Longboards are awesome, from speeding down hills at 40 miles an hour, cruising around town or pulling of some cool tricks, you going to have a good time with a longboard.
Check out these guys.
So what are the best, well it depends on what your plans are, a cruising longboard is a different setup than a “go bat of hell down a hill” board. Below ware the best I have found, either because I have owned them myself or my friends have owned them.
Need for Speed
In the video above the guys are running on a Acid Addict board with Aera Trucks, they use either K3s, or K4s. The Acid Addict board is durable, it is going to last you a good few years for your slightly more expensive investment. But to be honest the board is not the critical part, as long as you get a durable board with a dropthough, which provides stability at speed.
Check these ones out they have a bit of style and have been used by the guys for a few years with out issues (click on image for more pictures):
The Aera trucks are expensive, but when you are travelling down hill at 40 miles an hour you want something engineered to hold your weight and give you a stable ride, and you can’t beat the Aera trucks for that. (click on image for more pictures)
Want ta Cruise
If you aren’t looking at barrelling down a hill at speed, then you most likely want a Cruiser, they are cheaper, because they are not engineered for the high tolerance required for super sonic speed. They also tend to have a bit more style, both in shape and graphics.
Here are some of our favorites, ranging in price from $50 bucks to $200 bucks, complete packages, everything you need to jump on the board and cruise down main street. Check em out. (click on image for more pictures)