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 and freestyle boards

Here we are introducing you the most common longboard dancing decks that there are. There is not such thing as best longboard dancing board, since every long boarder is different and everybody have to find their own what suits the best.

Moonshine Hoedown is very well known longboard for freestyle and dance. Famous riders as Jeff Corsi and Brandon Desjarlais are riding this quality longboard

Loaded Bhangra

Loaded is one of oldest longboard freestyle and dancing brands and Bhangra is one that very many long boarders use. Also Loaded Tarab is very popular deck. Deck price is 268e dollars (only deck)

Timber boards

Timber boards in longboard company from Netherlands and is very known board maker supporting lots of professional longboard dancers.
Many shapes like Flamingo, Kiwi and Tortini are very popular and here in the picture is Tortuga. Tortuga deck price is 204e.

Timber boards Tortuga

Simple longboards

Simple is big brand in Longboard freestyle and has great riders in their team. Simple is Austrian brand and their platy series is well know deck in longboard dancing and freestyle culture. Platypus deck here is 219e (only deck)

simple platypus

Majutsu longboards

Majutsu is French brand and is sponsoring famous riders such as Giulia Alfeo. Here in picture is Buto Odori, price is 250e (only deck)

Majutsu Buto

Travelol longboards

Travelol is longboard company from Hongkong and is very popular in Korea, China and Japan. Many riders in asia love to use Travelol. Travelol completes are around 280e

Travelol longboard

Cosmo longboards

Cosmo is longboard brand in Korea, mainly used by Korean longboard riders. Cosmic Dancer pro is around 199e (only deck)

Cosmo cosmic dancer pro

Crown Boards

Crown boards is Belgian longboard company and famous riders such as Hans Wouters is sponsored by them. Very strong deck among freestyle long boarders. Royal Tribe models are around 239e.

Crownboards longboard Royal Tribe

Pepper longboards

Pepper is longboard company from Russia Moscow. Inari is new dancer in their lineup and it is 239e for a board.

Bastl Boards

Bastl is longboard maker from Germany. Their longboards such as Bolero, Discofox and Forro are very popular deck in Europe. Here in picture is Waltzer, price is 240e.