Hey, what’s up? I just got the Narbor Banana and it is amazing. I use it almost every day. I got new bearings and wheels to make it faster but this board kicks major ass.
I love my Bamboo Swallowtail...! It is my first longboard and definitely not my last! Totally love BARFOOT since old days of snowboarding... this is a super floaty ride... very responsive, carves beautifully... do you make a stiffer board? I dig this, but would like a firmer deck... great stuff! Killer designs too...
Hey Chuck, Just wanted to drop a line and let you know how appreciative I was to get a call from you regarding my board order and that it was the right board for me. It's nice to know that there are people out there who still care about the satisfaction of their customers. Also, I'm even more pumped about my purchase now, I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. Thanks, Chuck.
Received your 60's style longboard last weekend... really nice board...and I was finally able to go out at 1am this morning to a 1/2 mile downhill called Spiral Ave on the east end of town...it didn't look that steep from the car... wide, smooth two-lane...well lit... no traffic. Until I stepped on your board, the only downhills I ever did when I was a kid in north Georgia on an aluminum Banzai with the goodies of the era. I started riding that board again last year after over 20 years to teach my 6 year old how to do it. The bug bit hard to relive my teenage years and I have just returned home, a proud but battered 43 year old who just made 4 insane trips down Spiral Ave(and I walked back up each time). Your board dropped me into a state of pure fear on the first trip because I did not expect what the combination delivered... the board took off like it had my demise at the top of it's agenda and got clean away from me... with me still on it.. .and I had a huge wipeout. Thank God I spent the money on a full set of helmet and pads-something I did without as a kid. To my credit, I got up and finished the first ride and from that point my relearning curve was steep. I really had to push myself to bite hard into those turns... my God! I found myself doing some of the contortions I hadn't done since I was 19. I really didn't think I had it in me. I fell off a couple of more times but with loads of style. The cops even came by and spotlighted me once, shook their heads and left. I am sore, have many bruises and cuts, my board and pads are scraped and dinged...but may I say thank you for putting together such a splendid combination and delivering it to my midlife crisis... this was the thrill I have been longing for for quite awhile... I did not know that it was going to come in a new longboard. I really feel good about myself again for having had the nerve to do this all over again. With greatest appreciation,
Hello again... just a quick update... I made 16 runs this weekend down Spiral... the 1/2 mile downhill on the edge of town... 6 on Sat and 10 on Sun... 1am to 3am both sets. Set one started off when 3 units from Hastings' finest stopped by my van to ID me and see what was going on. I told them and one said, "Hey, that's a longboard... those things are fast." Another said, "Say, aren't you that guy I saw last weekend out on Spiral? You scared the heck out of me... all I saw were arms and legs... I didn't know what it was... I knew it wasn't a deer though." The senior officer then says, "Alrighty then... have a good time and be safe." They leave. Oh, thank God...I thought my fun was over when they showed up. Well, I spent the last week on the road thinking about last weekend and what I had done on the board. I had no way to anticipate how those next 6 runs would go but they went flawlessly... I was glowing and exuberant... no wipeouts... no closecalls. This morning, I turned up the heat...10 fast runs...no traverses... straight down while keeping those trucks bent left or right... at speed they wobble but that can be controlled by keeping them bit to either side. I have not adjusted the trucks since receiving the board. I brake when necessary by breaking the rear wheels loose and sliding the board. I know next to nothing about longboards... I chose yours based on the comments left by others. I do know this. I am still alive and have no serious injuries (though I am still banged up from my big wipeout last weekend)and am so far ahead of where I thought I would be and I have done something that mystifies me...on your board. I use to ski in Europe ages ago when I lived there for a time and have only been once here in the US to teach a niece...otherwise, no real attraction. I know nothing about snowboards, but I know this... I am buying my snowboard from you for this winter because we have slopes here and I feel reasonably confident that I will not die on your board when I go snowboarding this winter. Which leads me to this question... will there be boards available this winter? God bless you all at BARFOOT... many thanks...
Woo Hooo! I love my new Board!!! I'm so impressed with everything. Thank you Chuck for answering my questions on the phone!! I was so blown away that I got to talk to you... Since I had been reading about you for a few days on the internet making sure I was going to get the quality that I wanted! I'm very happy with my board. Everyone has enjoyed it immensely! If you are reading this and not sure yet on what you want, go with a BARFOOT Board. Its awesome!
I purchased a longboard earlier and found your board online and bought it used, the person used it for a year and still rides as if it was brand new. It's the best board I've ever ridden. My daughter rode it and wants one just like it. I gave her my other board and stuck with yours. I'm pushing 46 yrs old and this board brings back memories of tearing it up back in Hawaii with my old Sims board. Most awesome ride ever. Plan on getting more boards for the kids (4 Kids). Thanks for an awesome board.
Unreal boards, what’s the GI Joe? Can’t purchase these anywhere in our great southern land. You guys need call your distributer down here, get em off the turps and into action mode. Selling these fine weapons to the masses who are walking around dazed & confused when there is no surf. catch ya.
I recently had my spoon stolen and it's like losing an old friend... many hours of pure enjoyment on the board, great nose rider and all around performance long board. I'll be placing my order for a new one as soon as I'm done with this email!!! Nice to see someone building truly fine long boards, keep up the good work! Thank you,
Can't wait to see the new board. I need a replacement for the board I got from chuck back in what, 1998 - 1999, the all black deck with a small logo on the nose. Keep the updates rolling, I need my 3rd BARFOOT. I keep threatening to break out the Twin Tip Freestyle 161 for fun.