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I Love Longboarding

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    Just Converted.

    I have gotten extremely bored with standard skateboarding so I have just converted from a standard skateboard to a 44.5" kicktail longboard. Is anyone able to give me tips for picking out trucks, wheels, bearings, bushings, etc? I am wanting to set this deck up for bombing...
    TheHatterIsBack TheHatterIsBack 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    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

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    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 18-21, F Feb 20

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    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

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    Awesome

    i love to longboard! i started last year. but i dont just cruse arround, bah anybody can do that. no i downhill longboard. hitting speeds of 70kph and flying trough turns, busting a standup speed check to slow my speed or do a speed tuck to increase it.when i longboard i am in 10...
    brayden55 brayden55 16-17, M Apr 3, 2011

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F Aug 12

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    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.
    CDXX4 CDXX4 18-21, M a week ago

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    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 22-25 2 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    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 16-17, M Nov 12, 2012

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    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

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    My Wings

    Still new I am, and learning. But I feel like I am flying high in the sky on my beloved board...<3
    jenniferxlove jenniferxlove 18-21, F Aug 1, 2011

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    Love It :D

    At the beach, wind in my face... I love it :D
    Olibolliez Olibolliez 16-17, M Nov 9, 2013

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    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 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Longboarding

     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

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    Its More Than An Activity...

    its like a lifestyle its probably my #1 recreational activity. i used to think it was gay til' i rode at 25mph on a friends board i just felt so free, from that day forward i was bombing hills and busting slides. i remember picking it up in 8th grade i never wore a helmet or pads...
    stargazer203 stargazer203 16-17, M Jul 21, 2013

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    Therapy

    "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 31-35 1 Response Oct 10, 2010

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    Still Love It

    Sittin at home one quiet night,  everyones outside having some drinkss. after about 12 beer and some tokes I decided to go for a longboard ride. I dunno about you but when Im drunk/ buzzed or high I can usually ride better than in a sober state. haha dont ask me why, I...
    Took2MuchMan Took2MuchMan 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2009

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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 5, 2013

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    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 18-21 Oct 12, 2012

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    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

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    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 26-30, T Jul 8

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    My Buddy

    i went out today and i just tried to block out the concept of time and i just kept going... i'd heard about a technique where you can control your muscles and basically keep momentum pumping without your feet leaving the board. for the first time, i figured out how to do...
    HeartofHearts HeartofHearts 31-35 2 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    It'S

    My get away.but I'm the only one that Longboards in my area
    morganx97 morganx97 16-17, F Oct 23, 2013

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    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 16-17, M Jul 15

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    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 13-15 1 Response May 20, 2012

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    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 31-35 9 Responses Jan 20, 2010

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    I'm pretty sure I am the oldest member of this

    group. My quiver currently consists of a 36" Honey Hybrid cruiser, a 42" Nelson Tempest, and two custom 38" Subsonic Racecars and an old 32" Shogo Kubo Z Woody Z Flex.
    NotQuiteRite NotQuiteRite 51-55, M 2 Responses May 30

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    kellyithink kellyithink 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    My First Push...

    I had put one foot on my board, and I was hooked. Longboarding is my drug. My board is my therapist. When I have a bad day, for whatever reason, I just tell my board what is going on, and she carves away all my problems. I don't know why I never bought one before now! I've had...
    N9nefan N9nefan 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 18, 2009

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    Passions

    I have a deep profound passion for longboarding.
    ArborCatalyst ArborCatalyst 18-21, M Nov 12, 2013

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    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 13-15, M Jul 25

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21, F Dec 4, 2013

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    Mat aazmaa re, phir se bula re Apnaa banaa le, hoon beqaraar Tujh ko hi chaaha, dil hai yeh karta Aa betahaasha tujh se hi pyar Hasaratein baar baar baar baar yaar ki karo...
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    I'm going to start this off by saying - I'm not sure if I'm in love, but I don't what else to think with the thoughts I hold in my mind or the feelings I hold in my heart. I know...
    luciddreamer94 luciddreamer94 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    Dhanasri94 Dhanasri94 18-21, F Sep 22

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    Quentine Quentine 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    So i fall and rejected and loves to reject people .. I still don't know whats wrong with me .. Am i not attractive .. Why do those guys i liked never like me back .. How come you...
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    honoluludave honoluludave 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 23

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    some1callmeJoy some1callmeJoy 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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