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Does Size Matter? Longboarding Based on Length and Width

The Landyachtz 36" Switchblade Jackalope Skating is a physical form of personal expression, and choosing a longboard should be based in your own enjoyment. Skating is as creative as it is physical. Skaters ride terrain the same way dancers move to sound that inspires them. It's true that setting up a chart and saying "if you're [...]

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Style Feature: Cruising

The Dusters Endless Summer Pintail Cruising is the most common style of longboarding, and generally refers to a board that is used as a form of transportation. They are great for commuting to the office in big cities where traffic is congested, trips to the coffee shop, supermarket, or shopping mall. Cruising is also great for people [...]

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Back to School: The Campus Commuter

Back to school is right around the corner! Unlike a bicycle, some longboards are compact enough to stash in a locker or under a desk. Their smaller size makes them maneuverable to get around tight corners and practice your pedestrian slalom skills. You can get across campus quickly without the hassle of finding parking and [...]

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Kiss My Lips: Squared, Rounded, and Chamfered Wheel Styles

Wheels have 3 different lip styles; squared, rounded, and chamfered. The Arbor Summit 71mm 78a Red WheelsSquare lip have a shape and abrupt edge. This edge digs into the pavement, providing more resistance against loosing traction. These are great for carving, cruising, and downhill. Retro Freeride 72mm 80a Lime WheelsRounded lips have smooth and curved edges. These edges can not [...]

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Caleigh Illerbrun: The Artist Behind The Rayne Darkside Series

Thanks to the lovely folks at Rayne Longboards, I was able to connect (via email) with the artist behind Darkside Series, Caleigh Illerbrun. The Longboard Store: Congratulations on the Darkside Series graphics! Can you tell me a little about yourself?Caleigh Illerbrun: Thank you! I grew up in British Columbia, Canada but after University I moved to the [...]

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Mini Boards For Big Adventures

Grab a mini cruiser for the late night runs to the corner store or thrash the streets from point A to point B. Arbor 31" Sizzler Shark $170This swallowtail shape burns through sidewalks with its quick control. Take a bite out of your summer with the Arbor Sizzler Shark. Globe 33" Chromantic Tequila $140It's all [...]

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Big Cruisers For A Long Summer

The sun is out and it's time to cruise the boardwalk or local neighborhood. Go big with your cruiser this summer for chill rides and fun. Gravity: 40" Mini Kick Mai Tai Red $114A cruiser with a modern twist. The kicktail with micro drop platform spans across cruising, carving, and freestyle skating. Shake it up with [...]

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Quick Tips For The Daily Commuter

1. Wearing a durable and well fitted backpack will help you stay balanced. Pack the heavy items on the bottom and lighter towards the top. This keeps your center of balance around your waist. 2. Look for alternate routes with less traffic. Bike paths and back roads can liven up the ride with out the added [...]

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Slide Gloves 101: The Basics

(Landyachtz Space Black Slide Gloves) Slide gloves protect you during "Hands Down" slides or falls. Like many of the previous topics we've discussed on this blog, gloves are chosen around person preference. There are different features that make them more attractive to different styles of skating. Materials:Gloves with mesh and wicking fabric will help keep your hands [...]

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Bushings: A Creative Outlet Explained

The Bushing. The true quiver killer. This small component sandwiches the hanger and sits quietly around the kingpin. It can transform your ride from one extreme style to another. The various durometers and shapes allow for a creative and personalized set up. The numbers are the durometer rating of the bushing. This determines the [...]

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