Distributors. Brands. Accessories. New Members like me! - Longboarding New York City (New York, NY. Stoked Longboarding. The LBD Wholesale Club. From: Chris Rempel (Owner of LongboardDirectory.com) To: My Fellow Longboard Enthusiasts Imagine yourself riding your dream board - you know, the one you've been "eyeing up" for the past few months - trying to justify shelling out a couple hundred bucks (or more) to put it under your feet...
I know the feeling all too well: Reading every last review, watching Ebay like a hawk, searching high and low for an online store that has it in your price range - all the while wondering how you're going to scrape the money together to buy it - OR how you're going to explain to your significant other why you just spent $300 on a piece of wood with 4 wheels... Boardfolio. Exploratorium. Find out how this extreme sport is governed by the principles of momentum, gravity, friction, and centripetal force.
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