How to Stop on a Longboard : Survival Guide
If you’re new to longboarding, learning how to stop on your longboard and avoid crashing and hurting yourself at any speed is essential. There are various techniques for slowing down or stopping on a longboard, ranging from basic to advanced, easy to hard, doable at low to high speeds. Clickt to learn these techniques! (photo credit: “Flower Power” by Christian Rosillo - Rider: Ethan Cochard - permission: Loaded Boards)
13 Essential Longboarding Tips for Beginners
Getting started with longboarding doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect if you follow the right learning steps in the right order. Many riders take to the hills straight away without even knowing the basics. This list of longboarding tips for beginners will help you get started while hopefully reducing the pain and suffering many new riders go through! (photo credit: “Longboard Dancing with Dad” by paulhami - CC BY-SA 2.0 Flickr)
The Best Longboard For Cruising: My Top 5 Cruiser Choices
There are several common styles of longboard cruising including: - Boardwalk cruising - City cruising - Distance pushing In this post, we take a close up look at 5 great cruising longboards and we discuss the type of cruising each is best suited for, and why.
Landyachtz Chief Review: An Amazing Pintail Cruiser
Why choose the Landyachtz Chief? It’s an amazing small pintail longboard designed for cruising and carving in the city and on the boardwalk. It is highly responsive and fast-turning, with a high-quality flexy deck – particularly the bamboo version. The slight rocker and concave make it very snappy and comfortable. Click to learn more about the Chief!
Longboarding In Los Angeles: Where to Longboard Skate In The City Of Angels
L.A. is often considered the epicenter of longboarding as the skateboarding culture was born there in the 60s. People who live in the city are used to seeing skateboarders and longboarders everywhere, and even the police are often quite lenient with regards to skateboarding laws. Read more... (photo: Christian Rosillo - Rider: Ethan Cochard - Loaded Boards)
Arbor Koa Fish Pintail Longboard Skateboard Complete - 2014
Arbor Fish Koa Longboard Skateboard Complete - 2014 The Arbor Fish Koa is the classic pintail shape for cruising around town. It's a very popular board among beginners because not only is it a classic surfy look and feel, but it's also great to find what kind of riding style you want to get into. Its top mount design makes it extremely easy to learn the basics of longboarding.
What is a longboard stance?
Stance refers not only to the way you place your feet on your longboard, but also the way you position the rest of your body when riding. In other words, your posture on your board. Your stance will differ if you’re riding casually, if you’re foot pushing or breaking, if you’re turning or carving, speeding down a hill, sliding, or performing tricks. Click to learn more about longboard stance. (photo credit: “Cierzoland” - CC BY-ND 2.0 - by Ignacio Bernal Redondo)
Why Should You Get A Longboard? My 7 Honest Reasons
Why get a longboard, you ask? There are countless good reasons! To get around town fast and easy; to join a new social group; to have a great new hobby to do with the family; to get or stay fit; to get an adrenaline fix; to learn a new artistic discipline... Learn more! (Photo credit: "Davy Wavin' Back" by Christian Rosillo - Loaded Boards)
Arbor Pilsner review
Imagine a regular skateboard that you could actually cruise on comfortably for hours in the city or on campus while slashing and jumping like on a regular street board… If that sounds like what you need, the Arbor Pilsner may be what you’re looking for. Even smaller than a traditional skateboard, the Pilsner lets you do street tricks while enjoying a much more comfortable ride around town than you’d ever get on a street deck. (photo credit: Arbor Collective)
Sector 9 Lookout review: what makes this board so popular?
The Sector 9 Lookout is a big and wide, low-riding, stable board ideal for pushing, dancing, and some freeriding. It has a flexy and ample bamboo deck for comfortable riding over longer distances and at higher speeds. It can run very large wheels, making it a great commuter. It comes with very stable yet responsive trucks. Click to learn all about the Sector 9 Lookout.
Arbor Dropcruiser review: a quality commuter longboard
The Arbor Dropcruiser is a smooth and comfortable symmetrical drop-through commuting board that lets you carve and push longer distances and even freeride some. It has ample foot space and is quite maneuverable and turny for its size. A quality affordable board with a choice of beautiful designs. Is it perfect? See the full review for more! (Photo credits: Arbor Collective)
Carver Skateboards Review: The Pioneers Of Surfskate
If you’re considering buying a surf skateboard, you can’t go wrong with a Carver. Though Carver’s boards can be pricey, they are worth every penny! You'll need to decide which Carver trucks and which deck is right for you. Read this for more on how to pick your Carver gear and start surfing the streets.
Slide Skateboards Review: The Affordable Quality Surfskate
If you’re new to surf skating and looking to pick your first surf skate, you should check out Slide skateboards! There are quite a few things that make Slide a great surf skate. They're affordable, quality-built, super fun, great for pumping and commuting, as well as for pool and park. They also also come in gorgeous designs. Photo credits: Slide Skateboards, Marta Guillem (www.martaguillen.com)
Santa Cruz Roskopp Face 9.5" Green Cruiser Complete Skateboard | Zumiez
Shred with old school style when you grab the Santa Cruz Roskopp Face 9.5" Green Cruiser Complete Skateboard. This re-issued signature Rob Roskopp pro model board comes fully assembled and is ready to ride right out of the box! Roskopp Face 9.5" Green Cruiser Complete Skateboard from Santa Cruz. Signature Rob Roskopp pro model. Kick tail for added control. 7-ply maple construction. Slight concave with squared kicktail and nose. 60mm 78a Slimeballs Wheels. Abec 3 bearings. 6.25"…
13 Essential Longboarding Tips for Beginners
Getting started with longboarding doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect if you follow the right learning steps! Many riders take to the hills straight away without learning the basics. these longboarding tips for beginners will help you get started while reducing the pain and suffering many new riders go through! (photo credit: “Longboard Dancing with Dad” by paulhami - CC BY-SA 2.0 Flickr)
Understanding longboard types : what's your riding style and board options
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of options and types of longboards available. The first question to ask yourself is, what's your riding style. Then, take a brief look at the things that make one longboard different from another. Next, put the pieces together and see how each feature is associated with a given riding style. Click to read more! (image credit: vecteezy.com)