10 Best Longboard of 2019

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  • 41x9.5 Inch Deck With Pintail Longboard Shape
  • 9 PLY FULL MAPLE LAMINATED DECK with Heat Transfer Print...
  • Top Mount With 7Inch 180 Aluminium Truck
  • 44-Inch artisan longboard made from beautiful bamboo,...
  • Rugged and lightweight 7-inch aluminum trucks
  • Reactive and smooth gliding reverse kingpin trucks with...
  • Made of high quality material: 9-Ply Super-Flex maple deck+...
  • ABEC-11 high speed chrome steel bearing for smoother quieter...
  • PU shock absorb ring: providing effective cushioning, adds...
  • Deck: Maple laminate with photo heat transfer graphic
  • Trucks: 40 degree base - 180mm hangers, aluminium die...
  • Wheels: Volador 70mm diameter - 51mm wide - 78A - SHR 70%...
  • Abstract graphics. 7-ply super-flex bamboo and hardwood...
  • 70 mm x 51 mm 80A PU wheels. Wheel wells prevent bite on...
  • Hollow 4 mm risers. 30-day manufacturer's warranty against...
  • 42" long x 9.5" wide longboard with slight concave- great...
  • 9-Ply full maple laminated deck with Brightyly Dyed Wood...
  • 7" Topmount Aluminium Truck for a low, stable ride.
  • Made of high quality material: 9-Ply Super-Flex maple deck+...
  • ABEC-11 high speed chrome steel bearing for smoother quieter...
  • PU shock absorb ring: providing effective cushioning, adds...
  • 41X9.5 Inch Size With Freerider Shape longboard!
  • Cold Press 9 PLY FULL MAPLE LAMINATED DECK for the long...
  • Drop Through 7inch 180 ALUMINIUM TRUCK
  • 41x9.5 Inch Deck With Pintail Longboard Shape
  • 9 PLY FULL MAPLE LAMINATED DECK with Heat Transfer Print...
  • Top Mount With 7Inch 180 Aluminium Truck

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Longboard Guide

The Longboard was invented by the surfers, who also wanted to have fun in the countryside. They just took a long board and screwed wheels underneath. Then they drove it over the asphalt. This was the longboarding invented. The closest relative of the longboard is this skateboard, which is more suitable for tricks or for short distances. With the Longboard one drives long distances and prefers the so-called Downhillstrecken. These are either special downhill runs on asphalt or serpentine stretches from the mountain into the valley. This can be done on these long runs Longboard be driven with pleasure. Because it is not agile, but you can go very well straight or long curves, as they often occur in serpentine roads. Here you brake the board after a straight descent just before the turn off, by putting it across. After the speed has dropped, it’s really fun to enjoy cornering. Longboarding is easy on the knees, one foot is positioned in front while the other is behind. This keeps you fixed on the board throughout the ride, with your hands clasped behind your back. The movements come either from the hips, the shoulders or one tries even more to squat.

How is one Longboard built up?

Longboards are, as the name implies, long boards. The Longboard is characterized by the fact that it resembles the skateboard, but has much larger dimensions. Because it is between 70 and 190 centimeters long and between the axes there is a fairly large distance. The longboard also needs bigger and softer wheels than the skateboard, because hard bumps can be so much better intercepted. The descent with the longboard is thus a pleasant experience including ride comfort. Among the longboards, there are some important differences that gain weight depending on the level of skill. Therefore, when choosing the right board, there is a lot to consider. It is important to first consider the quality of the board, because there are various materials that are well suited to the construction of the board. Many longboards are made of horizontal wood. Some boards are made of laminated bamboo. There are also other vertically laminated wood species processed such as aspen or mahogany. The longboard is often provided after the processing of the wood from the outside with a fiber-plastic composite. The type of coating later determines the elasticity of the board. Maple wood, which is also provided with this coating, retains its rigidity due to the special hard wood species.

What should be considered when choosing the right board?

Longboards are offered in different levels of flexibility in the trade. These levels are also called flex and indicate the degree to which the longboard flexes. When choosing the right board, which is also called deck, by the way, in addition to certain preferences of the boarder, his own body weight is also a decisive factor. The board should under no circumstances bend while driving so that it comes to the ground contact, because that would be too dangerous for the driver. Anyway, harder boards are much better suited for fast runs than the soft longboards. They do not get too shaky with them and they always stay in the lane. With the soft decks, on the other hand, you can drive very well slowly and behave well in the bends. Moreover, the soft longboards can be better controlled than the hard ones. In some driving styles such as the casual carving a soft deck is welcomed, as it accommodates a relaxed driving style. A soft board not only gives away the power that is applied to the deck, but also uses it to achieve a certain effect when driving.

Tricks in longboarding

At the beginning you get to know some basics on the longboard, that’s the way to stand on the deck and the way to kick off. When choosing the position of the feet on the board, there is no right or wrong, because everyone should decide for themselves, which foot should always be placed in the front and which rear. The appropriate position on the board is called Stance. By trying out and balancing everyone will find their individual foot position on the board. There are a few things in longboarding that seem strange at first but should be known. It already starts with the choice of the right position, because if the right foot is placed in front, it is called the goofy and the left foot is called regular. Incidentally, the front foot is set at about 45 degrees to the direction of travel, the main weight rests on it, and the board is steered over it. Once that’s done, everything goes by itself, because then it’s just important to be relaxed and relaxed and concentrate on the steering. As a rule of thumb, wherever I look, there goes the board. By turning the shoulder, the direction of travel can also be influenced. But once you’ve done some laps with the board, you immediately ask yourself how you’re braking. Braking with the longboard works well at low speed if you have one foot on the ground. The foot is from the hoeplaced over the metatarsus to the top and allowed to slowly loop over the asphalt. At high speed you can best cross the board for a short time, which will slow you down immediately. If there is a danger ahead of you and all braking techniques fail, it only helps to jump off the board as fast as possible.

The right protection for longboarding

Who drove the first downhills, will certainly have made the first painful experience in the fall at the beginning. Choosing the right one protective gearcan avoid pain when falling and prevent worse. Who does not protect the head, usually plays with his life, because a fall on the helmet usually goes off lightly, a fall on the head can bring a prolonged hospital stay with it. There are some clever models for the helmets in the trade, which are not only protect, but are announced in the scene. With the purchase of such a helmet you do everything right. Also important are the slide gloves, because these are provided on the inside with a special plastic protection. In the event of a fall, this prevents the asphalt from milling a nasty pattern into the palms of the hands. When buying, you should make sure that they are comfortable and not too tight. Knee and elbow padshelp to protect the joints when falling. These should fit snugly against the body and be lashed so they do not slip when dropped. For beginners who are still unsure when driving, also recommended a well-padded pants. This is commercially available as sports pants, which can be worn under clothing. The pants have different hard padding incorporated, which protect the body from nasty bruises in the event of a fall. On the longboard shoes form after some time holes, these can be closed well with a special commercially available adhesive.

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