Being skateboarders, or more specifically, longboarders, we always find it extremely frustrating when in the city. And the reason is mostly because many vehicles don’t like skateboarders. This makes traveling in the city not a very good experience for skateboarders.
That being said, you’ll surprise to find out about the amazing cities in our list that are considered as longboarding havens. Here you’ll find a lot of fellow skateboarders who share the same interest of longboarding, experience amazing friendly attitudes from the locals, and most importantly, gain access to awesome longboarding tracks.
1. Los Angeles, USA
This is probably one of the best cities in the world to do all sort of things. From experiencing the beautiful sceneries, surfing the majestic waves on the beaches, experiencing the nightlife of American young people, and best of all, cruising through the town on your longboard. You’ll find a lot of fellow skateboarders here who share the same interest as you.
In my experience, I highly suggest checking out these affordable brands first before heading for those hardcore and expensive longboards. These longboards are both beginners friendly and professional to try as well.
I promise you won’t regret owning one of these brands’ longboard. Their speed is decent and very reliable for daily usage. Once you have skate long enough, then you can pick your favorite later.
Top 6 Best Longboards For Cruising Review 2019
1. Magneto Longboards Bamboo Longboards for Cruising, Carving, Free-Style, Downhill and Dancing
Let’s get started with the best longboards in my personal opinion!
Magneto might not a famous brand, but I really enjoy being versatile. If you pick this longboards, you definitely don’t have to worry about its quality. Making from tough bamboo wood, it can take lots of grinding before retirement.
It’s not exaggerating to say that the true beauty of the Sidewinder Series lays in the trucks. Many people make a simile that assembling these trucks to a skateboard is akin to the additional joints your fingers have. And that’s not wrong, at least from my experience.
This article today will share the insight from my personal exploration as to what makes the Gullwing Sidewinder II Trucks become such that famous. Read on!
About the Sector 9 Gullwing Sidewinder II Longboard/Skateboard Trucks
Actually, this set of two is a great collaboration between Sector 9 and Gullwing – two of the world leading brands in the skateboarding industry. Whilst Sector 9 is specialized in manufacturing high-quality skateboards, its sister company – Gullwing – is more about unbeatable trucks.
Exactly, the Sidewinder II Trucks are produced by Gullwing to use on all of the Sector 9’s complete boards with the aim of bringing the pillars of strength underneath your feet.
They come in two base plate width options: The 9” and the 10”. But in general, both of them have some basic specs:
Bushing Durometer & Shape: 89A Barrel/Cone
Hole Pattern: 6
My Testing Results
Before bringing these trucks home for a test, I had done some research about them and found out two highlights:
Quick, responsive turning radius
Phenomenal carving performance
They are mentioned mostly by customers and even the manufacturer. So, I wonder if they are true or not? Besides, are some other skeptics like “Is it good at downhill riding?”, “Is it just good when pairing with the Sidewinder Series Longboard Deck?” and “Which deck shape must they be set up on?”.