Should I ride a penny board or a longboard?

Penny board and longboard, you can also call them skateboard. However, they’re not entirely alike since each of them is made for a specific purpose.

For those who’re still wondering what are they and how well do they perform, our post would provide you the important knowledge about each type of board and their features. After that, you can decide whether you should choose one from the other depending on your preferences.

What are they?

The penny board
The penny board

The penny board is a type of plastic board which name comes from the same company that produces it, Penny Skateboards. They’re often referred as “short cruisers” due to the extremely small sizes. And although they have a plastic deck, the board is still relatively durable. Penny boards are becoming quite popular these days thanks to their fashionable design and functionalities.

On the other hand, longboards come with bulky sizes and are usually used for terrain and downhill skating. Due to their strong deck and relatively larger wheels, these boards are perfect for both doing tricks and high-speed skating.

Now, let’s compare the two to see which one is more suitable for you.

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How To Clean Skateboard Bearings – 8 Simple Steps Guide

For those who haven’t understand the importance of skateboard bearings and their maintenances, this post will provide you the required information. We’ll be explaining everything about skateboard bearings and why you should clean them. In additions, we’ll show you 8 simple steps for cleaning skateboard bearings.

What are bearings and why you should clean it?

The most popular range of wheel’s durometer is within 75a-90a
The most popular range of wheel’s durometer is within 75a-90a

Bearings are extremely important components of many machines. They are responsible for enhancing movement and reducing friction in many parts. For skateboard, we use rotation bearings which consist of small balls inside that facilitate the rolling speed of the wheels. Hence, your skateboard can move faster and smoother.

When being used on an extended amount of time, your bearings will slowly wear down due to dust and prolonged movements. If this happens, your boards will become slower and more difficult to control. Which is why we recommend you to clean your bearings every once in a while to ensure their longevity.

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