Longboard Buying Guide: Cruising & Carving

If you want to ride your longboard to class, to the mall, or to the burger joint with some friends, a cruising board is what you need. There are many options, so read below to see what's right for you.

Intro: Top 3 Cruising Board Styles

The following short section is intended for those of us who don’t have the time to read through the full Cruising & Carving Guide. If you have the time, check out the in-depth guide. If you’re just looking for some inspiration, the following examples will certainly help you out! Otherwise, head on over to the in-depth guide. It was designed to help you choose the right deck, trucks, wheels, and bearings for your unique riding style and body characteristics.


Flexible Drop-Through

A lower center of gravity makes these longer boards more stable and easier to push. The flex of these boards also acts as a dampening system to help avoid discomfort on longer rides.

Traditional Cruiser Shape

These medium-length longboards are popular because their smaller size and the addition of a kicktail make it easy to navigate sidewalks and crowds.

Commuter Style

These top-mounted cruising boards have a lot of leverage over the trucks making them great for carving. By having the wheels placed at the very end of the deck, these boards have an increased sense of stability over the traditional cruisers.


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