Starting Out Skateboarding

Hi, there,

Just saw Lloyd on Boing Boing talking about skateboarding. Truly inspirational. I’m 40 and have wanted to take up longboarding for a while, since I surf and need to keep training in the off-season. Can he please recommend to me what board is a good one to start with, and prefeably something not too pricey?



Lee: There are lots of good boards out there. I like the Loaded Boards, they’re made of bamboo, assembled in the USA, and designed for carving, fun, and even dancing. (They are LONG boards, not the boards used by kids in the streets and on the ramps.) I have a Bhangra with Orangutang wheels and love it.

I also have n Indo Board, which is great for practicing balance at home. 

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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