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Quote:Longboarding is an offshoot of street skating, but, like all board sports, its roots lie in surfing. Developed as a single sport on the west coast in the 1950s, by the 1990s, Longboards and Skateboards branched off into their respective disciplines.

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Quote:A longboard is a surfing variant of a skateboard, similar and related to a surfboard or snowboard with wheels. It is used for cruising, downhill racing, slalom racing, sliding, and/or transport. They usually are designed for the descent of a hill, slides, carves, manual or "dancing" with the board.


Thread for 'now popular' reborn street sport.



Chris_Lu1DIAMOND Member
Flow Artist
67 posts
Location: USA

What about Flow-Boards, Free-boards, Caster-boards, Wake-boards, Snow-Boards, etc...?

willworkforfoodjnrSILVER Member
Hunting robot foxes
1,046 posts
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England (UK)

I really like longboarding, but finding good spots to do it can be really hard in Yorkshire, where the good hills tend to be on narrow roads with crappy surfacing. So I ended up giving up on roads altogether and getting one of these:

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Working hard to be a wandering hippie layabout. Ten years down, five to go!