Downhill skateboarding, also known as speedboarding, has become a hot-button issue in Laguna Beach. A group of residents are asking the city to ban skateboarding on most hills and enact a speed limit of 10 mph. For downhill skateboarders, the feeling of tucking your hands behind your back and bombing down one of Laguna Beach's steep canyon roads is euphoric: the pressure of the G-force as you bank around turns, the wind on your face and the blur of smooth pavement rushing below.

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