How much does a longboard weigh

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How much does a longboard weigh you need to know

I never considered the weight of a longboard while choosing one for city cruising. Regrettably, I chose a somewhat heavy one for commuting. It’s also vital to know how much a longboard weighs, especially if you plan on carrying it around a lot or performing stunts like jumping or flipping the board. In this essay, I’ll explain what makes a longboard heavy or light, as well as present some weight samples. 

How much does a longboard weigh?

Longboards typically weigh between 8 and 11 pounds. Longboards vary in weight, depending on the size of the deck and the weight of the trucks and wheels. Because of the various riding techniques that longboard decks are utilized for, they come in a variety of sizes and shapes.

As you may be aware, there are many various types of longboards available today, all of which vary in size and shape. The reason for the wide range of boards is that different longboarding styles necessitate different types of boards. There are four main longboarding styles at the moment:

The weight of a longboard varies greatly depending on the style. When it comes to longboards for dance, for example, the weight of such a board can easily reach 13 pounds. The reason for this is that in order to conduct dance routines on the deck, it must be extremely large. Longboards for commuting, on the other hand, can be as light as 6-7 pounds.

What factors influence the board’s weight?

When it comes to determining the board’s weight, the parts of the board are self-evident:

  • Deck
  • Wheels
  • Trucks
  • Other components and bearings

The deck’s size and composition

When it comes to weight, the longboard deck is the most important aspect. And there are  two factors that are important in this case:

  1. The board’s dimensions
  2. The board is comprised of the following materials:

When it comes to board size, it varies greatly depending on the type of board we’re talking about. Some of the planks, for example, are only 30 inches long. These boards could be useful for commuting and hauling in congested regions. When it comes to picking a commuting longboard, the weight of the board is sometimes disregarded. People frequently purchase a board without considering their weight, and then face the consequences of lugging an 11-pound longboard through the crowd. Check out my essay on things to look for when purchasing a commuting board by clicking here.

Now, let’s return to the board’s size. Some decks can be up to 48 inches long, and some can be considerably longer. The largest decks are usually meant for dancing, with ample area for you to perform various dance techniques. Of course, such a deck will often be significantly heavier than a commuting deck.

The material from which the deck is constructed is the deck’s second most essential feature. As you may have noticed, various materials are utilized for various sorts of boards. A deck, for instance, can be made of bamboo, maple, carbon fiber combined with bamboo or maple, or plastic.

Of course, the way decks constructed of different materials ride differs. Some decks flex (typically bamboo), whereas maple decks are more rigid. They are also different in terms of weight. In most cases, bamboo and carbon fiber decks are the lightest, whereas maple boards are the heaviest. And the weight difference between maple and bamboo decks can be significant; in certain circumstances, maple decks weigh twice as much as bamboo decks.

Longboard wheels are heavy.

Wheels are another component of the board that can vary greatly in weight. The reason for this is that there are many different sizes of wheels to suit various applications. In terms of size, both in terms of diameter and width.

A longboard wheel’s usual diameter is roughly 70mm – 76mm (check out my complete guide on wheels). However, it varies greatly. Wheels as small as 60mm can be found on some longboards, while larger wheels as large as 100mm can be found on others. And it all depends on your preferred longboarding style. If you enjoy freeriding, smaller wheels are a good choice. If you frequently go off-road, on the other hand, your wheels will need to be much larger. Rough roads usually preclude the usage of standard wheels.

Check out my post on picking wheels for rough roads if you’re interested in off-road longboarding or road quality where you ride suffers. It’s an important aspect of continuing to enjoy longboarding despite the fact that poor roads try to take it away from you.

The weight of each set of wheels varies according on the size of the wheels. And, as with longboard decks, the weight of one pair of wheels can be twice as much as the other. A set of wheels usually weighs roughly two pounds on average. However, if we consider the larger wheels, the weight can reach 4.5–5 pounds. For a set of wheels, this is a significant difference.

Longboard trucks are heavy.

When it comes to the trucks, they account for a large portion of the board’s total weight. The weight of the trucks, on the other hand, does not fluctuate as much as the weight of the wheels or decks.

A set of longboard trucks weighs about two pounds on average. Of course, the weight varies a little from one model to the next, but not by much. Consider the weight of a couple of the most popular trucks in the world, such as the Paris and Caliber trucks. The Paris truck weights 2.02 pounds, whereas the Caliber truck weighs 2.13 pounds. As you can see, the weight difference is quite small.

Bearings and other parts weigh a lot of weight.

But what about the rest of the longboard’s components, such as bearings, risers, and washers? Of course, they do weigh something, but it is insignificant in comparison to other longboard components. Furthermore, fluctuations in bearing weight, for example, are almost non-existent. So, in terms of weight, you shouldn’t think about it any further. Simply purchase high-quality bearings and set them aside. If you’re looking for some, take a look at my recommendations; I’ve located some bearings that are really inexpensive and that you can ride for a long time.

Conclusion

As you can see, the weight of a longboard varies greatly depending on the type of longboarding. It’s always a good idea to check the longboard’s weight, especially if you think you’ll be carrying it around a lot.

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Have fun on the ride! 

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