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So everyone on SE ++ theoretically has things they do in real life for fun. I want to hear about these pastimes and hobbies. I'd also think it'd be cool to know what gear people use and which styles people do within these hobbies.
My big thing is skateboarding, and because of how hilly my town is the natural best thing to do is downhill/freeride longboarding, which is basically busting the speed limit on a plank of wood and then drifting out the corners. The freeride bit basically means that, much like in snowboarding, a lot of slides and drifts are used simply for fun.
These are my boards:
From left to right (the first bit is deck/trucks, wheels):
Clutch Lambchop on Hybrid Ace 66s, with Sector 9 Raceforms 78a - this one is my favorite board ever. Fast, comfy, stable, and fun. The graphic on the bottom is a surfboard-style fabric/resin job.
Jet Vulcan (Chopped w/ sicktail) on Paris Adam Coltons, with Metro Motions 80a - I got this deck for $20 and a pack of Marlboro Reds. This thing is janky as hell and I love it. The sicktail is literally just a trimmed skateboard tail bolted under the deck. Needs immaculate balance to master at speed because the shift of weight onto the front truck from the sicktail means she's twitchier.
Okinawan GBC Cruiser on Indy 169s, no wheels at the moment - this board has the biggest kicktail of any skateboard I have ever seen. Only a few exist because they're handmade by an Okinawan surf geezer. Rode this one almost daily in Japan. Silly anime doodles and graffiti because fuck da police.
Longboardlarry Komodo on Holeys, with ABEC 11 Flashbacks 78a (wheels not pictured) - big fun "dancer"-style cruiser. I don't ride this board too much but she's too pretty to sell. Mad fun on flatter ground, but not too great on hills for a few reasons.