Honestly we are amazed at the response that we got on tumblr just post your stuff. people love gifs and the more followers you get the more you’ll continue to get. we were stoked with 100 followers and we’re equally stoked with 4500 you’ll get followers eventually just go with the flow don’t worry about it and do your thing.
I dig the maestro but that’s totally up to personal preference
If you want something not very good maybe? or a used deck I don’t think you’re going to find anything of much value for under 50 dollars
You really can’t just learn to longboard in a day or two maybe to physically ride a longboard yes, but longboarding is a constantly expanding thing you can always get better and I would argue that it’s not easy. Chec out the bustin maestro good commuter board.
Likely you’d want to sand it just enough to take the paint off the. Repaint I don’t think you should bother with scratches it’s inevitable