What's /n/ think of longboards? I see hundreds of them around college on the daily. Are they worth it for cruising around campus or the neighborhood? On the topic of worth, what will an entry level, fully build board run you and what will putting down the mad money improve? Also why are bikes better?
longboards are fun, I learned to ride on one and then kind of felt lame on it after a while. Now I have a normal board with some big wheels on it that I like to cruise on a lot more, its smaller, lighter, and more manueverable and I can plausibly do a trick on it if I ever practiced that. I had one of the tiny plastic penny boards as well and they are a blast I would use it to bar hop and never had a major issue even when heavily intoxicated.
I just got a unicycle which I am attempting to learn but the curve is pretty steep, Soon enough though I will be drunkenly terrorizing cars on one wheel rather than 4
Have brakes, you can jump curbs, go through any terrain (and i`m saying ANY), climb streets, and a bike feels alot more "natural" than a longboard.
I've used to ride a BMX for a long time, gone through a trial, and not i have a MTB. But i'm thinking if i should get a skateboard or a longboard. They seem to be fun to ride, and i want to learn.
Longboards can be good for short commutes and campus. Expect to pay no less than $190 for a quality longboard. Longskating is a hobby of mine, I don't use as transportation. Obviously bikes are better and safer for commuting.
If you dont start skating from childhood(15 at the latest), you have pretty much no chance of getting decent at skateboarding. And if you do want to get the hang of it, you are going to have to put way more time than you are probably willing into getting the hang of it.
tl;dr if you didnt skate as a child, dont start now unless you like fucking up your legs.
Tried learning how to long board last year but steep hills everywhere plus was injured for a few months. Want try learning again but bikes be my fetish, also want to find someone who can teach me.