Enough of that. I use my longboard to:
Get the mail
Take out the trash
Ride down to Big 5 and back for fun
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And of course, ride to school
Overall it rides really well. So far I can't really do anything cool except not fall off, which is a big improvement from the first day I took it out. I went from stumbling and sending the board into the bushes and wiping out right in front of the library to riding smoothly while cutting my commute in half (and having fun!)
I feel pretty confident pushing (standing with one foot on the board and the other foot propelling the board by pushing along the ground) but I'm learning how to pump (propelling the board without your feet leaving the board by shifting your weight and turning).