- 1 Some thing to answer the question “Are Ghost longboards good”
- 1.1 Who Is It Best For?
- 1.2 Parts Breakdown
- 1.3 Pros and Cons
- 1.4 FAQs
Some thing to answer the question “Are Ghost longboards good”
Transparent longboards known as “ghost longboards” have been popping up all over the internet.
As a result, you’re wondering whether or not they’re worth your money.
I had the same curiosity, so I purchased their 40-inch Platypus, disassembled it, and put it through its paces.
How do they measure up to the hype? That’s what this ghost longboard review is going to be about.
Who Is It Best For?
Many people use these longboards as fashion accessories, but they’re really just basic cruisers.
These boards are great if you’re looking for a simple way to get from point A to point B. Don’t buy these if you plan to perform stunts or bomb hills with them.
In addition, if you’re looking for something to hang in your office or bedroom as art, I can see getting these types of boards. They’re a lot of fun because you can design them to your heart’s content. Whether it’s your own name or the logo of your business, anything goes.
Basic cruisers that look cool and could be used as a piece of art.
In this section, I disassemble the board to check for flaws.
Because the deck is made of plexiglass, everyone freaks out when they see these boards.
They just look so futuristic, especially when paired with wheels that light up. In addition, I appreciate the fact that you can design your own. It’s amazing how much freedom they give you to come up with your own vision.
As a result of its thickness (roughly three-quarters of an inch), I was expecting it to be rigid. Obviously, a shorter board will have less flex.
The nose of my board was chipped a few times, so I’d recommend purchasing a nose guard bumper to protect it.
Despite the fact that it doesn’t look as good, your board will last longer.
It’s best to avoid riding in wet conditions altogether, but if your feet do get wet, the deck may become slick due to the lack of griptape. I expected the deck to be more slippery than it actually was, but as long as you don’t get it wet, it’s grippy.
There is also the hardware, which consists of bolts, nuts, and washers. Self-locking plastic is used to keep the nuts from loosening over time, which is always reassuring.
Stability is ensured by using barrel bushings. There isn’t much room for improvement here, just like with the hardware. Overall, the bushings are solid.
After that, they have their own Ghost longboard trucks with a reverse kingpin. Because of their stability, you can turn in any direction you desire. They’re of reasonable quality, and nothing particularly bad stands out. However, you can’t expect much from a simple cruiser.
In the longboard community, ABEC 7 bearings are the norm. It’s a plus that they’re double-capped from a durability standpoint.
When the wheel spins, the white plastic spacers light up.
Overall, I’d rate their quality as average — not exceptional, but also not deplorable either. They do the job, and that’s all that matters.
Finally, we have the 70mm blue LED wheels, which complete the set. Light-up LED wheels, shark wheels, and standard colored wheels are all available. I decided to use the LED wheels for this video because they make the footage look better. You could go with either the shark wheels or regular ones if you were just looking for something to cruise around on.
Regular ones are fine if you’re only going to use them on smooth pavement. If you’re going to be riding on rougher surfaces, you’re better off with shark wheels.
Riding the led wheels, I noticed that they were more difficult because they contained less rubber than the others. Consequently, you’ll be able to feel the bumps and cracks in the road more. It’s nothing out of the ordinary, but I just noticed it.
Pros and Cons
Now that we’ve looked at every aspect of this board, here are the pros and cons.
Let’s start with the experts…
I’m a big fan of the one-of-a-kind design. It’s easy to see why these boards are so popular: they’re just so cool.
In addition, I appreciate the fact that you can personalize your board in this way. They can engrave your name or the name of your company. It doesn’t matter what kind of crazy pattern you have, they’ll probably be able to do it.
For cruising, these boards have barrel bushings, reverse kingpin trucks, and are heavier than most. It’s a good choice for a beginner looking for a solid platform.
Chips If you hit it on curbs or pavement, you’ll notice that the nose and tail are easily chipped. To keep their nose guards from chipping, they now offer rubber nose guards. To be fair, it’s an advantage over the more traditional wooden longboard.
Inconvenient to Maintain Cleanliness
It’s more difficult to keep the boards clean because they’re transparent. Dirt and fingerprints are more noticeable. When viewed from a distance, it may go unnoticed, but up close, it is obvious.
The overall weight of Ghost boards is heavier because the decks are thicker than normal. So if you plan to use it while out and about, I wouldn’t recommend one of these.
For those who need something that’s both light and portable, a smaller model is an option. Maybe you should look into the Landyachtz Tugboat or Dinghy.
Is There Grip on Ghost Longboards?
Even though they lack traditional grip tape, Ghost longboards are designed primarily for cruising and don’t require it. Grip tape is unnecessary if you don’t get them wet.
Are Ghost Longboards Suitable for Newbies?
They’re fine for beginners, especially if you’re just looking to cruise around your neighborhood. Remember that they’re heavier than most other longboards on the market. I wouldn’t get a Ghost Longboard if you plan on doing anything other than cruising.
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Can you Trick on a Ghost Longboard?
Do not buy a Ghost Longboard if you are looking for a skateboard that you can perform tricks on. If you have a long enough deck, you can dance on them, but it’s not ideal. Only if you’re looking for a simple way to get from point A to point B would I recommend getting a Ghost.