If you’re a snowboarder, you understand how frustrating it is this time of year when all you want to do is be on your board, shredding powder but there isn’t any snow. The Freebord feels like your on snow even though you’re cruising down a city street. The one down side of the Freebord is just that; on a snowboard, if you fall, you land in snow. If you crash on a Freebord, you’re going to land on not so soft or fluffy asphalt
Design and Aesthetics ★★★★
The Freebord comes in two different graphic packages which are usually redesigned annually to keep things fresh. It is designed to feel exactly like a snowboard with one exception, there is no snow, only asphalt. Unfortunately, the lack of snow makes the Freebord very difficult to learn if you’re not already a decent snowboarder.
We’ve had our Freebord for a couple months now and the only damage we have noticed is some paint chipping off from where we’ve crashed into things. The board itself is made out of multiple layers of maple and is very rigid. All of the screws and bolts stay right where you put them which is a problem that I’ve encountered with other boards in the past. The wheels that Freebord uses are of their own design and they call them DaBlues. They’re designed to be extremely durable without sacrificing durability or performance. I was expecting them to flat-spot but they have held up very well.
$219.99 is a lot to spend on an off-season toy, but if you live in a warmer climate, 220 bucks might be a small price to pay for year round boarding. At the end of the day, the feeling you get from cruising and carving through a downtown street is unlike anything else and can’t even be matched by most ski runs.
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