BoardUp – folding longboard

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Got to play on a good friend’s new board, an interesting folding longboard from BoardUp.

I was initially quite sceptical about how good it would be, but was happily surprised – the folding mechanism was great and worked really well, but more importantly the board was fun and stable. There was a lot of flex in the board, but nothing that spoiled the ride or control. Not a board I would want to downhill race on, but this is for urban cruising and worked just fine.

I was puzzled as to why it comes with traditional kingpin trucks (TKP) and not reverse kingpins, plus the ABEC9 bearings felt cheap and were not as free running, under stress, as they should be IMO; but that is easy to fix.

Overall I was impressed and would happily own and use one. Well done BoardUp pulling the idea off.

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