A wonderful beginner board setup, the Drop Carve is a good freeride board with its symmetrical shape, but is equally good for freestyle since it has both a nose and tail to work with. The deck is constructed with bamboo making it lightweight and responsive. You'll be stoked to know that Landyachtz builds this complete with super reliable Grizzly trucks and Hawgs fatty wheels which are great for both slides and mellow downhill.
Another nice feature Landyachtz offers is their commitment to helping preserve the trees for future generations. So feel good when you buy one of these boards because this Canadian company will plant a tree. Pretty awesome industry leading stuff, eh?
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.
Freestyle - Maybe you have board dancing goals or maybe you'll love double kicks for the added ability to do manuals and flip tricks. Freestyle is all about expression and the length of these boards gives you freedom of movement to express your creativity on a board.
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.
Standard - For the rider that just wants a solid plank underfoot without reactive camber or mellow rocker, the standard deck will deliver exactly what you see in the picture. A favorite for technical downhill, standard decks are the most predictable and some swear they break-in better than other profiles.
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.
Double Kicks - With a kicktail at the nose and tail of the board ollies and flip tricks will become part of your arsenal. With symmetrical nose and tail kicks you are sure to enjoy switch riding as well. Double kicks are most often found on freestyle boards, but can add versatility to any deck.
Cutouts - With big wheels you need lots of room to carve and dig into turns, cutouts around the wheels provide the extra space required to prevent wheelbite while cutouts for your trucks appear on drop through decks so you can ride closer to the ground.
3-Ply Bamboo + 2-Ply Fiberglass - This durable construction sandwiches 3 plies of bamboo between 2 layers of fiberglass for a very flexible and responsive feel.
Bear Grizzly 852 181mm Trucks - The Polar Bear has undergone years of team prototyping, designed from the ground up to bring a new standard in traditional kingpin trucks. An enlarged bushing seat and an 8-hole hardware pattern make the ride more customizable to guarantee the right feel. A beefed-up, heat-treated hanger provides strength and grinds butter-smooth.
Featuring 8 holes, so you're able to mount your truck right where you want it when riding a board with old school or new school hole pattern.
Machine-faced hangers keep bearings flush and spinning straight.
Added Gussets under hanger increase strength to keep the axle straight and true.
Hawgs 63mm Fatty Wheels - With a fairly wide contact patch, these are fast-rolling rippers with a smooth carve. Fatties are very capable on any terrain and even offer fat and juicy slides!
Durometer: 78a (Soft)
Contact Patch: 50mm
Urethane Depth: 14mm
Note: Wheels equipped shown in color name (Ex:"silver trucks / orange fatty wheels")
Space Balls ABEC 7 Bearings - With integrated spacers built in, your wheels will always be in alignment and chatter-free. Space Balls let you crank down your axle nuts with confidence and keep your wheels rolling smooth, straight and fast.
One Board One Tree - To give back to the environment, for every skateboard sold, Landyachtz will plant a tree. One tree produces at least 60 boards. So one tree will turn into at least 60 new trees planted. When you buy a Landyachtz deck, know that you are making a difference and improving the environment for future generations to enjoy.
Variable Concave - This concave will be more aggressive in certain places to give your front foot a bigger well to stay planted in for long downhill runs, or to increase grip at the edges of the boards to help you out when initiating a slide.