Bomb hills with a longboard
Longboards are longer and wider than skateboards. These boards are for people who don’t want to do tricks but just want to cruise. A longboard skateboard come in a variety of styles to suit each rider’s needs and preferences. Do some research about the various types of longboard skateboard to find the one to suit your needs.
Longboards are designed to go much faster than shortboards so they have larger wheels. There are many types of longboard skateboard styles available like
You can chose one depending on the type of cruising you want to do.
- Concave boards are popular as they help you to keep your feet on the board and provide a better grip. You could choose the deck from brands like Earthwing, Cosmic, and Sector 9.
- If you want more control of your board, then your board needs to be stiffer. Good stiff boards are Landyachtz Evo, and S9 Bomb Hills.
Lastly, some things you should remember while purchasing longboard skateboard are that the core of the trucks ensure a smooth ride. The bearings need to be tough and spin freely. The ceramic bearings are better than the steel ones as they do not rust and spin faster. You should look for soft wheels because they will give you more grip. However, keep in mind that harder wheels tend to last longer but provide substantially less grip. The deck needs to be flexible for easier maneuverability, depending on the type of board.
If you are buying a longboard for the first time, be sure to follow the tips to have a great experience longboard skateboarding. Don’t hesitate to ask people at the skateshop for advice as the skating community is very welcoming and helpful.