Fun comes in all sizes — small, medium, large, and longboard. That’s what Burning Spider Stoke Company believes.
The locally-owned West 39th Street skate shop hosts free longboard lessons every second Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. — at 3218 Gladstone Blvd., KCMO. Dubbed the “Stoke Clinic,” these get-togethers started in 2014 and have been drawing all ages ever sense.
“Our clinics teach people who have never stepped foot on a skateboard, to sponsored riders — ages 3 years old to 69,” owners Joe Burnham and Billy Angus said.
But what’s the difference between a longboard and a skateboard? Simply put, a longboard is longer. It’s modeled after a surfboard and also has bigger, softer wheels which makes riding smoother.
The next Stoke Clinic is Sunday, Aug.13. No registration is needed and all boards + safety gear are provided.