We have a wide variety of cruiser boards and mini cruisers from the best brands out there to choose from - check out our cruiser board buyers guide for help!
- What is a cruiser skateboard?
- What are cruiser boards used for?
- Can cruiser skateboards do tricks?
- What is the difference between a cruiser and a skateboard?
- What is the difference between a cruiser and a longboard?
- Can I put cruiser wheels on a regular skateboard?
- What is the best cruiser board?
- Why do I need a cruiser board?
- So what makes a good cruiserboard setup?
- Can I make my own cruiser board?
What is a cruiser skateboard?
Cruiser boards are skateboards designed for transport, commuting and rolling about, rather than doing tricks like a regular skateboard. They are around the same size, or slightly smaller than, regular skateboards. They have soft wheels, turny trucks, and often feature retro deck shapes.
What are cruiser boards used for?
Can cruiser skateboards do tricks?
If your cruiser board with a kicktail, you can do pretty much anything. Tic-Tacs, ollies, flips, even ramp skating is possible, although harder tricks will be easier on a regular skateboard. Old-skool cruisersare better for learning basic tricks and bowl skating when compared to smaller mini-cruisers.
What is the difference between a cruiser and a longboard?
What is the best cruiser board?
The real answer is - the one that fits your needs best! Go shorter if you can already skate and want a lighter setup, or go longer/wider for an easier ride and the ability to do some tricks.
Why do I need a cruiser board?
Longboards are easier to skate if you're a total beginner, but we get a lot of skaters who are put off by the size.
Whilst the larger size makes longboards easier to skate - there's more room for your feet and they're more forgiving over distance - they are a lot less convenient and not so easy to carry about, hide under your desk or sling under your seat on the bus.
So what makes a good cruiserboard setup?
We've found that skateboard shapes from the eighties on soft wheels with risers are the perfect board for most adult skaters looking for a cruising setup.
Before all this kickflip malarky came along, boards were a lot wider, with more variation in shape. We're super stoked that shapes like this have made a return - set up with bigger soft wheels and some risers, they are way more foot-friendly than mini-cruisers, without the size and weight of a longboard.
If you're from a street and ramp background, you'll love this kind of board. They're usually shaped with a real nice old-school concave and a fully-functional kicktail, so the streets become a playground as you get from A to B.
These boards come from a time when there were no rules and skateboarding meant freedom to do anything - you'll feel that the moment you get on one!
If you're still a bit stuck, check out the Cruiser Skateboards section of our buyer's guide.
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