I'm FINALLY going to be able to purchase a longboard for the off-season this year - hopefully in the next month or so. I've been looking at the Landyachtz boards - I like how they tell you exactly what the board will be best used for. I'm picturing myself more as a cruiser with some carving thrown in, kind of like my snowboard style...but starting as a total beginner on a longboard. So a few questions: would I need to put griptape on the top surface? And does sizing matter? I'm 4'11 around 105lbs. Should I be shooting for something around 35 or 40? I'm stoked to finally be getting one (hopefully sooner than later!)
Edit: I see some do come with griptape...BUT it seems the exact ones I was debating between are out of stock. Hoping something I'm wanting will be back in stock by the time I'm ready to buy!
Edit2: Wiredsport I sees carries a few of the boards I was looking at! Will def be sending a PM!
Last edited by radiomuse210; 03-20-2015 at 09:33 PM.
I only got to try out my Arbor LB a few times fall of 2013. So I'm no expert, but if you plan to learn how to slide? Get wheels with a harder durometer than 78a! Mine are 78a and I suppose if I were an experienced longboarder, I could proly get it to slide. But they're WAY too grippy to learn to slide with!
Btw, the Arbor wasn't grip taped per se! It had a clear grip type treatment, coating over the top deck and graphics. (...you might ask if any of the boards you're considering have the same!) Oh, and I second or third a pm to boarderholic and joining "Silverfish!)
RM,.. Here's an Awesome motivational vid for you! [ edit ] I highly recommend opening and viewing this full wide screen on the computer or laptop with sound! It loses something on a small mobile screen!
You're only Young Once,.. but you can be Immature FOREVER!