Rain or shine, it’s always a good day to cruise about town on a Yocaher board. They’re known for their longboards as well as their old school decks, and you can find them in dozens of color and designs, or snag one in a natural wood stain if you want to keep it simple. Design aside, they’re well constructed cruisers that rarely disappoint.
If you’re in the market to add a board to your collection, do yourself a favour and check out the Yocaher Professional Speed Drop Down Stained Longboard. This Amazon best seller is – as the title suggests – more than your average starter board. Designed specifically with the experienced riders in mind, this longboard is uniquely structured with the deck lower in the center than where the trucks are mounted. By doing so, riders have a lower center of gravity and increased speed, which makes it great for speed-boarding like a pro. You’ll be blazing down the boardwalk or speeding to class without a second thought.
Check out the specs:
- 9-Ply high quality Canadian Maple Deck
- Deck measures 41.25 inches by 9 inches
- Concave: High
- Flex: None
- Q-Ball 70x52mm Wheels 78A Hardness
- HD7 Heavy Duty Trucks
- 180mm Hanger, Aluminum Alloy
- Abec 7 Chrome Bearings
- Black Widow Premium Grade 80A Black Grip tape
- Wheel Base: 33 inches
- Weights eight pounds
- Comes fully assembled from Amazon – no construction necessary
If you’re an experience rider, you’ll noticed immediately that this board has very few drawbacks. You may need to replace the bearings after a bit of use – the stock ones on the board aren’t the best. You might also want to adjust the trucks to your liking after a ride or two, but that’s about all the elbow-grease you’ll need for making this longboard your own.
It handles remarkably well on flat surfaces and at high speeds, with no wobbles, especially if you’re a more seasoned skater. If you’re new to the longboarding game, though, fear not. This board rides smooth and offers good balance if you’re a little shaky. It turns well, too, so you can cut down on the amount of time you spend wiping out and increase the amount of time you spend cruising.
The grip tape is long lasting, and after a year, your board will still look awesome. Ride it in the sun, the rain, or the snow: it won’t easily rust. In fact, if you snowboard, you’ll probably find that this board feels much like a snowboard. The smooth ride will take you back to slopes long after the snow has melted.
For about $100, this board is definitely worth the investment. It’s probably not the best starter longboard, but if you’ve got your heart set on it and don’t have much experience, you should still be find. Just remember that long boards have a learning curve and it may take a while to get used to the drop-style of the Yocaher Pro Speed.