for Christmas from this local guy who essentially makes them in his garage. (If you're looking for a fly board that is handmade...
    StayChilly StayChilly
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 5, 2013

    When I'm standing on my board I feel free in

    some sort of way. Seeing everything jut pass you by is strangely comforting.
    AlphaOmega13 AlphaOmega13
    18-21, M
    Jul 13, 2014


    I have a deep profound passion for longboarding.
    ArborCatalyst ArborCatalyst
    22-25, M
    Nov 12, 2013

    Remember my days in Noosa Australia with my

    friends and my long board. Those long rides in a light evening breeze :) Almost better than sex lol
    deleted deleted
    Aug 23, 2015

    Yeah Buddy!

    I have no idea how to explain longboarding. One part skill, two parts awesome I guess. I live in Colorado, so I can't longboard year round, but the upside is we have these really, really, large hills called mountains. I'm just fine taking my longboard out for a spin around my...
    WasabiHero WasabiHero
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Apr 10, 2012

    One of my favorite hobbies,

    and the thing I miss most during winter here in Boston (becomes totally impossible to longboard.) Someday I want to ride a highway in New Zealand. Might be a bit of a stretch, goal wise, but a girl can dream(:
    Melisande96 Melisande96
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2014

    I'm A Moron

     you'll appreciate this i think. so i was a bit buzzed when i put my old trucks and wheels onto my new board...i wet out a couple of days ago to ride only to find that i could not turn at all and the board seemed to have a mind of it's own..i began to think that i had a...
    ryanwarner ryanwarner
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2010

    I love longboarding even

    though i only watch people do it now, after i had been doing it for years. There is a hill in my friends neighborhood that you can go 30 mph down. One week before i was supposed to start college i was hit by a car going down it and got a fractured orbital, lacerated spleen...
    Njmurr Njmurr
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

    My favorite thing to do!

    I've gotten hurt a lot though but I love it! Long boarding is super fun.
    deleted deleted
    Sep 11, 2015

    I love to ride, mostly

    for the joy of carving. I burn through slide pucks on a regular bases in the summer time. My all time top speed down a mountain, and so help me I will never be dump enough to do this again, is 45mph. A cop even tried to arrest me for it.
    NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe
    26-30, M
    Jun 1, 2015

    I love the feeling of throwing huge slides

    and bombing hills as fast as I can, my love and passion is a death wish but I can't get enough of it, I want to be like my hero Victor Earhart :)
    deleted deleted
    Sep 27, 2015

    When my depression started ramping up really

    bad a few years ago I turned to longboarding. I can honestly say my longboard saved my life.
    18-21, M
    Oct 14, 2014

    Just went today and shredded it up.

    I like to freeride downhill, and skate big garages. I can do 180 toeslides no hands and 360's with my hands on the ground. Can do pendy's, colemans, and shutdowns. The main thing i've been trying to learn is the 180 heelslide using no hands. If anybody wants to talk about...
    Favoritejohnny16 Favoritejohnny16
    18-21, M
    Jul 25, 2014

    Gets me outside. Causes me to go on adventures.

    Maybe leaves a few scars I can remember like when I was a child. Makes me happy and helps me feel happier. It's fun for sure and it gets me to exercise some too. Best of all I have a reason to get out of the house. The better I get the happier it makes me.
    dannylavine dannylavine
    22-25, M
    Feb 2, 2015
    Sauceydoll Sauceydoll
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2016
    Kirerhor Kirerhor
    Jan 20, 2015

    It's just like flying

    or floating for me. Seeing the world fly by on your own power makes something special happen for me. I love the steady vibration under my feet and the air hitting my face. I like falling because it gives me the chance to get back up and head at it again. Keep the stoke!
    SunlilySky SunlilySky
    22-25, F
    Feb 20, 2014

    I love all types of sports especially water

    sports. I love that it's been warm lately and I can get put on the water.
    cattycatcatty cattycatcatty
    31-35, T
    Jul 8, 2014
    kellyithink kellyithink
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2014

    Night Rider

    Tonight I tore up the streets.  No people to look out for, no cars.  Just the road, my board, and I.  On a warm Spring evening.  Nothing gets better.
    GrissGriss GrissGriss
    1 Response May 20, 2012
    ElectricErn ElectricErn
    26-30, M
    Apr 22, 2015

    Long boarding is much more

    than just a hobby. It's an escape from the rest of the world it's a pure sense of freedom. It not only helps with emotions but it helps me escape. I love long boarding.
    guitarlove24 guitarlove24
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2014

    The Perfect Skate Sesh

    Today me and two of my close friends found yet another grand skate spot to shred. There is a giant dirt area to park our cars adn jam some tunes, long flat stretch of road and a short steep hill. And the best part is it is a one way road that is never traveled on. Its kind of...
    AlexTheAwsome416 AlexTheAwsome416
    18-21, M
    Nov 12, 2012
More Stories