Longboard dancing to us

classic long boarding

Cool questions came to our Saddancer longboard shop via social media. Here few Q&A, and don’t forget this is just how one person sees it, nothing else 🙂

What is longboarding to us?


Street surfing
Southern Island of Okinawa in pacific ocean is where we live while in Japan and started longboarding. Skimboard and surf started in Hawaii where cousins are from, so for us we see longboarding as street surfing. Classic longboarding is the truth, boardwalks with bare feet, long decks and deep carving. The original style where longboard dancing originated from


Originators of longboard dancing Adam and Adam
Their youtube videos coined together the Art of longboard dancing and we have all watched Adam and Adam videos repeat thousand times. What you see in their videos is their mad energy, they just went crazy with the board, zero f..ks given what others think, so much creativity. They were wearing crazy outfits and goofing around, like now days youtubers and tictocers are doing. Just having fun with the board.
If some one had said to Adam and Adam that what you do is not longboarding and they had quit, there would not be longboard dancing. Thankful they continued. .

Why so many Caveman variations
Why some do so much caveman variations is that in Japan first trick you learn is usually caveman. When came to Europe was surprised how the style is so different, probably Hans Wouters is super big influence and style is more like short board tricks on longboard, which what we are working on now. Every country has their own foundations, styles and heroes they look up to. And it is all about having your own style and own way of long boarding.


Why you do hand waves while long boarding?
Handwaving in long boarding is definitely not part of fundamental and foundational longboard dancing. It is just streetdancing on longboard. Doing waves is not something that we came up to, we used to go to Cali every year to breakdance battles, waving is from Cali, at the time many locals had deck and were goofing with hand waves while long boarding, so that’s where I saw it first. Even asked Adam if it’s okay to do handwaves while 180 step. Also of course Sepakumas crazy hand styles are inspirational, so legendary.

Sepakuma with Skrillex


Freestyle means free style, not let’s do everybody same stuff

All in all there are different approaches to longboard dancing. The original styles from classic longboarding, different styles from different styles from different countries. It is not only one way to dance. Good to be open minded, freedom of freestyle.

longboard dancing & skateboard 360 camera Gopromax review

Bought 360 camera while in Japan. I think it’s the best thing I’ve had for years. For solo skater like me, it gives so many possibilities to film your longboard dancing, it’s incredible.
Basically you don’t have to ask anyone to film and you can get good footage, play with the sick angles and be creative 200 times more than with normal cam. It’s kind of your own drone, action cam, photo cam, gimbal and sick 360 degree cam in one vehicle.
In Japan they didn’t have Insta360 (other 360 action cam), only GoproMax and Ricoh Theta. Gopromax is good, but have to admit the next generation of 360 cams must be the ones to get. It takes super long time to import movies to your phone with wifi, then rendering and selecting the angles another hour or two, then finally editing and sharing it. Even if I’m super fast, for one 1 minute clip it can take good 3-4 hours of work. Also the app crashes like windows 95 and is super unstable. Once I updated the software, it started throwing camera off 360 mode, so for one longboard & dance session I did not have any footage on my cam, only sky and floor. But all in all, I’m having fun with it, but probably next generation is going to be better. 550e for Gopromax and stick, it’s bit expensive still I think. Ricoh Theta was more cheaper, but the video quality was no good for skating, the stabilizer was no good at all.

I’m super exited to work with this 360 camera and videos, it gives a so much more to my longboarding in general

30 days longboard dancing mission

Wen’t trough 30 days longboard dancing x street dance mission in January. The season wasn’t best for long boarding, since you can only skate in car garages in Finland, so result was fail (lol), 27/30 days was the final numbers, few days missing because of getting sick with car smoke etc, but all in all would recommend this longboard dancing mission to everyone. It kind of makes long boarding part of your daily routines and gives you so much motivation. Here are some videos of January. So glad now in end of March that sun is starting to shine.

Kasvosuojat, maskit ja hengityssuojat on ok

Maskit on ok!

Suomessakin maskeja käyttäville ihmisille vieläkin naureskellaan, eikä asiakspalvelijoilla ole juurikaan suojaimia. Elämme erikoisia aikoja ja kaikki uusi varmasti huolettaa ja pelottaa. 

Muistetaan että maskien käyttö on täysin normaalia, huoletonta ja helppoa. Aasiassa maskeja ja hengityssuojaimia käytetään kulttuurisesti paljon, ensisijaisesti jotta ei levitä itse flunssaa muihin. Maskit auttavat myös siihen, ettei näpelöi sormilla suuta ja nenää koko ajan. Kun karanteeni loppuu, epidemia ei taitu, jos meidän jokaisen hygieniatottumukset eivät muutu. 
Skeitatessa maskien käyttön on tullut tutuksi, sillä talvisin joutuu harjoittelemaan parkkihalleissa, jossa ilma ei ole parasta. Samoin Korealaiset longboard-harrastajat käyttävät usein mustia maskeja taikka koristeltuja maskeja, esikuviensa K-Pop artistien mukaisesti.

Maskin voi tehdä itse helposti kahdella kumilenksulla ja nenäliinalla, taikka ihan pelkkä huivi kasvoilla auttaa siihen ettei pärski ympäriinsä julkisissa tiloissa. Win win, eikö vain 🙂 Opitaan kaikki yhdessä ja yritetään parantaa, jokainen keino käyttöön, naureskeleminen käsien pesuille, käsideseille ja maskeille auttaa kaikista vähiten. 

Monissa länsimaissa on asetettu maskipakko asukkaille, nyt viimeisempänä koko Los Angelesissa. Saattaa hyvinkin olla, että myös Suomeen tulee tämä ja kannattaakin varautua siihen että esim. kaupassa asioidessa kaikilta odotetaan maskien käyttöä.