Top 6 Best Longboards For Cruising In 2019

Top 6 Best Longboards For Cruising In 2019

Welcome! Today we will discuss in details on which are the best longboards for cruising.

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

Magneto Longboards Bamboo Longboards for Cruising, Carving, Free-Style, Downhill and Dancing
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.

The 42 inches long deck and sand grit finish give you an amazing feeling like riding on the wind. The artist lasers manually its logo design while painting the rest of the deck. You won’t need to concern much, the paint can last very long.

With the heavy-duty trucks and ABEC 11 bearings, you have all the speed for cruising, downhill-skating and perform freestyles.

The 78A high rebound PU wheels are just right to enrich your personal experience. Also, the 70×53 mm diameters are fine for your smooth landings.

Want some extra bounces, they are the wheels you need!

Meanwhile, the grip tape can help you to control your movements easily. The price tag is higher compared to other “average” or “affordable” longboard, starting from $129.99.

Don’t hesitate to try this one!

Pros

  • Tough yet flexible bamboo wooden deck for longer usage
  • ABEC 11 maximizes your speed
  • Bouncy and smooth landing wheels

Cons

  • Expensive to certain skateboarders
  • Don’t have a wide variety of design

2. The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard Skateboard

 

 

The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard Skateboard
The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard Skateboard

If the above is a bit expensive, then you can try from Quest Longboard. The brand specializes in making longboards for many years and becomes very competitive in its reputation.

How about checking out this Champion here!

Last year, this Super Cruiser longboard (SCL) model was in the top ten best skateboards list of mine. Even now in 2019, many skateboarders still endorse it so far. What I highly recommend about SCL is its bamboo deck.

As a fact, most bamboo decks can be very expensive since you have a mix of both toughness and flexibility. However, this SCL costs around $66 for such a high-quality deck, while has the size of 44 inches.

What’s more?

The bearings for this one is standard ABEC 7, this should be fast enough for most eager skateboarders out there. As for the wheels, you can customize with any wheels that fit for longboards.

Pros

  • Tough yet flexible bamboo wooden deck for longer usage
  • ABEC 7 standardized speed
  • Authentic and original components

Cons

  • Don’t have a wide variety of design: only black and green color for this model

3. Retrospec Zed Bamboo Longboard Skateboard Complete Cruiser

 

Retrospec Zed Bamboo Longboard Skateboard Complete Cruiser
Retrospec Zed Bamboo Longboard Skateboard Complete Cruiser

This one will catch your heart if you love the vintage California look!

You still have the same 44 inches bamboo deck, yet this time there are plenty of styles and designs to pick. Depending on your taste, just take your time to pick the best style that suits you. My favorite is the Bondi Blue with eye-catching colors mix.

We don’t need to talk further about how durable bamboo wood is, as you have already known. The wood finish can actually protect the deck for many heavy grinding and cruising too.

What I love even more are its lightweight trucks!

I feel like carrying a small book regardless of the long deck. The trucks are very reactive and give lots of smooth cruising experience so far for me.

As for the wheels, I think they are fine for your general practice or daily traveling. With the 85A PU wheels, I still feel a bit of rocking when rolling over gaps and pebbles. Though the price of $60 is great for such a good longboard.

Pros

  • Tough yet flexible bamboo wooden deck for longer usage
  • ABEC 7 standardized speed bearings
  • Lightweight compared others similar longboards
  • Have a wide variety of styles and designs

Cons

  • The wheels are a bit hard for a longboard.
  • Not feeling smooth and bouncing much compared to others.

4. WiiSHAM Longboards Skateboards 42 inches Complete Drop Down Through Deck Cruiser Pr Speed

WiiSHAM Longborads Skateboards 42 inches Complete Drop Down Through Deck Crusier Pr Speed
WiiSHAM Longboards Skateboards 42 inches Complete Drop Down Through Deck Cruiser Pr Speed

From this longboard onward, I will mainly select the affordable longboards for your options.

WillSHAM is one of the fine longboards you should at least give a try. This 42 inches board deck is very thick with 9 plies of Canadian maple wood.

So you can go ahead and try everything you want!

Besides, the deck is supported by the aluminum alloy stent. It can withstand lots of force as you cruise while maintaining your balance. Be aware though, the bearings are ABEC 9 ratings so it is best to test it out first.

Otherwise, I love to suggest this longboard due to the great designs and artworks on the deck. You can pick it up for $55 and enjoy your daily cruising.

Pros

  • Tough 9 plies Canadian maple deck for withstanding damages
  • ABEC 9 high-speed bearings
  • Have a wide variety of styles and designs

Cons

  • The wheels are a bit hard for a longboard.
  • Not feeling smooth and bouncing much compared to others.
  • It is fine, for general purposes

5. VOLADOR 42inch Freeride Longboard Complete Cruiser (Drop Through Deck – Camber concave)

VOLADOR 42inch Freeride Longboard Complete Cruiser (Drop Through Deck - Camber concave)
VOLADOR 42inch Freeride Longboard Complete Cruiser (Drop Through Deck – Camber concave)

VOLADOR longboards actually offer you some unique features here!

The camber deck is rather flexible and can absorb lots of shocks when rolling on rough surfaces. Though, don’t underestimate its toughness! They consist of 8 plies natural hard rock maple which can take lots of beating.

Another unique feature that I love is the kingpin trucks. They are adjustable for 45 or 50 degree, which gives you easy movements or can make very quick turns.

The designs on the deck are very creative!

There are vintage artworks up to astonishing modern styles too. The 70×51 mm wheels are very soft with 78A PU materials. You can enjoy lots of bounces from this one.

Pros

  • Tough and super flex 8 plies hard rock maple deck for shock absorption
  • ABEC 9 high-speed bearings
  • Kingpin trucks give easy maneuver
  • Bouncy wheels for extra pops

Cons

  • Not having a wide variety of styles and designs

6. Playshion 39 Inch Drop Through Freestyle Longboard Skateboard Cruiser

Playshion 39 Inch Drop Through Freestyle Longboard Skateboard Cruiser
Playshion 39 Inch Drop Through Freestyle Longboard Skateboard Cruiser

Last, of my list, I sneak in a plastic deck to spice up our options.

I believe this is a great choice for young children to start skateboarding and cruising. The plastic deck can last twice as long as the wooden deck. Most importantly, they are super lightweight to carry around.

Don’t underestimate this longboard!

Even adults can use this for daily traveling and tricks too. I have to put it last because it does not fit for professionals. Otherwise, it is quite decent with ABEC 9 bearings, which can go very fast.

Watch out for your children with this! Cause they will have lots of fun!

The rest of this longboard gears are pretty standard with soft 78A PU wheels and lightweight aluminum trucks. It is totally worth the $48 for such a cool and reliable longboard.

Pros

  • The tough and flexible plastic deck that can last for very long
  • ABEC 9 high-speed bearings
  • Very reliable in overall
  • Has a wide variety of designs

Cons

  • Looks cheap or average
  • Not suit for professionals

 

 

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