We help skaters set up new completes every day, so if you want some advice on a custom longboard setup, you are in the right place!
LONGBOARD HELP & BUYER'S GUIDE
Longboarding is growing and diversifying more and more every year! We get a lot of confused beginners in our shop, unsure of which longboard is right for them. This buyer's guide is our attempt to have the same conversation with you online that we have with skaters like you every day in our shop. If you want more advice, just hit us up in the chatbox below or give us a call!
The first question to ask yourself when choosing a longboard is - what do you want to do with it?
Longboards are first and foremost a great method of urban transport. If you are looking to roll to the shops, college or work, or you are new to the world of longboarding, this is the place to start.
Click Here to learn more about Longboard Cruisers...
DANCING AND FREESTYLE (Beginner/Intermediate)
A fusion of eighties freestyle skateboarding and longboard surf footwork, "Dancing" is a fun, popular and accessable next step up from cruising. And all you need is a setup and a car park!
Click Here to learn more about Longboard Dancing and Freestyle setups...
FREERIDING AND SLIDING (Intermediate/Advanced)
A lot of fun if you are in a hilly area, or coming from a surfing, skiing or snowboarding background. Perfect if you have been longboarding for a little while and you want to increase the fun and adrenaline!
Click Here to learn more about Longboard Freeride and Slide setups...
DOWNHILL, RACE, AND SPEED (Advanced)
Bombing hills is one of the purest forms of skateboarding, and in our experience most skaters who stick with longboarding for a while eventually end up wanting to go faster and faster. If you are a bit more experienced and you have got the need for speed, get your leathers out and read on...
Click Here to learn more about Downhill, Race and Speed decks...
OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES
Just bought a cheap complete from eBay or Amazon and realised it's not up to the job? Check this page for some ideas!
There's a lot going on under your feet... if you really want to get involved with the Tech Knowledge, check out our famous and long-running wheel guide!
Our friends at Sabre Trucks have done a cool page explaining truck angles, widths, rake, bushings and all that jazz... head over to their site to check it out (opens in a new window).
What do ABEC ratings actually mean, and do they actually matter? Click through for a techincal explanation (warning - a lot of reading!!)
This is a super handy guide to cleaning bearings, courtesy of our buddies at Lush Longboards... a great way to keep your longboard rolling without spending any money. Essential info for every longboarder! (opens in a new window)
What our customers say about us:
Really great prices for products and shipping. Also, it's a business that you can tell is run by the passion of the owners. A pleasure.