and push…

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

I have tried to capture all the various things I have learned from skateboarding and longboarding, push and electric, to help anyone else looking to take it up first time or come back to it – it is a lot of fun.

There is no commercial intent behind this site; this is just me rambling on and trying to help others (plus, I guess, a bit of vanity). I make no money from the site (my day job is as a founder and owner of a small tech company) and I pay for everything with my own hard-earned money; but I do get to test a lot, which is an cool upside. I have no sponsorships (not looking for it) nor am I an affiliate for anyone (not looking for that) and there is no advertising on the site (not looking for that either).

Finally, I don’t retain any of your data other than what WordPress guesses where roughly in the world (country) you are reading from – because it is interesting. I have a data privacy policy, but it short because I don’t use or hold any of your personal data – read away; and if I can help and promote, great.

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About

I am no longboard, or skateboard, expert; just someone who has come back to it later in life (a dad with three children, who thankfully, let me longboard with them) and learned again much on the way.

We live in London in the UK and longboard, both push and electric (not much skateboarding currently), around the local neighbourhood or when we go traveling around the world.

Some of the stable:

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L-R: Hackbrett Balance; Hecs Decks Fish; Kaliber Wild Africa Affe; Curfboard; Zenit AB; Jungle Pintail; Hecs Decks King Louis

Our current (it changes often) stable is made up of:

  • Hackbrett Balance
  • Hecs Decks Fish & King Louis
  • Kaliber Wild Africa Affe
  • Zenit Boards AB
  • 121c Aileron (currently with a Teamgee H3 electric unit)
  • Jungle Boards Pin Tail
  • Curfboard
  • Freeboard
  • Atom 41 Green & 36 Blue
  • Boosted V2 Dual (electric)
  • Yuneec E-Go (electric)
  • Teamgee H6 (electric)
  • and an electric self-build (in progress)

Assembled with various trucks, including Paris (V2s & Adam Coltons), Gullwing (50º Charger), Trampa & Caliber (IIs); and wheels, including:

  • Blood 84a Orange Liam Morgan
  • Hawg 82a Mini Monster (70mm)
  • Walzen 78a Insul
  • Metro 80a Motion & 78a Express (77mm)
  • Oranatang 80a Kegel & Caguma
  • ABEC11 78a Superfly (90mm)
  • Boa 83a Constrictors (100mm)
Plus just about every mainstream bushings and bearings.

Contact

Any questions or suggestions:

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