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      We stock the some of the best looking and performing longboards on the market from the top brands. No matter what you like to do on your board with can find something to suit your style. If you're into downhill we have stable drop decks to keep you closer to the floor for stability and carvability, shorter more playful decks so you can still pop ollies if you need to or longer cruisers that you can carve down the street like your on a wave.  

      Everyone is looking for something different from a longboard and not just the graphics, each board will have different characteristics suited to a variety of styles. We can help narrow down your choices to find the perfect board for you!   

      If you have any more questions on the selection of landboards that we stock give us a call on 01202 738448 

      Discover the world of longboarding, where smooth rides, graceful turns, and downhill thrills await. Longboards are designed for cruising, commuting, and carving, offering riders a relaxed and versatile experience. At S2AS, we bring you a curated selection of top-notch longboards from leading brands, ensuring an enjoyable and stylish journey. Explore the key features, considerations, and our top recommendations to enhance your longboarding adventures.

      Key Features of Longboards:

      1. Deck Length and Shape:

        • Longboards are characterized by their extended deck length, providing a stable platform for riders. The shape varies, with pintails for cruising and carving, drop-throughs for stability at higher speeds, and kicktails for added maneuverability.
      2. Soft Wheels for Smooth Riding:

        • Equipped with larger and softer wheels, longboards roll smoothly over cracks and bumps. The soft wheels absorb vibrations, offering a comfortable and enjoyable ride, especially on long distances.
      3. Versatile Riding Styles:

        • Longboards cater to a variety of riding styles, including cruising, carving, commuting, and downhill riding. The diverse shapes and sizes allow riders to choose a longboard that aligns with their preferences and intended use.
      4. Sturdy Deck Construction:

        • Longboards feature a sturdy deck construction, commonly made from materials like maple or bamboo. The durability of the deck ensures longevity and stability during various riding activities.
      5. Maneuverability and Control:

        • Longboards offer excellent maneuverability and control, allowing riders to make smooth turns and carve through different terrains. The trucks and deck design contribute to the overall responsiveness of the longboard.

      Considerations When Choosing a Longboard:

      1. Deck Shape:

        • Consider the shape of the longboard deck based on your preferred riding style. Pintails are ideal for cruising and carving, drop-throughs for stability at higher speeds, and kicktails for added maneuverability.
      2. Wheel Size and Durometer:

        • Wheel size and durometer (hardness) play a crucial role in the longboard's performance. Larger and softer wheels are suitable for smooth rides, while smaller and harder wheels provide more grip for carving and downhill riding.
      3. Truck Type:

        • The type of trucks on a longboard influences its turning radius and stability. Reverse kingpin trucks are commonly used for carving and cruising, while traditional kingpin trucks may be preferred for downhill riding.

      FAQ's

      Can I use a longboard for downhill riding?

      Yes, many longboards are designed specifically for downhill riding. Look for longboards with a drop-through design, stable trucks, and features that enhance control at higher speeds.

      What is the ideal longboard for commuting?

      Longboards with a drop-through or commuter-specific designs are ideal for commuting. Consider softer wheels for a smooth ride on various surfaces and a deck shape that suits your comfort.

      Can I perform tricks on a longboard?

      While longboards are primarily designed for cruising and carving, some riders enjoy performing freestyle tricks on them. Look for longboards with kicktails for added maneuverability.


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