Hardware Advice: Bearings

July 5, 2009 · Filed Under Longboard · Comment 
Longboard-Bearings

Longboard-Bearings

Many off the rack longboards come with cheaper bearings. Typically you will see Abecs on there which are cheap and saved the company money. That is why most serious riders build their own. No problem though if you are trying to upgrade your board. You are going to save yourself on maintenance in the long run. The Powel-Peralta bearings offer a removable panel. You can simply remove and regrease as needed to keep them in good working order. You may have to pay a little more, but you are not going to need to replace them nearly as much as other brands. There are some new competitors out there, so take a look at those as well when looking for longboard bearings.

Hardware Advice: Trucks

July 2, 2009 · Filed Under Longboard · Comment 
Randal Trucks

Randal Trucks

If you are going to be a downhill racer, then Randal trucks are the way to go. Randal trucks are regarded as the premium option for reaching speed of 35 mph plus on longboards. The durability and ride are what make them the premier brand. If you are going to be doing any sort of speed boarding downhill these trucks will almost eliminate the speed wobbles. The downside is they are not the most comfortable for everyday boarding. For general riding many riders prefer the Bennett Vector series or Seismic’s Fast One series.

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