Concrete Lines specialise in skateboard decks, setups, longboards, skate shoes and clothing, trucks, wheels, bearings, parts, tools and accessories. Their brands cover a range of the hottest gear for the avid skateboarder: a huge selection of over 100 unique decks, including old school boards, longboards, cruiser boards, Pro models and decks from local Brisbane and Tweed artists, plus Australian brands.
Concrete Lines has been in the business of skaters serving skaters since 2006: promoting skateboarding, helping to get skateparks built, sponsoring local crew, doing some crazy downhill longboarding, and of course, selling some sick boards.
Brands in stock include:
Longboard vs shortboard
- Shortboards: Anti-Hero, Real, Plan B, Alien Workshop, Baker Creature, Flip, Girl, Deathwish, Thunder, Indy, Spitfire, Bones.
- Longboards: Rayne, Landyachtz, Loaded, Sector 9, Arbor, Paris, Randal, Aera, Munkae, Bear, Orangatang, Seismic Ninja.
Longboards were invented in the 1950's when surfers from Hawaii started using them as cross training tools when the surf was flat. In the late '70s, shortboards were developed especially for aerial tricks and riding in swimming pools, vertical ramps and skate parks. The main differences between long and shortboards (besides the obvious difference in size) are the wheels and the shapes of the decks. Longboards' wheels are softer, wider and thicker than shortboards' and enable the board to hold better through turns, to absorb vibration, and to roll more easily over any cracks or small debris on the pavement. Longboard wheels are also set further apart than shortboard wheels, allowing the board to turn more sharply and quickly than a shortboard.
Longboard decks are available in many different shapes, while regular skateboards generally just have one standard shape. Because of their larger size and extra weight, longboards are more stable than short boards, especially at higher speeds. However, short boards offer more agility and are far better for doing tricks such as spinning in the air.