Over the last ten years of attending Redskins games, my commute to each home game has vastly changed over that span. Originally, I would hitch a ride with any friend going to the game, but as more and more friends dropped their season tickets for a variety of reasons, and Ken moved to the burbs, Metro became the most convenient transportation for me, which is a scary thing to say. Anyone who has ridden D.C. Metro on weekends knows what I am talking about. It's a game of Russian roulette on how long the delays are given the routine, weekend track work. Often just missing a train can be up to a 45 minute difference when accounting for transfers. I get antsy and upset when vital tailgate time is lost while sitting on Metro platforms.
For that reason, I'm always looking for time savers to increase my time snuggling a keg of Miller Lite. Our friends over at Snap Skateboard were nice enough to hook us up with one of their folding longboards to help that commute. What was normally a 20 minute walk from the Morgan Blvd stop at Fedex to the Hogs Haven tailgate at F31 was now cut down to a 6 minute ride. Anyone that has had the luxury of tailgating at Fedex knows it is the best part of the day and no one ever really wants it to end. Hallelujah for this skateboard.
The large wheels ensure for very long coasting, which is key when having a twelve-pack on your back and dealing with the Fedex parking lot slopes. Via the Snap Skateboard site:
SNAP Skateboard Co. created the world's first folding skateboard and now introduces a 38-inch foldable longboard. SNAP Longboard is very durable and precision crafted to achieve its high level of quality. This 8-layer Canadian maple longboard is beautifully constructed and designed to keep your center of gravity and wheels close to the ground, while the powerful specialized hinges absorb bumpy road vibration for fast and smooth cruising. This is a full-size drop deck longboard that folds up small, so it's simple to carry or stow away after an exhilarating ride. The company motto: "Ride it. Fold it. Stow it." means that our top quality longboard won't ever be a burden to transport or stow away.
At $189 including shipping, this is a solid deal. Here's a quick video I shot holding it up and giving it a review.
[Editor's Note]: No Kevins were hurt in the filming of this ad.