Friday, March 14th 11:07 PM

THERE’S THIS SKATE SHOP NEAR MY HOUSE CALLED AUTHENTIC BOARD SUPPLY AND THEY SELL SKATE STUFF AND LONGBOARD STUFFF AND OMG THEY JUST POSTED AN INSTAGRAM PHOTO ON FACEBOOK OF LANDYACHTZ’S 2014 DINGHYS. 

I’M FREAKING OUT BECAUSE LANDYACHTZ HASN’T EVEN POSTED THEM YET. OR AT LEAST, I HAVEN’T SEEN LANDYACHTZ POST THEM. ANYWAYS, THERE’S ONE THAT LOOKS LIKE SRIRACHA HOT SAUCE AND I AM IN LOVE SO I AM GOING TO FREAKING BOOK MY ASS TO THEIR SHOP TOMORROW AND RIP IT OFF THEIR WALLS. OMFG 

EDIT: OK NVM I FOUND THE PHOTO WITH ALL OF THE NEW STUFF DIDNT SEE THE DINGHYS BEFORE BUT OMG AAAAAAAAHHHHH 

http://imgur.com/a/YbwmR#BayHLpP

@1 month ago
#LANDYACHTZ #DINGHY #LONGBOARDING #LONGBOARD 

Tuesday, March 11th 5:58PM

I’m in the middle of my Spring Break right now and since the weather is looking lovely in Vancouver right now I figured it would be a good time to start longboarding again while the sun is still out.

I need to learn how to do some sort of sliding soon. This longboarding journey of mine is going nowhere. I fear going faster than like 13 km/h just because I think I won’t be able to stop in case something bad happens like a car coming out of nowhere and hitting me or something. 

I’ve been watching tons of “How to slide for beginners” videos on YouTube in preparation of my practice slide sessions but I don’t even know if they’re helping.  I pussy out so hard when I try. Someone teach me the ways of how to get started. Leave me mail or a message telling me about your sliding experiences and how you got into it. omg longboarding community please help me in my time of need. 

@1 month ago
#longboard #longboarding #longboard advice #Longboards #lkjsdhfklsahdflkahsdflkhsflkhasdflk 

Thursday, January 9th 10:31PM

snow is pretty much all gone. The weather is looking up and longboarding season is pretty much back. i’m creaming. send me nudez. jk.

but if you want to feel free, i’m cool with whatever. my submit box is always open.

i’m so stoked for this year. i’m determined to get better. i will skate every day until i die. i stocked up on polysporin because that shit is gold. i have so much protective gear, and i have friends who will go on this longboarding journey with me. i feel like such a failure for my limited skill gain last summer and i need to improve. 

@3 months ago with 1 note
#longboarding #diaryofalongboarder #longboards 

anok12 asked: Snowboard. That's what we do in the winter.

omfg i never realized that snowboarding was the equivalent to longboarding… but it all makes sense. how have i never noticed that?

i feel like my life is a lie.

@4 months ago

November 28th 1:02AM

The longboarding tag has been pissing me off more than usual.

Maybe it’s just me being a whiny little bitch but it irritates me when I see girls posing on pintails in the tag.

Yes, yes I know you have recently discovered this sport and you enjoy the wind in your hair, the sound of your wheels rolling on the pavement, and how cool you look. No judgement from me when it comes to people trying new things. I welcome you with open arms. 

However, if you post your longboarding post in the longboarding tag and then i see 23456789 more tags attached to it…. well that really pisses me off. 

Why? you may ask.

Well when you tag your post with a million other tags it gives me the impression that you want everyone to see how rad you look/sound being a “longboarder” and all. K cool, i get it. You’re proud of being a longboarder. That’s great. But, once I see tags such as 

#girlsthatlongboard #longboardinggirl #girlswhoskate #skatergirl or some shit like that. well that’s just going overboard.

Let’s be real. The longboarding community is a sausagefest. It is dominated by male riders. When you hear the words “girl longboarder” what do you imagine? You probably imagine a white girl wearing a flower crown, denim shorts, and a crop top riding a pintail into the sunset on a quiet road. That’s the ridiculous stereotype of girl longboarders since the girls that do post about longboarding will generally post photos like the stereotype. It’s so hard for a girl to get into longboarding because nobody will take them seriously even if they were interested in learning skills. 

I don’t really know where this is going but I’m just all riled up right now.

Ugh, girls just need to break the pintail riding stereotype. I hate it. Also, fuck weheartit.

@4 months ago with 5 notes
#longboarding #longboarder #diaryofalongboarder 
fueledbythemind:

Simple Longboards’ new Platypus V2. 

fueledbythemind:

Simple Longboards’ new Platypus V2. 

@5 months ago with 16 notes

November 1st 12:37AM

Winter is coming.

Just an update. The weather is getting colder and I really want to go out for a few more longboarding sessions before the weather starts getting shitty. I’ve seen a lot of people in my area go longboarding a lot lately. I think they regret not being able to go for a session when it was sunny. I regret it too. I wish Patrick Switzer held more BCIT Skate Sessions at BCIT. That’d be nice.

@5 months ago with 1 note
#diaryofalongboarder #longboarding #patrick switzer 

August 31st 1:18AM

I missed the bus on my way to work today so I took my longboard out for a ride to the sky train in order to make it to work on time. I brought it into the locker room at work and I got a lot of compliments from my co-workers at Playland since they didn’t know that I was a longboarder. I also received a few compliments on my board from strangers. I got into this sport because I needed a summer hobby and I always thought longboarding was rad as balls but yunno getting complimented on how badass you look is always a nice bonus. 

@7 months ago with 1 note
#longboarding 

Thursday, March 13th 1:49AM

Graphics.

The graphics on the Landyachtz 2014 line up is weeeeak. I know it doesn’t matter because I’m sure they’ve upgrade the models by adding gas pedals and more concave and other specs and blah blah blah… but come on, there are some people that care about the aesthetics of a board.

Favourite graphics imo are definitely the 2011 Wolfshark, 2011 9two5, 2012 and 2013 Time machine, and 2013 Drop Speed. So pretty. 

Also I never understood why people like to rape their boards with stickers. I understand plastering stickers on a helmet, but boards? Why? Someone explain this to me. If there is artwork there, then let the artwork show. If not, then go crazy with the stickers but when I get free longboard related stickers I just stick them on my laptop lol. 

Answers guys?

Update - Response to the rude comment I received on this post. 

the-ct-ragin-cajun:  wtf calm down. Is it a crime to like the graphics? It’s not like I’m judging you if you have a shitty graphic on your longboard. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder right? What I think is nice might be ugly as fuck to another. You can say the exact same goes for clothing "omg who cares about how it looks, as long as you’re not naked. Stop being pretentious and wear something that covers you up." I’m guessing you wear a potato sack everywhere since you don’t care about the appearance of anything, as long as you’re covered up you’re good to go right?

And how the fuck am I pretentious? I never said that I was better than anyone based on the appearance of my board? I’m not trying to impress anyone with my knowledge of graphics. It’s not even knowledge, it’s an opinion. God, the context that you’re using it in doesn’t even make sense. I usually just brush off asshole comments but holy shit I hate it when people use the word ‘pretentious’ to insult people. It’s annoying and overused on Tumblr. Just let me like the graphics goddamnit. Stop making me feel bad just because I care about the artwork. If graphics didn’t matter then every board would be plain.

 God, sorry for having an opinion.

P.S - sorry if my response is rude, but then again your comment was rude. I’m pissed. 

@1 month ago with 3 notes
#longboard #longboarding #landyachtz #stickers 

Saturday, February 15th 6:20PM

To all new Vancouver longboarders out there:

You guys should go to Clark Park Learn to STOP Sessions that Flatspot longboard holds. They hold them every 2 weeks so if you can’t make it out to one try to go next time. They have one tomorrow and if you’re interested in learning how to stop click here.

@2 months ago
#flatspot longboards #longboard #longboarding #vancouver #diaryofalongboarder 

January 5th, 10:49PM

I no longer see snow. Winter is pretty much over. What does that mean?

Longboarding season is back.

@3 months ago with 7 notes
#but then again #longboarding season is every season #longboarding #diaryofalongerboarder 

December 4th 12:29AM

So I’m still fairly new to this longboarding thing. It’s gonna be winter soon so I must ask… What do longboarders do in the winter?

@4 months ago with 7 notes
#longboarding #longboards #longboarder 

relic-aka-gabe asked: dancing is the perfect winter longboarding sport, as long as you have balance and confidence, you can start learning! DO IT ITS AWESOME. also, lush longboards has a great dancer longboard called the Legend for relatively cheap

B-b-but snow?! and ICE?! I’m gonna have to stock up on protective gear. I MUST LEARN HOW TO DANCE. IT’S SO COOL. I’m totally mesmerized by it all. I can watch hours of youtube videos of people dancing because I just think it’s so amazing.

And thanks for the tip! I’ll definitely check out lush. The only brands I ever really look into are Landyachtz and Rayne. I’m a Vancouverite so I’m fairly biased. 

@5 months ago

November 17th 11:03 AM

Longboarding season is essentially over for me and I did not learn any new skills. I have failed.

What I did learn is that I hate hills and I’ll probably never want to be a downhill rider. Although that is a good 70% of the longboarding scene. 20% are free riders, 7% are dancers and maybe 3% are cruisers.

Actually no, i lied. There’s probably tons of cruisers out there given the fact that longboarding was basically a fashion statement this summer with white girls buying a pintail for the sole purpose to look hipster. Whatevs man, I ain’t judging.

Anyways, back to what I’ve learned in my longboarding journey.

I learned all of this in like the first month, but then I just gave up. I tried sliding. Honestly I did. But every time I tried practicing I would always end up with road rash and the copious amounts of Polysporin I was buying was breaking my bank. I’ll try again next summer. Or any sunny day.

I also want to start dancing. Dancing is so underrated but it honestly the sickest thing I’ve ever seen. I didn’t even know it was a thing until maybe 5 months in this journey because it is so uncommon. Everyone just cares about bombing hills and sliding but if I ever saw a longboarder dancing irl then i’d rip off my panties in a heartbeat. Well he has to be a good dancer. Yeah, yeah the thirst is strong.

I’m thinking about getting the Platypus by Simple Longboards. It’s designed for dancing and it’s so beautiful. But it’s expensive as hell. Simple originates from the Netherlands and I’m from Canada so shipping would be a whopping $75. Ugh. The deck is already $215 so I’d be spending about $300 for just a deck. Is it really worth it? Probably not. Am I still going to buy it? Meeehhhhh maybe. My birthday is coming up on the 29th and Christmas is kinda just around the corner.. not really but yeah, so this could be a combination of presents to myself? Do people do that? No? Ok.

I’m still thinking about it.

@5 months ago with 4 notes
#longboarding #longboards #simple longboards #platypus #longboard dancing #diaryofalongboarder 

October 10th 9:41PM

So I wrote an article about longboarding for my news writing assignment. I presented it in class today and then this guy started talking to me about long boarding. i immediately got a lady boner.

we’ve been in the same class for a little over a month now and I found out NOW that he longboards. I asked him what his set up was.

My lady boner died the second he said “Sector 9”.

@6 months ago with 3 notes
#i'm sorry #i'm sure sector 9 is a good brand #but no #longboarding #diaryofalongboarder #he's still a cutie