Longboards on the Playa?

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Longboards on the Playa?

Postby rhizomatic » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:38 pm

This year would be my first burn so I have little to no idea about the terrain...Is it worth a try? Anyone have experience? Seems like it would be fun!

My partner and I are hitch hiking to burning man all the way from Vancouver and our longboards help us stay a little more mobile and pack lighter...

Also! if you know anyone in the SF bay area who has room to transport two young kids (BUT LEGAL) please give me a shout!

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Postby ibdave » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:46 pm

not unless you have all-terrain wheels.... really.... 8) 8) 8)
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Postby TomServo » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:43 pm

The length may provide enough shock....and I know long boards have larger wheels, but your bearings will be toast. Unless you could modify it with pneumatic tires...I wouldn't try it.
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Postby Token » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:46 pm

I've seen a few guys with the motorized ones. They seem to get around fine.

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Postby TomServo » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:46 pm

And I have seen them out there with AT tires!
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Postby teardropper » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:42 am

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