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Cruiser / Carver


A cruiser longboard is mainly used for transportation in order to get as relaxed as possible from A to B. The shape of the deck is rather secondary. From this point of view, every longboard can be used as a cruiser. Cruiser boards usually have little to no concave to change the position of the feet on the board at any time.
Since the technical and sporting requirements of cruiser boards are rather small, these boards are mostly constructed entirely from wood. In order to achieve a maximum of

comfortable rolling you can choose a flex deck that even better dampen the ground irregularities. These boards are usually reinforced with fiberglas or carbon to achieve a flexible board without breaking (trampoline effect).
The way the trucks are mounted is more important than the shape of a longboard. Basically, a distinction is made between the dropthrough and topmount mounting.
Dropthrough mounted boards are preferred for cruising because of their low platform. This type of truck mounting makes the board flatter and more stable than a topmount board, which makes pushing and braking much more comfortable and easier. With topmount boards, the trucks are mounted from the bottom to the board. This makes it possible to stand near or on the trucks and resulting in a greater leverage effect and a more direct response. In this way, a topmount board is better suited for carving down a hill with s-shaped carves. The cruiser and carver complete boards of the following brands have proven themselves as perfect beginner boards with a good price / performance ratio and move in price range up to 200 €: Aloiki, BTFL, Mob, Globe, Long Island, Solid, Apex, Rune.
If you're looking for completes with high-quality components you should take a look at these brands: Alternative, Arbor, Airflow, Bustin, Gravity, Loaded, LGC, Omen, Rayne, Restless, Rise, Sector9, Sick of Winter.

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