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What is a mountain board?
Mountainboarding is a very different type of skateboarding. With this type of skateboarding, the idea is to take on a variety of terrain including spaces like offroad trails, steep inclines and rough terrain. Mountain boards are different than the boards you would find at your average skatepark. They are often produced with a longer wheelbase, improved frame, sturdier construction, improved suspension and more. Here are some of the top qualities that you should be searching for in a quality Mountain board:
Quality tires on a mountain board are crucial. Because of the nature of the terrain, you need to consider a board that comes with tires which are extra grippy. Added grooves in the tires, a sturdy construction and a calibrated wheelbase ensure that a person can travel down hill or along tough terrain with ease.
Introducing a better quality suspension for your board will ensure that you are ready to take on the bumps and be ready to handle any kind of terrain. When you are going downhill or when you are planning on tackling a variety or rocky terrains, having the proper suspension parts in place will absorb the shock, keep you level and ensure that you can keep your balance throughout the ride. An off road skateboard is not complete without these systems in place and they will be an aspect of your board that is going to keep you able to run over a larger amount of terrain.
Motor systems are included on some mountain boards that are going to be used on various uphill and downhill terrains. Including a motor can be an excellent way that a mountain board can be more versatile. A motor system can run a mountain board across any type of terrain. Most types of mountain boards are only available to run in downhill configurations and they will largely depend on gravity to bring the board downhill. Boards like the Lonestar Supersport from Lacroix are able to offer the best in battery power and strong motors that can propel the board through any terrain.
When you are mountain boarding, you will often need upgraded trucks, a quality frame and a skateboard that can handle with precision. Whether you are going to be mountainboarding down hill or taking on a trail, you need to have a board that moves where you want it to go. With the right handling and precision controls, you can enjoy faster reflexes when they are required. In mountainboarding, having the ability to make turns to avoid items in your path or being able to control gradual turns to keep your balance remains important. Many e skateboards that go off road like the Lacroix Nazare Lonestar will offer the heavier frame that is needed for great turning and the stability that you expect for a downhill format.
Many mountainboards are also equipped with braking systems. With the strength of these systems, you will be able to enjoy better downhill control and improvements to your level of control during regular trail riding. A braking system on a remote can help to slow you more reasonably and it can make sure that you can stay safe if you need to stop due to an obstacle. Without a braking system, you could put yourself at risk with an all terrain board.
The components that are included on many mountainboards are heavier than the traditional longboard. The frame is built up stronger, the deck is often more rigid and the bearings are often improved to offer better rides in muddy or rocky conditions. In the case of Lacroix Jaws skateboards for example, you can pick out custom options for heavier titanium axels, ceramic bearings, Heavier rims, a heavier gear drive and more. Adding on these more resilient items will make sure your board is ready to take on any challenge that you can throw at it. For a regular daily ride, these upgrades may not be so important but when you are going to be using the board for regular off road riding, these are items that can be very important to staying safe. If you want to explore the exhilaration of mountain boarding, consider some of these top components when you are looking for a quality board.
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