Something I don’t see get talked about all too much on here are pavement types. I’m sure a seasoned longboarder would know how different roads handle and what is/isn’t safe to ride. But for a greenhorn like myself, I tend to test the limits of what’s safe.
Long story short, I trusted a turn a little too much and paid for it. I made a sharp left turn (regular style) on 97mm 78A duro wheels on shitty worn asphault and traction gave way causing me to lose balance and slam to the ground. No broken bones and nothing I won’t heal from, but it cost me a nice ding on my phone, a big gash on my remote, a hole in my hoodie, and some blood.