THE PHILOSOPHY OF LONGBOARDING
By Chris Rempel
Longboarding is not about ollies and kickflips; the only real trick
involved in longboarding is being able to enjoy riding no matter
what your ability is or what the conditions are like.
Longboarding is not about trying to be something you're not - it's
about being who you are.
Longboarding is not about sponsorships, contracts or stopwatches;
your sponsor is the road, and the only contract you sign is with
yourself. It's about simplicity. Longboarding transforms a trip to
the grocery store from a monotonous annoyance into an adventure.
It's about remembering that there's more to life than money and
schedules as you feel gravity locking your feet into the board on a
It's about having more fun walking up the hill with friends than
carving down by yourself.
Longboarding is more than a fancy piece of wood with wheels on it;
it's an attitude. It's about enjoying a ride on broken pavement 400
miles from the nearest ocean just as much as a perfect barrel ride
in ten foot surf. Don't just ride; enjoy the ride.
^^^ This guy hooked me up as a longboard product reviewer. basically, companies send me longboards and gear, I review it, send it to him, and he posts the reviews on his website. I keep all of the gear I review.