Longboard Reviews Updates
When we're talking to a customer in the shop about a pintail, drop through or cruising longboard, we often find ourselves explaining the difference between a cheaper setup and a more expensive setup.
To the untrained eye, there's often very little difference - especially when shopping online.
However, if you come into our shop, get a closer look and stand on a few different setups, it becomes obvious that you get a lot more bang for your buck with higher-priced setups.
There's a lot of differences - better quality wood and finish, faster urethane, faster wheels and bearings - but...
How much is a longboard?
The cheapest complete longboards in our shop start at under £50 - but if you called us with the challenge of building you the most expensive custom possible, you could end up spending upwards of £400.
Why the huge difference?
A question we are often asked is: "How can you possibly spend that much on a longboard when £50 will do the job?"
We've taken three different price points of drop-through boards off the shelf to try to explain where your money goes.
The three longboards we selected are also all basically aimed at the same user - they're cruising/pumping/pushing/commuting setups. They're all...
The "new" Santa Cruz boards are worth a special look.
The Cruz Missile II concave was developed in the eighties to hit vert and transition. We like both of those things, so we were stoked to see Santa Cruz bringing it back in their latest line of reissues!
There's a lot going on with these boards. Combining rocker, a spoon nose, and a two stage tail, this concave feels amazing and will change the way you think about your skateboard.
With a deep concave for your front foot, and a mellower section for your back foot, we think that...
Like all forms of longboarding, longboard dancing has been evolving steadily over the last few years. Inevitably, more complex tricks and combinations have increased the need for specialised decks to dance on.
Both of these decks have been around for a long time. They've evolved from tons of rider input over the years specifically for dancing and flatland tricks. They're both quite expensive, but then we're in...
The simple pleasure of carving around on your longboard has never been more popular. At the cheaper end of the market there's a lot of "me-too" longboard completes without much to choose between them. Spend a bit more on a dedicated carving/cruising longboard setup, and things start to get a lot more interesting.
The Loaded Icarus and Lush Samba are two dedicated carving setups to come out for the 2017 summer season. They both aim to provide the best carving feeling out there, emulating the awesome turning sensation that you'll know if you surf or snowboard.
At face value, there...
We've just got a delivery of the Lush Longboards Legend back in stock - good job too as this board has been flying out the door recently!
The Legend is Lush's stab at a dancer. It's designed to be light, flexy, and long enough for all your fancy footwork and flips tricks.
The construction of this board features Lush's X-Flex Construction. A composite of Canadian Maple and directional Fibreglass buried in the deck, this board has insane pop for it's size and a whole load of energy return. It's...
We're stoked to be stocking this range of minicruiser boards from UK longboard and cruiser brand D-Street!
Since the Penny Mini Skateboard Revolution kicked in a few years ago, there's a lot of boards like this on the market - but we think these are about the best of the bunch. As well as some nice understated graphics and finishes (cherry, maple or walnut bottom sheets), these boards are set up how we like our mini cruisers - turny!!
The trick to setting up a rad mini cruiser setup is to get the trade off...
The Gurston Time Trial is the longest running downhill skateboarding event in the UK. Held at a hillclimb course in Wiltshire, there have been three already this year and we've been to all of them. Regularly attended by some of the UK's fastest skaters, it's a great proving ground for gear and technique, and to be honest, we think it's an essential pilgrimmage for all UK longboarders who like to go fast!
The Cult Rapture race wheel has dominated this hill since it appeared on the race scene about a year...
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