Skateboarders and longboarders of NS, what's your take on each other? There's definitely animosity between some skateboarders towards those who ride longboards or cruisers. Some longboarders dislike skateboarders too or look at them as elitist snobs.
I think there's a lot of misunderstanding between the two groups tbh, both don't really have a good idea of what the other group does. I feel like people aren't really aware that there are longboard shapes other than the classic pintail & symmetrical drop cruiser, made for purposes other than cruising. IMO people who don't like longboarding are akin to park skiers who think you're a poser if you don't have twin tips and ski park. There's longboard freeride, downhill, freestyle, dancing, and even distance skating. Downhill can reach speeds up to 70mph depending on the road and the skill of the rider, and the best freeriders can bust out powerslides as long as 50 feet or more. Dancing and freestyle are trick-based, but the tricks are mostly different from skateboarding tricks.
Skateboarding is definitely more technical though, and longboarders who don't respect the skateboard grind (pun intended) are straight up delusional. Shit is so fucking hard, even learning to ollie can be scary. There is also so much creativity in trick combos, even on flat ground. I've talked a bit about this before, but I can't really overstate how skilled skateboarders are and how much they have to work. Not much more to say tbh.