Best Longboard for kids and Beginners 2018(July) – Buying Guide

Longboarding is one of the most fun and enjoyable experience your kids can have which will they will stay in their memory  forever. Also they relatively more easy to balance than skateboards.

One of my best memories comes from riding scooter that my mom gifted me when I was around 8.  Its one of those beautiful memories that  that are still fresh, and hold a special place in my life. Your can can give something the similar to your kids when you get them a longboard.

Longboard are much safer and due to being broader and basically bigger thank skateboards. They re can also be used for long distance travel.

 Due to the recent hike in popularity, the amount for lonboard manufacturer has increased dramatically.Finding the right board that not only is safe but also suits your needs well can be time consuming and daunting task.

Choosing a wrong board which is unsafe may result to injury. It is very important that you choose the right board.

Here are some of the quality longboards which we recommend:

 

1)Playshion 39 Inch Drop Through Freestyle Longboard Skateboard Cruiser

Plyfashion is a fantastic longboard which is made of top notch quality material. This board is designed for kids who are have just started out exploring longboarding and are still in beginner stage. It is basically a multi function board capable of  cruising, sliding, curving, downhill, freeride and fresstyle and pretty much everything. The concave shape deck of the board keeps your feet stable and avoids misbalance due to wrong footing. It also allows your kid to have more control while taking turns,sliding etc. Different kids have different style of ridding. The board allows you to either tighten or loosen the kingpin. Loosen trucks are better for tricks and stunts and tighten trucks are better for high speed stability. The kid can choose as per his needs at the time The ground clearance is over 4 inches which ensure perfect balance for beginners. The ball bearings used in the board is made of high quality bearing steel which is harder and durable than carbon steel. This allows the rider to enjoy a smooth and silent ride. When purchasing, the board comes in wide variety of colors to suit your kids style. The weight limit of the board is 200-250lbs.

Pro's

Great for beginners

Makes no noise when in use.

COncave shape deck provides better stability

Available in wide variety of colors

Cons

Deck is not that durable 

2) VOLADOR 42inch freeride longboard complete cruiser (drop through deck - camber concave)

The 34 inch wheelbase combined with 9 inch wheel deck with 45 degree truck that offers shock abosrbtion deck proves to be solid choice for any kid or beginner. The 42 inch long board has more than space to keep your child foothold secure and stable. It can be seen, that the construction is solid and well built. With 8-hard maple, the board is sturdy and durable as a longboard can get. You can easily expect your kid get bored or sick of longboards before this board can break. The shape of the board is unique and will make your stand out from his peers. The shape is symmetrical and is designed in a way that avoids wheel-bite from any angle. You can have piece of mind knowing that your kid wont fall on any extreme turn and will enjoy amazing maneuverability. The longboard is forged by top notch quality material like genuine alluminium alloy trucks, carbon steel bolts, chrome steel bearings, high rebound PU wheels. So you know your kid is in safe hands and not some shaky board. The manufacturer cares about enviourment just as much as your kid. They understand their responsibility well of representing the boards. The boards are enviourment friendly and minimize the negative effects as much as possible. To do that, they use methanal-free epoxy glue to from harvest sustainable woods. After quality and safety. the second priority is looks and style. The boards are designed to look cool as your kid. Unlike other longboard designs, the bottom graphic is durable and will not fade away. The inspiration of design has been taken from various culture. You an basically found a design for almost boys, girls, kids etc.With vibrant graphics and durable deck, this is one board you should get your kids right away.

Pro's

The turn radius is pretty good, you can hit sidewalks without needing to pickup the board and adjust.

The board is very comfortable while ridding, you can pass through rocks, grease and other rocks with complete ease.

Lightweight

The graphics are beautiful and vibrant which makes you stand out.

Affordable pricing

Great for beginners

cons

The bearings makes squeaking noises

3) White Wave Bamboo Longboards

Ride with style with this beautiful longboard. The 40 inch high quality longboard is something every kid needs. The board comes in wide variety of colours to suit your kid attire and style. This board does is just perfect for people and kids who are have just started falling in love with longboarding. The material which the deck is made from is combination  of canadain Maple and Bamboo. The board has a simple but unique design with a small graphic on top and bottom of the deck. The design also includes a small kick tail which makes doing tricks and stunts way easier. If you are looking for flashy board, then this is probably not the best option but if you are looking for classic old school feel then you should go with this without any second thought. The construction and design is well built as well. 

Pros

Built to last quality.

Classic and unique design that makes you stand out.

Cons

The bearings that come with board are not of the best quality. You might have to replace them sooner than expected.

4)Anfan Longboard Downhill Division 27" Cruiser Style Longboard Complete Skateboard For Kids and Adult

Anfan Lonboard is the most complete longboard your kids will ever need. The shape of the board is the style of cruiser. When purchasing, the board has three different colours for your kids to choose(Purple, Black, Blue). The weight of capacity of the board is over 220lbs which is more than enough for any kid and almost all adults.  The material used is high density 9 layer canadian maple which is best quality  you can get. The anti shock wheels absorb all the shock from hitting cracks and gaps on roads. The anti shock wheels  also allows the board to ride over cracks and gaps without shaking or lossing balance. The board makes no sound when ridding. Apart from this, when ridding, you dont need board includes quick and turns cuts without picking up the board and adjusting. The board is portable and you can easyly fit it in your back pack and take it to skate parks and schools. Apart from above features, the biggest selling point of the board is its pricing. Other boards in the priccing range do not even come close to thhis board in terms of features and pricing. No doubt, one of the most affordable longboards in the market. If you are on a tight budget and yet want to enjoy boarding, buying this board should be a no brainer. Great for begineers and kids who just found their love for longboards.

pros

Extremely affordable pricing

Durable deck

Smooth riding

Great for beginners

cons

None

5) MAGIC UNION 41 Inch Maple Drop Down Longboard Complete Skateboard

The Magic Union longboard is designed for downhill, speed and freestyle riding. The ABEC-11 high speed chrome steel ball bearrings plays a vital role in making sure that when the board do not make any unneccessary noise when riding. This weight capacity of the board is staggering 330 lbs ( 149kg). The board is designed for free, but you can ride this board for pretty much everything. The wheels are smooth and you dont have to make much effort in riding making the overall experience relaxing and much more enjoyable. The turning radius of the board is quite wide as compared to other board in the same pricing range. The ball bearrings arent of the best quality but they arent terrible either.The longbaord excells in every way and does an excellent job of giving enjoyable experience. Perfect for beginners. 

Pros

Affordable pricing

Perfect for beginners 

cons

Bearings arent of the best quality.

  

Crieteria for evaluating best longboard for kids and beginners

 

Safety:

This is the most important factor that we consider while evaluating longboard. Longboard just by their nature are very much safer and reliable than skateboard and other riding vehicles for kids and beginners. Almost all longboard are stable and provide good control even at high speed. The deck are longer and wider, that gives enough space for the kid to comfortably position their foot.

Even though, Longboards are fairly safe and fun way for kids to have fun it is very important that your kids to wear helmet, knee and elblow pads whenever they go out for riding.

Durability

Even though longboards on the list do not cost a lot, we still want to last for a  long time. The decals and graphic on the board should also not fade after a while. The structure and design should be well built. The ball bearring should not have stains after using the board for a while.

Final Words 

After reading this detailed guide, You are more than armed with knowledge to buy a great board for your kid or even yourself. Help other people know by sharing this guide.

 

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