Add an Activity Type for Longboard Skateboarding

My buddy does  20+ mile runs on his longboard skateboard at 15+ mph, and there is a big scene doing descents.  It seems like a good new sport for Strava.

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  • would like to request that skateboarding be added as an activity to Strava activity list. As you know there are many activities like snowshoeing that might not be used as much as skateboarding would be.

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  • I'm not going to renew mine until it's added. Completely ridiculous, it's just a simple word to add in there, just like SNOWSHOEING!!!! why on earth would they not add Skateboarding to the list? This shouldn't even have to be a request in the first place...

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  • Strava, why don't u listen to your users and customers? We are still using ENDOMONDO while you think skaters don't deserve a proper space on your app. Shame.

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  • Skateboarding is going to be in the olympics now.   I think STRAVA is really missing out on a ton of people who would probably get their app and use it.  I don't understand why they won't add it.  They could only profit from it.  

     I still log my long distance skateboarding on strava, I just use the cycling option on strava and then put in the title- sk8 or ldp when I upload my ride data.  I also use Endomondo and Map my Ride, both of which have either skateboarding or longboarding that you can choose to designate your activity.  

     

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  • Adding Long-boarding would be great- please do it!   Really roller-skiing but not long-boarding?

     

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  • Can anybody suggest an alternative to Stava that I can use for my distance longboarding?  Strava is a nice app but Strava is explicitly telling us that they don't want our business because Strava is for running and cycling and it's not for us.  People have been begging for years and their response is explicitly: "No, we do not want you as a user or as a customer."

    So fine, screw Strava, what should we use instead?

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  • Yeah, adding longboarding/skateboarding should be a no-brainer (really, it's no work from your side and a nice little addition).

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  • "Skateboarding" should definitely be an activity. Really odd that it isn't. So many people rid it for sport, leisure and for transport in their day to day.

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  • I started a Premier (paid) account at Endomondo to start 2018. They do have "Skateboarding" there but it does NOT have 100% functionality like cycling, running, even roller skating. For instance, you can't post a Skateboarding Route. Or look for one obviously. Almost every other sport allows the creation of routes at Endomondo.

    There are things I like about Strava and Endomondo so I will likely keep both for a while, and i found a way to synch them automatically through tapiriik.com which worked fairly well.

    So my new messages to Strava:

    1. There are more kind of skates in this world than inline skates.

    2. Longboard enthusiasts are so desperate for a place to be that they will settle for "Skateboarding" as a category.

    3. If Strava had a "Skateboarding" category or just "Skate", I likely would not have gone looking for another sports tracker and would be likely to have purchased a membership to show good faith and appreciation. Instead, Endomondo, even though not perfect, got my pennies.

    Cheers!

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  • For you Longboarders/Skateboarders out there! I switched to Endomondo for a  month now and like it so much better than Strava. Endo has a "Skateboard" category that is full on longboarders. Endo also has lots of fun challenges for skateboarders as well. Within one month I accumulated 20 friends who ALL SKATE! Push, Pump, and Paddle folks are well represented over there as well.

    I assume that I am the last longboarder here on Strava but just in case, check out Endomondo.com first.

    Cheers.

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  • Still waiting for this ‘feature’ for a few years already..

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  • +1... again

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  • I don't even need a "longboard" skateboarding, just add a generic Skateboarding please. 

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  • +1 ADD LONGBOARDING!!!

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  • +1

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  • Please!

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  • OK, I am tired of waiting. Could anybody recommend alternative tracker supporting this. I guess Strava needs to see their users leaving to competitors to reconsider effort required to add 1 line to list of activities in the database.

     

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  • I have also requested this. Please add skateboarding as an activity. It doesn't make sense not to have it. Thanks.

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  • +1

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  • I would like to see Strava add longboarding to its 'Sports.' As previously stated, there are numerous mickey mouse activities listed. 

    All the Jeremy comment provides is an unsupported NO answer with an overtone of condescending arrogance. 

    I will not be upgrading to 'Premium' whilst this attitude prevails.

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  • Haha it is ridiculous how many worthless activities types there are to choose from but no skateboarding / longboarding still.  Yoga? Stair Stepper?  Even just a general "Workout"?  

    How about a compromise and changing inline skate to just "skate".  Am still curious how someone uses strava to track their crossfit activity too....

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  • I could see changing Inline Skating to just Skating. There are inline skates, quad skates, longboards, skateboards, ski-skates, and some other activities that fall under the category "Skating". Why leave out the quad skaters (old style roller skates) anyway?

     

    A category called "SKATE" makes a lot of sense and covers a lot of ground at the same time.

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  • Please add this, am very tired of having my friends assume I do 30km rollerblade sessions

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  • I too have been skateboarding, but the closest activity is inline skating. Why not have skateboarding as an activity as well?

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  • Agree skateboarding and longboarding would be great, can't believe they don't have it already when they have the activities like Roller Ski and Stair-Stepper?

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  • I think we should make our displeasure with Strava more public. People should know how they treat their customers' requests. Leave the app review in the Play or App Store, Tweet with tag #strava, etc. and link to this thread.

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  • I've had to add my skateboarding as a cycling activity and then select skateboard as my gear. Maybe we should drop Strava, obviously Strava is discriminating skateboarding because it's the culture we live in, so why support someone who is so narrow minded?

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  • I'm on Endomondo now. F* Strava, they don't care, they don't need us. SHAME!

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  • Very interested in Longboarding type of activity! Please, add this feature, guys!

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  • +1

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