The current issue of Make Magazine has a nice little tutorial on making your own, simple longboard. At 8" by 4' it's a smooth, easy ride. I ordered the wheels and trucks from Amazon and didn't notice I bought the "Bigfoot" brand which are about twice the size of regular wheels. Because of the wheel size the board looks like a regular skateboard enlarged on the Xerox about 150%! I threw my daughter in there for scale. Anyway, the polyurethane is now dry and the weather is fine. I imagine once school's done there will be surfing in the streets!