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What is the best wood for longboards?
Last Updated: 28th May, 2020
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Likewise, people ask, what type of wood is best for skateboards?
Maple wood is an ideal wood typeforskateboards; it is flexible, yet durable, allowing it tobeeasily shaped without sacrificing strength. It's still themostcommon material used forskateboarddecks.
Secondly, how thick should my longboard be? Ideally you want your board to be about a1/2inchthick or less. But it all depends on what kind ofboard youare making. If you want a downhill board then you willprobablywant it to be stiffer, requiring more sheets than a carvingorcruising board.
Furthermore, what are longboards made out of?
Longboard decks are typically madefromplywood: anywhere from two to eleven layers, each ofusually2 millimeters (0.079 in) in thickness, composed ofbirch,bamboo, maple, koa, or oak wood. Longboards arecommerciallyavailable in a variety of shapes andsizes.
What are Kicktail longboards good for?
Longboards are a great skateboard optionforcruising, carving, freeriding, downhill, and slalom. They arealsois a dependable choice for commuting if you need to get from Ato Bquickly.