Best Longboard Shop How to choose the right LONGBOARD

My 9 year old son recently went on a play date and came home speaking nonstop about wanting a long board. For me this is a brand new concept, I grew up with skate boards. What is a longboard? Aren’t they all the same?? Apparently not, did I get a ear full.


After looking around the Internet, getting fully confused on what would be the best longboard for my son, let alone what longboard brands were reliable. Fortunately for me,  I came across Muir Skate Shop, an amazing longboard shop. They have a physical shop in San Diego as well as an Online Store that will answer any of your questions. 


If you are new to longboarding too, check out MuirSkate.com as they have online Longboad Guides that help parents through the process of selecting a longboard.

I asked the folks at Muir Skate about choosing the best longboard for beginners, like my son, and this is the advice they gave me to share with you all:

When choosing a longboard you should do the following:

1. Start by having a look at the  Longboard Guides on Muirskate.com.  They are easy to use, descriptive, and very informative.
2. You should decide on which discipline you want to do:  Cruising/Carving, Free ride, or Downhill. The Longboard Guides will help you do that.
3. Contact us for help!! We are always quick to respond to email. (they were great in building out my son’s board)

My son and I have looked around at other longboard websites and your found that Muirskate.com has the best selection of longboards that are affordable with quality component. Muirskate.com only selects the best brands. We found the their easy to understand  Longboard Guides were very helpful in deciding which longboard was a good fit for my son.


What I love is that the Owner/Team Manager and all the employees at Muirskate.com are all avid longboarders with years of experience so you are not dealing with some kid at a sporting goods store who is just there for the paycheck.




My other concern was for Safety, my son has no fear, this was their response:

As for safety gear: We always suggest that the parents or riders visit a local skate shop for their safety gear. All the brands fit different. Pads and helmets should be snug to avoid injuries when riding your longboard.

Check out their box, they are definitely concerned about safety too:



This is what they built out for my son, you can tell by their response they take special care to really make the board fit the customer. It is truly an original longboard just for him. I provided his height and weight, they did the rest:)


The Longboard that will work best for your son is the Landyachtz 37″ Drop-through Drop Carve.

LongboardDeck:  Landyachtz 37″ Drop-through Drop Carve

It has a smaller standing platform for a smaller person. A smaller platform will help him put even leverage over the top of the trucks when standing on the board. The Drop-Through design makes the board easier to push because it is lower to ground.

Trucks:  Paris Trucks company 
 These are the the pieces that attach the wheels. We modified the bushings for your sons body weight. They are 81a Venom DH Barrels. They are softer for better turning,  but can still hand your sons weight making the longboard stable when riding.

Longboard Wheels:  Flashbacks  75a
We chose Flashback are a premium cruising and sliding wheel. Premium wheels go over cracks better. You son will less likely get hurt when riding over rough surfaces. The durometer of 75a is the softest that we sell. Softer wheels absorb the cracks better. 

Bearings: Bones Bearings with Khiro Bearing spacers
  Bones Bearings are a free bearing upgrade. They are quality bearings at an affordable price. The Bearing Spacer installed in the wheels protect the bearing from side-load. That is the shifting of the bearings from side to side. This helps them last longer.

Thought I would include a short video of him just hours of having this thing. I have not seen him all week!!

 What would your child think of this?

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21 Comments

  1. So glad to see a company that in concerned with safety!

  2. My nearly 5 year old has just started asking for a skateboard. I think he would love something like this too!

  3. Really cool board! My daughter is too little but I bet my husband would love it!

  4. Great job!!! I am so scared of boards, I usually try and then fall on my butt!! My son loves them though. Great post – tweeted!!

  5. My boys would love this, He looks very happy!

  6. I’ll have to share this with my sister. My nephew needs a new board.

  7. I forgot to add that he did a great job of learning how to do it! I would probably be in a full body cast(;

  8. My son would love this! I love how they helped you get all the info and the right long board for your son, such a great company(:
    Thank you for the insightful post on such a great company!

  9. I’ve never seen this…I think I’ve got a few more years before my son will be into this kinda stuff, but this place sounds amazing.

  10. What a great review. I loved the video too! Sounds like a great company and one to check out more.

  11. The kiddos in my neighborhood just got into long boarding! I can’t wait to share this site with all of their mommas! Thank you for sharing!

  12. that is probably the perfect age for these!! they offer so many styles and brands you are sure to find one he will love.

  13. that is exactly how my son got hooked!! Definitely spread the word to your neighbors these guys were great.

  14. I love that they actually pay attention to each customer to customize the best board. So rare nowadays. My son is kind of young, but that service makes me want to get him one.

  15. Cool looking skateboard! He looks like he had a blast with it! Wonderful review and loved how you included a lot of pictures!

  16. My 13 year old would go nuts for this, thanks for sharing, I now know what to get for his Birthday!

  17. My son was a skateboarder , and my older grandsons are too Skateboards have been around a long long time. I have never heard of these before . Judging by your review this is the kind I would get for my youngest grandson . Thanks for the info

  18. That looks so cool for your son. I know mine would flip out if he had a chance to try it out. Going to check their site out. Thanks for the info.

  19. I’ve never even heard of something like this! My nephew would probably love it! I don’t think my girls would want one but I have ideas for gifts.

  20. I’ve never seen one of those before. My 6 year old just got his first skateboard for his birthday.

  21. I love the idea of customization based on his height and weight. Great review1

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