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Atom Drop Through Longboard (40 inches) Review

Longboarding is a fun thing to do. No matter what your age or occupation. It is tough to choose a longboard that satisfies all the needs of different longboard styles.

It is even harder to make a longboard that does so. However, Atom Longboards managed this unfathomable task with some oomph in the new Atom Drop through Longboard.

Today, we will review about this the best longboards for the money. Go ahead!!

It has the length that you would ideally want. The lightness, the angle of reverse kingpins as well as the strength and flex in its deck. Concave and width of the deck complete the check box test for this longboard.

Benefits & Advantages of this longboard:

Competitive Pricing: The Atom Drop Through Longboard isn’t the lightest on the pocket. However, it provides the perfect bang for its buck. You won’t rue the price for the quality of the component that it buys you.

Longevity: As one of the boards that uses a mix of maple and bamboo, it is quite a lasting longboard. You will certainly get a lot of longboarding for the price you pay for this Atom Drop Through Longboard.

Atom Drop Through Longboard - 40 Inch

Atom Drop Through Longboard – 40 Inch

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Strength & Flex: This board is made up of seven layers of maple wood in addition to two laminates of bamboo. The Maple wood provides huge amounts of strength to the deck while bamboo lends some strength of its own in addition to the characteristic flex.

Maneuvering & Cornering: The Atom Drop Through Longboard comes out of the box with some seriously tight trucks. All you need to need to do is loosen them a bit and you are ready for a great handling board that turns on a dime.

Replaceable Components: There are several parts that an enthusiast expects to be great. On this board, the bearings may leave such enthusiasts wanting. However, once replaced with a great aftermarket bearing that cost near $15, you are all set for some great action.

Looks & Styling: The Atom Drop Through Longboard is a board that may not be exciting in performance terms for enthusiasts, but it certainly has great looks. The heat transferred attractive graphics are sick and get a lot of admiring glances from onlookers.

Ride Comfort: At 40 inches in length and 10 inches in width, there is not much you can ask for. The board is great to put your feet on and just go on riding and cruising. Even for people with the biggest of feet, this board is a blessing with its broad deck and comfortable concave. Needless to say, the grip is excellent too.

Special Features:

  • Atom Drop-Through Longboard skateboard is one of the most appreciated Atom Longboards. It has been designed with a lot of user input. People like you and me have contributed to its development.
  • The board uses a combination of maple wood and bamboo. This makes the deck strong and durable for all weathers.
  • The attractive design of outer laminate bamboo is heat transfer and does not fade away quickly. Very pleasing to the eyes.
  • The great dimensions of this board are a huge pro for this board. It is made for an easy and comfortable ride. It measures 40” by 10” length by width.
  • The angle of the baseplate of the trucks to the deck is a mere 40-degrees. This increases the stability of the board even at high speeds or during other difficult maneuvers.
  • Despite its considerable length, it is pretty lightweight and indeed very easy to carry and store in a college locker.
  • Asked to describe this board, a customer was quoted as saying: “Not too long, and not too short. Perfect.”
  • Ideal to cruise on though can adapt to other purposes with a few replacements for bearings and trucks.
  • The wheels are soft rated at 78a and considerable large, thus absorb most of the shocks from the road. However, wheel bite may be a minor concern.

How to use Atom Drop Through Longboard

  • Don’t try a lot of hill bombing with this board as it is not good for such speeds.
  • Proper safety gear is crucial. Get helmets, kneecaps and elbow caps before you start.
  • For better performance, you can use better wheels, trucks, and bearings.

FAQ

One Of The Best Long Boards : Atom Drop Through Longboard - 40 Inch

One Of The Best Long Boards : Atom Drop Through Longboard – 40 Inch

1.Which user base does the Atom Drop Through Longboard target?

All of them. There’s a reason it’s called a jack of all trades. Cruise, carve, and to some extent downhill can all be done on this board.

Is this going to break easily?

Not unless you put it beneath a heavy car. It can handle light abuse, but that is not suggested.

Must I replace anything out of the box?

No. You will be completely fine with the out of the box configuration. Only advanced longboard users need to replace parts of the Atom Drop Through Longboard.

Conclusion

The Atom Drop Through Longboard, at 40 inches of length is an ideal mid-level longboard. When you are looking for an all-rounder, it can’t get much better than this. Price to features ratio is excellent.

Santa Cruz Lion God Rasta Drop Thru Cruzer Freeride Longboard Deck Complete 40” Review

Longboard Enthusiasts are very familiar with the Santa Cruz range of boards. They have a good fan following to say the least. More than anything else, Santa Cruz Longboards are best known for the impressive artwork that goes into making them. Home to the Screaming Hand, Santa Cruz have tried to attract the fans of drop thru boards as well as Bob Marley fanatics with this board.

Santa Cruz Lion God Rasta Drop Thru Cruzer Freeride Longboard Deck Complete 40

Santa Cruz Lion God Rasta Drop Thru Cruzer Freeride Longboard Deck Complete 40

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Benefits & Advantages:

Competitive Pricing: The Santa Cruz Lion God Rasta Drop Thru Cruzer Freeride Longboard is priced very competitively considering the specs that it offers. The art on it is itself a total value for the money you’ll be paying.

Longevity: You can go for miles on this Santa Cruz Longboard without any problems at all. Except for the normal wear and tear on certain parts like the wheels and bearings, it is pretty long lasting.

Strength & Flex: With a 31 inch wheelbase and 8 ply construction of the deck, the Santa Cruz Lion God Drop Thru Cruzer Freeride Longboard is a strong board. However, there is not much flex to talk of due to the all North American Maple construction of the board’s deck.

Maneuvering & Cornering: The wheels are bigger than an average 70mm but are just as soft at 78a on the durometer. This gives the board a lot of grip. However, the trucks and the entire board is set a bit soft and this gives it incredible carving and maneuvering capabilities.

Replaceable components: As is the case with the most value for money Longboards, it may disappoint enthusiasts. However, that can easily be changed with a slight reconfiguration of this Santa Cruz Longboard. You just have to put in performance bearings, better wheels and you are good to go.

Looks & Styling: This is one aspect where this board matches any Longboard at any price point. The Lion God Rasta graphics are great and look just as great in person as on screen. There is no denying this board is a head turner when you are outside with it. Ten out of ten for looks and styling.

Ride Comfort: With Large 75mm wheels that are soft, this board absorbs almost anything you throw at it. Add that to the width which is 10 inches and almost anyone, even with big feet will feel completely at home with this board.

Special Features:

  • The Santa Cruz Lion God Drop Thru Cruzer Freeride Longboard is 40” in length and 10” in width. This gives it the ideal dimension for a learner’s longboard.
  • The artwork on the board is metal ink and looks great in person. Undoubtedly the USP of this board.
  • This Longboard has got larger wheels than most Longboard that make it ideal for cruising around town.
  • This board has got a puny 2” as nose and tail each. This makes it difficult to do any stunts on.
  • The wheelbase is a good 31” and the design is Drop Thru, which makes this board close to the ground and very stable.
  • Due to the stability, unique Santa Cruz Trucks and the larger wheels, it is very easy to achieve high speeds on this board.
  • Weighing at a paltry 7 pounds, this board is very lightweight and easy to carry or store when you are not riding this.
  • The Black Santa Cruz grip tape helps in achieving good foothold on the deck.

How to Use the Santa Cruz Lion God Rasta Drop Thru Cruzer Freeride Longboard

  • To go downhill and do any sliding maneuvers on this longboard, which are difficult, get some sliding gloves beforehand.
  • The longboard should only be used with someone who knows longboarding if you are going to learn from this board.
  • Proper safety gear is of paramount importance. Get knee caps, elbow caps and helmet.

FAQ

Is this Longboard suitable for beginners?

Yes. This board is ideal if you are a beginner. Just grab your safety gear and hop on this board to enjoy the Art of Longboarding for the very first time. Great grip and easy turning will help your cause

Is this board as good in it’s looks in real life?

Certainly. The metal ink Rasta Lion God art is both attractive and inspiring.

Can I use it even if I’m not a beginner?

Yes and No. If you are not a beginner, you might want to do a few tricks on this board. Give that it lacks any sort of tail or nose, it is an embarrassment in terms of skills. Better spend some more money and get a proper trick oriented Longboard. Downhill is a pleasure on this board nonetheless

Conclusion

The Santa Cruz Lion God Rasta Drop Thru Cruzer Freeride Longboard is a value for money proposition from a longboard maker that is reputed for its styling and graphics and it doesn’t disappoint in that aspect. However, performance freak will be left wanting. Beginners’ exclusive board, this one!

Sector 9 Blue Wave Lookout Drop Through Complete Longboard Skateboard Review

When it comes to Longboards, Sector 9 are the undisputed and unrivalled leaders regarding quality and popularity. They can give any other brand a run for their money in whatever category you compare them. Sector 9 Blue Wave lookout drop through Complete Longboard is one such longboard. It is an intermediate longboard regarding the price range and is graced by some pretty sick graphic arts. At 42 inches, it is going to be your perfect outdoor partner.

Sector 9 Blue Wave Lookout dropthrough Complete Longboard Skateboard

Sector 9 Blue Wave Lookout dropthrough Complete Longboard Skateboard

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Benefits & Advantages:

Perfect Pricing: The Pricing of this product is perfect keeping in mind the quality of the components used in this Longboard. Given that you are getting a 5 ply lightweight, sturdy bamboo deck, it is a steal at this price.

Durability: All parts of the board: the deck, the tape, the trucks, the bearings and the wheels will last you several months of extensive usage. There are no issues with the quality of this board in any way.

Strength & Flex: The 5 layer bamboo laminate construction of the deck gives this Sector 9 Wave Lookout drop through longboard a tough one. The bamboo makes this board unyielding and a bit flexible at the same time. It is much better than your $100 boards and it shows.

Maneuvering & Cornering: The wheels are large, measuring 74mm and are rated 78a on the durometer. The trucks and the bearings are all a bit soft to allow for great Carving and commuting without any bumps on the curbs and cracks.

Replaceable Components: The bearings come with ABEC 5 rated lubrication. You will not complain much if you are a beginner, but if you are an advanced user, you will be left wanting. Also, the grip tape can feel a bit on the cheap side of things. Hence, it is these two things that you should seek to replace.

Looks & Styling: The wave graphics art are very attractive to say the least. Also, there are some other graphics available for those who want a different style for their board. Overall the longboard has a slick and smart appearance.

Ride Comfort: The makers of this board at Sector 9 have not left any stone unturned in making this a very comfortable board for its riders. The board has right wheelbase for stability in addition to its drop through design

Special Features:

  • The dimensions of this board are 41.125” X 9.625” (length X breadth). Hence, there is plenty of stability and foothold.
  • The 5 layer bamboo is laminated vertically on the outer side. This helps improve lateral grip when carving.
  • The board has 31 inches of wheelbase, this helps it remain stable at high speeds. You can also bomb a hill with this board if you like.
  • The trucks of this board are just a bit wider than the deck at 10 inches. It is the optimum configuration for high speed and increased stability. The trucks are Gullwing Chargers.
  • The board has all the features of a sliding board. You only need is a bit harder wheels to lose some grip for the slides.
  • The concave on the deck is perfect and helps improve the rider’s stability over the deck.
  • In case you just want to carve, the bearings are great for that and spin very freely.
  • The bottom graphic has a sandpaper-like finish, which makes it different from your run of the mill longboard visual

How to Use

  • Cruise and Carve with this board out of the box and you will have no problems.
  • Go downhill at high speeds with the Sector 9 Wave Lookout Drop Through Complete Longboard and replace by just getting better wheels and tightening your trucks.
  • Get proper safety gear including helmet, knee caps, elbow caps as well as sliding gloves.

FAQ

Can I use this longboard to bomb hills?-> Yes. Not only can you cruise and carve supremely with this longboard, but you can also use it to bomb hills with slight modification to the wheels and trucks.

How does it compare to some cheaper drop through Longboards?=Regarding build quality and ride comfort, it far exceeds anything on offer from the competition.

What are the impact of the bamboo and the concave in the ride of this longboard?-> The Bamboo allows for strength and flex in one. The concave helps keep the center of gravity closer to the ground. Hence, you get strength and stability while riding at high speeds.

Conclusion

The Sector 9 Wave Lookout drop through complete Longboard will leave you thrilled after every ride without any exceptions. If you put in some extra components, you will get even more performance for every dollar you have spent on this board.

A total steal for its price. Carve, Cruise and Bomb hills in style.

Sector 9 Sidewinder Review

Longboards have come a long way and has made a heroic entry in the realm of skateboards and longboards.

Designed especially for those people who want to reach their workplaces as soon as possible, longboards are an idyllic choice.

Today in this sector nine longboard review, I would like to jot down some important things for you guys.

Sector 9 Aperture Sidewinder Drop Through Downhill/Cruiser Freeride Complete Longboard 36

Sector 9 Aperture Sidewinder Drop Through Downhill/Cruiser Freeride Complete Longboard 36″

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Sector 9 Aperture Sidewinder Drop through Downhill/Cruiser Freeride Complete Longboard 36″ Foreword:

This long board fits for every occasion whether you are riding downhill, going for a simple cruise or roaming around the street corners.

The product has 5 bearings and Gullwing Sidewinter Trucks which lends you the facility to adjust them as per your needs.

The turns are so sharp offering you utmost ease whenever you ride it.

It is an ideal choice among the huge array of skateboards to ensure optimum satisfaction of you guys. My personal experience says just try it once and I assure you will fall in love with its amazing features. Let’s explore something more about this wonderful product.

Some Amazing Benefits

Well, this may be the very interesting section for all of you.

Soft and Smooth Wheels: It’s comfortable and smooth wheels don’t put any strain on your ankles thus keeping your feet stress-free while gliding.

Smooth Cruising: You can go for ultra smooth race owing to its smooth and flexible wheels which cruise through effortlessly.

Powerful Bearings: Flexible and quality bearings of this board make it super awesome and a must-have for every rider.

Flat and Comfortable Sole: Crafted with flat sole, it is comfy to wear for any person and when rolling down the rough terrains, you can glide it a bit. And that’s so COOL!!

Exceptional Qualities

  • Featured with triple 8 brainwaves rubber helmet, this board is perfect for sliding.
  • It is constructed with 8 ply cold-pressed maple wood which makes it durable in every type of situations.
  • Moreover, due to its size i.e. 36”, it offers the rider full control over its handling.
  • The long deck sits on the spongy wheels which kits out you to be stable while your whole journey.
  • To your surprise it has room for 190lbs of weight on it.

Hassle Free Uses of the Board

Great on ease factor, this long board equips you to roll down on a dime.

Just wear it and go out to wander off the whole city.

This product makes you to take everything into perspective and you can wrap around the corners owing to its Sidewinder truck.

Moreover, its 36” length keeps you on the track and you don’t fall down on fast downhill runs.

The control is under your feet guys and you can take some nice clicks while sliding down due to the double kingpin it has.

Safeguarding and Warranty

Well, this best longboards is great to use and highly recommended.

But it doesn’t have any warranty and you would also don’t feel the need to get it replaced due to the power packed features it offer.

And maintaining this product is not that hard as you just need to act smart and careful. Clean the long board after regular intervals to relish it for years.  

Frequently Ask Question (FAQ)

How much it weighs? -> 6.9 pounds

How are trucks designed? They are amazing with super stable power providing splendid turns and carve.

How much weight can it hold?-> Don’t ride it if you are more than 190lb.

Are the trucks upgradable?->Yes, of course they are!! Just visit any long board retailer and you are set to rock.

The Last Word

Overall, the product (Sector Nine Aperture Sidewinder Drop through longboard) is perfect and enjoys customer rating of 4.7 stars (when i write this review) and personally I would give it 5 stars. I am very much satisfied with its usage and assure you would also love it.  Happy shopping!!

Quest Super Cruiser Artisan Bamboo Longboard Skateboard Review

Skateboarding is a very popular sport in the summer. Even if you do not consider it as a sport but as a means of going about from one place to another, it is a beautiful and exciting prospect. Whether you want to roam in the town or go to the beach, it’s perfect. The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard Skateboard is ideal for both beginners and pros alike.

Made of the finest hardwood and covered in Bamboo textures, the Quest Super Cruiser Longboard is a long, trustworthy and durable piece of longboard skateboard. It is a 44-inch skateboard but is very light when its dimensions are taken into account.

The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard Skateboard

The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard Skateboard

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It’s form, size, shape and weight make the Quest Super Cruiser Longboard skateboard the perfect fit for several requirements. If you are a first timer hoping to learn skateboarding over the summer, this board is made to last all your falls and mishaps. On the other hand, if are returning to skateboarding after a decade of hiatus, this is the perfect skateboard to help you come to grips with the excitement of skateboarding.

For those who have been regularly practicing and developing their skills, this board can help you reach the next level with its precise and instinctive maneuvering.

Benefits & Advantages of this board:

Affordability: The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard Skateboard is a very affordable skateboard and suits even those who do not have very deep pockets. Its utility far surpasses the price one pays for the board.

Longevity: It is strong, durable and sturdy to help those still learning the trade of skateboarding. Whether you like to cruise or carve, it is not going to disappoint you, not in a long time.

Strength:Because very high-quality hardwood is used this skateboard is just as lightweight as it is strong. The strength of the Quest Super Cruiser Longboard Skateboard comes from its unique use of natural as well as artificial materials. Its weight remains lighter because of the use of Aluminium and Polyurethane in critical components.

Great Maneuvering and Cornering: The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard Skateboard has proper maneuvering and controlling, you can start experimenting with some basic stunts and skills. It doesn’t matter if you want to go slow and steady or fast and then cruise, carve, etc. There is enough maneuvering capability to get it done, every time. It is also easy on your feet and ankles.

Durability of Exhaustible components: The wheels are made of Poly Urethane, making them very long lasting hence reducing maintenance costs. They are also very slow in terms of layer depletion. Besides, the use of PU reduces the production of heat over continuous usage and hence increases the lifetime.

Looks and Presence:The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard skateboard is built in a bright shade of Bamboo, you will not go unnoticed. At the same time, it is not overtly loud and just manages to grab enough attention.

Design and Ergonomics: The Quest Super Cruiser longboard skateboard is designed to be very stable and easy to ride. No matter what form of skating you undertake with this board, the design allows you to do it. People tend to fall in love with its design and functionality over time.

No doubt, it is the best longboards for your, check price in link below:

Special Features:

  • The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard Skateboard uses Plastic, Polyurethane, Aluminium & Hardwood in its construction.
  • Use of a combination of hardwood and bamboo textures allows this to be durable, sleek and stylish all at the same time.
  • Very easy to clean because of the outer layer, hence remains new and beautiful longer than most other skateboards.
  • Very stable because of its length. Therefore it provides you with a sense of security when going from beginner to advanced.
  • Use of Aluminium in the trucks makes them strong, yet keeps the weight of the skateboard light.
  • The length of Aluminium trucks is 7-inches hence the skateboard is stable at higher speeds.
  • The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard Skateboard weighs a paltry 10 pounds despite having the following proportions: 44’’ long, 10’’ wide and 5.5’’ high.
  • The wheels used are 80A measured on the rubber hardness chart, proving there durability. There dimensions are 70X51 mm.
  • The bearing used are ABEC5 that also have hollow risers. When need be, they can be replaced by an after-market product of choice

How to use this product

  • If you are a beginner, you first need to find a friend to start learning from.
  • Get proper safety gear like helmets, knee protection as well as other trivial stuff.
  • Start at a place where traffic is minimal & the track is wide enough to practice.

Maintenance, Warranty Status & Cleaning

  • Maintenance is quite simple and easy. Cleaning the surface with a wet and soft cloth on a regular basis keeps it looking fresh and new.
  • Bearings on the board can be replaced with several of the popular after-market products. Hence maintenance in the most obvious parts is easy to do.
  • If you have a toolkit and the product is out of warranty, repairing it is very easy.
  • Warranty of the manufacturer can be availed directly from the Amazon product page of Quest Super Cruiser longboard skateboard

FAQ

Is it a good ‘first skateboard’?

Yes! It is great for learners

Is the Quest Super Cruiser longboard skateboard viable for heavy people?

Yes, its strong built is good for people of both athletic built as well as people who are looking at skateboarding as a means to lose weight.

Is there a popular age group that this skateboard is most suitable for?

No, anyone can use Quest Super Cruiser longboard skateboard irrespective of their age. It is equally suitable to everyone.

Conclusion

The Quest Super Cruiser longboard is good for both learning and carving. People can learn to skate on this very durable skateboard and can also master a certain set of skills.

At a very affordable price, Quest Super Cruiser longboard skateboard is the best choice for beginners or as a second skateboard for pros. It is durable and strong and can get you through several falls without breaking and making a huge dent in your pocket.

What Are Best Sector 9 Longboards For You In 2018?

When it comes to longboard brands, there aren’t many that can be compared to Sector 9. The brand was founded in the early 90s and has since made itself one of the biggest names of longboards based out of California. In more than just over two decades of existence,

What Are Best Sector 9 Longboards For You

What Are Best Sector 9 Longboards For You

Sector 9 is established as one of the most popular longboard brands. And with the list best sector 9 longboards recommended in below, we hope that you will pick the best for your friend or yourself easily.

Sector 9  is known as the most consistent and quality Products Company that makes longboards these days. Whether you are looking for a cruiser or a hill bombing longboard, Sector 9 will have a board for you, an excellent one. So let’s have a look at some of the best longboards from Sector 9.

Our Pick: Top Best Sector 9 Longboard 2018

1. Sector 9 Drop Through Bamboo Lookout II Green Wave Complete Downhill Longboards Skateboard 9.6" x42

Sector 9 Green Wave Lookout II Drop-Thru Bamboo Complete Downhill Longboard Skateboard - 9.6" x 42"

Sector 9 Green Wave Lookout II Drop-Thru Bamboo Complete Downhill Longboard Skateboard - 9.6" x 42"

Value for Money
  • The Sector 9 boards are not known to be cheap, but being value for money is its USP.
Great Components:
  • No need to change the bearings or wheels upon arrival. You can trust them with your ride.
Attractive Graphics:
  • There’s no way we can take this part out of the equation when considering a new board. Sector 9 gives you something that will turn heads on this board.

Qualities

  • Close to $180, it is not a cheap longboard from Sector 9. However, it is one of the values for money prospects for you to go for.
  • As the name says, this Sector 9 longboard is a Downhill Longboard and is built to suit the needs of downhill.
  • The laminated bamboo built gives this board’s deck a great feel at high speeds and city cruising alike. It’s a perfect deck with great stiffness and flex.
  • Different parts like bearings and wheels are of great quality and you wouldn’t need to replace them out of the box.
  • May sometimes get dirty due to the clear grip tape, but that can be resolved by using cleaners.
  • At 8 pounds, it is not exactly lightweight but is convenient to carry nonetheless.
  • The trucks are 10” Gullwing and they fit perfectly with the deck width.
  • The drop through construction along with the deck and trucks makes it a perfect board for downhill. However, you can do so much more on this board.

2. Sector 9 Fractal Complete Skateboard 9” X 36"

Sector 9 Fractal Complete Skateboard, 9.0 x 36.0-Inch

Sector 9 Fractal Complete Skateboard, 9.0 x 36.0-Inch

Affordable: 
  • Though not cheap, this Sector 9 Fractal Longboard is very affordable.
Design: 
  • There will never be issues like wheel bite on the deck and other design issues that plague cheaper boards.
Ease of carrying and storage:
  •  It is not insanely long and large, hence storing it in your college locker is easy.

​Qualities

  • Regarding pricing, this board has enough positives to merit its price. It is not an expensive board for what it offers.
  • The dimensions of this board are comfortable enough for most people. The width of the deck gives enough foothold while the length and wheelbase offer a comfortable
  • The Fractal Complete Longboard is a hybrid in a way. It treads on the length factor of skateboards and longboards at 36” of length.
  • This board is designed especially to manage tight turns like the ones you normally do on a skateboard.
  • The graphics on the Sector 9 longboard are absolutely attractive and grab a lot of attention if that is your thing.
  • The 8 ply maple construction and absence of bamboo reduce the availability of any significant flex on this deck.
  • There is, however, some camber on the deck to compensate for the absence of bamboo.
  • Due to its relatively small length, the board weighs just 7 Hence, transportation is easy.
  • The trucks are Gullwing Sidewinder and offer great turns and comfort against potholes and the like on your ride surface.
  • You can cruise and carve with ease on this board. Though slightly small wheels don’t allow very high speeds.

FAQ

 
1. What purpose does this longboard serve?
2. Is this good as a daily commuter?
3. What are the shortcomings?

2. Sector 9 Striker Complete Longboard

 
Sector 9 Striker Complete Skateboard, 10-Inch, Red

Sector 9 Striker Complete Skateboard, 10-Inch, Red

Material Quality:
  • Starting from the deck and ending at the wheels, with everything in between: all components are of the highest quality.
Great Looks:
  • The graphics and design are attractive and practical at the same time.
Utility:
  • Great for cruising and carving around town and on the pavements. Park, campus or pavement. Nothing matters.

Qualities

  • The board forays into the expensive graph of the price map.
  • The looks, color, and graphics scream loud from the world go. So this is not an understated board by any means, it attracts a lot of attention.
  • The dimensions of this board are 5-inch width and 36.5 inches in length.
  • The drop through formation of the longboard keeps the rider closer to the ground and more stable as a result.
  • The board has a camber on its deck as well as a kicktail to help you perform some of your favorite tricks with it.
  • The Sidewinder II trucks are great for all terrains and styles of your longboarding.
  • The board has superior materials in its construction: bamboo core and fiberglass make for great flex and durability of the deck. You get your money’s worth with this Sector 9 Striker Complete Longboard.
  • With the advanced materials and only a 5 ply construction, it is lightweight as well. Easy to ride, easier to carry and store.
  • If cruising and carving are your interests, this is the board for you. No arguments.

FAQ

1. Is this worth the money I pay for it?
2. What can I use it for?
3. What can I not use it for?

Finally, with the list of Sector 9 longboards above, we hope that it is useful for you. And you can view more information at this article - best longboard brands

What Are The Best Longboards For Cruising In 2018

Longboards are getting a lot of attention nowadays as they are used primarily for downhill racing and Cruising.

We bring you here 5 of the best longboards available on the market today and find out why they are such a magnet for an ultimate experience both for starters and professional skaters across the United States.

What Is The Best Longboards On The Market

What Is The Best Longboards On The Market

1. Atom Drop Deck Longboard (41-inch)

Atom Drop Deck Longboard (41-inch)

Atom Drop Deck Longboard (41-inch)

Seek by most riders because it is ideally conducive for downhill carving, the Atom Drop Deck Longboard is 41-inch in length.

This one hell of a longboard has big wheels and axles which can carry heavy loads, pressures, and stresses associated with the run and tricks.

The grip tape is also so effective, gripping is totally tacit wherever you cruise, hence, stability is assured.

This board fits starters in any weight because of rigid and strong construction of the trucks (some riders weighing more than 250lbs and 6’1” tall claimed that this longboard can easily carry them).

It has fully laminated maple deck and durable bearings (ABEC 9 type) equipped with heavy-duty lubricants. These bearings have a longer lifespan compared to other brands.

The Atom 41-inch Longboard can drop off all of its opponents really dead!

Pros

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    The deck is recommended for heavily built skaters who want speed
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    Ideal wheel diameter of 245mm (9.6 inches) for faster speed without the bump
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    Axles have strong construction with bigger diameter for added safety
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    Users will feel the effectiveness of the 80S Griptape used in this product
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    A fraction of the price compared to other upscale brands
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    Comes complete with basic accessories
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    Classified as a Reverse King Pin (RKP) longboard trucks which signify quality
Cons
  • Initial purchase does not include All-In-One Skate Tools and the replacement bearings, but they can be bought separately
  • Some skaters complained about the trucks that cushion
  • Some buyers were astounded finding the bolts and nuts not tight enough. Anyways, better check yours when your package arrived and tighten those loose screws before riding on it

2. Quest Super Cruiser “The Original” Artisan Bamboo and Maple Longboard Skateboard (44-inch)

The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard Skateboard

The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard Skateboard

The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard Skateboard comes in various colors (Purple, Green, and Black). The black one is considered the top choice, not only because of its handsome look. And wait until you find its signature Artisan Bamboo and Maple Deck that is 44 inches long.

Some more than satisfied users of this stunning and durable longboard attested that they utilized this sporting equipment not just for cruising but also when they go to work every day. The reliable bearings (this product uses the Genuine ABEC 7 speed bearings) has low maintenance and can withstand harsh environment any time of the year, hence, it can serve you well beyond your expectations. You can definitely rely on the bearings’ durability.

This “Original” Longboard Skateboard from Quest is highly recommended for beginners which can “go through any crack or bump”. The deck width of 9 inches (the widest curve) is also superb for novices which make balancing easier.

Pros

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    The multi-ply deck is more rigid and shaped aerodynamically make cruising easier
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    Made manually by expert craftsmen so you are assured of its safety and durability
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    Aluminum trucks are really large (7-inch diameter) and corrosion-free
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    Speed can be easily controlled due to larger diameter of wheels
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    Made from lighter materials so 8-10-year-olds (and over) will not have a hard time using this product
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    A 230-lb rider can easily use this Quest Longboard without a hitch
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    Easy to maneuver because of the aerodynamic design

Cons

  • Initial purchase does not include All-In-One Skate Tools and the replacement bearings, but they can be bought separately
  • Some skaters complained about the trucks that cushion
  • Some buyers were astounded finding the bolts and nuts not tight enough. Anyways, better check yours when your package arrived and tighten those loose screws before riding on it

3. Atom Drop-Through Longboard (41 Inch)

Atom Drop Through – 41 Inch

Atom Drop Through – 41 Inch

The Atom Drop-Through Longboard has a smaller wheel diameter of 5 inches which uses an ABEC 5 type of bearings. Although it has smaller axles, this longboard is still ideal for starting riders without a sense of balance. This “sexy and slim” longboard will give you the edge in gliding and cruise all with its lighter weight.

The deck is constructed with ample amount of flex where dropping from higher altitude creates minimal vibration. Some skaters advice to “lose the trucks a bit especially if you want to carve” to have a nice landing even on rough terrain. This product is also a great gift for loved ones or friends during the holidays or birthday celebrations.

The Atom Drop-Through Longboard is specially designed with Reverse King Pin (RKP) trucks. This longboard has an axle size of 245mm (9.6 inches) and a Super High Rebound (SHR) urethane wheels that is why most greenhorns prefer this brand.

Pros
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    Comes completely assembled when your package arrives
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    Perfect for veteran riders where lightness is needed for aerial and spinning tricks
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    Thin deck made from laminated maple
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    The wheel size of 5 inches is preferred by more beginners
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    Can cruise tight corners with ease and confidence
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    Stock parts (such as bushings, trucks, wheels, bearings) don’t need immediate replacement even for heavy users
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    A low-maintenance sport equipment
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    Handsome look with new generation of graphic design
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    Urethane wheels have dimensions of 70X46mm, a perfect size for veteran and novice riders who want free-movement on any surface
Cons
  • Although totally assembled upon shipping, it is better to check the item and tighten the bolts and nuts with the corresponding tool
  • With maximum weight requirement for rider up to 200lbs
  • The provided bearings are lubricated with thick grease, expert users recommend to replace it with machine oil for smoother ride

4. VOLADOR 42-inch freeride longboard complete cruiser (drop through deck -camber concave)

VOLADOR 42-inch freeride longboard complete cruiser (drop through deck -camber concave)

VOLADOR 42-inch freeride longboard complete cruiser (drop through deck -camber concave)

As we surf through the reviews, we find the VOLADOR 42-inch Longboard as a perfect transportation means mostly for college and high school students living near their schools. Its 180mm strong hangers and aluminum die-cast trucks are something riders want for reliable cruising even in frigid weather. The wheels are sized accordingly (9-inch) using ABEC 9 bearings.

But other enthusiasts younger than 9 years old and even older find this 42-inch longboard cruiser as stable and strong enough for any ages. In fact, more than dozens of moms attested that they have sons more than 6’ tall (they are definitely older than 17 years old) who enjoyed using this brand. It’s no wonder that this amazing cruiser fits all!

Additionally, the aluminum trucks are equipped with shock absorber providing flexibility at any angle. This brand also offers diverse colors and designs that can fit even young female riders.

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    The deck is consists of 8-ply of natural hard rock maple with environment-friendly materials
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    High-speed lubricant on bearings make ride smoother with minimal vibration
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    First-time owners will find this board user-friendly
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    Easier to balance than a pintail
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    he artisan design is innovative with its aluminum 7-inch RKP trucks can be adjusted (on a 45 or 50-degree angle)
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    Available in classic and even modern looks (pick the one that attracts you most)
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    Lightweight with a 9-inch deck width
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    Veteran skaters admire the 34-inch wheelbase
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    Majority of users found out that this beast has precise timing and reliable responsiveness
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    The price is reasonable for its various features and effectivenes

Cons

  • First-time users may find the wheels to wobble a little bit because of the softness compared to other brands of the same category, but the effect is only temporary
  • Changeable wheels much to the liking of owners

5. Ten Toes Board Emporium Zed Bamboo Longboard Skateboard Cruiser

Ten Toes Board Emporium Zed Bamboo Longboard Skateboard Cruiser

Ten Toes Board Emporium Zed Bamboo Longboard Skateboard Cruiser

Ten Toes Board Emporium offers excellent longboards. The zed longboard is made of a bamboo maple hybrid.

The bamboo gives the board some flex and keeps it lightweight, while the maple helps the board maintain strength.

The board is cut into a cruiser shape. This allows the board to have little resistance as you ride along.

The board is 44.1 inches long and  9.4 inches wide at its widest point. It also stands 5.1 inches off the ground which makes balancing easy.

This board is also lightweight weighing only 8 pounds which means it is easy to carry or throw into a backpack when you are not riding it.

The hardware on the Ten Toe Board is also top quality and easy to switch out if you want to make it customized.

The trucks on this longboard are lightweight aluminum, but they are still rugged and can take a beating. The trucks measure 7 inches which allow for good clearance and spacing.

It is also equipped with smooth gliding kingpin trucks that have abec-7 bearings and PU cast Black bushing-90a which provides for a smooth ride. Another thing that helps the trip be smooth are the large wheels.

The wheels are 70mm x 51mm 85a PU wheels with rock fish finish. These wheels can handle all kinds of terrain and can take you anywhere. The rock fish finish gives the wheels superior grip compared to other wheels.

This board also incorporates milled wheel wells. This gives the wheels plenty of room to spin and reduces wheel bite. Wheel bite is pretty much completely eliminated making your ride smooth.

Another thing providing a smooth ride is the riser pads between the trucks which help reduce the vibration. This means you can ride for longer periods before you start feeling it in your body.

Most users are really happy with this board and enjoy it for a long time. They like how it is true to color and easy for new people to learn on.

Some complaints have occurred though about this board, but they aren’t faults of the board. The thing with longboards is you have to do proper maintenance to keep them in working order.

A lot of the complaints have been things that people should have prevented by taking care of their board. Every so often you should oil the bearings, clean the board, and make sure all the screws are tight. If you do these things, then this is a great board.

Recommendations

There you have it, skaters and proud parents of responsible riders! Our list of 5 Best Longboards currently sweeping the craze will give you some ideas on how to pick the right one for you or your loved ones. This sporting activity will keep your kids away from the sedentary lifestyle, especially the proliferation of electronic gadgets (such as mobile phones, computers, video games, etc.) that make them inactive and couch potatoes.

Investing a little amount of time and money for your children’s health is definitely priceless. Even young individuals or professionals have now the chance to shift gear and pack their longboards for a changing lifestyle for better health. But our discussion does not end here.

All brands are conducive for beginners and pros alike, while some brands have two or more colors to choose from, the Atom Drop-Through Longboard has the most vivid colors and design graphics.

All of these products have durable materials but with different sizes of wheels and trucks. Hence, they have different speeds which, depending on the skills of the rider, one of the boards should be perfect for one’s need and expertise. But the one that captures our imagination is the Atom Drop-Through Longboard and which we highly recommend both for beginners and expert riders. Your investment will be truly worth every penny for this product.

Conclusion

A longboard differs from a skateboard in such a way that the former is longer than the latter.

The longboards is also faster because of larger wheel size, is considered to have a more precise hardware, and has rigid construction materials compared to a conventional skateboard. Additionally, longboards are usually of a length that exceeds 36 inches.

Longboards are gaining more popularity from outdoor sports enthusiasts because of the diversity of tricks that can be done using this kind of board.

As professional longboarders always say, there is no wrong or right deck for willing and learning surfboarders. Even if we have shown you the 5 Top Longboards to hit the market, there is one that excels above the rest. Our choice for the Atom Drop-Through Longboard as the finest of them all speak for itself!

I’m interested to hear which best longboard for the money you end up going with – let’s get a discussion going in the comments here and if you enjoyed this article, please share on social media!