Choosing the right Longboard wheel

With such a wide range of shapes, durometres and looks to choose from, deciding on the best Longboard Wheel for you can be pretty daunting.

 

This post has been put together to limit your stress and answer all the frequently asked questions we get about Longboard Wheels.

BROWSE Longboard Wheels
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FReeRIde Wheels

The ability to slide is a defining feature that many longboarders look for when purchasing Longboard Wheels. Freeride wheels are made to managing speed in a stylish and controlled manner. At Boardstore we stock many freeride wheels such as, Nana Bludgers, Powell Peralta Snakes and Cult Chronicles.
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Freeride Wheels

The ability to slide is a defining feature that many longboarders look for when purchasing Longboard Wheels. Freeride wheels are made to managing speed in a stylish and controlled manner. At Boardstore we stock many freeride wheels such as, Nana Bludgers, Powell Peralta Snakes and Cult Cronicals
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Downhill Wheels

Downhill Wheels are made to grip and rip through corners at the highest speed possible. Wide contact patches and tall wheel profiles are defining features of a downhill wheel. Like Freeride wheels, Downhill wheels are also made to slide but with much more effort and force required to get them sideways. Boardstore stocks many Downhill wheels such as Venom Cannibals, Rad Advantages, Orangatang Kegels and Hawgs Monsters
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Downhill Wheels

Downhill Wheels are made to grip and rip through corners at the highest speed possible. Wide contact patches and tall wheel profiles are defining features of a downhill wheel. Like Freeride wheels, Downhill wheels are also made to slide but with much more effort and force required to get them sideways. Boardstore stocks many Downhill wheels such as Venom Cannibals, Rad Advantages, Orangatang Kegels and Hawgs Monsters
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Freestyle

Freestyle wheels are very similar to traditional skateboard wheels, although feature a softer Urethane for a smoother ride. Freestyle riders use these wheels to perform tricks and spins on their Freestyle Longboards. Freestyle wheels can also be helpful to perform extremely long slides on freeride setups. At Boardstore we stock a range of freeride wheels such as Powell Peralta G-Slides, Powell Peralta Snakes and Venom Curb Stompers.
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Freestyle Wheels

Freestyle wheels are very similar to traditional skateboard wheels, although feature a softer Urethane for a smoother ride. Freestyle riders use these wheels to perform tricks and spins on their Freestyle Longboards. Freestyle wheels can also be helpful to perform extremely long slides on freeride setups. At Boardstore we stock a range of freeride wheels such as Powell Peralta G-Slides, Powell Peralta Snakes and Venom Curb Stompers.
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Cruiser wheels

When it comes to cruiser wheels, a lot of the time it is personal taste. Some people love a very soft and sturdy wheel that allows for heavy carves with minimal slippage whereas some riders prefer a wheel that is a bit more on-top-of-the-pavement and slippery to allow for agile maneuvers and slides. For a grippier wheel, we suggest Risen Wheels or Cult Dominators. If you’re looking for a slipperier wheel, we suggest Nana Bludgers
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Cruiser wheels

When it comes to cruiser wheels, a lot of the time it is personal taste. Some people love a very soft and sturdy wheel that allows for heavy carves with minimal slippage whereas some riders prefer a wheel that is a bit more on-top-of-the-pavement and slippery to allow for agile maneuvers and slides. For a grippier wheel, we suggest Risen Wheels or Cult Dominators. If you’re looking for a slipperier wheel, we suggest Nana Bludgers
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Do it all

Sometimes you cant just pick one feature over the other, don’t worry we get it. A good do-it-all wheel must be able to hold a dialled line while also allowing for an effective slide to manage speed. The following wheels all feature a round lip profile paired with a slightly grippier urethane to allow for the perfect grip to slip ratio. They all also feature large cores to allow for high roll speeds to keep up with their downhill rivals. We suggest Blood Orange Morgans, Orangatang Cages and Venom Harlots for riders looking for an all-rounder wheel.

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