Top 10 Best Longboards

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Longboards or skateboards are one of the sport tools we already know. Most people think they are the same. However, in fact, they are slightly different.
Skateboard is smaller, slower and narrower than longboards. About the speed, the longboards are faster because they have the wheel size and more precise materials. And in most occasions, longboard is distinguished from skateboard because longboard often used for downhill racing and cruising.

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What Needs to Prepare

For your safety, you must have the right equipment for protection. The helmet is the most people would buy first. However, it is not just the helmet you need to prepare. Most riders will prepare:

  • gloves
  • leathers
  • knee pads
  • spine protectors
  • wrist guards
  • elbow pads
  • padded shorts

For special occasion, such as downhill or sliding regulations, the riders will bring special gloves. It is called slide gloves. It is made specialized from synthetic fabrics and leather. In addition, sometimes it has pucks – large disc – attached to the palms. The use of pucks is to protect the riders’ hands during the slides. And pucks usually are made of delrin, corian or UHMW. They are kinds of synthetic polymers.

The Components

Basically, longboards has many components and details. In simpler ways, it consists of:

  • Decks

    They are basically made from plywood composed of the maple, koa, bamboo, birch or oak wood. Speaking of the decks, you might find quite confusing because they have variety numbers of the sizes and shapes depends on the riders’ purposes, goals or needs. And each of them has particular disadvantages and advantages. Some of the decks’ terms you might want to know:

Pintails. To prevent your wheel from getting contact with the board. It is called wheelbite. It is commonly used with top mounted trucks.

Drop – through. With lowered platform, you will get greater stability at high speed.

Hybrid. It tends to be shorter than any other longboards that offers the rider to have more stable condition.

Cruiser. This is the most common shape which has larger and softer wheels. It is similar to kick-tail shape of the normal skateboards.

  • Trucks

    They are some metal – turning system that attached to the longboard wheel and the deck. They are made with goal for giving wider and bigger turning cycle or circle. They ‘read’ the riders’ motions or body to turn the board.

  • Bushings

    They are the components which are the easiest parts to change. They have top two best standards:
    – Barrels. They have larger shape which gives more rebound and stability
    – Cones. They have narrower shape which gives you less rebound and more turns.

  • Riser pads

    The ricer pads affect the distance between the deck and the wheels. It is for preventing the wheelbite.

  • Bearings

    The bearings are used for reducing those unnecessary brushings. It is aimed to give flawless act.

  • Grip tape

    It is located on the top of the board and made from gritty things. It gives traction so the riders’ shoes will stay stable on the board.

  • Wheels

    Most of the wheels are made from this material called urethane. The wheels’ performances are also affected by 5 things:
    – Durometer
    – Hub setting
    – Height
    – Lip shape
    – Contact shape

The longboards itself have different types, such as:

  • Centerset wheels. The hubs are set in the middle from each lip.
  • Side – set wheels. The hubs are set in the inside of the edge of the wheels. Its purpose is for giving smoother transitions.
  • Offset wheels. The hub is in the center and inside the edge of its wheel.

Top 10 Best Longboards

# 1
Retrospec Zed Bamboo Longboard Skateboard Complete Cruiser
923 Reviews
Retrospec Zed Bamboo Longboard Skateboard Complete Cruiser
  • 44-Inch artisan longboard made from sustainably sourced bamboo and 8-ply Canadian maple.
  • Rugged and lightweight 7-inch aluminum trucks.
  • Reactive and smooth gliding reverse kingpin trucks with precision ABEC-7 Bearing, PU casted black bushing-90A.
  • Durable 70x51mm 85A PU wheels with rock finish.
  • Designed in the heart of Los Angeles for a distinct Californian look and feel
# 2
VOLADOR 42inch Freeride Longboard Complete Cruiser (Drop Through Deck - Camber concave)(Meditation)
927 Reviews
VOLADOR 42inch Freeride Longboard Complete Cruiser (Drop Through Deck - Camber concave)(Meditation)
  • As an artisan work from our engineering team, the 42inch drop through camber deck offers super flex and shock absorber.
  • 8-ply natural hardrock maple and epoxy glue, healthy materials bring more fun, and is better for environment.
  • Genuine alluminium 7-Inch reverse kingpin trucks are adjustable as 50 or 45 degree, and take to you great maneuverability.
  • Durable 70x51mm 78A PU wheels work with ABEC-9 presion bearings, letting you enjoy an unsurpassed smooth ride.
  • Designed by talents across the Atlantic. Graphics range from strikingly vintage to avant-garde looks.
Sale# 3
Playshion 39 Inch Drop Through Freestyle Longboard Skateboard Cruiser Coconut Tree
425 Reviews
Playshion 39 Inch Drop Through Freestyle Longboard Skateboard Cruiser Coconut Tree
  • Come with Multi-function Skate Tool and Attractive Sticker
  • Strong but Flexible Eight Ply Maple Deck make longboard can Hold Up to 250 LBS weight
  • Big Soft 70x50mm PU Wheels combined with ABEC-9 Bearings for Smooth Ride
  • Solid 7 Inch Aluminum Trucks equipped with soft bushings for Comfortable Longboarding
  • Easy to Learn for Kids and Adults beginner due to low to ground feature come from Dropthroguht mounting technology
# 4
Quest QT-NSC44C The Super Cruiser The Original Artisan Bamboo and Maple 44' Longboard Skateboard
1,377 Reviews
Quest QT-NSC44C The Super Cruiser The Original Artisan Bamboo and Maple 44" Longboard Skateboard
  • SIZE MATTERS our 44" Longboard is the perfect size constructed in a Multi-ply Hardwood Maple and beautiful artisan bamboo deck shaped to perform and the extra detail rarely found at this price.
  • THE ORIGINAL BAMBOO LONGBOARD - Designed on the boardwalks in California to higher specifications from Malibu to San Diego, we are the leaders in longboard and skateboard.
  • AUTHENTIC COMPONENTS- Genuine ABEC 7 speed bearings, 7 Ply Super Flex Bamboo and Hardwood Maple Deck, 7-inch aluminum trucks, This 44"" Artisan Bamboo Longboard, Better components = Better performance
  • DARE TO COMPARE Not all longboards are the same, Quest longboards are made with better materials and components if you are looking for a pro style longboard at a great price. look no further.
  • MADE IN MARS- We design and make nearly 100% of our own product. The best of the tradition brands, working with some of the real pioneers of the Skate, Surf and Snow Board world, help reinvent them using today's best components, great fresh art and new technology.
# 5
VOLADOR 40inch Maple Longboard - Basic Cruiser (Sword) ...
158 Reviews
VOLADOR 40inch Maple Longboard - Basic Cruiser (Sword) ...
  • The 43inch drop through cruiser was designed to meet basic needs for longboard beginners, or transport needs for on campus.
  • 8-ply natural hardrock maple and epoxy glue make the board strong enough to handle most riders.
  • Genuine alluminium 7-Inch reverse kingpin trucks are adjustable as 50 or 45 degree, and take to you great maneuverability.
  • Durable 70mm 80A PU wheels work with ABEC-7 presion bearings, letting you enjoy an unsurpassed smooth ride.
  • Geometric graphic makes you board stands out from crowds.
# 6
ENKEEO 40 Inch Drop-Through Longboard Skateboard Complete for Carving Downhill Cruising Freestyle Riding - Sky
157 Reviews
ENKEEO 40 Inch Drop-Through Longboard Skateboard Complete for Carving Downhill Cruising Freestyle Riding - Sky
  • ENGINEERING: ABEC-11 skateboard bearing to withstand high rotation speed, making it smoother and faster
  • DECK: 40" long x 9" wide deck made of 9-ply flex maple; brushed black surface for antislip
  • TRUCKS: highly responsive 7-inch aluminum trucks for strength and stability
  • WHEELS: big size 70mm x 51mm PU wheels offers better balance at high-speed downhill riding
  • DESIGN: unique fascinating design of ocean; the skateboard comes fully assembled
# 7
B BAIJIAWEI Drop Through Longboard - 41 Inch Maple Skateboard - Complete Skateboard Cruiser for Cruising, Carving, Free-Style and Downhill
33 Reviews
B BAIJIAWEI Drop Through Longboard - 41 Inch Maple Skateboard - Complete Skateboard Cruiser for Cruising, Carving, Free-Style and Downhill
  • SUPER STRONG MAPLE: Durable 8-ply hardwood maple deck with max load weight 220Ibs
  • LIGHTWEIGHT ALUMINUM TRUCKS: 3" strong aluminum truck and base with polished finish
  • SOFT PU WHEELS: Super smooth 80 A PU wheels with ABEC-11 high speed bearings
  • SHOCK ABSORBER: Lightweight with shock absorb ring guarantee the smooth cruising
  • DECK SIZE: 41" Long x 10.2" Wide , no assembly required
# 8
Retrospec Rift Drop-Through Longboard Skateboard Complete, Black Pinstripe, One Size
69 Reviews
Retrospec Rift Drop-Through Longboard Skateboard Complete, Black Pinstripe, One Size
  • Classic retro-surf-style longboard for commuting, cruising, carving, and downhill riding
  • Dimensions: 41" x 9.5" featuring drop-through trucks
  • Made with 8-ply vertically laminated Canadian Maple
  • ABEC-7 pre-lubricated high-speed carbon bearings for a smooth, fast ride
  • 70 x 51mm PU-casted cushion 78a wheels
# 9
White Wave Bamboo Longboard Skateboard (Cruiser)
210 Reviews
White Wave Bamboo Longboard Skateboard (Cruiser)
  • Size: 41 inches x 9.25 inches
  • Multiple layers of Bamboo and Canadian Maple with durable heat transferred graphics and clear grip tape.
  • 180 mm (7 inch) aluminum trucks with polished finish and ultra high rebound bushings
  • 70 mm x 50 mm high rebound urethane wheels. Fast and durable Abec 9 Hellion 2 bearings with built in spacers.
  • Search: "White Wave Longboards" to see all our products
# 10
slendor Longboard Skateboard 42 inch Drop Through Deck Complete Maple Cruiser Freestyle, Camber Concave
65 Reviews
slendor Longboard Skateboard 42 inch Drop Through Deck Complete Maple Cruiser Freestyle, Camber Concave
  • 42 X 9 Inch Longborads Skateboards, drop through camber deck offers super flex and shock absorber.
  • Cold press 9 ply natural hardrock maple and epoxy glue, healthy materials bring more fun, and is better for environment.
  • ABEC-9 high speed chrome steel bearings,7 inch 180 genuine aluminum trucks are adjustable as 50 or 45 degree, and take to you great maneuverability.
  • Durable 70x51mm 85A PU wheels with rock finish. PU shock absorb ring: providing effective cushioning, adds more comfort to your skateboarding experience.
  • Built for downhill, speed and freestyle riding, wide turning radius,suitable for all age sports enthusiast groups. 100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE, buy with confidence,if for any reason you are not satisfied, we will give you a full refund.