yeah freebording is amazing. i demoed them a little bit ago. its sooo awesome, becuase its like really hard. but once u learn it so fun. and u can catch and "edge" so easily nad fall really bad. its amazing. probably gonna get one this summer since i sold my mountainboard.
unless u live near an REI that will have demos, or a shop that will demo them...just buy one if u think u might like it at all, because u will. its hard so it will take some time to get good at. then when ur better there r endless possibilities. ull be searching everywhere for sick roads.
omg its the funnest fucking shit it the world...tis snowbording on pavement..literally...its weird to get used to but my friends got one and its so much fun...im ordering one this week...check out vids of it on www.freebord.com
Two of my friends got them and they liked them for a while. I tried it and almost killed myself. Both of my friends traded them in for longboards. Trust me, its not as easy as it looks and if you snowboard then it might be easier for you, but i'd recommend getting a longboard instead.
I just purchased a freebord several weeks ago and believe it is one of my best investments yet. With the ability to stop you can conquer hills you never thought you could do on a longboard. I have almost hit several cars at intersections but just turned sideways and stopped. I also have not gotten speed whobbles, unlike longboarding.