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Where can I get an inexpensive longboard?


Q. Hi Gear Guy, I like skateboarding. I think it is fun. Do you have a skateboard? If you do, is it a longboard or a regular board? I live in Indiana; where could I get an inexpensive longboard? Thanks for your time.
– Skateless Frederick, Avilla, Ind.

A. Hey Freddy. Thanks for the question. I do have a couple skateboards β€” and one of them is a longboard, made by Sector Nine (sector9.com). Most complete longboards (that means with wheels, trucks, deck, etc. β€” ready to ride) will cost you at least about $130. But if you’re looking for an inexpensive longboard, check out Blankdecks.com. That website specializes in selling blank skateboard decks. No graphics or paint, just plain wood, and it saves you a bunch of money. Plus you can just draw your own graphics or throw a couple stickers on the deck. Their Level 1 Longboard Complete ($74; blankdecks.com) is the best deal. Happy shredding!

Comments about “Where can I get an inexpensive longboard?”

  1. pedro says:

    Try Churchill Manufactuering. Probably the best Longboard for the money.

  2. hi says:

    i have the tan tien longboard, by loaded. i use reds bearings, paris 180 trucks and flashback wheels it is more on the expensive side but its AMAZING

  3. Food Fight at Bunker Hill Middle School, Troop 222 says:

    This is really great information. Where can someone purchase wheels that contain ball bearings in them such as like used in roller skates and roller blades to build a person’s own skate board axle if someone wanted to personally design his or her own skate board for use on skate board rinks and on sidewalks (where expressed permission is given by the local Deparment of Public Works and the person in charge of maintenance and upkeep of sidewalks in a municipality) and other places that are designed for use by skate boards?

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