Hi guys, I undertaking a project to revamp this page together with some of the community. Please do add items below which you feel should be added to the wiki entry. Thanks! (Juinnano (talk) 11:48, 6 October 2011 (UTC))
Ripstik, Wave Board, Ess Board & TimberWolfs = Casterboards
Please dont call it Ripstiking, Waveboarding or StreetSurfing its Casterboaring. The board and category has been branded heavily by the company's that make the 1st generation plastic boards.
Is the OBoard really a caster board? Or is the definition of a caster board wrong?
It says in the definition of caster board that it is a two wheeled board with two platforms separated by a strong spring. The Oboard is a three wheeled one peice skateboard with one wheel that can be rotated 360 degrees. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 15:42, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
The name Castor Board would imply having a Castor. The definition of Castor board should state that what constitutes a Castor board is the fact that it contains a Castor. Then the OBoard would fall under the definition. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 18:45, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
Surely a Caster Board is so named because the motion & physics are based around the Caster Angle of the wheels?
This is entirely different from just having a Caster wheel, because then you could/should include things like the Freeboard (which has a caster wheel in the center of each conventional skateboard truck. Paulw1128 (talk) 22:45, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
Swizzles and Swizzling?
The part about swizzles and swizzling does not cite it's references. When did anyone call the 'carving' motion "swizzling"? Can someone correct this, since I am not very good at editing.184.108.40.206 (talk) 23:12, 6 August 2008 (UTC)
This board is nothing like a snowboard
Snowboard's physics are absolutely different than this board. Without going too much into details I'd say:
A snowboard is not uni-directional, this board is. (a snowboard is four-times symmetric, This board's caster wheel is tilted back in a caster angle to make the caster wheels always try to align on a straight line, which lets the rider the ability to create forward momentum, speed.)
You cannot propel a snowboard to create forward motion (unless a rider is able to "walk" with it, which is essentially different.)
The carving of a snowboard is created by the tilt angle of the board, whereas this board do not carve the same way at all.
There's no comparison between the way you can wear off speed (brake) on a snowboard: There's nothing like it on this board.
If I'd look strictly at mechanical characteristics, I would say the two are less then 50% alike.
IMHO, and I am _very_ oriented with all sorts of different skateboards, companies in this industry always try to link their product with surfing/snowboarding/wakeboarding/something they think the consumers likes.
Falling to agree with that, is Wikipedia's way to unwarily promote a product that doesn't have enough with it's description. --Lshachar (talk) 14:02, 14 February 2009 (UTC)
¿Would someone please correct...
"The motion requires that the board be flipped all around so as to slide either just", which is from "Motion", second paragraph, first sentence? You do not flip the board and, quite frankly, that whole line of text is atrocious. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Styromaniac (talk • contribs) 21:36, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
- Saying "a simple search" is not good enough. Give us links. -- 220.127.116.11 (talk) 07:13, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
Casterboard as a general term and brands
I refer to the call to merge the page with that of 'waveboard'. I am a casterboarder myself and fully disagree with that stance. A waveboard is a board, made my the company, Street Surfing. On the other hand,'casterboard' is a general term to describe the toy/prodcut. Thus, they should not be combined together as an artical. Take note, they are not that Street Surfing, who manufactures waveboards, are not the only company in the world doing so nor are they in general opinion, the best. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Juinnano (talk • contribs) 12:36, 2 June 2011 (UTC)