The Gold Coast Pintail 44 is the quintessential longboard that is built in the classic pintail design. It has a very elegant and sleek look. If you have not seen a longboard before, you will just take a look at this and conclude that it is a longboard. The glossy feel gives it a very sophisticated look. This is a very nice looking board plus the innovation used in building the board is really out of this world. In this design, Gold Coast has chosen to adopt the most traditional of the Gold Coast Longtail Pintail longboard designs-the pintail. But apart from being a blast from the past, the Gold Coast Longtail Pintail 44 is packed with plenty of features that simply deliver an incredible performance.
The pintail shape is usually recommended for many beginners and intermediate users. If you are in the market for some new boards, then this can be a good starting point. But what kind of longboard is it? Gold Coast has designed this specifically for cruising applications. It is the perfect classic float if you want to do some cruise in your city.
Design of the Gold Coast Longtail Pintail 44
The timeless 44” pintail is both responsive and with a superfast design. It is a cruising longboard that you can use to achieve great speeds in your longboarding. The design features the 7-ply maple deck construction that offers riders a very responsive ride. The printed grip-tape squarely locks your feet in place to offer relative stability.
The Gold Coast Longtail Pintail 44 has a length of 44 inches and a width of 10-inches. The wheelbase of the board is a massive 26-inch. All these combine to give you a smooth carving and relatively stable carving ride. You can deploy this to achieve a very smooth and stable carve in your longboarding. It is a complete board that comes ready to ride right out of the box.
The wheels are a massive 71mm and like other Gold Coast longboard wheels, amongst the finest that you will in the market. It deploys the same Shred Boot wheels found in other Gold Coast longboards with a softer 80a durometer rating. With these, you can easily breeze over various obstacles on your path ranging from the bumps to the pebbles.
The longboards utilize the 7-inch reverse pivot trucks from Century – some of the finest in the market. The top quality ABEC-7 bearings have been reinforced with Teflon – like those in other Gold Coast models. You can achieve even better performance by upgrading the bearings to the excellent quality Bone Reds. The Gold Coast quality is marked all over these longboards and you can look forward to a very high degree of performance when working with these.
This design has lots of implications for your longboarding experience. The wheelbite, for example, is considerably minimized in these longboards. The performance is such that you will instantly understand why Gold Coast put its name on this classic longboard. This is no normal pintail and there are certain design enhancements that you will definitely appreciate.
The relative flexiness of the Gold Coast Longtail Pintail 44 longboard will allow you to pop in and out of obstacles and carves as if you are made of another material. The ride is significantly lowered to offer you a lower centre of gravity. For riders, that means greater balance, stability and relative comfort when you are cruising or carving. You will feel a good level of stability even when you are riding faster.
The board is made with a 7-ply maple-deck material which offers users a fairly responsive ride. The wheels of the longboard – 80a Shred Boot – which is hyper-efficient in getting past the tough bumps and other obstacles. It makes use of the 7-inch reverse pivot trucks from Century while the bearings are ABEC7 with Teflon reinforcements. All these quality materials in the construction of the longboards point to good strength and durability.
The Gold Coast Longtail Pintail 44 longboards provide a very stable ride due to the design advantages incorporated here ranging from the length to the large wheelbase and low centre of gravity. You can ride this step with relative ease whether you are cruising on the campus or enjoying some mild freestyle riding applications. Apart from the stability, it offers a very mellow and exciting ride.
Without the risers, the board is fairly well grounded for your rides. The grip tapes are tightly sealed and do not come off easily even after an extended use of the Gold Coast Longtail Pintail 44 longboard. The whopping 44” of length gives you ample space on the board to perform maneuvers such as cross-stepping. This can add incredible fun to your longboarding without losing your balance.
Further stability is achieved with the Gold Coast Longtail Pintail 44 longboard’s wide Century trucks. These make the boards not only stable but also highly responsive in diverse skateboarding applications. This also provides for excellent carving and sliding rides. You will experience a very fluid and almost surf-like skating experience with these boards. This allows you to pursue plenty of satisfying and awesome thrills when you are skateboarding.
The control is not as agile as that of the shorter boards but is able to gain a controlled cruising and premium carving longboarding applications. With the wider trucks, it sits quite low with a lower centre of gravity and gives you a feeling of good control when you are cruising.
From the first push of this longboard, you will know that you are in for a great thrill. With some slight liberal flexibility in the board, you can easily get in and out of carves. The board’s loose flexibility feeling is due to the 7-ply Canadian maple material that has been used in the construction of the board.
This Gold Coast Longtail Pintail 44 board is good for cruising and carving applications. There is a reason why it is called a floater. You can use it for gentle cruising and fun swinging. It is not the board for high-speed skateboarding rides.
An array of materials used in the longboard design makes it one of the most durable around. These include the 7-ply Canadian maple, ABEC7 bearings, and the Shred Boot wheels. A relatively hard durometer rating means that you have wheels that are quite wear-resistant under diverse application environments. The Gold Coast Longtail Pintail 44 comes with a 1-year warranty.