Should a longboard be flexible?
Flex is certainly something to consider for your cruising longboard deck. Having a board that flexes can be a great help on those long rides. The flex on the board will absorb some of the rough terrain you may encounter as well as allow you to ride a bit lower to the ground than non-flexible counterparts.
Do longboards snap easily?
If its a well built longboard. Those small thin shortboards built with 4oz glassing will snap; but a good solid 3inch LB with 2x6oz glassing is pretty strong.
Do skateboarders hate longboarders?
There’s definitely animosity between some skateboarders towards those who ride longboards or cruisers. Some longboarders dislike skateboarders too. Skateboarding is definitely more technical though, and longboarders who don’t respect the skateboard are straight-up delusional.
How much should my longboard Flex?
For beginners, we usually reccomend staying on the shorter end, 33″-38″, for better control in most situations. You can go below 33″ if you want to get into a mini crusier but a board that is too short for beginners might not feel like enough board.
How much weight can a longboard hold?
Typically, longboards are manufactured with an 8-ply deck, which holds 250 lbs. on average. The weight capacity depends a lot on how you keep yourself while riding. If you keep on pressing the longboard on the wrong spaces, it will reduce the durability.