Monday, March 22, 2010

GLIDE ON A LONGBOARD YOU BUILT YOURSELF (VIDEO)

In the March Intensive course "Longboard Collective" students designed and constructed their own longboards. Longboards, as opposed to skateboards, are closer to a form of transportation and made for riding, as opposed to doing tricks. The body of the board is generally much longer (hence the name) and the wheels and axle have much less friction against pavement than a normal skateboard. This allows for faster and smoother travel. Trucks on longboards are looser so the rider can make tighter turns. This video shows students trying out the longboards that they designed and built themselves in the HHS woodshop. Posted by Adrian Glouchevitch and Theo Tsapakos.

Click the links at the top of the right-hand column to see still photos by the Longboard Collective .

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