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What can you do with a longboard ?

LONGBOARD DISCIPLINES

dancing/freestyle

Flat (dancing/freestyle) is a discipline that consists of performing technical figures on a flat surface. The technicality of the tricks will determine the strongest competitor. The factor « style » and speed are taken into account. The contest takes the form of a duel.

Slide/freeride

Sliding consists of skidding (sliding the wheels perpendicular to the road) to slow down or even brake. You can also slide for fun because there are different techniques of slides with or without hands on the ground. It is therefore necessary to have sliding gloves.

downhill

Downhill (DH) boards are stiffer for more stability, designed to descend at speeds of over 100 km/h. The protections (full face helmet, leather suit) are essential to practice this discipline. The wheels are bigger (between 70 and 85 mm) for more speed and softer for more grip. In competition, the goal is to get to the bottom of the slope first.

cruise

Cruising consists of riding for short-ish distances in a, usually crowed, area (like Brussels). For this practice, people use cruisers which are small, lightweight and easy to carry everywhere you go. You can still cruise around with a normal longboard but you will not get the same sensations.

 

long distance push (LDP)

PUSH RACE is a discipline that consists of covering a determined distance as quickly as possible. The competitor who completes the circuit the fastest gets designated as the winner.

 

slalom

SLALOM is a very technical discipline in which a short board is used to complete a cone course on an inclined road. The aim is to complete the course as quickly as possible without knocking over any cones.