While most of the boards in our line are capable of cruising, a board designated as a cruiser is typically a little shorter than a standard shortboard with a shorter nose, a more directional shape and soft wheels. Most of these boards are built from regular shortboard molds and are capable skating a variety of terrain, including parks, but can cruise a boardwalk just as well.
If you like boards that hold their line well in turns, and don't slide out very much, then keep an eye out for this designation. That doesn't mean that they won't slide at all, rather that they are typically set up with lipped wheels that grip better while maintaining speed. (Carving +) All of our completes featuring Gullwing Sidewinder II trucks are designated as Carving + boards, as the turning radius and depth of your carve is far greater. This creates a uniquely “surfy” ride.
Just about every board we make is suitable for getting your from Point A to B, but boards designated as Commuter are typically easier to push because they sit lower to the ground and are well suited to travel long distances... or just get you to work without having to fight traffic. They typically have longer wheel bases, and larger diameter wheels to maintain speed as well.
Boards with the Downhill designation are built to handle going down large hills or mountain passes. This doesn't mean that you're automatically licensed to charge down these hills, but rather that the board can handle it if you have the ability. Downhill boards typically feature more complex molds, unique constructions and premium hardware and components. Always skate within your own abilities and wear a helmet.
Skateparks vary greatly throughout the world, and boards designated as Park can handle just about any of them. These boards are typically pressed on traditional shortboard molds, and feature kicks in both the nose and the tail. They are ideal for tearing up transitions, ramps, funboxes, and just about anything you can hope to skate.