Sydney downhill does not exist. No one skates down mountain roads. Everyone here sticks to the suburbs and local bombs. There are no good downhill runs in sydney. Everything is flat.
Please do not ask where to go skateboarding, because we dont know. We dont actually skate in sydney, we all ride scooters...
How bout some Sydney downhill madness on a weekend for unfortunate people who have to work? Just an idea, (not really for me cause i work 6 nights a week and only get sun arvo/night off) but i'm sure there are heaps of ppl who can not make it on a weekday
Steve said:How bout some Sydney downhill madness on a weekend for unfortunate people who have to work? Just an idea, (not really for me cause i work 6 nights a week and only get sun arvo/night off) but i'm sure there are heaps of ppl who can not make it on a weekday
ok, so I haven't dug through the last 18 pages ,)
but wanted to know of any beginner hills in the Sydney area (or part/end runs on some more hectic slopes) to get a feel for the extra speed. I will only be riding a 34" Street style deck with 215's and some soft wheels (70somethings) (so I'm thinking I don't want to exceed 40 - 50km...) Also I've only ever done hills with 95a wheels, so want to try and get some movement (at higher speeds) with vastly softer wheels (70 somethings) - is this more difficult on a stretched street deck than say, what I've seen on a proper longboard set up? I use to do ye olde Coleman(?) slides back in the late 80's, but not at high speed, and have difficulty visualising potential success ,)
From what I've seen on the net, people tend to stick with harder wheels on shorter decks, and the long boards seem more stable with the softer wheels when sliding/ speed checking.
Eleven riders and lotsa carnage at Waterworld, but no injuries. It's the "easy" hill, but the last corner is seriously dangerous - very easy to drift to the wrong side of the road - just about all of us did at one stage or another today. A lot of leather got left on the road and B-rad needs a new helmet.