How to Buy a Longboard


If you’re shopping for a longboard but aren’t exactly sure about where to start, you’ve come to the right place!

Longboard skateboards
are most commonly used for either downhill racing, slalom or transportation, and are constructed much different than a standard street skateboard. Longboards allow for a larger, more stable stance when cruising around town or riding down hills, and are able to  maintain higher speeds than a typical skateboard. Some common uses of longboards include:

Commuting & Long Distance Riding

The majority of people use a longboard as a means of transportation around town, making cruising and carving the streets the most popular form of longboarding today. Longboards tend to make carving streets much easier than a skateboard, because they provide the rider with better weight distribution on the deck. This form of riding is focused more on getting from point A to point B, rather than speed.

View our collection of Cruiser Longboard Skateboards.

Read our detailed longboard guide to make sure you get the perfect size.

Downhill Freeride Longboarding

Downhill freeriding is a form of longboarding where the rider goes downhill at low to moderate speeds, and focuses on slides, footbrakes, and other tricks. Most downhill freeride boards are shaped the same at the nose and tail so that the rider can easily switch from riding forwards to backwards down an incline.

View our collection of Freeriding / Slide Longboard Skateboards.


Boardwalking is a popular freestyle skating, where a rider can do tricks and maneuver well on the skateboard deck. These longboards are typically between 40″ and 60″ in length and have a concave center with a kick tail or nose.

Check out our longboards that are ideal for boardwalking.

If you’re a novice skater certainly take the time to check out our Longboard Buying Guide, as well as our selection of pre-assembled complete longboards.

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