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20 FACTS ABOUT LONGBOARDING

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Victoria Wright

on 10 March 2014

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Transcript of 20 FACTS ABOUT LONGBOARDING

Riding Styles
15. Transportation or cruising is using your longboard to just get around

16. Slalom is the discipline of weaving in and out of obstacles
Riding Styles
17. Freeride longboarding is riding with a focus on tricks, slides, and grabs

18. Downhill/bombing is the most extreme version of longboarding where riders go down long hills at the fastest speeds possible.
Is Skateboarding or Longboarding Easier?
Origins
4. Longboarding has it's roots in surfing

5. Many longboard decks resemble surf boards

6. It first became popular when 'pool skaters' started to age
Benefits!
10. Longboarding is good for you!

11. It can help a person to improve their balance, flexibility, and coordination

12.It also helps to tone muscles and strengthen the heart.

13. It is a very relaxing and fun hobby that helps to relieve stress
What is Longboarding?
1. Longboarding is the art/sport/hobby of riding a

long

skateboard

2. A longboard is generally from 24 to 80 inches long
20 FACTS ABOUT LONGBOARDING
20. Since longboards are stable and easy to ride, you can enjoy longboarding no matter your age or skill level!
14. There are four common riding styles for longboarders...
20. With their long wheelbases and bigger decks, longboards give the rider more room to move around and find a comfortable stance.
By: Victoria Wright
3. It has a more springy deck and larger, softer wheels than a skate board.

Hardware
7. The basic setup for longboards consists of a deck, wheels, bearings, and trucks

8. Bearings are what make the wheels spin

9. Trucks are the metal part of the board that attach the deck to the wheels
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