Anonymous asked: Hi, I really want a penny board/long board. But I broke my arm on a skateboard when I was younger, I just want to know are they easier to ride than a skate board?
penny boards are in no way easier to ride than skateboards.
because they are skateboards.
they’re ridden in the same style and have a very similar learning curve for complete beginners.
longboards are generally considered to be easier to learn on.
whether either style is easier or harder at advanced levels is mostly a matter of opinion and likely to cause a lot of angry words and hurt feelings.
Anonymous asked: So I got my first skateboard ((it's just a trickboard)) two weeks ago and I've enjoyed riding on it but I was wondering if you could give me any sort of advice in skating ? And also how long did it take you to perform your first ollie? Thanks x x
Ollie help: Everyone tells you the same basic steps, but if you find that’s not working, here’s what helped me. Make sure to tuck your feet up under you, and ESPECIALLY tuck you back leg in as tight as you can. Bring your knees right up to your chest if you need to. It may sound ridiculous and feel silly but if you don’t you won’t give the board room to rise up and meet you.
As for me, I didn’t even try to ollie for years (I’m mostly a longboarder), but once I did start to learn it took me about an two hours. I’m hardly a good metric though, because it doesn’t really matter. Just take as much time as you need, whether that be fifteen minutes or three years.
Anonymous asked: I really want a cruiser. But then again I also really want a longboard. Which one is better in your opinion? I'm a beginner. Can you also give me any like tips pls and thank you (:
um. those are the same thing. a cruiser is typically a style of longboard.
if you give me more info about what you’re looking to do and what you’re looking to get out of the board, maybe i could help a little more?
Anonymous asked: What longboards do you recommend? (: I was planning on buying A duster or a sector 9.
I’ve done a bunch of recommended longboard asks already, so I’m not going to go terribly in-depth. But Sector 9 is a solid ‘meh,’ and their sister brand Gullwing trucks are a resounding no.
I haven’t heard of Dusters (which in and of itself should say something), though then again neither I nor the people I usually skate with use cruisers in any capacity. It concerns me that Dusters appears to use some kind of non-name-brand trucks.
Bottom line: get what you want, but you would do yourself a big favour by upgrading your trucks.
Anonymous asked: I know scootering isn't really something girls do. But do you think it's okay for a girl to scoot? I really want to be able to do things like Buttercups and Flairs but I feel like the guys will intimidate me and that I will be teased becuase I am a girl. I don't care about being called a scooter faggot, though. Do you think I should do it?
do what you WAAAAANNNNNNTTTTTT. i have found a staggering amount of succcess in admitting i don’t know what i’m doing. if you want, learn a trick or two before you head to the park so you have something to fall back on. but then, once you’re there, you can
a) find a less busy corner and work on things there
b) hang out in a really busy area and ask for advice. i am a fan of the “sitting or standing on top of a ramp and asking for advice before your turn” style.
this might be harder with scooters, because there are just less people. but go out, try it, and ignore the haters.
Anonymous asked: About the penny thing... I no u don't like them and stuff but I was just wondering, when your skating with your friends do u guys make fun of people on penny's? Do I actually think people who ride pennys r tools? I'm just wondering because I got one a while back and I've been using it ever since, and now I'm kind of embarrassed :(
no no no no no!!
this is not what i meant at all. i think i’m going to delete that penny post because quite honestly looking at it now it was kinda snarky and rude.
here’s a general rule of thumb: if you’re making fun of someone, you’re the you’re the one wrecking the steeze, not them.
my opinion (my personal opinion, neither right nor wrong) is that i think if you’re really into skating you should put your time and money into diversifying your quiver instead of polishing up your penny. but i DON’T think you’re wrong for liking penny products.
i don’t care what you skate, where you skate, how you skate, or who you are.
I JUST CARE THAT YOU’RE SKATING.
applepiebelle2 asked: Hey :) so I'm totally new in these boarding stuff. I wanna buy a board but I don't know which kind to buy... Long board, skateboard or penny board ? Well, I'm not really into tricks(but If I know how to do a black flip that would be awesome !!!) and I just want something that is easy to control and easy to carry(cuz I'm a lazy af)
i believe i just recently answered a very similar question about long- vs skateboards. if you’re looking for a specific board that kind of encompasses all 3 ideals, perhaps something like the landyachtz ripple ridge, loaded fattail, or maybe even the rayne timeline (though that’s less skateboard and more longboard and penny)
Anonymous asked: I bought i penny board and I was so happy with it.( I bought a nickel obviously because the normal size ones are just ridiculous to skate on) but then I saw what you think about penny's and now idek what to think. I love the board, it rides like a longboard and my nickel is long enough to do all my tricks with. The tricks that I normally do on my skateboard( kickflips, ollies, grinds, that kind of stuff) but I was wondering is it really that bad :( like should I just sell mine of something
If you like it, keep it! My personal preference should never stop you from enjoying something!
Anonymous asked: Do you think it would be better to buy a skateboard or a longboard for beginners?
It’s usually said that skateboarding has a large learning curve but is easy to master (note that I mean master as in “dick around with your friends and not make a fool of yourself”). Longboarding is said to be easier to learn in the initial stages but harder to master.
It really depends on what you want to do. If you want to commute on your board, go really fast, or do drifts and slides, a longboard is better.
If you want to flip your board around in midair, jump off stuff, and slide down handrails, go for a skateboard.
There’s a lot of crossover, of course. Tech sliding decks are more skateboard than anything else, and vice versa, it’s certainly not impossible to do street skating tricks with even the biggest longboards. *cough* kickflipping bhangras *cough*
In the end, go for what feels the most comfortable, and has the most growth in mind. It’s all just personal preference.