You have just discovered that longboarding is the next best thing for you, but you find yourself in the jungle of shapes, concaves, styles of riding etc. right? No problem – we have created the Longboard Basic Guide to guide you through three episodes, to help you find the right board.
The first part is all about decks. What sizes are there? What is Flex? What is Camber? What is Concave all about? What shapes are suitable for what type of riding? All the answers to these questions and a lot more can be found in this clip.
In the second part we deal with the trucks. What size of trucks do you need based on the deck width? What is the base plate angle? What is Reverse and standard Kingpin? What kinds of Bushings are there? What is the difference between 8mm and 10mm axle pins? Which mounting kit do I need? How to use Riserpads and Angled riserpads? All the answers to these questions and a whole lot more can be found in this clip.
The third and last part is all about wheels and bearings. What size do I need? What is the difference between large and small wheels? Does the hardness affect driving behavior? What is the Hub? What is Sideset, Offset, Centerset? What do the different edges do exactly? What bearings do I need for my longboard?
All these questions and a whole lot more can be found in this third and last part.