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Feb 17, 2019
43 posts
194 upvotes
Montreal
um... for anyone looking at this and thinking of buying a longboard... Don't buy any of these. This is literally an amazon advertisement and terrible advice for anyone looking to not waste money.

P.s. to the goofball that wrote this; you used "Wide, stable deck" as a PRO AND A CON on your last item.

Go for a trusted brand like LandYachtz or Arbor. At least you'll get your moneys worth.

For anyone serious about a longboard, here is what you actually need to know:

1 - don't buy pre-assembled. Companies often cheap out on wheels and bearings on preassembled boards, and the trucks are usually subpar.

2 - Bearings. Don't get absurdly expensive bearings on your first board. Also don't keep buying mid-range bearings forever. Buy something like Bones Reds. They're a pretty good standard bearing until you've done enough riding to feel the difference better bearings make (this will take years).

3 - Get whatever board you want. Most important is that you like it. I really like Landyachtz because they make the boards in Canada, but to each their own! Drop-though is the most stable and probably imo the easiest to make sharp turns on.

4- Trucks. Paris or Behr or Caliber or Gullwing. Trucks can be anywhere from 160-200mm so make sure you get them wide enough to avoid wheel bite on sharp turns.

5 - Wheels. Get some big, soft wheels. Caguama 85mm by Orangatang is a great choice. You won't be sliding anytime soon (first you need to practice everything else), so you're better off with these big soft grippy wheels that cruise better and maintain your speed.
If you have to ask if I'm being sarcastic, I am.
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May 4, 2021
3 posts
1 upvote
Toronto
dangerdogg911 wrote: um... for anyone looking at this and thinking of buying a longboard... Don't buy any of these. This is literally an amazon advertisement and terrible advice for anyone looking to not waste money.

P.s. to the goofball that wrote this; you used "Wide, stable deck" as a PRO AND A CON on your last item.

Go for a trusted brand like LandYachtz or Arbor. At least you'll get your moneys worth.

For anyone serious about a longboard, here is what you actually need to know:

1 - don't buy pre-assembled. Companies often cheap out on wheels and bearings on preassembled boards, and the trucks are usually subpar.

2 - Bearings. Don't get absurdly expensive bearings on your first board. Also don't keep buying mid-range bearings forever. Buy something like Bones Reds. They're a pretty good standard bearing until you've done enough riding to feel the difference better bearings make (this will take years).

3 - Get whatever board you want. Most important is that you like it. I really like Landyachtz because they make the boards in Canada, but to each their own! Drop-though is the most stable and probably imo the easiest to make sharp turns on.

4- Trucks. Paris or Behr or Caliber or Gullwing. Trucks can be anywhere from 160-200mm so make sure you get them wide enough to avoid wheel bite on sharp turns.

5 - Wheels. Get some big, soft wheels. Caguama 85mm by Orangatang is a great choice. You won't be sliding anytime soon (first you need to practice everything else), so you're better off with these big soft grippy wheels that cruise better and maintain your speed.
Fully agree here. Purchase a quality longboard (or any skateboard) from a local skate shop (in-store or online) to get the advice you need and parts that last.

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