Here is a clever skateboard that rides like a snowboard. The Freebord 5-X skateboard mimics the movement of a snowboard but rides like a longboard on pavement. The 5-X has springs to smooth out the ride over rough surfaces.
Here is how it works: the outer wheels simulate the steel edges of the snowboard while the caster wheel simulates the flat base of the snowboard. The Freebord 5-X is easier for beginners to pick up too.