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Longboards

Longboards come in all shapes and sizes but as a general rule, a longboard is a skateboard that is 33 inches or longer. You can get twin tip longboards, pintail longboards, swallowtail longboards, drop-through decks, drop decks and the list goes on!

Great for:

  • A mode of transport and cruising around
  • Manoeuvrability for beginners
  • Stability for beginners
  • Going fast due to wheel size
  • Big swooping turns
  • A smooth ride on rough ground

Not so great for:

  • Tricks & flips
  • Carrying/transporting around

Typically used:

Downhill Flat roads

THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF LONGBOARD

  1. Pintail: The pintail shape prevents the wheel from touching the board ("wheelbite") whilst still providing plenty of foot space. They allow for deep carving turns and are also good cruising.
  2. Twin Tip: The nose and tail are almost exactly symmetrical. Design avoids wheel bite. Drop through decks are mostly on this style of longboard to give traction and grip on speedy downhills. Great for deep carves.
  3. Cruiser Longboard: Cruisers have a "kick-tail" on the back. The trucks are higher and the wheels are larger and softer than a standard. The bushings are much more flexible, giving the rider the ability to turn and manoeuvre easily.

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