Riding a Freebord looks easy, but it’s not. As a beginner, you have to commit to the idea that you’re snowboarding on pavement (not skateboarding). Just like learning to snowboard, it may take several days or weeks to get the hang of it – even if you rip on snow. Be patient and expect to fall down a few times. You’ll be ripping soon enough.








Always wear protective gear, including a helmet, wrist guards, knee pads and elbow pads. Check the pavement–cracks, manhole covers, water, oil, etc. will affect your slide. Keep your weight on your uphill edge. Check your board for loose parts before riding. Know your abilities and ride under control.









The right location will help you learn faster. Look for: Super smooth pavement with no cracks, ridges or bumps. Wide street–just like a bunny hill. Moderate incline–enough for momentum but not enough to lose control. No traffic.









Mike Lombard