About Gold Coast Longboards
There are a lot of technical things that go into designing a skateboard that is going to be functional. However, most people do not go to a store or hop online to purchase a board that is just functional. They want it to work, but they also want it to be fun. This is something that the designers and testers at Gold Coast Longboards understand. From day one, their goal has been to infuse their products with a sense of fun and quality design.
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Obviously, in order for a longboard to be fun, it has to be designed well enough to withstand the stress that a rider will put on it. Understanding this concept, the people at Gold Coast Longboards have designed all of their longboards from North American Maple or bamboo. Both types of wood are extremely durable. They also provide the boards with the proper amount of flex in order to work well with the rider. These two different kinds of wood are cold pressed, and then they are cut into their unique precision shapes.
Brock Harris and Dustin Ortiz work hard with every single style of board that is designed by Gold Coast Longboards. Harris pushes the boards to their limits in order to guarantee that they are safe, stable and will not flake out on their rider. Ortiz works with the design of the board making sure that they are attractive, eye-pleasing and just an overall joy to ride.
One of the most important aspects of a longboard is the wheels. Understanding this, the longboard professionals at Gold Coast Longboards designed their own proprietary urethane formula for their wheels. This unique urethane formula has been designed to guarantee that riders will get a consistent, predictable ride every time they hop on a board.
Century Trucks that are in a 7 inch reverse pivot or a 79 millimeter-149 millimeter regular pivot add to the strength and stability of the board. They increase the tightness of the turns, allowing the rider to get the maximum benefit from their board.
Gold Coast genuine bearings are used on all of their boards. Couple this with the Teflon lubrication and it is clear to see why individuals who purchase these boards comment that they provide the smoothest ride available.
Gold Coast Longboards has designed their boards to deliver maximum fun. This is exactly what happens every time a rider takes them out. Anyone who is looking to get into riding longboards for the first time, and even individuals who are experienced riders, would definitely want to take a few moments and review some of the dynamic boards that Gold Coast Longboards has to offer.
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Best Gold Coast Longboards Reviews
GoldCoast Salvia Cruiser Longboard
The Salvia Cruiser 28″ is a longboard made by Gold Coast, a reputable company that has been producing skateboards of all kinds for many years. This longboard and the other longboards on this list are all testaments to years of design.
As the name might suggest, this is a cruiser-style board that is designed to keep you stable and secure while cruising around, no matter the speed you’re going. Its seven-ply maple construction keeps it reasonably lightweight and flexible, but not to the point that you might struggle to maintain balance.
There isn’t anything particularly special about its design, though that in itself is partly why it’s a great option: it’s designed to cater to pretty much all skill levels, so beginners and experts can enjoy something to cruise around on.
It is on the shorter side when looking at longboards, measuring at only 28″, but it’s pretty wide at 9″, so keep that in mind when deciding on your skateboard and which option you’d pick, remembering that your foot and shoe size is pretty important. It also has a pretty neat design on the back that’s reminiscent of surfboards, from which the deck shape is also adopted.
- Lightweight and easy to use
- The simple design lends well to cruising
- Surfboard aesthetic design
- An excellent option for all skill levels
- Nothing particularly special in design
GoldCoast Classic Bamboo Pintail Longboard
This bamboo skateboard from Gold Coast takes an entirely different approach to the Salvia Cruiser, changing the design and material used. Opting for the more classic approach of a pintail deck, this is another skateboard designed for comfortable cruising.
Despite using seven-ply bamboo as a material, this skateboard is surprisingly rigid, to the point that many have found it too hard compared to standard seven-ply maple. This makes it a tricky choice for more intermediate and experienced riders, but it’s an excellent option for beginners who will attempt any complicated tricks.
It’s pretty large at 44″ long and 10″ wide, so it’s definitely suited towards a taller person, as shorter riders may have trouble controlling it. The wheels are pretty high quality with great durability, so you can get a lot out of this skateboard if you use it as intended: cruising around with friends down long roads.
- Classic pintail design for cruising
- Larger board for taller, larger people
- Great beginner option to gain experience
- High durability wheels
- Very rigid for a bamboo deck
- Not great for intermediate/experienced riders or for shorter people
GoldCoast Pluton Drop Through Longboard
Our third Gold Coast skateboard is the Pluton Drop Through, which, once again, is a different style cruiser longboard. The Pluton Drop Through is more in line with typical longboard shapes, with the vast, shaped body and a thinner head and tail sticking out the ends where the trucks and wheels attach to.
This makes it perhaps the ideal longboard style for cruising, though this does solidify it in that position, as this deck shape does not lend incredibly well to doing tricks, at least not like other shapes like the popsicle.
This makes it more “specialized” into cruising than, say, the Salvia Cruiser, which is essentially a shaped popsicle. We return to the seven-ply maple construction, which provides the perfect balance between flex and durability. It’s decently long for a longboard, measuring at 37.5″ though it is pretty wide at 10″, so keep that in mind for those of you with smaller shoe sizes. Rather interesting is the design on the underside, which is a UV-activated graphic design that changes as UV rays hit it.
- Classic longboard design
- Seven-ply maple deck
- Best for cruising
- Interesting UV activated graphic
- Wider board not suited for smaller feet
- Not great for tricks and stunts
GoldCoast Goal! Brazil Complete Longboard
Our penultimate longboard is a 40″ pintail with a design using Brazil’s colors: blue, green, and gold. The design is inspired by the 2014 FIFA World Cup and how the tournament brought people to Brazil. The Goal! Series is a set of maple pintails explicitly created to celebrate the tournament and are pretty well-made boards.
They are by far the best suited towards downhill speed cruising. This is primarily because of the shaped deck. It has four ergonomic grips near each of the wheels and has a rocker-style dropped middle so you can enjoy a lower center of mass.
Again, it doesn’t do all too well as a trick board, but longboards, in general, aren’t necessarily used for tricks. The board itself is 40″ long, making it decently long for a longboard, and the width is of more average size, so it’s a lot more accommodating for smaller shoe sizes.
- Interesting design and concept is appealing to most
- Decently sized – accommodates smaller foot sizes
- Designed for better downhill cruising
- Easy to control for beginners and older kids
- Pintail design isn’t great for tricks
GoldCoast Span Pintail Longboard
Our final skateboard is another pintail longboard that, again, doesn’t really have a spectacular uniqueness going for it. It is practically the same longboard as the Goal! Brazil, just with a different design. This means it’s the same 40″ deck made with seven-ply maple wood, making it pretty dependable and a sort of “Jack of All Trades” option for beginners and veterans alike who want a go-to cruiser.
The only unique aspect compared to the previous longboard would be the design. Instead of a design reminiscent of Brazil using the colors of their flag, we get a stylish and sleek black, red, and white design on an eagle because it’s essentially a redesigned Goal! Series longboard. You can still benefit from it being an excellent downhill cruiser as it does have a dropped middle and grips near the wheels for control and a lower center of mass.
- Shaped and great for downhill cruising
- Sleek and stylish design
- The classic pintail deck shape
- Easy to control, even for beginners or older kids
- Redesign of the Goal! Series
- Not really good for tricks