I bought my mountainboard during the spring of 2015 with the purpose of having an option to riding bikes. A lot of it came due to a neck injury i have had since around 2006 and which have affected my life a lot, making things like biking difficult. I have discovered though that biking does not affect my neck injury in a bad way, that was the type of work i did before that messed things up. I have a job now that does not affect my neck injury at all.
Anyway, since the purchase of my mountainboard i have been trying to find spots where i can practice. Getting the basics down. But so far i have not been able to find a nice open area with lots of room and smooth surface where i can learn how to stop and other things. Not having a drivers license and a car makes things a lot more difficult. There are some trails nearby which could work for riding when i get better at it. But i have not found a place thats close enough so i can walk or mount the board to a bike.
It would be nice and probably crucial to have a spot like that. A nice mellow hill or some other grass och dirt area where the speeds aren’t too crazy. One where i can learn carving, different methods of stopping, and just get more familiar with the board.
There is no need for the board for the reasons that existed when i bought it. But i like the idea of mountainboarding and its also fun to have something that is an action sport but not a bike. I have my mountain bike, my bmx and my dirt jump bike but those are similar in so many ways. The mountainboard offers fun riding while being different in many ways. And I think its a good way to practice balance, movement, flexibility and more. And a different way to deal with some issues that have come since my injuries.
I am going to make another attempt this summer to get things going. First finding some spot which i can use. Who knows, maybe i will have more luck this time?