What longboard decks are there?
Just like the normal skateboards, there are longboards for different applications and driving style very different decks. Here times the most important in a small Übersicht:
Cruising decks are, as the name suggests, used for "just cruising around" or really as a means of transportation. The focus is on handling and manövability in addition to the nice look. Since they are mostly hard to medium flex level, pure wooden boards are often used for this purpose. If you want more flex, it must already be a composite constructions with verstärkungslagen.
The Freeride Deck is a good &um;transition from skateboard to longboard, as it comes closest to a skateboard in terms of functionality. Tricks, slides and maneuvers are also loosely possible with the Freeride.
Dancing comes from a technique in surfing called "boardwalking." Like dancing, it involves spinning and running movements. For a better executability these "Dancer boards" have a weaker concave and extended ends with "Nose" and "Tail"
Surf skating is becoming more and more popular, and the idea is actually what brought skating to life in the first place: to move on land as if riding a wave. To do this, special axles are used, which allow much tighter turnsöglichen. These "surf trainers" are usually between 70 and 88 cm long and have only a slight kick tail and little concave.
Downhill decks are designed for fast approaches. The rollers are exposed through the cut-outs to avoid roller-board contact, because that can lead to fast, uncomfortable braking actions, which are not wanted at all in downhill ünscht. Eigetlich were the first longboards made specifically for downhilling to get more stability in the rapid rides. So long decks and the rollers further apart.
With flex levels is called the Härte- or also flexilitätsgrads of the decks, which arise during the construction by the different materials:
- Stiff (hard).
- Medium (medium).
- Flexy (soft)