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  1. Fast Holiday Shipping

    Fast as Frosty: Holiday Gifts on the Express Lane to Your Doorstep!

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving Sale On All Longboards And Skateboard Parts

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  3. Kicktail vs. Pintail: Choosing the Right Longboard Shape for Your Ride

    Kicktail vs. Pintail: Choosing the Right Longboard Shape for Your Ride

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    Longboarding is a thrilling and versatile sport that offers a wide range of options when it comes to choosing the perfect board. Among the many factors that influence your longboarding experience, the shape of the board is a critical one. Two popular shapes, the kicktail and pintail, offer distinct riding experiences. In this blog, we'll explore the differences between having a kicktail on a longboard versus a flat pintail, helping you make an informed decision when selecting the right board for your style.

    Kicktail Longboards: Versatile and Playful

    Kicktail longboards are designed with a raised, uptur

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  4. The Pintail Longboard Skateboard

    The Pintail Longboard: A Classic Shape with a Rich History

    Longboarding is not merely a sport; it embodies a lifestyle, culture, and a connection to the past. At the heart of this subculture lies a classic shape - the pintail. In this essay, we will delve into the history of pintail longboards, exploring their origins, unique characteristics, and enduring appeal.

    The Birth of Pintail Longboards

    To understand the pintail's significance, we must travel back to the early days of longboarding. Originating in California in the 1950s, longboarding started as an adaptation of surfboards for land use. However, these early boards had their limitations. They were often too narrow and lacked the stability required for downhill cruising and sharp turns. This gap in functionality gave rise to the pintail.

    The pintail longboard design drew inspiration from traditional surfboard shapes, particularly the classic longboard surfboards. The goal was to provide longboard

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  5. What is a longboard skateboard?

    What is a longboard skateboard?

    A longboard is a type of skateboard that is longer and wider than a traditional skateboard. Longboards are typically made of maple or bamboo, and they have larger wheels that make them more stable and easier to ride over rough terrain. Longboards are often used for cruising, carving, and downhill racing.

    What are the different types of longboards?

    There are many different types of longboards available, each with its own unique purpose. Here are some of the most popular types of longboards:

    • Cruiser longboards: Cruiser longboards are designed for cruising around town or campus. They are typically lightweight and have large, soft wheels that make them smooth and comfortable to ride.
    • Carving longboards: Carving longboards are designed for carving, which is a type of skateboarding that involves making long, sweeping turns. Carving longboards have a longer wheelbase and more concave than cruiser longboards, w
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  6. Making a homemade longboard skateboard from scratch is a complex

    Making a homemade longboard skateboard from scratch is a complex process that requires a lot of woodworking skills, tools, and materials. Here is a general step-by-step guide on how to make a wood longboard:

    1. Choose the Wood: Select a high-quality hardwood that is strong, durable, and flexible. Common types of wood used for longboards include maple, birch, bamboo, and walnut.

    2. Cut the Wood: Using a saw, cut the wood into the desired shape and size for the longboard deck. It is recommended to use a jigsaw or band saw to cut the curved shape of the deck.

    3. Shape the Deck: Use a router or sandpaper to shape the deck and create a concave or convex shape that fits your riding style.

    4. Sand the Deck: Use sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges and create a smooth surface for the deck.

    5. Apply the Finish: Apply a finish of your choice, such as tung oil or polyurethane, to protect the wood from m

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  7. Skateboarding and longboard skateboarding have a wide variety of shapes and styles

    Skateboarding and longboard skateboarding have a wide variety of shapes and styles because different shapes and styles are designed for different purposes and preferences of riders. Here are some examples:

    1. Deck shape: The shape of the skateboard deck determines how the board feels and performs. For example, a wider deck with a longer wheelbase is more stable, while a narrower deck with a shorter wheelbase is more nimble and maneuverable. A concave shape can provide more control, while a flat shape is better for cruising.

    2. Deck length: The length of the skateboard deck also affects its performance. Longer boards are better for cruising and carving, while shorter boards are better for tricks and street skating.

    3. Truck width: The width of the skat

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  8. New Grip Tape Scraps

    We put new grip tape scaps on the site in the grip section. 

    Grip Tape Scraps: We pick random solid and graphic patterns so you can create your own funky grip job. We have about 20 patterns and 7 solid colors to choose from. 

    42” 5 random patterns
    48” 6 random Patterns
    60” 7 random Patterns

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  9. New Fall Custom Grip Tape

    New Fall custom griptape for longboards. We also added a new Halloween custom grip tape to the inventory for the first time in 12 years. We hope you like it. 

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  10. More Painted Decks Colors

    More Painted Decks Coming Your Way!!

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