This board from Gold Coast is a great all around board, for whatever your needs are. The Softer flex of this board is great for soaking up some of the bumps while riding around town, while the harder wheels give you a little extra speed in the flats and the ability to break out some sweet slides.
Commuter - Commuter boards cover a wide range. Whether you're cruising to the store on a beverage run or crossing from suburbs to downtown and back on the daily, commuting boards are made to make your life a little easier and a lot more fun.
Shorter boards in this category make up the cruising department. Some have functional kicktails, but they're still made to fit large wheels so you won't get hung up on any rocks. Some are even small enough they can fit in lockers or under a work desk.
Longer boards are made for distance skaters. With features like rocker, flex, and anything to lower your center of gravity, commuting boards make skating feel like you have your own cloud underfoot. These boards are really great for beginners and experienced riders alike.
Never make the boring mistake of walking again, get your commute on.
Freeride - Much of skateboarding has been created by people who push the envelope on what is thought to be possible. Freeride is a direct result of this. Slide pucks and buttery wheels are your best friends once you have freeride on your mind. Often featuring concave that creates pockets for your feet and shorter wheelbases, freeride boards are meant to make power slides as natural as your choice to skate.
Drop Through - Drop Through boards lower your center of gravity, giving you a more responsive and stable ride. Trucks are mounted through the board and truck bases will sit either flush or slightly above the deck surface. Great for high speed assaults or even cruising around town to your local watering hole.
Note: If assembling yourself, you'll first need to remove your longboard truck hanger from its base by unscrewing the kingpin. Once separated, reassemble the trucks through the mounting area (sandwiching the board between the hanger/base of the truck), then tighten the kingpin nuts and you're ready to roll.
Micro Drop - Characterized by, yep you guessed it, a small drop from where the truck baseplate attaches to the deck to where your feet stand, micro drop decks are versatile and add stability to your ride.
Symmetrical - Symmetrical boards are ideal for freeride and freestyle. The freeride pros will tell you that figuring out how to come out of a slide switch is not an easy task and having a symmetrical deck underfoot will help you speed through the learning curve to the top of the class. Freestyle skaters love their double kicks and reliable symmetrical boards to land flip tricks. So if these pursuits sound like your style, check out symmetrical boards.
W-Concave - With the right concave underfoot you'll feel you can skate anything. Concavity can be seen if you look at a board straight down the nose to the tail and W-concave looks like the letter W, makes sense right? Breaking away into a slide becomes easier with this style because you have a little more support where your toes/heels will anchor.
7-ply Canadian Maple - Making a skateboard without rock hard maple would be like making a sandwich without bread. 7 ply maple construction is durable, easy to work with, and the traditional choice for a reason.
Century 180mm Reverse Pivot Trucks - Century trucks are made with the demands of longboarding in mind, featuring 7075 alloy hangers and baseplates, super strong grade 8 kingpins and unibody carbon steel axles.
Century 180mm Reverse Pivot trucks give you superb turning capabilities, without sacrificing aesthetics. This 45° truck sits in the happy zone between stability and mobility. The grade 8 kingpin is as tough as it gets, and the hanger and baseplate look as good as they ride.
Gold Coast Shred Boots 70mm 85a Wheels - The name says it all, this complete features meaty 70mm Shred Boots wheels ready to shred over any cracks or crevasses you come across. The urethane compound is a harder 85a durometer, perfect for dialing in those slides and drifts.
Gold Coast VHS Bearings with Teflon™ - GoldCoast’s VHS (Very High Speed) Bearings are custom designed, precision built, and will keep you rolling longer than the end credits. Constructed with stainless steel balls, polyurethane races, and Teflon™ lubricant.
90a Bushings - The durometer of the bushings in your trucks can make all the difference. A lower durometer means a softer bushing. A softer bushing provides a more playful ride. A higher durometer means a harder bushing. A harder bushing provides a tighter, more stable ride. 90a is in the sweet spot between those extremes and will give a stable and playful ride.