Top Five Reasons Custom Longboards Are Awesome

Longboarding is the merge between skateboarding and surfing. It resonates with that free spirit lifestyle of cruising and taking it easy. Being relatively new, longboarding has come a long way and has branched out to many styles like downhill riding, freeride and freestyle. Freestlye, which involves dancing, is just as enjoyable to try out as it is to watch. For more intense riding, there is freeride and downhill longboarding, which takes a lot of focus and skill. Moving at speeds over 30mph on a board really brings you into the moment! With custom longboards, you can choose the shape, trucks, and wheels that suit your longboarding style.

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Choosing the Right Shape Matters

Any longboard is good for cruising around town. I’ve seen people with longboards slightly larger than a skateboard, to ones that look like they bought a 5 foot plank of wood from Home Depot and attached some trucks and wheels to the ends. Whatever Skateboards doesn’t have one that large yet in the collection, but there is definitely a wide selection to choose from. We have direction boards, double sided, top mounts and drop through to choose from.

Custom Longboards Make a Great Gift

To all you longboarders out there, how stoked would you be if you received a custom longboard as a gift? Surprise a longboarder with a custom board, and you might just win over their heart.

The Creative Process

Taking the time to design a custom longboard is a part of a creative process. Longboarding is an art form, therefore crafting the board should be an art form too.

One And Only

Obviously, with a custom longboard, you will be the only one with that one of a kind longboard.

Style

When you ride, you got to ride in style. With a custom longboard, you get to put that personal touch into your very own board.

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Last Minute Gift Fixes: Give a Custom Board in a Card or Give a Gift Card

2 Perfect (last minute) Gifts for the Holidays! Skateboard in a Card, or as a Gift Card!

Are you looking to give the perfect gift to a longboarder or skater who would LOVE a custom board, but it’s too late to get it shipped in time? Well, we have the PERFECT solutions for you, with TWO different ways you can give a custom board as a gift!

Last Minute Gift #1 – Put the Board Image in a Card

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When you create a custom board design on our site, it creates a preview image of the deck that you can print out. Simply print out the page or the image itself, fold it up and slide the page with the board photo into a card. This will be the best card someone special has ever opened when they see it’s not the typical card – it has a sweet longboard inside! This is sure to put a happy surprise smile on someone’s face this Christmas, even if you do it the night before ;) Boards start at $59.99.

Last Minute Gift #2 – Gift Card

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Our gift cards are always a great way to give someone the gift of customization while still allowing them to make their own design. Purchase a gift card right here from our site in the Shop section. We’ll email you a graphic of a gift card with the code on it that you can print out and stick into a holiday card and give someone the chance to design their own board! They will be stoked when they realize they get to design something themselves and have it shipped right to their door. Please allow 48 hours for the gift card to be emailed to you. Prices start at $25.00.

New Custom Longboards for 2015 – Design Your Own

Whew! We’ve been away from the blog for a bit there but we’re back with some great updates! We’ve been in the lab making the site better every day, including getting our new board models for 2015 ready to launch.

New 2015 Custom Longboard Models!

Alas, the wait is over! We’re starting the new boards out right this year with some real killer custom decks, some mods and improvements on old deck shapes, and some brand new shapes! The new improvements are awesome, making the boards even more fun to ride in all the right ways. The new shapes are dope, and some that have been previously reserved for only team riders are now available for everyone – w00t!

The 2015 Dart (Cruiser / Pin Tail)

The Dart - Newly Improved 2015 Custom Pin Tail LongboardAfter our 2014 Dart sold out we knew this deck would be a popular one again in 2015, and we’ve modified the shape to be longer and wider. This makes the deck an obvious choice for cruising the boardwalk or doing some casual downhill. The added length makes it even more stable and fun to carve, and the more symmetrical shape makes it less top heavy and a better all around balance to the board. At 44 inches long you’ll have enough room to comfortably walk around on the board and rock different stances or toe hangs. The classic lengthy pin tail longboard shape is timeless and stylish, perfect for cruising to the beach. check it out »

The Bullet (Freeride / Downhill)

The Bomber - New 2015 Custom LongboardThis was previously only a team board, and is now available for custom design for anyone and everyone. This deck has a real unique shape, wide and short with a flat medium concave in front and W concave in back, letting your back foot really get a solid grip for freeride thrashing. This deck looks like a bullet in shape with a blunt back end and pointed nose, and flies like a bullet, with only 8 ply making is a lighter hill bomber than the Bomber, or Perfecto. The beastly wide style adds a lot of control for balance and powering hard carves, but the relatively shorter 36 inch height keeps it light and agile, and also is great for riders with big feet. All in all this free ride beast surprises you with it’s downhill abilities making it an awesome all around mountain shredder.
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The Bomber (Downhill / Freeride)

The Bomber - New 2015 Custom Longboard This is by far the most responsive downhill board we have. The Bomber was also an exclusive team rider board until this year, and we’re excited to have the custom print ability ready to rock for 2015 so now anyone can design their own custom Bomber longboard. This deck is topmount but has underflush truck spots and mircrodrops at each end to lower the center of gravity, and a deep concave (W in back). All combined that gets your feet locking in deep right on the trucks for amazing control and maximum leverage. The 9 ply hard maple construction is super stiff, for high speeds and tight turns. If you’re bombing hills and trying to get to the bottom as fast as possible with the control to shred the tight turns, this is a great choice.
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More Custom Longboard Decks on the Way!

These are 3 really exciting boards that we can’t wait for you to get your hands on them. And, for even more stoke, stay tuned as we release a whole new series of custom longboards and more new upgrades on past models soon!

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Design Your Own Custom Longboard or Custom Skateboard: Choose a Deck Shape to Begin!

Even though the name WhateverSkateboards.com suggests Skateboards are our main-jams, and even though yes, our street style skateboards (shortboards) are top quality, it’s our Custom Longboards that are really where the decks are even more unique.

Choosing a Longboard to Customize

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Our Longboard selection is awesome, we’ve got TOP quality boards with perfect concave decks that grip your feet, 9-ply hard Canadian maple with bi-axial fiberglass layers that keep the boards super strong and responsive and always snapping right back into perfect shape without warping. The construction of these boards is the best there is and with 14 years of experience our manufacturing team is second to none. Our selection runs the gamut, whether it be a cruiser for casual riding, downhill decks for shredding the gnar gnar, slide boards for rippin steez like butter, or combinations of different styles, we’ve got decks for you that you’ll love. Don’t over-think it, because once you’ve designed a deck, it’s easy to save it and on the next page you can load it onto ANY of our other boards with a single click!

How a Dope Ride Gets Doper: You Design It.

But of course, these dope rides only get more amazing as you CUSTOMIZE them with your own style and design whatever the F you want! If you haven’t tried it yet, click “Create” at the top of this website and choose the Longboard category. Check out the awesome decks there and choose the one that you think is right for your style of riding. If you click into each board you can look at the “specs” tab and see the exact details of the boards size and what style of riding it’s best for. Click “Create Your Own” and start designing your own with your own colors, text, images, and steez :)

Make Your Custom Longboard a Complete!

Recently we’ve added a TON of awesome gear to the site, including Paris Trucks and Grindhouse Wheels! Now you can pick out trucks and wheels to go with your board and make it a complete! If you’re not sure which trucks and wheels will be best for your board, select the “Make it a Complete Longboard” and add that to your cart with your custom longboard deck and our experts will set it up with our recommended trucks and wheels that will be best for your sweet new custom board :)

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