I had a proper test session during tuesday and it all felt really good. Its suprising how easy it is to get basic balance on a longboard. It is really stable. I have barely been out on my longboard for several years and still it took just a few minutes to get into it again. I was the same way when i bought my first longboard. I had not been on a board properly for many years and a quick test a few years before on a skateboard was way to wobbly and weird. But the first ride on that longboard was so easy. Just to get the basic balance and technique down.
I had better balance in general when i bought my first longboard. That was something that i noticed this week. That even though it was a lot easier than i expected it was not as easy as when i tried longboarding for the first time. I have had issues with my balance for a while now and it will take a while to get that part working better.
Anyway, it was fun being out on my longboard and i think i will focus a lot more on my boards. One reason would be that i have a recent injury in my right arm which makes riding my bikes really difficult. But i also want to focus more on my boards because its fun and it so completely different in many was from riding bikes. Its more about using legs than using the entire body if you compare it to how things are on a bike. Less things to consider at least, it should give me an opportunity to have less to worry about.
All my injurys are in the upper body and i have not yet found a good way for me to move forward, dealing with these injuries while at the same time improving my bike skills. My injuries makes me feel limited in so many ways. With my longboard and my mountainboard thats not really an issue. It is difficult when i have to carry the board or drag it after me because the current area is not rideable. That has an negative effect on my injuries. But not as much as with the bike riding. So maybe i can have fun riding while doing more of that boring but necessary training for my upperbody.
And, i am considering using my boards for commuting. Would be fun to take my board to work and ride. Need to get some basic skills down first though and the plan is to commute with my longboard but it would be fun to do it with my mountainboard as well. We’ll have to see how things turn out.