Longboarding has been around for a about 65 years. Originally, the sport was perpetuated by surfers in California when the waves weren’t breaking. This promoted the “classic beach look” of longboards. The main directions the sport has gone since then, are transportation, freeride, downhill, cruising, and travel. Boards vary in functionality and aesthetic with each style of riding.
I am designing a classic mix between cruiser and freeriding board. The deck shape allows loose trucks so you can have really turny wheels. This can allow cruising in cities. Since I am designing it for my friend who lives in New York City, I figured that would be useful. The wheels then will also have a high AA (making them softer and have more grip). I don’t really have much to report on in my progress. 2 weeks ago I hit a tree skiing and was out of commission for a bit and so I could not physically go build. I am much better now and can get cracking on building my designs.