The history of skateboarding is closely tied to that of surfing, the consensus is that in the 1950’s a group of surfers decided to make the most out of the flat wave days, and they created the first generation of skateboards by putting wheels on wooden planks, hence the sport of skateboarding was born. The sport has evolved since to be a icon of its own spawning different categories within and different styles of skateboards.
Longboards are a later development in the Skateboarding revolution of the 50’s that has become more and more popular in recent years. Longboards are characterized by being… well longer than a cruiser and generally lower to the grown. Making it a smooth roller perfect to travel longer distances and providing more foot-room. These style boards are popular with commuters, boardwalk users, and recreational skaters.
Cruiser boards are often the more popular choice for non-skate park skaters. They often have kicktails, but are more designed for simply cruising around. The decks are typically mid-length. Cruisers are versatile and maneuverable, making them good for cruising the streets. Check out our cruiser skateboards selection.