Has your teenage kid been getting in or causing trouble more often these days, to the point that you don’t whether you should meet a therapist or your child?
It is hard to claim that I know the feeling because my babies are far from being teenagers, but I am aware that my parents have had the same experience. Yes, courtesy of my brother and me when we were much younger. I am personally not proud of the fact that most of my mom and dad’s premature wrinkles have come from always worrying whenever the two of us are out. However, we have changed since then, you know. We have decided to straighten out our acts and be more responsible as two kids who will become adults and parents someday.
That decision has come after a common friend has introduced us to longboarding. Although it is not as popular as skateboarding, I have always loved how both of my feet can be on the board without my toes or heels hanging out of it. It feels more stable than the regular board as well, which makes it easy to use even for beginners.
In case you want your kids to learn longboarding and make them want to get out of trouble as well, here are the three all-time favorite longboards you should check out.
Quest Super Cruiser Artisan Bamboo Longboard Skateboard (44-Inch)
For the past four months that my brother has been using the Quest Super Cruiser Artisan Bamboo Longboard Skateboard, I can say with utmost confidence that every single thing about this longboard is undoubtedly and irrevocably cool.
The abstract lines attached to it and the single letter Q make it so different from other boards. Its deck has the strength of maple and the flexibility of bamboo. The trucks, which are made out of aluminum, are quite rugged. They are well-working for rocky terrains. The wheels are high-quality polyurethane wheels, and they get dirty, but they almost do not get any scratch.
Deck: 44 inches by 10 inches by 5.5 inches
Wood for Deck: Multi-ply Hardwood Maple and Artisan Bamboo
Design for Deck: Original Abstract Graphics
Trucks: 7 inches, Rugged Aluminum Trucks
Wheels: 70 mm, Durable PU Wheels
Atom Pintail Longboard
Going down the steep slopes in my area is my favorite pastime, and the best way for me to be able to do it is by riding my Atom Pintail Longboard every chance that I get.
What person in his or her right mind will not think of using the Atom Pintail Longboard when it has a summery feel to it? Besides, there is no need to worry about wheel bites because this is a pintail skateboard. Meaning, it is specifically created to avoid such things.
Its bearings are just perfect for someone who likes speedy rides. Its aluminum trucks can be ridden on rainy days, and the black grip tape that is made out of aluminum oxide can cover the whole top of it. This is the reason why leaning forward to gather more speed is not a big problem at all
The wheels are very efficient that the bumps and potholes do not pose a challenge for me.
Deck: 39 inches by 9.4 inches
Weight for Deck: 4 pounds
Wood for Deck: Stiff Maple Laminate Deck
Design for Deck: PHT Graphic Material
Shape: Classical Pintail
Grip: 80 Grit Aluminum Oxide Grip Tape
Trucks: Standard Skate, Polished Aluminum Trucks
Bearings: 22 mm, ABEC 5 Bearings
Wheels: 65 mm/ 78A Urethane Wheels
Total Weight of the Longboard: 7.3 pounds
Hanger: Die Cast Aluminum Hanger
Axle: 8.5 inches, Base Chromoly Axle
Kingpins: 0.375-inch Chromoly Kingpins
Hubs: Polycarbonate Hubs
Sector 9 Peru 44″ Bamboo Complete Longboard
Downhill riding is what makes my blood boil in the right way, but I also know the risks that I will have to face if I do not make use an excellent and durable longboard for it. I am on that state of mind when my brother suggested to look for the kind of longboard that I want. To be honest, up to now, I am still thanking him for reminding me to visit an online store to find it. If not for it, I may not have a Sector 9 Peru 44” Bamboo Complete Longboard resting on my bedside table now.
The whole deck looks superb because the primary graphic at the bottom of the deck that says “Sector 9” is mimicked at the top part in a smaller size. Because it is fully made out of bamboo, it is very flexible and somewhat lighter than the others.
With my other boards, I always have to be cautious as there is no means for me to control its speed, but with this longboard that has a slightly cambered deck, I only have to move my body on either left or right to be able to control or maintain the speed that I am going at while I am riding down a terrain.
The shock pads are working perfectly that I feel almost nothing even when there are nasty bumps on my way. The soft, big wheels help me to be able to achieve a smooth ride too.
Deck: 44 inches by 9.75 inches
Wood for Deck: 7-ply Vertically Laminated Bamboo
Design for Deck: Aesthetic Graphics
Style of Deck: Slightly Cambered
Grip: Clear Grip Tape
Bearings: PDP ABEC 5 Bearings
Pads: 0.5-inch Sector 9 Recycled Plastic Shock Pads
Trucks: 10 inches, Silver Gullwing Chargers Trucks
Wheels: 75 mm/ 75A, Red Top Shelf Wheels
Center Set Wheels
Don’t wait forever before you introduce your kids to longboarding. Cheers!