Saturday, March 26, 2022


Spring has arrived again and soon we will be enjoying warmer temperatures and longer hours of sunlight making it so much nicer to spend time outside. Skateboards are a great way to have some outdoor fun. Whether you are looking for an activity to get kids off the couch and out of the house or are an adult looking for a new hobby, skateboarding can be exciting for the young and young at heart. That Tony Hawk at 53 years old is still riding and considered hip doing it shows skateboarding is something the whole family can do together.

Skateboards come in a variety of shapes and sizes to cater to a variety of uses. They are now a lot longer than when I was a kid! This can be intimidating and challenging for shoppers who don't have a lot of experience skateboarding to purchase a board that is the best fit for their skating style and needs. LOADED BOARDS have shared with us some tips on selecting the best skateboard to be geeked about owning and riding:


Dancing longboards feature a spacious standing platform and longer length to give the rider maximum space for skating with friends or doing fancy foot work maneuvers. Though most larger sized longboards can feel heavy and cumbersome, Loaded has some that are designed to give you an agile ride and unique riding experience thanks to their different flex patterns.


Carving boards are designed with flex in mind. Using unique concaves and outline shapes, these boards offer the rider a high performance ride that makes every trip to the store or around your neighborhood an adventure. 

The Loaded lineup offers two different types of carving boards: 

Top-Mounted carving boards offer a blend of traditional longboards and high performance flex patterns usually found in snowboards. A top mounted carving board provides the user with responsive turning and a spacious standing platform to move around on. 

Drop-Thru Carving boards are designed to give the user the most comfortable and efficient ride for pushing and commuting. Sharing many similarities in performance to the top-mounted carving boards, drop-thru carving boards differ by being significantly lower to the ground to reduce ride height and fatigue from pushing. 


Downhill/Freeride Boards are designed to be stable and safe at high speeds. Compared to the rest of the Loaded lineup, these boards focus on being stiff and keeping the user glued to the top of the board. All of the boards are top mounted for ideal leverage and control, but also feature a rockered platform to keep you slightly lower to the ground and craddled, wheel flares to fit larger wheels and give you a reference point for your feet, and W concave that provides a lump running through the center of the board to aid in slide control.


Hybrid longboards combine elements of traditional skateboards and modern longboard design and construction. Hybrid boards provide the user with the ability to snap ollies or do other street-skating tricks but also provide a longer wheelbase to make commuting and standing on board more comfortable. For those looking for something small and easy to carry, check out the Loaded Poke. If you want a more robust yet modern take on the traditional skateboard, check out the Coyote

For more skateboarding tips and to learn about the whole Loaded collection of products, that even includes an electric motorization kit for their boards, head over to

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