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    What's good everyone,

    I'm fairly new to this whole longboarding thing but I realized that walking around everywhere in DC sucks. I'm looking for a nice commuter board that will take me around my oversized campus and down metropolitan DC with ease. I'm 6'4" and about 150 lbs if that means anything to actually picking the board. Looks wise, I'm looking for something sleek and sexy. I used to surf back home in sunny Orange County so anything laid back would be sweet. Price wise I wasn't looking for anything over $150 unless absolutely necessary. Hope you guys can help.


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    Default Re: Best Commuter Board for college

    Quote Originally Posted by usapatriot View Post
    What's good everyone,

    I'm fairly new to this whole longboarding thing but I realized that walking around everywhere in DC sucks. I'm looking for a nice commuter board that will take me around my oversized campus and down metropolitan DC with ease. I'm 6'4" and about 150 lbs if that means anything to actually picking the board. Looks wise, I'm looking for something sleek and sexy. I used to surf back home in sunny Orange County so anything laid back would be sweet. Price wise I wasn't looking for anything over $150 unless absolutely necessary. Hope you guys can help.

    wtf does 'laid back' even mean? every surfer I know rips hard.

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    Default Re: Best Commuter Board for college

    look around at tailtap.com
    a good commuter (easy to carry) in my book is 33" and under.
    kick tail makes nice for navigating a campus.
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    What's your shoe size? And have you ridden on any other longboard before? Or a street skateboard. This could help determine the size cause I'm 6'1" and 240 with 14" feet I feel cramped a skate board and feel as tho I'd fall tryng to push. But when converted to a shlongboard I like it cause the wheelbase is bigger. So if you don't like that short of boards a commuter board for me is 35"-40"
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    Default Re: Best Commuter Board for college

    Quote Originally Posted by usapatriot View Post
    What's good everyone,

    I'm fairly new to this whole longboarding thing but I realized that walking around everywhere in DC sucks. I'm looking for a nice commuter board that will take me around my oversized campus and down metropolitan DC with ease. I'm 6'4" and about 150 lbs if that means anything to actually picking the board. Looks wise, I'm looking for something sleek and sexy. I used to surf back home in sunny Orange County so anything laid back would be sweet. Price wise I wasn't looking for anything over $150 unless absolutely necessary. Hope you guys can help.
    Try Os pintail40 or landyachtz bamboo cothung

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    I predict the Landyachtz Mummy being good for you.
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    By "laid back" I mean not to post some idiotic comment that has no relevance to the topic at hand

    My shoe size is a 13. DC is pretty much a flat city. Very urban with lots of people on the sidewalks. I'm just looking to get to class but still have a sick time on the way there. I checked out all your guys' recommendations and they look pretty gnarly. I'll check them out some more. Any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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    Some decks to consider:

    Comet FSMini - 36"
    Comet FS Mini Mechaniod Longboard Skateboard Deck ONLY

    Earthwing Superglider 5ply - 38"
    LongboardSkater.com: Earthwing Superglider 5ply - 38"

    Eastside Rocky Bomber - 38"
    LongboardSkater.com: Eastside Rocky Bomber - 38"

    Gravity Burning Spear - 35"
    Gravity Burning Spear Longboard Skateboard Deck w/ Grip (Free Shipping) | MuirSkate.com

    Gravity Larry Bertlemann - 33"
    http://www.muirskate.com/longboard/decks/102/Gravity-Larry-Bertlemann-Longboard-Skateboard-Deck-with-Grip-($5-Discounted-for-light-Scratches)-Deck-w-Grip.html

    Gravity Logan Cruiser "The Cruiser" - 36"
    Gravity Bruce Logan "The Collection" Longboard Skateboard Deck w/ Grip (Free Shipping) | MuirSkate.com

    Honey Amp 6 - 36"
    LongboardSkater.com: Honey Amp 6 - 36"

    Honey Hybrid - 36"
    LongboardSkater.com: Honey Hybrid - 36"

    Jati Kato - 33"
    Jatiboards Kato

    Landyachtz Bamboo Ripper - 34.5"
    LongboardSkater.com: Landyachtz Bamboo Ripper - 34.5"

    Landyachtz Bamboo Stout - 36"
    Landyachtz Skateboards Landyachtz 2010 Bamboo Stout Deck 36x10 Pre-Gripped

    Landyachtz Carbon Mummy - 33"
    LongboardSkater.com: Landyachtz Carbon Mummy - 33"

    Madrid Bamboo - 36"
    LongboardSkater.com: Madrid Bamboo - 36"

    Rayne Timeline - 33.5"
    LongboardSkater.com: Rayne Timeline - 33.5"

    Surf One Robert August 4 - 35.5"
    LongboardSkater.com: Surf One Robert August 4 - 35.5"

    Arbor Slater 36" Kelly Slater
    Arbor Kelly Slater Koa Longboard Skateboard Deck w/ Grip (Free Shipping) | MuirSkate.com

    Ladera Pirate Ship
    Ladera Pirate Ship Longboard Skateboard Deck

    Sector 9 Ala Moana
    Sector 9 Ala Moana Bamboo Longboard Skateboard Deck

    Black Dog: Butterfly 34.75"
    Black Dog: Butterfly 34.75" Longboard Skateboard Deck - Black Dog - Decks - Longboarding

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    Default Re: Best Commuter Board for college

    Ala Moana had the perfect amount of flex (light) for me. With the sidewinders it was plenty maneuverable too. That and it was fairly light as well so it was quite easy to carry around. I'm 6'2'', 180lbs with size 11 feet
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    Default Re: Best Commuter Board for college

    Bc Moray..

    Nice 38"
    Double kicks
    Nice concave
    Pretty fun commuter


    BC Moray

    Jati Kato? It's small

    LongboardSkater.com: Jati Kato - 33"

    Earthwing Miniglider, or superglider, or supercharger

    Mini LongboardSkater.com: Earthwing Miniglider 5ply - 33"

    Superglider LongboardSkater.com: Earthwing Superglider 4ply - 38"

    Supercharger LongboardSkater.com: Earthwing Supercharger - 41"

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    Yea I was about to say that the Ala Moana looks like a pretty sick pick up. I've heard great things about the Earthwind Superglider as well, but being a beginner I think I should take it easy for a bit in order to get myself acclimated to the whole deal. I appreciate everyone's input on the matter. I only have one last question. I've heard mixed reactions about Original boards from being "the ****" to literal "piles of ****" but I was looking at the Original Torpedo 40. The link is here [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Original-Torpedo-Complete-Longboard-Skateboard/dp/B002DZZMOO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1296516520&sr=1-1]Amazon.com: Original Torpedo 40 Complete Longboard Skateboard: Toys & Games[/ame] It has a pretty sweet kicktail which would be perfect to maneuver through all the sidewalk fodder... I mean pedestrians and seems to be right in my alley for everything else. Just wondering what you guys thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usapatriot View Post
    Yea I was about to say that the Ala Moana looks like a pretty sick pick up. I've heard great things about the Earthwind Superglider as well, but being a beginner I think I should take it easy for a bit in order to get myself acclimated to the whole deal. I appreciate everyone's input on the matter. I only have one last question. I've heard mixed reactions about Original boards from being "the ****" to literal "piles of ****" but I was looking at the Original Torpedo 40. The link is here Amazon.com: Original Torpedo 40 Complete Longboard Skateboard: Toys & Games It has a pretty sweet kicktail which would be perfect to maneuver through all the sidewalk fodder... I mean pedestrians and seems to be right in my alley for everything else. Just wondering what you guys thought.
    if you buy that original, everyone on the face of the earth knows you dont have a penis
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    because Alex (aka LYFTW) is the biggest troll on here.....

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    I prefer the Ala Moana on Indy;s and 66mm wheels.
    Quick and agile with good flex.

    Be sure to search your local craigslist for longboard and skateboard.

    Also check out the classifieds here on the fish...always some good deals.
    http://www.silverfishlongboarding.co...classified.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by LANDYACHTZ4theWIN View Post
    if you buy that original, everyone on the face of the earth knows you dont have a penis
    The honesty is much appreciated. I'll make sure that I convey the right message to people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usapatriot View Post
    The honesty is much appreciated. I'll make sure that I convey the right message to people.
    nah for real though, you'd be saving yourself a huge headache by picking a different brand. Their trucks are weird, people who ride them smell like surgical scars... im pretty sure snooki rides an original
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesbiansAreGay View Post
    nah for real though, you'd be saving yourself a huge headache by picking a different brand. Their trucks are weird, people who ride them smell like surgical scars... im pretty sure snooki rides an original
    Snooki want smoosh smoosh?
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    Living in DC? I suggerst getting some big wheels to help you roll over those old roads and sidewalks.

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    So with the streets in DC being the way that they are, what size wheels would you recommend that I get? I think I've pretty much narrowed it down to the Earthwing Superglider or the Sector 9 Ala Moana. I like the style of the Ala Moana ever since I first saw it combined with the constant raves on this thread about how good it actually is. The style of the Superglider doesn't appeal as much as the S9, but from what I have heard, the performance more than makes up for the difference. I was wondering if there are any downsides to actually getting either of them (wheels, trucks, etc.). I'm thinking of ordering either one of them off of daddiesboardshop.com. I may just browse around the classifieds too just to check out the activity there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usapatriot View Post
    By "laid back" I mean not to post some idiotic comment that has no relevance to the topic at hand
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    Quote Originally Posted by usapatriot View Post
    So with the streets in DC being the way that they are, what size wheels would you recommend that I get? I think I've pretty much narrowed it down to the Earthwing Superglider or the Sector 9 Ala Moana.
    no less than 70mm. and if you want the s9, get it - no one can tell you otherwise. both are solid companies, but if you want to support small builders go earthwing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadenc View Post
    Bc Moray..

    Nice 38"
    Double kicks
    Nice concave
    Pretty fun commuter


    BC Moray

    Jati Kato? It's small

    LongboardSkater.com: Jati Kato - 33"

    Earthwing Miniglider, or superglider, or supercharger

    Mini LongboardSkater.com: Earthwing Miniglider 5ply - 33"

    Superglider LongboardSkater.com: Earthwing Superglider 4ply - 38"
    These are all great choices, I have a Miniglider for my commuter. I love it.
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