You read that right, “Longboarding is not Skateboarding.” For you longboarders, I am sorry to disappoint you, as it seems that people who don’t skate have been mistaken, and have grouped us in the same family. I just felt the need to clarify things up a bit, the two are not one in the same. Longboarding is on a totally different plane when it comes to ‘boarding,’ it’s like that little brother who wants to be as ‘cool’ as his older brother but just can’t seem to do it, and he tries and he tries, but he comes up short every. single. time.
I’ve had one too many conversations where I am talking to someone and somehow the “Oh, you skateboard?” manifests itself, as where I reply “Yes” and they say “Ohhh, I skate too, I ride a longboa..” and that is when the conversation comes to an abrupt end. And I feel sorry that the conversation had to end so quickly because of such a simple mistake, but, unfortunately, that is the way it must be. Why? You guessed it, because longboarding is not skateboarding. And I’m done.