Downhill longboarding is purely racing down steep hills at insane speeds. Downhill boards are typically in the mid 40" range. These boards are stiff and low to the ground. Having a lower center of gravity increases the speed of the board.
Downhill longboarding is extremely dangerous. In competitions, downhill skaters will wear a full face helmet and protective clothing. Skaters can hit speeds over 40 MPH, which is faster than I usually drive.
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