To Pintail or Not to Pintail that’s the Longboard Question?

Using a pintail longboard is a longboard shape that’s quite appropriate for beginners. The pintail name is put on boards that sweeps toward one ‘pin point’ at the tail. It’s teardrop shape is a classic form that has been around since the start of longboarding.

Are there advantages of a pintail Longboard?


The form is fashionable and very interesting to beginners for simple reasons like: stability and price.

They are long, and so tremendous stable. When you want to learn longboarding they are the way to go to make it easy to push and cruise, a pintail board is perfect. Its potential for individuals who solely want a board to commute is staggering, it’s a solid and appropriate shape.

Pin-tails are less expensive shapes to make as a result of their simplicity and general available molds. They wood is pressed flat so the waste is lower too.

They can be provided in a cost-effectiveness manner. A pintail doesn’t contain any kind of bells or whistles like drop downs or double drops, and is makes them straightforward to form.

Other advantage is the immunity to wheel-bite. Any starter can get skating with a pintail longboard, because the slender form prevents the wheels from hitting the board in pretty much any setup combination

Are there downsides to pintail Longboard?


Due to the longer wheelbase (distance between the 2 trucks) a pintail can lead to less maneuverability, it takes a bit longer to make a curve, so tricks are quick slalom are much harder. In general Pintails don’t have a kicktail, so to flip or lift the board is a bit harder too.

Pintail longboards are not bi-directional. So any sort of one hundred eighty degree maneuver will have you ride the board backwards.

Is a Pintail Longboard for you?

A pintail is for cruising and commuting around, so if you want fancy footwork and tricks this is not for you. For beginners and people who want to enjoy cruising this will be perfect if you are short or tall, light or heavy a pintail can handle it.


Pintails are brilliant for beginners and people who want to leisurely get around on a longboard

They are affordable and stable, so you will have great pleasure from the get-go. With they unique designs you can get a very pretty board which will be yours for a longtime.


My Magical Pintail Longboard

There is nothing that beats the magic on stepping out for fun on a warm sunny afternoon and going out there just to swim or bask in the warm summer sun here in Boston.


it turns out there is.

My pintail longboard allows to explore the outdoors on a scale never seen before.

This magical piece of leisure equipment that also doubles up as a sports gear does not know weather or time. One simply jumps on it and I can rides it like a pony. Over the years, many skateboards have been developed and refined, each time a new board having a smoother ride than the one that came before it. This was done to improve the performance of these unsung heroes of transportation.

Longboards have increasingly become popular especially among the youth. Its simplicity beats the hustle that comes with any other short distance transport means, enabling one to navigate and maneuver through city streets like nobody’s business. They provide a fanciness that is unlike anything in this world. Skateboards are a preferred means of transport because of their mobility and their ability to maneuver through places that other means such as cars cannot.

A longboard can glide through a recreational park, a sidewalk or alley with much ease and speed and with so little effort. One does not need to break a sweat. One only needs to step out, launch the board, and you are on your way. You don’t spend all your energy ridding, sweating and panting. The cool breeze wafts through you cooling and refreshing you and giving you the drive to push the longboard even further. It enables the rider to step out in style making rider a social and fashion event that he or she is always eager to get to. Got my pintail longboard from longboards USA.

Made from a staggering 5 to 7 layers of sometimes very firm exotic woods such as koa or bamboo, most time they are made from Canadian hard maple, the board boasts of a tough handsome look. Foam cores, fiberglass and carbon fiber are also often used to reinforce it making it sturdy and durable. These materials prepare it for a long life of toughness with which it welcomes with open arms. With an indefinite lifetime, the board is very durable and sustainable. It requires no diesel, gas or engine oil. It is therefore the most inexpensive way to have fun and keep fit, not to forget, moving around.

It also comes in numerous designs; the most preferred being the pintail. This 40-42 inches of pure pleasure, comes in a sleek design and colors that make it an obvious choice among its peers. I’m using the Stella Longboards Aqua Blue Pintail. The pin tail longboards have their kingpins reversed to face outwards. This gives the board a higher clearance and an astonishingly tighter turning radius. This without doubt makes it a cut above the rest and an undisputed king of the sidewalk.


 My magical pintail board

Another unique feature on the pintail longboard is the 180 mm axle. This provides the skater with a wider and more stable base, enabling him or her to ride and corner at higher speeds, making the pintail longboard a force to reckon with in the skating business. Its wheels profess an impressive 78a durometer rating giving it a firmer grip of the road as well as absorbing much of the shock it encounters. The pintail longboard is therefore a must have.


Till next time, Brandon