Skateboards, Longboards and Cruiser Skateboards
What Are Board Sports?
Board sports are a form of extreme sports, in which various kinds of boards are used as the primary equipment. They are characterised by speed, tricks, and above all, the adrenaline rush they provide.
Some of the most common and popular on-land board sports include skateboarding, longboarding, and various forms of street surfing. They all use boards that are made up of the same parts: a deck, trucks, and a set of wheels. However, each of the sports has its own unique design and style that differentiates it from the others.
The Differences Between Skateboarding and Longboarding
Skateboarding is usually performed in the streets with smooth pavements, and in skate parks that typically feature ramps, rails, and ledges. Skateboards are designed for tricks, and are usually equipped with smaller and harder wheels.
Longboards have bigger decks, larger, softer wheels and a wider range of shapes and designs compared to skateboards. This makes longboarding a more versatile sport. It can be performed in urban environments, hilly areas, as well as in the more rugged pavements of the countryside. Longboarding includes many disciplines, from dancing to downhill, but is also a fun way of transportation.
Cruiser Skateboards include some features from both skateboards and longboards. This makes them an optimal choice for cruising around and those still looking for their technique and riding style.
The Advantages of Board Sports
Performing board sports is good for your mind and your body. They are an excellent way to improve your balance and coordination as well as providing a whole-body workout. And since you are having so much fun when riding your board, you don’t even feel like you are exercising!
Another advantage of board sports is their stress-relieving properties. They keep your mind occupied for hours, and the joy of developing skills and learning new tricks is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
Last, but not least, board sports are relatively inexpensive to start with. Beginners’ boards are affordable, and once you have your board and a set of protective gear, you are good to go. But be careful, you might get addicted to customising your board with the newest and coolest parts!