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Hamboards

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Anders Hamborg, 18, hangs five while crossing his legs, a move that complements his surfing style, on a 6-foot 8-inch long Hamboard skateboard along the Huntington Beach bike path. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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The $395 Hamboards have picked up a devoted following among hard-core surfers and skateboarders. The family-run company began selling boards just after Christmas 2006. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Jachin Hamborg rides a 4-foot, 5-inch Fish skateboard, which is more maneuverable than the original Hamboard. The firm is experimenting with a motorized version. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Gus Hamborg does a tail slide on a Hamboard, a 6-foot, 8-inch long skateboard invented by his father. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Gus Hamborg does a tail slide along the Huntington Beach bike path. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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The Hamborg family, from left, Moses, Chapman, Anders, Jachin and Pete hold a Hamboard. The company is just breaking even after two years in business, so for now Pete continues to work full-time as a firefighter. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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