Okay this is a bit of a confession. I'm addicted to watching Shark Tank on Friday nights.
Hamboards was one of the Shark Tank episodes and Robert invested. I'll have to watch it again.
Ha, aren't we all? ;-)
In any event methinks the truck's the thing...
I haven't skateboarded since I was a little kid, when we would take old metal roller skates, break them apart, and bolt them onto a shaped plank to make a board. I'm guessing that's what you're referring to, but the super springy trucks on this Hamboard, and how they are mounted, (on a riser, essentially), are what makes it.
I like the concept, and admire the craftsmanship, but I'm not gonna spend $500 on a skateboard. I might buy some new trucks or scavenge some from a used board and try hacking up my own longboard, though.
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Those reverse kingpin trucks are nothing new. In fact they have been around since the OG DogTown skateboard days. Gull Wing was the first major company to market them nationwide. I had a pair on my first really good skate shop purchased set up.
These days most of the high speed longboard set ups are running some kind of reverse king in a larger size, like a 189 or so.. I have some on my 39" Zeppelin shape deck.
It's a network tv show about the sanctity of marriage.
Back to boards, guess I should pick up a cheap one and get me to a parking lot to find out if it's something I really want to pursue. Gotta say the dude on the Hamboard did make it look awfully fun, but ya gotta crawl before you can walk, or cruise down hills in San Francisco! ;-)
Edited by jc-ski - 6/1/14 at 1:03pm