Gold Coast Standard Longboard Review

Goldcoast Complete Longboard Skateboard (Standard Orange)

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Goldcoast Complete Longboard Skateboard (Standard Orange)
8.14

Design

10/10

    Materials

    10/10

      Stability

      5/10

        Control

        7/10

          Speed

          10/10

            Pros

            • Classic design
            • Built for speed
            • Stiff and rugged

            Cons

            • Can be hard to control
            • Can be difficult to maneuver

            The Gold Coast Standard Longboard is one that you are certainly bound to fall in love with from the day you buy it. It is a perfect longboard right out of the box and one of the coolest longboards that you are likely to find out there. Designed for both cruising and carving applications, it is built in the classic pintail shape and that means the effects of the wheelbite are severely curtailed in this longboard design. The longboard delivers to perfection on plenty of desirable attributes that you are most probably shopping for in an ideal longboard for cruising and carving.

            The speed of the Gold Coast Standard longboard is outrageous and if you are an expert cruiser, this is a board that you will certainly get deeply attached to due to its incredible performance when it comes to cruising. It has a beautiful red, wood and blue design that will certainly appeal to very diverse tastes. If you are looking for a board that will take you cruising around town or beaches without wobbling or worrying about design failures, then you will certainly appreciate the stiff and stubborn resistance that is provided by this incredible badass board! The specs, as you will see, are highly appealing particularly if you are a professional longboard skateboarder looking for an equally excellent cruiser.

            All this excellent designing, quality and durability are paired up with a cute die cut grip. If you are cruising around in this cutie, you are certainly guaranteed to turn a few heads wherever you go.

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            Design

            Gold Coast StandardKey to this board’s excellent reputation is its cutting-edge design and construction. The deck is made of a stiff 7-Ply Canadian Maple which adds to the board’s excellent durability. This sturdy Canadian Maple deck is built to withstand high performance applications and comes in an uber-dynamic floater shape that is highly suited for cruising and carving applications.
            On the top of the 7-Ply Canadian maple deck is a printed and die cut grip tape that locks your foot squarely in place and allows you to skate with a relative degree of confidence and comfort. The nose of the Gold Coast Standard Longboard is accented with the Gold Coast printed details that show information about the board.

            The board is fitted with the reliable and top quality Century 179mm trucks. These have a hard raw-tumbled finishing as well as the tough 90a bushings that will withstand the rigors of high performance cruising and carving applications. Lower centre of gravity is achieved with the Century 4mm flat risers which contribute to further stability and control in the longboards.
            The wheels are a 70mm Shred Boot and these have a hard 85a durometer to provide maximum durability and which will age gracefully over a very long period of time. The Gold Coast Standard Longboard is definitely a long term investment for your longboarding hobby. The longboard comes fully assembled and ready to roll on the ground.

            The ABEC 7 bearings of the longboard are superfast and are reinforced with Teflon construction for enhanced performance on the trucks. The design is built with genuine Gold Coast longboard hardware as well risers. So you are actually purchasing the real deal when it comes to these longboards.

            The wheelbase of the Gold Coast Standard Longboard is a generous 26” and these are supported by a sturdy Century 179mm Reverse Pivot Trucks. Century trucks are some of the finest in the market and they deliver good performance to the longboard.

            Materials

            Gold Coast StandardThe most obvious material feature of the longboard is the premium quality 7-ply Canadian Maple construction which is stiff and highly durable. The mid-stained black design makes the board look super-sleek. It is certainly bound to turn some heads when you are cruising or carving on the highways. These match up with the wheels of the Gold Coast Standard Longboard which are Black Shred Boots type. Some longboard enthusiasts consider these some of the finest 70mm wheels in the marketplace. Both the wheels and the bushings have high durometer ratings that will enable you to surmount varied obstacles while skating without wearing out your wheels all too quickly.

            The bearings used are genuine Gold Coast ABEC 7 with a durometer rating of 85a. Even though these are of sufficient quality, you may achieve better performance by upgrading to the Bones Reds bearings.

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            Stability

            The broad wheelbase and flat risers deliver a very low center of gravity which contributes to the longboard’s great stability. The die-cut grip delivers excellent grip. This, in addition to the good length and massive wheelbase of the longboard offer you the perfect stability when you are out cruising in the Gold Coast Standard longboard.

            Control

            The deck length of the board is a 44” long which makes it a suitable candidate for super-cruising applications. Whether you are planning to cruise to work, campus or grab something to eat, this cruiser will deliver effortlessly.

            The extended length and massive wheelbase also makes it suitable for the longer more relaxed rides. They can be perfect for the cruising on the sidewalks or even the board walks during the flat surfs. It does not offer as much agile control as the shorter boards that you can use to execute short and quick turns. With this board, you can cruise comfortably while taking the wider turns with your longboard.

            Speed

            The stiffness of the Gold Coast Standard Longboard allows you to attain very good speeds. The board provides an excellent means for regular transportation and fun but it is not recommended for very high speed skateboarding.

            Durability

            The Gold Coast Standard Longboard is made from a highly durable 7-ply Canadian maple deck material. Apart from the sturdy deck materials, it is also built with excellent quality and genuine Gold Coast bearings that are built to last. The Century 179mm trucks used in the longboards are some of the finest in the industry and will serve you for years without the need for a replacement. The longboards can also deliver well with the Paris 180mm trucks along with the Bones Reds bearings.

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            Gold Coast Standard Longboard
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