Cruiser & Carving Longboards

You like it relaxed and casual? You don't always have to be the first and think that style plays an important role in longboarding? Then you are a born cruiser or carver. Here you will find a huge selection of cruiser & carving longboards. Have fun browsing! [read more]

You like it relaxed and casual? You don't always have to be the first and think that style plays an important role in longboarding? Then you are a born cruiser or carver. Here you will find a huge... learn more »
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Cruiser & Carving Longboards

You like it relaxed and casual? You don't always have to be the first and think that style plays an important role in longboarding? Then you are a born cruiser or carver. Here you will find a huge selection of cruiser & carving longboards. Have fun browsing! ###

Cruising & Carving explained

Both riding styles have many similarities, but also differences, which we explain to you here. Cruising and carving are probably the most chill riding styles that exist in the longboard scene. Here, it's simply about looking relaxed - but even that doesn't come without practice, as you may have noticed yourself. So let's take a closer look at the riding styles.

We're the coolest when we cruise

Cruising is a riding style that is often used to get the To get started in longboarding longboarding. The main goal is to move in a relaxed way. Hectic movements and changes of direction are out of the question when cruising. Instead, you can do cool tricks with a decent cruising board that are strongly reminiscent of skateboarding. This is because the decks that are suitable for cruising have nose and tail. 

In general, you can cruise with pretty much any longboard, as this is understood to be the common locomotion with the longboard (by means of pushing). However, there are also longboard decks on which cruising is less fun. These include very short or narrow decks (hardly any room to stand) and extreme downhill decks (very stiff). 

Relaxed curves - using the carving technique

If cruising seems too boring for you in the long run, maybe you can make friends with carving. Here, too, the motto is: There is power in calmness

Some people may knowcarving from skiing. This is understood to mean the very sweeping and steady curves on a slope. A very similar picture emerges when carving is mentioned in connection with the longboard. Here, too, the aim is to glide down a slightly sloping track with the smoothest possible movements. 

If you think that this can be quite fast, you can rest assured: the curves take away a lot of momentum from you and your longboard, so that you can ride down the road quite calmly.

Carving is not about reaching new top speeds. The goal of this riding style is to get as deep into the turns as possible. Professionals also talk about extremely deep turns. To achieve this, longboarders who already have enough experience squat down. As a result, carving is also reminiscent of surfing. 

To achieve the best possible carving results, these decks are equipped with various features. These include:

  • A high flex
  • Cutouts on the rollers to avoid wheelbites.
  • Often positive tension (camber) 

The flexibility and camber ensure that the board rides very soft and ideal cornering is possible. To avoid wheelbites, most carving boards have the typical recesses on the rollers. For axles and wheels of a suitable carving longboard applies: agile and grippy. This ensures you perfect cornering without slipping away.

Cruisers and carvers are, so to speak, the connoisseurs among longboarders. For them, it is not important to be the first to reach the finish line, but to experience the ride there. While cruising can be described as a basic style that every longboarder should master, carving requires a bit more practice. But once you've mastered the sweeping turns, you'll love them. 

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Cruising & Carving explained

Both riding styles have many similarities, but also differences, which we explain to you here. Cruising and carving are probably the most chill riding styles that exist in the longboard scene. Here, it's simply about looking relaxed - but even that doesn't come without practice, as you may have noticed yourself. So let's take a closer look at the riding styles.

We're the coolest when we cruise

Cruising is a riding style that is often used to get the To get started in longboarding longboarding. The main goal is to move in a relaxed way. Hectic movements and changes of direction are out of the question when cruising. Instead, you can do cool tricks with a decent cruising board that are strongly reminiscent of skateboarding. This is because the decks that are suitable for cruising have nose and tail. 

In general, you can cruise with pretty much any longboard, as this is understood to be the common locomotion with the longboard (by means of pushing). However, there are also longboard decks on which cruising is less fun. These include very short or narrow decks (hardly any room to stand) and extreme downhill decks (very stiff). 

Relaxed curves - using the carving technique

If cruising seems too boring for you in the long run, maybe you can make friends with carving. Here, too, the motto is: There is power in calmness

Some people may knowcarving from skiing. This is understood to mean the very sweeping and steady curves on a slope. A very similar picture emerges when carving is mentioned in connection with the longboard. Here, too, the aim is to glide down a slightly sloping track with the smoothest possible movements. 

If you think that this can be quite fast, you can rest assured: the curves take away a lot of momentum from you and your longboard, so that you can ride down the road quite calmly.

Carving is not about reaching new top speeds. The goal of this riding style is to get as deep into the turns as possible. Professionals also talk about extremely deep turns. To achieve this, longboarders who already have enough experience squat down. As a result, carving is also reminiscent of surfing. 

To achieve the best possible carving results, these decks are equipped with various features. These include:

  • A high flex
  • Cutouts on the rollers to avoid wheelbites.
  • Often positive tension (camber) 

The flexibility and camber ensure that the board rides very soft and ideal cornering is possible. To avoid wheelbites, most carving boards have the typical recesses on the rollers. For axles and wheels of a suitable carving longboard applies: agile and grippy. This ensures you perfect cornering without slipping away.

Cruisers and carvers are, so to speak, the connoisseurs among longboarders. For them, it is not important to be the first to reach the finish line, but to experience the ride there. While cruising can be described as a basic style that every longboarder should master, carving requires a bit more practice. But once you've mastered the sweeping turns, you'll love them. 

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