Hamboards come in different shapes, sizes and set-ups, so choosing the right one can be confusing. No worries! Here’s a short guide to help you pick the perfect Hamboard for this summer.
First, please check out the illustration on this page so that you can refer to the images when you read below.
Start by thinking about your own perfect session. Do you want to rip a rad short Skateboard or cruise on a Longboard, or carve the pave with a Surfskate or get your core workout on a SUP Skate or do you just close your eyes and feel that board warping snowboard vibe? If yes, to any of these, Hamboards has a plank for you.
Next, consider your Experience Level and Portability Requirements then check out these words. Be honest but avoid the temptation to be overly practical.
If you want a regular skateboard but need more deck to fit both your feet, and you want to experience maximum turn on a shorty, we recommend our Biscuit. It’s got Indy-style skateboard trucks, massive 24mm block risers and it’s almost 18 inches wide. This baby can pump and turn. And it’s barefoot friendly.
If you used to skate but lost it, or if you want a stable longboard cruiser with a ton of surf-style attitude, go for the Huntington Hop Cruise longboards. This is a great board for a beginner because it’s super wide and you can get every last bit of turn from the reverse kingpin trucks.
If you’ve tried a longboard cruiser, but you can’t quite make it turn, upgrade to our Huntington Hop Carve surf skates featuring our HST Surfskate Trucks. This is the next-level longboard that you never knew you could ride. All you have to do is think about turning and you’re in it. No joke; we’ve heard it hundreds of times. This makes longboarding much easier.
If you are ready for pure surf skate performance, hit the Fish , the world’s finest, high-performance surf skate. The super-wide and “turny” Fish is a dry-land trainer for aspirational surfers because it’s so incredibly responsive. Groms can practice paddling and pop-ups in the driveway... And, no shoes required.
If the Fish is what you imagine yourself riding, but it seems like a little too big or maybe too much for your skill level, we recommend the Pescadito “little fish”. A smaller deck and smaller wheels make this little fish far more manageable than the Fish, but it’s still a full-on surf skate that makes rad turns.
The Logger is an amazingly versatile board. It’s become much more popular since we upgraded to HST Carving Trucks and 83mm wheels. It’s a much longer version of the Huntington Hop Carve, with almost 5 feet of deck. Walk it. Dance it. Cruise it. Carve it. The Logger feels soooooo much like snowboarding; no joke. We’re claiming it because we’ve heard it so many times. Please see the attached pic; the long/thin deck actually bends and twists at the same time. This is a rad surf skateboard that’s also awesome for SUP Skating. The Street Sweeper SUP Skate Paddle keeps the stoke flowing.
The Classic (Malibu fun board) and Pinger (pintail winger) are surf skates in a category of their own. These are huge boards that have some weight to them and have enormous wheels. You will be surprised at how the length, width and weight make these surf skate feel so much like surfing. These things can turn but they can also cruise on and on and on. The Classic and Pinger are the world’s finest longboard surf skates, made for barefoot footwork and nose riding. When you add the Street Sweeper SUP Skate paddle, you will be amazed at how much fun you can have and how far you can go. Most people will never get the chance to feel the sensation of SUP Surfing, but if you put a couple miles together on these boards, you’ll know what it’s like. AND, if you put 20 miles in, you’ll be amazed at the super-effective core workout. It’s soooooo fun.