You'll love cruising around on the Santa Cruz Mahaka Longboard. This board is perfect for any rider, from a beginner ripper to anyone looking for a great board for transportation. The Mahaka is ideal for everything from class commutes to cruising around the streets or beach. You will feel a comfortable flex on this board as you fluidly glide around, just like surfing on concrete.
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.
Carving & Pintail - Deep carves, boardwalk cruising, and mellow hills are calling you. This is the traditional Californian longboard and is still relevant today. You'll find the longest wheelbases in this category meant for big turns and a large surface area for dancing.
Top Mount - The classic skate mount. Trucks are mounted from the top to sit flush with the bottom of the board for that proven ride and feel (as opposed to drop-through mounts, which are mounted through the board to lower your center of gravity).
Camber - Camber gives you a charged feeling underfoot and better leverage for turns. Camber boards can feel a bit more like a spring at first, but any rider will appreciate how this makes the board responsive. Camber boards are especially fun for commuter decks, freestyle, and cruisers where you'll be carving a lot.
Directional - Directional boards might have concave towards the front, maybe the tail is tapered, it could be shaped to have a fatter nose than tail, and it probably feels awkward if you hop on backwards. However, when you want to pump a board, or you want to have something that sets you up for the fastest line, directional boards are great. Whether you are looking for a really responsive directional board for carving and cruising or a precision downhill deck, a directional board could be in your future.
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.
Traditional 7-Ply Construction - Traditional for a reason. Standard 7-ply maple wood construction, giving you a deck that is durable, sturdy and poppy without breaking the bank.
Road Rider 180mm Trucks - The Road Rider downhill truck features responsive, stable geometry in a compact and low package.
180mm Hanger with 45° baseplate angle
Low 60mm axle height
88A durometer high-rebound cushions with a fixed 2.5” Kingpin
Cast PU pivot cups for added strength
Engraved baseplate logo for a flush mount on drop through decks
Road Rider 72mm 78a Wheels - The Road Rider 72's are your classic, all-purpose freeride wheels. Featuring a 52mm contact patch for grippy goodness, these are meaty slabs of high-rebound urethane.
Riding Surface: 51.93mm
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ABEC 3 Bearings - Smooth and moderately fast, ABEC 3 bearings are durable and dependable.
1/8" Risers - Helps prevent wheel bite by adding extra clearance.
Wheel Wells - Wheel wells help prevent wheel bite by providing more clearance between the wheel and the underside of your deck. More wheel clearance allows you to take sharper turns without experiencing bite.