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I can think of at least five where I live (in Hull), three in walking distance of my house. One is a bit small and poggy (and full of feral kids), one is pretty decent and the last one is actually pretty awesome. Pretty sure there are others round and about too.Posted 1 month agoaweeshoeMember
(Nee) Naw @scruff that’s not clever. Did you think you’d got away with that? I like skating and was enjoying the thread, I wasn’t going to say anything but to use it as a platform for bigotry, and then being smug about it ain’t cool. Mongo is a skating term but mong means someone with learning disabilities or is stupid, ie me, I prefer goofy.
Disability is one of the 9 protected characteristics in the Equality Act and British Cycling has chosen STW to launch its diversity campaign. I’m not offended, you clearly didn’t mean me and freedom of speech ‘n’ all that but as someone who is singled out every day as being different it’s nippyPosted 1 month agoIdleJonSubscriber
I spent a short while in the park earlier, sharing the board with my daughter. I’m starting to trust myself not to throw me off the board at anything over walking speed. And can slalom with some certainty. Stopping is more of a lottery. I’m sure I’ve given myself a groin strain though.Posted 1 month ago
Skating ‘goofy’ is right foot forward
Skating ‘regular’ Is left foot forward
‘Mongo’ is leaving your rear foot on the board whilst pushing with your front foot. Doesn’t matter if you’re goofy or regular you should always push with your rear foot.
“Look at him he’s pushing ‘mongo’ what a grom”Posted 1 month agoDezBSubscriber
Can anyone recommend a good value longboard?
I dunno if these are good, but when I see that Z-Flex logo I go all misty eyed 😀Posted 1 month ago
these should be fine to start with.
edit – only the no fear one is for sale by the look of it. I got one like this off amazon and it is fine for everything I need. Very impressed.
amazon is good too. Some bargains there, with reviews. Not too sure which style is best though.
I got an extreme sports channel ( EX ) one from amazon for £30 reduced from £50 and have been about 25mph on it with no need for anything better. It’s durable too.Posted 1 month ago
Yeah I never used to wear any kind of pads when I was younger, now I’m getting more old and brittle suddenly it seems like a much better idea. Plus padded shorts, I always seem to land on my arse now.
Not tried any electric boards but tbh it’s not really my thing. I would like to have a go at longboarding, I say there’s nowhere to do it around here but actually there’s a dead quiet crescent that’s about a mile long all in just over the road from work where it might actually be a good laugh… Flat as a pancake, and not the best road surface, but still.Posted 1 month ago
I spent a short while in the park earlier, sharing the board with my daughter. I’m starting to trust myself not to throw me off the board at anything over walking speed. And can slalom with some certainty. Stopping is more of a lottery. I’m sure I’ve given myself a groin strain though.
Yeah I know that feeling, I’m still feeling it from skating to work the other day. Made today’s lunchtime run a bit interesting!Posted 1 month ago
Hahaha, I like the cow shit bowl. Reminds me of where I grew up.
Skated into work again today, still rumbly as heck on the cruddy bits but I’m getting used to it a bit more now. Feels awesome on the 7 metres or so of super smooth tarmac! Definitely gonna stick some softer wheels on.
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Anybody own a Penny 32? I’m thinking freestyle-ish but for forgiving than a wooden deck and with softer 90a wheels.Posted 1 month ago
Thanks for tips on longboards. I’m now looking at all terrain longboards with 10cm wheels. They look great but I really don’t need one.Posted 1 month ago
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