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benbuchholz 03-01-2010 10:48 AM

Freebords "snowboard the streets"
 
Anyone ever seen or heard of these? they look like a blast. I bet the wheels wear out extremely fast though.


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bendow 03-01-2010 11:01 AM

yeah...they've been around forever. I tried one about 8 years ago. I've skatboarded since a little kid and find it difficult to ride

benjaminp 03-01-2010 1:14 PM

They have a brutal site setup, and their descriptions of the actual products arent that great. And yeah, i bet you do go through a lot of wheels on those things.

benbuchholz 03-01-2010 2:33 PM

I think i'll just stick to longboard then! I had no idea these have been around for so long, I thought they were relatively new. Just saw the video and didn't look much into it

pucktowake 03-01-2010 6:30 PM

I feel like its a rip-stick and a long-board in one. I think it would be hard to not catch an edge and go down hard on the pavement?

Michael 03-01-2010 8:15 PM

my buddy owns one and that thing scares the heck out of me. go get one their fun if you have the balls to go that fast

mc_x15 03-02-2010 10:40 AM

I saw a demo of these years ago. Looked cool. I tried to ride it and it was difficult. Never really caught on it seems like. GOod idea though.

bac 03-02-2010 2:14 PM

There was a kid riding one of those around my neighborhood the other day. Now I know what he riding. First time I'd ever seen one. Looks a little sketchy

Kinda makes me wanna get one and go bomb some parking garages though


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