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I set this site up to help those interested in getting into longboarding (especially the youthful older ones like me, who may not have skateboard/longboarded for a long time :->) and to highlight some of the less well-known small time longboard makers, who are making this sport and pastime a real joy right now.

When I started, (which is not that long ago) it was somewhat confusing, having not skateboarded before. I have tried to capture all the various things I have learned in taking up longboarding.

There is no commercial intent behind this site and I make no money from it – this is just me rambling on and trying to help.



I am no longboard, or skateboard, expert; just someone who has taken it up later in life (a dad with two boys who, thankfully, let me longboard with them) and learned much on the way.

We live in London in the UK and longboard, both traditional and electric, around the local neighborhood or when we go away all the year round (except in the snow).

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Our current stable is made up of:

Hackbrett Balance
Hecs Decks Fish
Kaliber Wild Africa Affe
Zenit AB
Jungle Pin Tail
Hecs Decks King Louis
Atom 41″ Green
Atom 36″ Blue
Boosted Dual
Yuneec E-Go


Paris V2 50º
Paris Adam Colton 50º
Gullwing Charger 50º
Bronson G3
Bones Race Reds
Oust Moc7 Speed
Venom ABEC 11
70mm Blood Orange 84a Liam Morgan
70mm Hawg 82a Mini Monster
70mm Walzen 78a Insul
77mm Metro 78a Express
70mm Metro 80a Motion

More information can be found under my-gear


Any questions or suggestions:

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