Random post, but I didn’t know where to put it lol. In my broken-boardness, I went on a philly group ride and someone leg me use their inboard and boosted board. I hated the braking on the inboard so he let me use the boosted for the rest of the time. I definitely preferred it. One of the guys had a diy board but unfortunately, it kept stopping so he had to leave the group ride. It really opened my eyes to the security in knowing you have a dependable board. Like the price point is basically justified after seeing how much went into how it was put together. I still am anti-longboard because sharp turns were pretty much impossible for me, unlike my penny with a kick tail. But it does at least make me more interested in the pre-built ones. I’m no where near being able to afford one but I can’t bash those guys much anymore for spending so much on their boards.
My perfect board would probably be a combination of the two. Color and size of my penny, but with rock solid parts. I didn’t like the way you had to hold down 2 separate things on the remotes to go, and with my braking difficulty I actually had the board fly behind me since I forgot it had reverse. Of course there was also the carefully planned charge breaks that I wouldn’t deal with my board though. But I’m a vet and it was veterans day so we had a good time going to IHOP and getting my freebies lol.
Glad I finally got to do my first group ride, even if it wasn’t on my board. I think it gave me some more motivation to get my board up and running again. I was seriously depressed about my board lol. Didn’t want to look at it.
I shouldve started this post with “dear diary” haha