Longboard Deck Shapes Explained – Stella Longboards
Longboard Deck Shapes Explained

This page is in progress. 9/12/21


A riding style is your longboard's purpose and help you determine what your board can do. Sure, you can do gain speed or freestyle on a 29" board with a Kicktail; but do we recommend it? Not necessarily. Read the descriptions below to learn why.



Carving boards are fun for either navigating urban environments or owning the boardwalk. The key difference on the difference between carving and cruising, is that a carving board has more ability to turn. This is either due to having wheel wells, wheel cutout or softer bushings.

You can absolutely carve in other styles as well, but when you lean into a turn with a carving board, you will be able to go much deeper into turns. You know when you try to make the perfect U-turn in a

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