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Old    D-Wid (dallas141)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-03-2005, 12:26 PM Reply   
Want to buy a longboard just to cruise around on when I'm not on the water and to help me get more comfortable riding switch. I don't know the first thing about skateboards and was wondering on what size/style I should be looking for, in my reasearch i've notice there are many of both. I'm 6'3 195lbs if that helps. Thanks in advance.
Old    rammer (craiger)      Join Date: May 2002       01-03-2005, 1:00 PM Reply   
That's exactly why I bought a Sector 9 board a few years back. I love it. It's great for helping switch riding and bombing hills makes me happy. I'ts one of the longer boards, 48" inches I think, with very little concave. With your size and what your looking to do, I would go with around 44" or longer. Especially if you have never skated before.

The selection in Dallas sucks, I would suggest you go to one of the skate parks in the area, either X-games skate park in Grapevine Mills Mall, or Eisenbergs up in Plano. They should have at least 2 or 3 longboards you can look at to size them up. If you don't see what you like then order online... Check these out...
Old    D-Wid (dallas141)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-03-2005, 1:27 PM Reply   
Thanks rammer, when you say "very little concave" is that a concave up or down? When i'm reading the descriptions of these boards I don't know if that concave is a dip down in the board, or a crown/bow upwards. Does that make sense? Also, thanks for the references in Dallas, TX, but I'm actually in Phoenix, AZ.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-03-2005, 2:15 PM Reply   
concave is up. Sides are higher than the center.
Old    Itch (fullonsalesgrp)      Join Date: Jan 2004       01-03-2005, 2:28 PM Reply
The only board that truely mimicks the carve of a wakeboard. Let me know if you need help getting one.
Old    D-Wid (dallas141)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-03-2005, 2:28 PM Reply   
How about when I'm choising wheels, soft, medium, or hard? I'm just looking to cruise and carve.
Old    xtremebordgurl            01-03-2005, 9:58 PM Reply   
Itch, do you have a flow board? How do you like it? It looks like it would be hard to push on, like your front foot would be too unstable cause I would think your lead foot would wobble, how different does it feel from a regular skate deck and is it hard to get used to? I've been checking out the site and it looks pretty neat.
Old    Itch (fullonsalesgrp)      Join Date: Jan 2004       01-03-2005, 10:55 PM Reply   
Its a lil different but nothing you dont get used to or adjust, I learned to keep my foot back a lil more than a tradtional skate to push.
I would upgrade to the higher wheels and would get some high end abec's bearings. then you can glide forever and boy look out another addiction.
Yeah Barrett I rep em.


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