Smaller than the skateboard, the cruiser is also extremely manoeuvrable and light. This makes it the perfect equipment for urban skateboarding . Nomadeshop then offers you several models of cruisers, to move around town or take a walk lightly.
The cruiser: the ideal board for urban mobility
The skate cruiser is a real success, especially in cities, where it becomes a means of locomotion in its own right. This model of board seduces by its small size, its light weight, and its soft wheels, which allows skaters to move quickly on the sidewalks, to make short trips smoothly. If the shape of its board (shape) is reminiscent of a skateboard, you should know that the cruiserboard is not very suitable for tricks and big performances.
How to choose a cruiser?
Like any urban sliding equipment, the cruiser must be perfectly adapted to its owner, and to the use he will make of it.
The board: the main element of the cruiser skate
The first thing to consider when choosing a cruiserboard is the board. A cruiser board is generally between 55 and 75 cm. The dimension is to be adapted according to your practice, but also your size. A small rider, with small feet, will be able to turn to a light (1000 g) and small (6 or 7 inch) board, while a large skater will be more comfortable on a longer board (up to at 8.625 inches) and heavier (2000 g).
The board of a cruiser can be made from different materials, such as wood or plastic. If you are planning on doing a few small tricks, or expecting great longevity for your board, it is recommended that you turn to a wooden cruiser , usually made of several plies of noble and sturdy wood, such as Canadian maple. Whether you choose a minicruiser or a classic cruiser, the board is therefore manoeuvrable and easy to transport.
The wheels and trucks of the cruiserboard
Another essential element of the skate cruiser , the wheels must ensure the fluidity of the glide, while masking as much as possible the roughness of the floor covering. Rubber wheels will then offer optimal comfort and ensure good grip. The hardness of the cruiser wheel is categorized, indicated by a number followed by a letter (A). For a skate cruiser, it is recommended to opt for large and wide wheels, with a hardness less than or equal to 80A. Regarding the trucks of a cruiserboard , it is advisable to turn to a thin model (129 mm), which improves maneuverability.
Customize your cruiser
Beyond the technical aspects of your board, personalization is an element that will allow you to ride on a cruiserboard that suits you. Choose the color or the patterns, to practice urban sliding in style.
Are you looking for a cruiser? Your specialist in urban sports Nomadeshop offers a wide range of cruisers , on the online store or directly in store.