Longboard Deck Shapes Explained – Stella Longboards
Longboard Deck Shapes Explained

This page is currently in development. 9/12/21


Why does shape matter? What do they look like and what is the purpose? Check out our explanations below to see what your longboard's shape is called and why you might want it.



Directional boards are made to go in one direction. This direction will be indicated by the nose or an outstanding kicktail for control. Most boards will come in this shape like Carvers, Cruisers and Downhill longboards.

Freeriding boards don't typically come in the directional shape, but that is so you can slide on the wheels without unevenly

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