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Are longboards faster than shortboards

Updated: 9/27/2023
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∙ 14y ago

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Why would you want to turn a freebord into a longboard? Anyway, you can turn a freebord into a longboard by removing the baseplate, buy a new longboard baseplate and truck, however, if you find a baseplate with the correct specs for the sizes and rubbers it would be possible to use the freebord trucks. However the trucks are too long for a longboard, unless you like sliding, deep curves and Uncontrollable speed :)

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Sure you can! Skateboard wheels are generally smaller than long board wheels, so wheel clearance should not be a problem. However, long board wheels are suited to long boards, so the speed and smoothness of ride will probably deteriorate, in exchange for a lighter long board.(if you make the switch)

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The comparison is very personal and is it all about preference. It depends on your style and what suits the terrain you are riding. Longboarding is more versatile than freebording but you can do things on each one that you can't do on the other.

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Longboards normally have better stability, but speed all depends on the weight of the board, and the bearings.

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not really. some people get the trucks and screw em onto the kicks of the deck but if you want to start longboarding (which is quite fun by the way) i would go out and buy a begginer board.

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