The difference between a cruiser, like this naked killer from Makr, and a longboard is crucial and worth pontification. Sure, longboards are fast and easy to ride, but the only thing more ridiculous looking than someone pushing around on one is the sight of someone trying to carry such a monstrosity up a flight of stairs. There is nothing sophisticated about longboards.

Cruisers, on the other hand, practically drip class. You might have to practice a while before you can truly get rad on one, but the extra effort is well worth it, especially when you reach your destination and can pick your board up like a briefcase. As far as cruising boards go, only a handful are this artisan—handmade in the U.S.A. and laser-etched. Get one over at Makr. As for trucks, wheels and bearings, may we suggest these, these and these.

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