First of all: No matter what, don't let anyone stomp out your dreams. ☆
Longboarding has a history based in Hawaiian surfing. There are many breeds of longboards that suit the sport ranging in tricks/dancing, speeding down hills, or cruising from point A to B. Despite its multiple applications, many are afraid of placing a foot on a longboard.
Fascinated by the challenge, I set out to learn two things: the practice of laminating a compound curve into a vehicle and learning how to cruise on that curve as a new rider.