Besides the skateboard, the longboard is a great challenge for all who have succumbed to the rush of speed and skill. Although the longboards are older than the skateboards, they have been rediscovered and thus even better tricks can be created.
Normally longboards are not smaller than 90 cm, but they can be larger than 210 cm. The principle was copied from the surfers and the boards used to be made of wood and today special plastics are used and are therefore also lighter.
DB Longboard at a glance
👉DB Longboard is one of the most popular labels and convinces above all by its high quality and workmanship.
👉This special longboard is also called dashboard and is handmade.
👉Inspiration comes mainly from nature.
👉The boards are manufactured with passion and with love for detail.
👉Individual leeway is granted, so that you can create your own board.
👉The motives are processed with the 3D printer.
👉Waste is greatly reduced and the production convinces through sustainability.
👉No chemicals are used.
👉A good customer service is very important to the company.
👉All in all, these points make the board something very special.
The history / philosophy of DB Longboards
The DB Longboard Label was founded in 2003 by three young entrepreneurs who quickly moved from a garage to a barn and now to a large site. Since then the company has grown rapidly and the popularity is never ending.
The birthplace of the company is Dash Point in Washington, which also earned the board the name Dashboard. But this is meant quite affectionately. Today the company is located in Seattle. Since the entrepreneurs are inspired by nature like waves, hills, beaches or mountains, it goes without saying that nature and the environment are also taken care of.
In addition to quality, the philosophy also includes production that adheres exactly to regulations and completely avoids toxic chemicals. We also make sure that the parts can be recycled. Customer satisfaction is also important to the company, which is particularly noticeable in the service. It is therefore hardly surprising that the dashboards are so popular.
The successful team of DB Longboard
The DB team members have already scored many successes, for example in serpentine races, in the Canadian mountains or in California. The team members are working on the improvements and can contribute their experience very well.
Currently there are seven members in the team and several prizes have been won. Especially in serpentine races the team is almost unbeatable. The team can also score clearly with the tricks. In the opinion of the team, this is solely due to the boards, because they simply do everything the rider has to offer. The team of dashboards should definitely not be underestimated. You will hear a lot more about the artists with the excellent boards in the future.
The most popular DB Longboards
Among the most popular DB longboards are the Party Wave, CASCADE or the Razorback. While the Razorback deck is now more of a discontinued model, it must be said that with a Razorback simply everything is possible. The board is very flexible and is ideal for freestyle and curves. The CASCADE board is perfectly cushioned and provides a comfortable riding experience.
The so-called carving, also known as cruising, can be realized very well with this board. The Party Wave is extremely robust and can be used for the best moves. The board is one hundred percent made of pure natural wood and no chemicals were used.
Special highlights in the range
As a special highlight you can now design your own dashboard. Of course the label stays on the board, but the design can be chosen by yourself. This doesn’t necessarily make the board expensive, but in any case it makes it unmistakable. Real die-hard longboarders attach great importance to quality and usually own more than one board. So it is a good idea to live out your own creativity on the board as well.
Test / comparison with other longboards
If you decide to buy a longboard, you should definitely consider some tips and criteria. Beginners should know that you have to calculate between 80 and 160 Euros for a board at the beginning. Professional boards are of course often twice as expensive, but they are also more robust in their workmanship.
While most manufacturers only pay attention to quality, DB Longboards also pay attention to the raw materials and their processing. The boards are very robust in both cases, but the special production of the longboards helps the environment. In addition, the longboard can be designed by yourself, which is another plus.
You should also know that the riding style and the intended use also play a big role in the choice. When freeriding, for example, it is important to note that the deck is lower, or that on a downhill board the ball bearing should be given special attention. Sufficient protective clothing must also be ensured.