April 20, 2012. Samuel Valero
One of the most fun trends of 2011 is without doubt longboarding. Longboarding is some sort of variation on skateboarding. It became popular mainly because of the easy learning curve and because some celebrities were spotted with the board. However, the only disadvantage of longboarding is the price: It is much more expensive than the skateboard. Especially separate longboard gear such as wheels, trucks and decks are very expensive to buy. This article explains why and what you can do.
The high price of longboards is mainly caused by the lack of specialized longboards stores, while demand is super high. The longboard is very popular and there are not many longboard stores in the United States. Outside the United States, the situation is even worse. Therefore, I advise you to solely buy your longboard gear at a web shop. These web shops are relatively cheap. You can also buy your first longboard secondhand.
The best longboard web shop without doubt is thelongboarstore.com. This shop has the biggest assortment and furthermore, they have very fast shipping times. What I like about this shop is that the service is also very good, although it is a web shop.
Another good option is daddiesboardshop.com. This shop is very passionate about what it sells: Longboards. The employees are fanatic longboarders themselves too. Therefore, it is an awesome place to get advice for both beginning longboarders as more advanced ones.
Sickboards.nl is the best source for Dutch people. This website has the lowest prices I have seen so far. Their sending fees are also very competitive. Furthermore, they have the so called sick deals where they sell superfluous models for throw away prices. This shop is highly recommended for European people and for American people who do not mind the longer sending time. For more information on cheap longboard parts, check out best longboard wheels.
Updated April 20, 2012. Published September 3, 2011. Samuel Valero