Q. Hi Gear Guy, I like skateboarding. I think it is fun. Do you have a skateboard? If you do, is it a longboard or a regular board? I live in Indiana; where could I get an inexpensive longboard? Thanks for your time.
– Skateless Frederick, Avilla, Ind.
A. Hey Freddy. Thanks for the question. I do have a couple skateboards — and one of them is a longboard, made by Sector Nine (sector9.com). Most complete longboards (that means with wheels, trucks, deck, etc. — ready to ride) will cost you at least about $130. But if you’re looking for an inexpensive longboard, check out Blankdecks.com. That website specializes in selling blank skateboard decks. No graphics or paint, just plain wood, and it saves you a bunch of money. Plus you can just draw your own graphics or throw a couple stickers on the deck. Their Level 1 Longboard Complete ($74; blankdecks.com) is the best deal. Happy shredding!