FIRST, IT MIGHT BE EASIER TO JUST SHOW YOU
OKAY, SO HOW DOES IT WORK?
Trucks & Wheels
Unlike a skateboard, Freebords have six wheels: Four outside edge wheels and two caster (center) wheels located in the middle of the trucks.
Located on the top of the board are two polycarbonate bindings with metal bases that allow the rider to adjust their individual stances. Freebord bindings serve the same purpose as snowboard bindings by giving the rider more control and leverage over the board. The biggest difference is that riders are not strapped into these bindings, so you can step on and off the bord as needed.
Fun Fact: Freebords didn’t always have bindings. They were added when a rider who had lost his leg to cancer wanted to ride, so he slapped some skyhooks on and the rest is history. That rider was Tim Seward.
Freebord decks are also quite different from your average skateboard deck.
The overall shape is the biggest difference. Freebord decks have a narrower waist, allowing for more torsional flex which is essential when edging.
On top of the waist, the deck is also a true twin tip (same on both ends) unlike most skateboards.
Freebords do not have kicktails, although we have tried it out in the past.
THE FREEDOM OF CONTROL
Now that you understand just how much control you have, imagine every run is now a snowboard run– having complete control opens up a new world of possibilities. This unique freedom is what allows you the freedom to choose lines you’ve only ever dreamed about.
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