yeah it take a while to learn. this was filmed in a day after he had been riding for like four months i think. it takes like a week to figure out how to ride it well then its just progressing.
you can also catch nasty edges if your not careful.
These are so fun! You can go down crazy hills without worrying about speed, carving is super fun and stopping and slashing turns is intense.. It takes a little bit to learn but once you catch on it's way fun.
compared to longboarding, doing it is soooooooooo hard. I can't even stand on one without falling. A buddy of mine had one and it looks like so much fun, but its only really good for hills, cuz its super hard to push around and just cruise.
I used to have a freebord, then i sold it for a longboard. Freebords are meant for hills... thats pretty much about it. I was able to do any hill that my longboarder friends couldnt, but my freebord seemed to top out at around 35 mph. Get a longboard if you want to cruise around and a free board if you want it purelt=y for hills. And sliding on a freebord gives you mad flatspots.