longboard skateboard

Longboard skateboard are a great way to get around, but they can also be pretty intimidating. The first time I tried one, I was afraid of falling because it felt like the board was moving faster than I could keep up with. 

But once you learn how to ride a longboard and choose the right one for your needs, you’ll be zipping across city sidewalks in no time!

Know Your Skill Level

Knowing your skill level is very important in choosing a longboard. It will determine which type of longboard skateboard you should buy, as well as the size and shape.

 Knowing your skill level will also help you know what kind of wheels and bearings are best for your riding style.

Know The Types Of Longboards

Longboards are available in different shapes and sizes, so it’s important to choose the best one for you. There are different longboard types, including:

  • Cruisers – These boards usually have large wheels for smooth rides. They’re ideal for beginners because they are easy to control and can be used on roads or sidewalk cracks without any problems.
  • Slalom – If you want more speed than a cruiser offers, go with a slalom board! This type of longboard has smaller wheels that allow it to turn quicker than other types of longboards.
  • Drop-through – Drop-through decks sit lower than other kinds of skateboards, making them easier and more comfortable to ride at high speeds.

 They also make it easier for riders who have longer legs because there is less distance between the feet when standing on these types of boards compared with other models available today!

Know The Size And Shape

Longboards are available in different sizes and shapes, so it’s important to know the size and shape you want before buying.

If you want to go fast and downhill, then a longboard with a kicktail (a small tail) is the best choice. These boards can be used for racing down hills at high speeds.

longboard skateboard

The typical longboard has a wider nose and tail than most skateboards, making them stable when you are cruising or carving (turning). This makes longboards great for commuting around town or riding through parks. The wider deck also means there’s more room for your feet when standing on the board!

Finally, there’s also an emerging trend of mini boards that have been designed specifically for kids’ first time riding one! Mini decks are usually only 36 inches long but otherwise similar in construction as full-size ones except slightly lighter weight materials may be used such as bamboo instead of carbon fiber for instance.)

Know Your Wheels

Wheels are the largest piece of your longboard skateboard. The size and material that you choose can affect the performance of your board.

There are different types of materials used in making wheels and each has its own set of advantages. Depending on what kind of skating you’re going to do, there will be a type that’s best suited for you. Here are some things to keep in mind when selecting wheels:

  • Wheel size – Wheels come in many sizes, from 50 millimeters (mm) to 83 mm; this is measured (as always) from innermost point to outermost point (the larger number). But don’t go bigger than what’s recommended for your deck since it won’t fit properly!
  • Durometer – This refers to how soft or hard a wheel is; it ranges anywhere between 80a-99a (the lower number being softer). If you have different boards with different wheel durometers, find out which ones will work best together so they can complement each other instead of competing against each other.


We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about all of the different kinds of longboards out there. With so many options, it can be overwhelming to know where to start! But don’t worry—we have a few tips for choosing the right board for you.

 First off, ask yourself what type of riding you want to do: do you want one for just cruising around town? Or something that will handle hills better? Second, consider how much money you want to spend (and where). Thirdly: consider what size and shape works best for your needs. If all else fails, go ahead and try something new!