Cruising = boards with flex Boards with flex = pintails or kicktails. What you are looking for is a freestyle/downhill-setup. You can definitely use them for cruising, but you don't have as good carving advantages as pin/kicktails. I ride a lowrider freestyle setup, and it works pretty good for downhill, as well as casual cruising. Here's something for you to consider: short wheelbase (wheelbase should be about the same length as the width of the board) = more carvy long wheelbase = more stability You generally don't find freestyle-boards with short wheelbase, and definitely won't find downhill boards with short wheelbase. I would recommend something like Sector Nine board right there, but without the drop-through trucks. Lowriders are pretty fun to. Mine carves pretty good, but I'm planning on changing everything but the board soon. Pic related, my board. Check out Stella, they have tons of great freestyle-options.
>>684155878 it doesent even has brakes and you cant steer propably i bet with "stopping" you mean jumping the fuck off of the board while the board hits the old grandma that wants to cross the street you wanted to stop for
I got a Yoacher Double Drop as my first board andnits great for cruising. I replaced my bearings with some Redds Bones, and it improved the board. My only problem with it is that since its so low to the ground, curbs and bumps can be a real bitch to the deck
>>684156281 Kek, where to start The steering is done with the full body, that's what makes it fun, and depending on your trucks and your preferences, you can get a pretty decent turn-radius. The braking is typically done by foot at low speeds. Just imagine all your stopping power focused on one leg. Unless you're a weak neckbeard, that's no problem. Stopping at high speeds is done with sliding. Where you put one hand to the ground, on hand holding the board, and feet placed almost perpendicular to the boards direction. You can go from 90 km/h to dead stop in less than 30 meters. For you amerifats, that is 55 mp/h to dead stop in less than 100 feet. Good fucking luck doing that with a bike.
>>684155753 That Stella was my first board ever like 5 years ago. Took it up to 43mph stable so not bad eh. Had some flex and was super low. I set it up with a Bennett 5.0 in the front and dewedged Randal 125 rear. Perfect push/pumper Ran that setup in 2011 and 2012 Broadway Bomb
90% of people dont slide stop on a long board. nobody is going fucking 90/km/h on their longboard bikes have ACTUAL brakes which yes, big surprise, work better and faster than your "slide brake" technique.
>>684157271 I've had it for about 5 years myself, I really love it! I haven't measured it, but I'm sure I've broken 43 mph on it. The only thing I've done to it is change the bearings, the bushings and a shaped riser, to change the wheelbase. Did wonders, as I remember I had some harsh fights with speedwobbles in the beginning. Up until I bought that, I had only had cruisers tho. And even the boards I've bought later, I still prefer that one.
>>684157430 >implying a bike would be faster than this >>>684158537 >>684158700 How uneducated are you? Go any faster than 35, and any crash to a dead stop will kill you. Even worse if you're crashing with another car going the same speed. You'll both be crashing with a kinetic energy equivalent of 70 mph! Also >implying fewer people die in cars each year than on longboards
>>684157554 >>684156328 Long boarders are faggots that quit skateboarding when it doesn't work for them. They say they don't want to hurt them selfs and are scared of skateboarding. They don't persevere and man up to learn the tricks. Just giant fucking pussies. They ride down local hill that's like 15m long and not even so fucking steep. Yet they think they're totally fucking sick pros. And the worst of all, they use excuses for wearing safety gear. Everyone knows unless you're Tony Hawk and you're intending on going to a skatepark do to 360 double backflips. Don't wear safety gear, you're not vert skating or doing insane shit like massive stairs and grinds that would requite you to wear that amount of protection. If you fail the worst that can happen is that you can scrap your knee. So if you arrive at the skatepark in full gear and you start practicing your ollie, the whole fucking park is going to laugh at you. Conclusion, protection is gay. So long boarders say that long boarding is dangerous, so they wear protection. While in reality they're doing some baby hill and are just afraid to scrap there boo boo knee and go crying to mommy for a fucking bandaid. That just proves my point more at what humongous faggots they are. I don't know a single long boarder that's not a cringy beta. >pic related, typical long boarder >Captcha: Palm trees
>>684160289 >comparing half-pipes to extreme downhill at high speeds I don't know if this is bait, or you are just as blind and stupid as feminists. Compare deathrates on shitboard vs. longboard and we can talk
>>684161869 Get a better abec or even ceramic bearings. That will reduce flat spots. Or you could get shark-wheels, designed for sliding and maintaining momentum while sliding! Pretty expensive, and only one durometer, but worth it!
>>684160289 in the insane possibility of this not being b8, if you can watch the skating in this >>684158537 and say theyre scared of skating then youre a fucking mongoloid. longboarding is way more extreme than trick skating, most trick skaters dont wear helmets because they dont go nearly fast enough to necessitate it.
>>684162619 Some people can't help their technique, but in theory, you are correct. Really? I've only seen them in 78a, I never heard of SW in 80a! The thing with shark wheels, is that the wheels should be able to spin in a forewards motion, no matter which angle the board is positioned, because of their shape. That will maintain speed or stability under a slide. Atleast in theory and on paper it is like that. Maybe you aren't using them correctly?
>>684163254 And slow. And shitty turn-radius. And bad for joints. And too hard decks. And too small wheels. And short wheelbase. And not fun. And you bail a lot more than on a longboard. Just smash your shitboard, and get a longboard so you can enjoy riding comfortably and fast.
>>684163235 its called the mako formula i think, black ones. pretty sure im using them right lol, they definitely roll better over chunder but to me the supposed extra momentum isnt that noticeable. plus once you wear em down they go completely cylindrical, so you only have a 1-2cm of shark wheel until its a regular wheel. still they are a fun wheel
>>684164763 Well, that's typically more of a shitboard-issue than for most longboarders. You see, the bigger the wheel, the bigger the obstacles it can run over. I love a small slide in a patch of dirt or gravel on the pavement. You're one of those who says "I didn't fall, the ground looked like it needed a hug" all the time, huh? >>684164512 Will definitely have to check them out. Do they wear any faster than typical longboard wheels?
Didnt read but sector 9 is total garbage except for their wheels.
Trucks and bushings make more of a difference on freeride vs downhill vs street vs cruising so for cursing id strongly recommend Paris trucks and pretty much any deck you want depending on where you plan on riding it
>>684166229 Shit, totally forgot to comment about the bail. I feel you, had a nasty incident with an oncoming truck a few years ago. Had to jump off the board, slide on my bare back (t-shirt got ripped to shreds instantly) until I hit a tree and dislogded my shoulder and broke two ribs. Longboard bails are fucking though on ya. The worst part was that the truck ran over my board.
>>684167711 The brand of trucks barely matters. What you want to look for is trucks that are about the same width of you board, and a baseplate-angle you think you will enjoy. For cruising, a high one is fine. Like 50-55 degrees. For downhill and sliding, use 40-45 degrees
>>684168073 Trucks and bushings are the the most important part of your board and make a bigger difference to how it feels than anything else. You should have bushings that are the shape and hardness for you. For example the trucks in >>684158950 are ronins and are basically the best truck design on the planet, so good that they feel like a cheat code when compared to other trucks
>>684169296 I'm super happy with my set-up, I don't need ronins. Also, when I researched trucks there weren't many trucks on the market with a baseplate-angle less than 45 degrees >>684169613 You are absolutely right! Speed is my thrill
>>684169921 ronins are just my example because I have them and love them if you ever get a chance to try them you should they are perfect for speed some of the fastest people in the world like Pswiss ride them
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