Inexpensive skateboard

Finding myself recently laid off, I have decided to get a start on my midlife crisis by buying a skateboard.  Being laid off (need a database person?) I don’t want to spend too much but being a gearhead I know I want something decent to learn with.  Where should I go in the Twin Ports to find such a board?

14 Comments

Karasu

about 5 years ago

I can't say anything about price, but if I wanted a skateboard, I'd go to Freestyle.

mevdev

about 5 years ago

Damage is a shop in Lincoln Park, about 18th W and Superior St, lakeside. Get yourself some pads too.

Resol

about 5 years ago

As a geezer/skateboarder myself, I have to ask - are you looking to rip up the new Wheeler Field skatepark or just looking for some stylish transportation?

huitz

about 5 years ago

An unemployed database guy? What is the world coming to? Seriously.

markm

about 5 years ago

@Resol, I'm not looking to do any crazy stuff, just stylish transportation and exercise. @Huitz - I agree.

Resol

about 5 years ago

In that case I'd consider getting a longboard, which are smoother and faster (great for cruising - if you want to stay on the ground). Or if you end up getting a freestyle (small f) board get the biggest softest wheels you can find. The poor pavement in Duluth makes a small-wheeled skateboard frustratingly slow.

Nick

about 5 years ago

+1 on big, soft wheels for cruising

Meghann

about 5 years ago

I have a skateboard that I haven't used much. If you are interested email me: jmeghann@gmail.com

zra

about 5 years ago

Anyone know if capt. Dan is still putting out his Roadkill cruisers?

lojasmo

about 5 years ago

Longboard for sure. http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/search/spo?query=longboard&catAbbreviation=spo

edgeways

about 5 years ago

In regards to the job thing: http://jobs.metafilter.com/ tends to have a lot of computer/web related jobs openings.. yeah none of it is in Duluth, but sometimes physical location matters less than ability with the interwebz and all. I realize the overwhelming likelihood is it won't help at all, but just on the random chance it does.

adam

about 5 years ago

Oh, and: Duluth Skateboarders GTFO.

cam

about 5 years ago

Don't get a longboard. You will look like a kook/fratboy/trustfundster. Unless of coarse, you are one of the above.

zra

about 5 years ago

I ride a longboard. I am neither a kook, fratboy or trustfunder, and you'd be hard pressed to mistake me for one.

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