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The center wheels act as the base of a snowboard. They are slightly lower than the outer edge wheels and can rotate 360°, creating what’s known as rocker. This rocker is what gives riders the ability to slide laterally like a snowboard but different than a longboard. The edge wheels allow you to carve turns and control slides in the same way as the steel edge of a snowboard.
Leaning into turns and slides, Freebord riders are able to balance how much of their weight is distributed on their base (center wheels) and edges (outer wheels), and enjoy the full spectrum of carving, sliding, drifting, spinning, and slashing motions possible on a snowboard.
Located on the top of the board are two poly-carbonate bindings with metal bases that allow the rider to adjust their individual stances. Freebord bindings serve the same purpose as snowboard bindings by giving the rider more control and leverage over the board. The biggest difference is that riders are not strapped into these bindings, so you can step on and off the board as needed.
Freebord decks are also quite different from your average skateboard deck. The overall shape is the biggest difference. Freebord decks allowing for responsive edge control and the narrower waist, allowing for more torsional flex which is essential when edging. On top of the waist, the deck is also a true twin tip (same on both ends) unlike most skateboards. Freebords do not have kicktails, although we have tried it out in the past.