Are Longboards good for beginners?
What you have to ask first is are Longboards easy to ride? Yes! If you are looking to just ride it around to get from A to B. But there are a lot of different types of Longboards out there, Longboards come in all different shapes and sizes. The most common are pintails, drop-throughs, drop-downs and dancing Longboards. Beyond this there are many other more specialised varieties, like downhill and free ride Longboards, pumping/long-distance boards, oversized Skateboards and more. These are more optimised for certain types of Longboarding.
We recommend beginners to start with a Cruiser Skateboard. If you’re looking for a beginner Longboard Cruiser, we recommend a long, wide board and deck, this is considered a drop through. The drop through will lower your centre of gravity. The wheels should be large/soft, 60mm-80mm / 77a-83a, so they can easily roll over cracks/bumps. The trucks should be reverse kingpins, so they’ll be stable at higher speeds.