Hi, I’m Robin Friedman, and I’m the Chief Editor here at Long Board Planet.
I became an avid longboarder the second I got my first one at the age of 15. As a kid growing up in San Diego, longboarding was as natural a transportation method as riding a bike. I did it, my friends did it, and my parents–well, they tolerated it.
My passion for hanging out outside and staying active eventually translated into a degree in kinesiology, which helped me better understand what happens with the body when we walk, run, jump, or ride a longboard. I’ve realized that not only is longboarding a fun way to get around, but it can also be a great part of a healthy, active lifestyle for all ages.
My goal with Longboard Planet is to take longboarding out of the niche activity realm and make it accessible for everyone. Longboards aren’t just for teenagers or people who live near the beach. With the right model, you can have fun on a longboard no matter what your experience level is. They’ll help you get outside, stay in shape, and reduce your environmental impact by reducing the need for cars.
The more you learn about longboards, the more accessible they become. At Longboard Pro, our professional team of longboard enthusiasts eagerly shares the knowledge they have about the best longboards to try, the best accessories to buy, and how to get the most out of your experience. Whether you’re new to it or have been riding for years, Longboard Planet is for you.
If you’re ready to try a longboard, whether it’s your first or fiftieth one, we welcome you to our site, our community, and our resources! We love to hear from you, so leave us a comment or reach out to our team.