Reports On Longboards

Reports On Longboards

One of the most common variations on standard skateboards is the longboard. As the name suggests, the longboard is longer than the average skateboard. In the year two thousand and twelve, the record for the fastest speed attained on land on a longboard was set by one Mischo Erban, who managed to reach a top speed of one hundred and twenty nine point nine four kilometres per hour, or nearly eighty miles per hour. A longboard is able to attain significantly higher speeds than a skateboard, particularly when going down hill. Due to the increased average speed of a longboard and the increased propensity of people riding longboards to ride on the road, certain injuries are more common on a longboard than on a skateboard. These can include head injuries such as cranial fractures, injury to the soft tissue of the brain, and haemorrhages within the skull. One study conducted in Utah found that of all patients presenting at accident and emergency rooms with injuries associated with either longboard or skateboard use, fifty seven and a half per cent had been riding a longboard, compared with forty two and a half per cent riding a skateboard, despite skateboards being more popular overall. Eight per cent had cranial fractures, and thirty one per cent had experienced a brain injury, compared with half a per cent and twelve per cent respectively for skateboarders.
Longboards are able to reach higher speeds than skateboard shop in Australia due to the larger longboard-wheels. These are generally constructed of urethane, with several variations on the longboard wheel being available. These generally vary on the basis of the placement of the wheel, and the construction of the camber that attaches the wheel to the board and allows it to swivel. Various styles suit different types of skating and different road surfaces. For example, a hard wheel will give the highest possible speed on a smooth, flat road surface such as tarmac, but will perform less well on a rough or irregular road. Therefore, in these situations, a softer wheel will give a smoother, faster ride, despite being able to attain a lower maximum speed.
The skateboard cruiser is similar in concept to a longboard, except without the length. It has a similar design in terms of the camber and the layout of the board, which is designed to maximise speed at the expense of aerial manoeuvrability. Unlike a longboard, however, this style of skateboard is not longer than a standard cruiser skateboards, meaning that it assimilates better and is less unwieldy. However, the popularity of this style of skateboard is still emerging, meaning it is less known than some other variants. However, it will still be available at a good skate shop, where prices can vary significantly depending on design quality and other factors. 

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