What Are Cruiser Skateboards?
Cruiser skateboards are also known as mini longboards. They are small, handy boards that are very agile and responsive making them perfect for cruising around the city or travelling to school or work.
Different Types of Cruiser Skateboards
There are mainly two different types of cruiser skateboards. The wooden cruisers and the plastic cruisers which are also knows as penny boards. The main difference between the two is the flexibility and durability you have receive from each material. Most cruiser skateboards don't offer much flexibility in comparison to the penny boards and its mainly due to the material. Plastic allows the deck to bend due to the nature of the material however, it offers less durability than wooden cruisers.
Difference Between Cruiser Skateboards and Regular Skateboards
Cruiser boards are a mixture of longboards and skateboards and tend to be similar size to a standard skateboard. They come in various different shapes however, most of them have been inspired by surfing.
Most cruiser decks come with either a kicktail or double kick-tail despite the very flat deck. This makes cruisers very similar to standard skateboards however, unlike skateboards, most cruiser decks have a directional shape.
Cruiser boards trucks are larger and higher in comparison to the regular skateboards as they provide more control, flexibility and allow for larger wheels.
Cruiser skateboard wheels are usually larger and softer, providing the cruiser board with a lot of grip, speed and a extremely smooth riding experience.
Can You Do Tricks On a Cruiser Skateboard
Cruiser skateboards have been designed for cruising around urban areas and surf spots however, it is very much possible to do tricks on a cruiser skateboard. There are limitations to what tricks work on a cruiser board but there is still a wide range of tricks that are very much possible!