Embarking on a Freebord road trip is a journey of adrenaline, camaraderie, and exploration. As you hit the open road in search of thrilling hills and scenic routes, make sure you’re well-prepared to maximize the experience. Here’s a rundown of the top 10 essentials you need to pack for your unforgettable Freebord adventure.
1. Freebord Gear: The Heart of the Trip
Naturally, your Freebord takes the top spot. Ensure it’s in prime condition, complete with well-maintained trucks, wheels, and bearings. Regularly inspect your board before and during the trip to avoid any unexpected hiccups.
2. Safety Gear: Protection is Key
Safety comes first. Pack your trusty helmet. Don’t forget that we all wear a helmet in the memory of Sam Trowbridge. Knee, elbow pads, and wrist guards are also highly recommended, particularly if you’re a beginner.
3. Tool Kit: Be Ready for On-the-Go Adjustments
A compact tool kit including a skate tool, wrench, and screwdriver is a must. It allows you to make quick adjustments to your trucks, wheels, and other components, ensuring your board is always dialed in.
4. First Aid Kit: Be Prepared for Minor Mishaps
Minor scrapes and bruises can happen. Pack a basic first aid kit with bandages, antiseptic wipes, and pain relievers to tackle any small injuries that might come your way.
5. Maps and GPS: Navigate with Confidence
Whether you’re using digital navigation or old-school paper maps, having a reliable way to find your routes and destinations is crucial. GPS devices or navigation apps can be lifesavers, especially when you’re exploring unfamiliar territory.
6. Clothing and Footwear: Comfortable and Versatile
Pack weather-appropriate clothing that allows for movement and comfort. Don’t forget a jacket or windbreaker for those unexpected changes in weather. Comfortable footwear with good grip is essential for stability while pushing or riding.
7. Hydration and Snacks: Stay Energized and Hydrated
Stay fueled and hydrated throughout your journey. Carry a reusable water bottle and pack energy bars, trail mix, or other snacks to keep your energy levels up during those long rides. Don’t forget that beers are great, particularly IPA’s. However it’s not the best thing to drink to stay hydrated! Think of the stove if you want to make coffee, an omelette or vegetables as our German friends often do in their morning.
8. Camera Gear: Capture the Moments
Document your adventure with a camera or smartphone. Capture breathtaking landscapes, epic rides, and unforgettable moments to relive your road trip long after it’s over. Share your lifestyle on socials to get more freeborders involved!
9. Power Banks: Keep Your Devices Charged
Make sure your devices, like your phone or camera, are always charged. A portable power bank ensures you stay connected and capture memories without worrying about battery life.
10. Camping Gear (Optional): Sleep Under the Stars
If you’re planning on camping during your road trip, don’t forget your camping essentials: tent, sleeping bag, camping stove, and utensils. Camping adds an extra layer of adventure to your journey.
A Final Thought: Embrace the Journey
While these essentials are vital for a smooth Freebord road trip, remember that the most important thing is to embrace the journey itself. Be open to spontaneous detours, new friendships, and the unexpected moments that make road trips truly memorable.
As you gather your gear and prepare to hit the road, know that you’re embarking on an adventure that will push your limits, forge new connections, and allow you to experience the thrill of Freebording in new and exciting locations. So, pack up, buckle in, and get ready for the road trip of a lifetime!