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    Longboard Skate Board Question

    Given the lack of summer swell I am looking for some other things to keep myself occupied.. What's a good longboard skateboard I could get for cruising? Nothing fancy or to expensive..

    Another side bar question.. How old is too old to cruise on a skate board lol.. I feel like I am quickly approaching that age where I should think twice about riding around town on a board... Other times I just think to myself who gives a F** I'm not bothering anyone.

    Thanks guys!!

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    no age is to old to longboard. if you want a simple cruzer you could use something like a sector nine. or for a "generic" board for cheap you could use something like this http://cgi.ebay.com/Natural-Complete...item5ae06875a8

    if you want to go more advanced a lil you could get a "Dregs" board hope this helped a lilttle bit

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    Well I know WRV here in VB had lost skates for $100 on sale, about $50 off retial. But if you want something to cross train your surfing with then get a Carver board, something like the Taylor KNox model. ITs the closest thing you can get to rail to rail carving on a skatebaord and a great crosstrainer. Probably the best "surfing" style crosstrainer on the market. THey run about $200 though, they create realistic carving and uses the same muscles you use in surfing to carve, which builds muscle memory, which helps you react quicker and surf stronger.

    If you are looking for cheap cruiser board GLOBE makes some now that are like $100. Sector 9 has some cheaper models as well for mini curisers.

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    longboard reco

    i'm on my second one of these from gravity board:

    http://www.gravityboard.com/pages/gs...oards/hc3.html

    the first one used to be my primary mode of transportation to work, to bars, etc. i loved the first one until it got stolen, and i promptly bought the second one and both have been great boards and well worth the somewhat steep price.

    as for the "am i too old to ride a skateboard" question, i'm 35 with two kids and ride my longboard to the corner store for bagels (sometimes with a 3 yr. old kid on the nose or with the dog trotting alongside me) and around the neighborhood. sure, people look at me funny, but i always think it's because they're jealous that they are guzzling gas in their SUV(s) while i'm carving turns and acting like a kid. like my dad always said, "**** 'em if they can't take a joke."

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    could get an original skateboards pintail, which has artwork from NJ local surf artist Jay Alders. fun cruiser i have one

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    Original makes some great boards. good construction, durable, and the trucks give a real surfy feel....I have a hybrid 35 model.....I also have a 6'6" bamboo classic hamboard that I use for cross step practice, they use the original trucks as well, with 97mm wheels...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aapl View Post
    Given the lack of summer swell I am looking for some other things to keep myself occupied.. What's a good longboard skateboard I could get for cruising? Nothing fancy or to expensive..

    Another side bar question.. How old is too old to cruise on a skate board lol.. I feel like I am quickly approaching that age where I should think twice about riding around town on a board... Other times I just think to myself who gives a F** I'm not bothering anyone.

    Thanks guys!!
    Tony Hawk's 80 and still busting 900's

    I'm 26 and I still ride my skateboard everyday. I don't think I will ever stop. Longboards are super fun because you can throw down some fun carves and feels (almost) like surfing - More so than snowboarding I would say... I still like busting trey's, nollies and shuv-it's though so I will always pick my 7.5x31.5 over a longboard any day!!!

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    I bought an Original Custom 35 last year, the thing carves on a dime and has significantly improved my surfing, I'm 34, but I really don't give a rat's ass what people think...find some good hills and you will have a freakin' blast!

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    Too old my a$$, I'm 43 going on 44, and I have two boards and will be getting a third.

    Holesom street sweeper, paris 180, 3dm 75mm 77a, venom supercarve set up w/shr bushings.

    Bustin iBach 40, Caliber 50 180mm, o-tang 75mm 86a, venom bushings and bustin 75mm 82a wheels too.

    I had an Original custom 45, very unique skate ride, surfy feel. trucks require maintenance, check them out before you buy.

    Check ebay too.

    It's worth it to spend some $$

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginsumagic View Post
    I had an Original custom 45, very unique skate ride, surfy feel. trucks require maintenance, check them out before you buy.
    Hey ginsu, how often should the trucks be maintenanced? and how will i know when they need to be?