a skateboard meant for speedboarding, transportation, slalom, carving, sliding, boardwalking, racing of any other kind. longboards are not necessarily longer than freestyle skateboards. there are longboards from 22" to 103" and probably outside of that range as well.
a typical longboard is 44" long, 9.5" wide with a 28" wheelbase, has 70X45mm 80a wheels, is bent upward (camber) and is flexible with a 5 ply maple deck with fiberglass cloth epoxied onto the deck under the griptape, has a rear kicktail but no nose, has 180mm reverse-kingpin trucks with soft that bushings that allow a 7' turning radius
"i'm sick of riding this unturnable hard-little-wheeled popsicle stick around campus, i should order a longboard"
very much like street BMX biking, but with a good quality, fullsize bicycle. urban mountain bikes have front-fork suspension and a hardtail, with a low-clearance top-tube and low seat. its an action sport with a small number of devoted practicioners who are recognizable by their deeply pocked, purple shins, tolerance, friendliness, maverick mentality, and sexy, athletic build.
-what is there to do in vancouver?
-go urban mountain biking!
January 29, 2006
to quickly eat.
to vomit or belch in a manner like that of vomiting.
to steal or pilfer, usually pertaining to items of little value.
screw up, make dysfunctional
to sell (a bastardization of *hawk*)
do (can mean essentially anything)
i horked it down, then i horked it back up. then he horked my hork, and horked it to this guy who was totally horked up. then i horked my sister
1. n. a rotten piece of wood.
2. n. a bratty kid
3. n. the one who gets bent and takes it in the prison showers
4. n. an anarchisti, rebellious, wealth-denying obnoxious hooligan. often associated with a (not particularly) musical revolution from mid-1970s britain and america typified by bands such as MC5, television, the clash, and the sex pistols punk rock
5. adj. anything displaying the "i don't give a shit what you nancies think about me" and "i don't like it, fuck this bullshit" attitude
"we're not into music; we're into chaos." -johnny rotten of the sex pistols
(punk is a beautifully angry thing and i like it)
n. snack food
v. to snack on, often for extended periods of time rather than eating a meal at parties, in front of the TV or while sitting around passing a pipe and listening to hendrix
what the fuck man, nothing to nosh at this party.
October 19, 2004
more mild and less well known
from the german homonym
my shtook buddy
he shtuck her
October 19, 2004
a hole that closely fits the baseplate of a truck is cut through the deck, the baseplate the truck is removed from the hanger, then both are reattached with the deck between. the bolts are used upside-down for this.
trucks are dropped to lower the riding surface for stability in speedboarding and sliding, and to give a more comfortable push for cruising. the closer the deck surface is to the ground, the less the distance one must step down to push is.
also, the dropped deck will cradle more than tip than a conventional or risered one. this causes a dropped deck poorer geometry for traction because it centers the rider's weight toward the wheels outside of a turn and gives a strange feeling while carving.
if the riding surface is below the axle, the board is probably TOO low.
"the drop-thru kebbek flushcut with compIIs, ceramic rockets, and 83mm flys feels much better than anything else i've ever ridden at speeds between 55 and 70mph"