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Different types of Longboards

Different Longboard Shapes Freeriding One of the most common shapes of longboards is Freeriding. Longboard freeriding consists of extreme aspects such as lots of sliding action, drifting and aggressive speeds in every possible way. Freeriding longboards are symmetrical, concaved for major security purposes, have the ability to surpass standardized speeds and often turn sideways for major thrilling experiences. Speedboarding The second most popular longboard shape is speedboarding. This type of shape represents rigidness, strength and are compose one of the longest models ever created in longboards with an average length of 42 inches. Wheels are highly resistant and are directed toward those longboard skateboarders who love watching their checkpoints blaze downhill at major speeds. Slalom Races Slalom is the third...

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Beginners Guide to Longboard Skateboarding

 Starting Off Longboard Skateboarding Longboard skateboarding has become increasingly popular with skateboarders and surfers alike.  Longboarding came about in the 1950’s and the boards were made for downhill racing or just general skateboarding.  The art of longboarding is often called surfing on concrete.  This is because the boards have large wheels and a thin board which lets riders do quick turns and carves. First You Need a Longboard     The first thing you need when starting out is a longboard.  The majority of longboards are between 90 centimeters and 150 centimeters.  They also come in a wide variety of different shapes.  If you will be using your board for downhill racing, you will want to choose a shorter board. ...

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Longboard Bearings Ceramic Vs Steel

Ceramic Bearings vs. Steel Bearings for Longboards Two of the most common types of wheels for longboards are made from ceramic bearings and steel bearings. Each of these materials have different characteristics and aspects that must be taken into consideration whenever purchasing a longboard. Experts have always recommended ceramic bearings instead of steel bearings for a wide number of reasons. Ceramic bearings contain many different factors that are quite prevalent in the use of longboards, and consequently make up a big component of longboards for all types of riders, including professional longboard riders. Characteristics One of the most beneficial characteristic of ceramic bearings is its overall measurement. All ceramic bearings have the standard measurement of 0.8mm which directly represents the...

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Longboard Skateboarding 101

About Longboarding Longboard skateboarding also known as longboarding is a type of skateboarding which consists of riding a longboard skateboard. Longboarding became the action or hobby of riding a longboard skateboard over certain different types of terrain. Longboards are best ridden on downhill terrains, sliding terrains and in other types of terrain which give more thrilling experiences and sensations for a large number of longboard skateboarders. That Constant Ride Throughout the course of its existence, the longboard has also been popular among cruisers. Longboard skateboarders can attain cruising speeds while riding a longboard, usually less than 30 miles per hour in maximum cases. This particular characteristic is highly sought after since regular skateboards do not provide sufficient ability to achieve...

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