Mqybe I didnt give skateboard enough of a chance, but for me, longboard is much better for travelling. I mean... skateboards are sick for making tricks and stuff, but when it comes to cruising, hit a rock or a crack, and you'll be sent flying right off... maybe it's less of a concern in the states, but in Canada, the roads are shit, so it definitely falls into your priorities...
Anyone got an opinion on those Elos boards?
They’re short, shaped somewhat like an egg. Stability is added by the width. And they’ve got longboard wheels on em.
I was looking for a cheap, (under $150 for the whole setup) lightweight longboard for me and my pack. I’ve got a nice fitting Gregory pack, and it and the gear inside never exceed 20 lb.
Anyone wanna take a *guess* if this thing is balanced enough for that? I’m 5’11”
The board itself weighs 4lb 4 oz for the Classic. And 4lb for the 2018 Lightweight version.
It’s got a nice handle on it, and can potentially be stowed away between your back and pack.
The’ve got factory outlet ones right now for $90. (I’m guessing these are maybe all the Classic version. It doesn’t specify. Supposedly the new one has improved cruising, though I’m not sure what exactly they did to tweak that)
Any *opinion* on how this thing would ride for me would be appreciated.
Been spinning my wheels in Anchorage lately. Looked after some much needed dental work at UAA. Some of it had to be put off for a week as I was in the dental chair during the quake. That was some day...