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Skateboarders, especially new skaters, find it difficult to distinguish between longboards and cruisers. These types of skateboards have many things in common, but several factors tell them apart.

Skaters should be able to understand the differences between longboards and cruisers to find suitable skateboards for their needs. So let’s discuss this topic further in today’s post. If you have any difficulties choosing a skateboard, I suggest you visit SkateAdvisors for further instructions on picking a suitable skateboard.

First, let’s take a look at the definition of longboards and cruisers:

Longboards: these skateboards have bigger decks, wheels, trucks than ordinary skateboards. Longboards are said to give the riders better stability and much more comfort while skating a long way.

Cruisers: cruisers (also known as mini longboards or mini cruisers) are variants of longboards but have smaller sizes.

Next, we need to understand the usage of each type. While longboards are suitable for skating over long distances or riding downhill, cruisers are preferred for short commuting in cities or everyday commute.

Finally, longboards have the peak of accelerating quickly and can travel at a high speed. On the other hand, cruisers are lightweight and are more suitable for carrying around. So why don’t skaters cruise on an ordinary skateboard? Let’s see the following drawbacks of normal skateboards when cruising:

Small size and less comfortable for skaters to travel on the street

Bad at reducing vibration and shocks caused while traveling through different terrains on the street. Due to the hard and small wheels, together with stiff decks, normal skateboards are limited in speed and then slow down your cruising experience.

The information above is the most basic knowledge about longboards and cruisers. If you need to read more in detail about these skateboards, remember to check out other articles related to this topic at SkateAdvisors.

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