I've been an on and off longboarder since '98 and have never tried it BF. I dislike bombing, am unskilled at sliding, but love deep carving and cross country. Questions: 1. How do you deep carve BF? I use my arch area for backside carves. How do you you heels without messing up the carve? 2. How do you go XC? I mean you have to PUSH! Sounds like trouble to me. 3. Bailing? Ouch! 4. How do you slow without footdragging? Foot stomping seems like a bad idea, too. Thanks!