I’m a girl and there’s nothing more I appreciate than great skateboard decks and some cool skating clothing. My dad’s a professional skater so I guess that’s what got me into it. By the time I was 4 years old, I was already skating down the street faster than I could ride a bike. By age 6, I was already doing ollies and kickturns. I guess you could say skating has become my life the way it’s become my dad’s. That’s why it’s really important for me to have great skating gear and skating clothing. I have a few boards, including a really cool longboard, but when it comes to finding affordable and quality gear, I like to go to GoSkateorGoHome.com because of their wide selection of gear for not only guys, but gear and skating clothing specifically designed for girls. And even though my dad says I’m as good as any guy, he also thinks it’s important to find the right boards, decks, and clothing that works for me. It’s also pretty cool that they have an entire section with gear just for girls, even though sometimes I buy things from other sections also.
The longboard is pretty much a surfboard with wheels. Described by Go Skate Or Go Home as “the stretched Hummer Limo’s of skateboards,” the longboard is designed for transportation purposes. The preferred skateboard for downhill racers and slalom racers, longboards aren’t intended for tricks in the same way as a traditional skateboard, since they’re typically heavier and bulkier.
They also usually have larger, softer wheels than skateboards, allowing them to handle rocks, sticks,
and other debris easily while also providing a smoother ride. Usually these wheels are designed to grip the road better as well, typically being made of a stronger urethane.
A longboard comes in a series of different shapes, includinging the Pintail, which is described as teardrop-shaped. There’s also Dropped Decks, with a lower middle of the deck. And of course there is the Cruiser Shape, which is somewhat similar to a regular skateboard, because it has a kicktail in the back.
However, the guys at Go Skate Or Go Home have another reason for cruisin’ on a longboard:
“What I do is I take it into stores, malls and school so all the chicks know “what’s up”. Yea, after a few minutes, they are whispering to each other “OMG, that guy’s board is SOOOOO BIG!”. It’s dope.”
On top of looking cool and riding smooth, any skater trying to get a complete skateboard collection needs to get their hands on these big ones.