View Full Version : Longboard for snowboardlike carving?
September 17th, 2007, 06:16 AM
I'm totally new here...
I've been tinking of getting myself a longboard for at least a year now.
I'd like to get something that would be the best substitute for alpine snowboard carving. I don't know much about longboards, but I've been thinking of following (I find them interesting by looks :o ):
Landyachtz The Wedge-Flex
Pogo TT Citycruiser 110 cm
Arbor Bamboo Pin
Loaded Vanguard Bamboo
G&S BlackTip Pintail
Gravity Carve 46"
or maybe some other?
What's your suggestion?
September 17th, 2007, 06:21 AM
Flexboardz, if you look for carving feeling and dont want necessary get longboard feeling :)
September 17th, 2007, 07:48 AM
the arbor pins dont have a very good feel to them, just my 2Cents.
September 17th, 2007, 08:18 AM
I've more than half of those and if you are looking for the closest thing to a snowboards I would say Loaded Vanguard or Dervish
September 17th, 2007, 10:47 AM
C7 trucks have a really sweet carving feel, esp short radius turns.
we were riding my buddys new Laird 36" last night until dark. The more I ride it, the better it feels.
Even at slower speeds it cranks turns. You have to be careful not to get wheel bite and launched.
we're running 65mm carver wheels
which are a good deal for $25, really soft 78a
the new gumballs are HUGE 76mm and need a cutaway board, maybe one of the new Chubz specials - Vicarious Skates -Hammerhead
September 17th, 2007, 12:04 PM
I'd say the loaded vanguard
mine really feels softboot snowboarding like, kinda close to hard boots but more snowboard like than anything else I've been on
September 17th, 2007, 02:22 PM
Bob the Dervish is just a drop through Vanguard more stable and better at highspeeds from what I've heard.
Force C7's are essentially a Randal RII 180's hangers with a DH baseplate only made much better than Randals (C7's are speed trucks not carving trucks) the R7's are just better made RII 180's. You can find Force R7 Clones (http://cgi.ebay.com/LONGBOARD-TRUCKS-New-BLANK-Skateboard-TRUCK-Silver-Pair_W0QQitemZ140158633752QQihZ004QQcategoryZ36625 QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem) on Ebay for a song
September 17th, 2007, 04:46 PM
yup, I actually want a dervish, I like lower most of the time.
September 17th, 2007, 07:15 PM
Bob got me on the Loaded Vanguard. Large bloody gravelly summer accident aside- its the only skateboard I've felt comfortable on.
September 17th, 2007, 07:19 PM
Love my carveboard. Thats whats in my avatar. Check out thier webpage.
September 18th, 2007, 08:13 AM
look at my last vid with the spinskateboards cruiser/carving model http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=pSsy0lr194U, today I have a better setup with a randal 2 trucks with kripto wheels and my board carve really nice, the hook allows better control, stability and carving feel...
September 18th, 2007, 08:41 AM
great video ! Thanks for posting that.
Is that Biarritz ? South of France ?
doesn't tom curren live there now ?
Say hi to Cookie Puss and Fudgey the Whale
September 18th, 2007, 12:36 PM
I don't know yet how fast am I gonna learn to ride this thing, but I'm definitely more after some lower layed turns than "slalom" turns when carving a longboard! I hope I'll be able to do that in some time :biggthump
Does this change anything in choosing a board for me?
P.S. and this is what I'd like to look like when I grow up. at least in this style ;)
September 18th, 2007, 02:50 PM
Yeah its in Anglet, just 1 minutes of Biarritz and yes Tom lives here, I think he loves this surf spot!The Basques country is a very beautyfull area and a good place for surfing and snowboarding :biggthump
In the vid we didn't have yet randal R2 180 trucks but with this trucks and kripto wheels and bindings, the board carve really really nice, its just amazing cause i turn like on a carveboard but without speed wobble. Its really close to snowboard carving feel, the best i ve tried today with the flexboardz. Its not easy for me to explain what i feel with this board cause my english is not really well :)
I will show you a vid of the carving possibilites with this board soon
September 19th, 2007, 08:21 AM
your english is actually pretty good. Look forward to seeing some more pics and vids. Don't hesitate to post.
We're planning a trip to Paris and Amsterdam next month, the wife and I.
I wish I could get to the coast, it looks like incredible surfing and a very cool town:biggthump
my high school level french is pretty bad, but I can get by
September 20th, 2007, 12:21 PM
thanks willy! If you come to south west coast, you re welcome here!
Some pics of my board
When i pull the binding in backside
September 21st, 2007, 09:12 PM
I got myself a dervish and its the closest to feeling like I'm on a snowboard I've ever had this summer. The carveboard looks sweet but I've never tried it. The downside of the carveboard is that you can't slide so it would make it hard to do what you want to do safetly. I don't know aboute the carvestic though.
From what I've seen, the dervish can carve the hell out of 90% of boards out there.
if you want to do what these guys (http://youtube.com/watch?v=cfK1tqL9JMY) are doing, id say a Landyachtz DH race or evo, but thats because they look stable. For carving, defintly the Loaded Dervish or Vangard. Good luck man. :biggthump
September 22nd, 2007, 04:22 AM
while Landy boards are stable there are lots of boards that are just as good if not better. Kebbek, Chicago Longboards and Rayne are but 3 such examples. Loaded is rumored to have a speedboard in the works but no one knows when it is expected
October 22nd, 2007, 10:11 AM
frontside carving pics and my last downhill vid in the Bardenas desert in spain:lurk:
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