A Brief Introduction to Riviera Longboards
Rivera Longboards offer a wide range of longboards and longboarding equipment. Their size ranges from 37 inches to 44 inches of a variety of deck shapes each suited to different styles of riding. Their prices vary from $ 70 to $ 250 so is affordable among people of different backgrounds. Their materials include a few plies of hard maple wood to bamboo. They provide great strength, stability, and smooth rides. The boards encompass great graphics so is popular among riders of all age groups. They can travel over any kind of terrain. With them on your side cruising, carving, and commuting becomes easy.
Latest Riviera Longboards
Riviera 2015 Heta Longboard Skateboard Custom Complete
- Griptape: Standard clear grip
- Construction: Bamboo, Fiberglass
- Plys: 4
- Wheelbase: 27.5
- Width (in): 9.5
- Length (in): 40.5
Riviera 2015 La Rana Longboard Skateboard Custom Complete
- Griptape: Standard Clear
- Construction: Bamboo/Fiberglass Composites
- Plys: Vertically Laminated
- Wheelbase: 30.3″
- Width (in): 9.5
- Length (in): 40
A little background check
Rivera’s manufacturing is done in California. They have sturdy principles and traditions in longboarding. They are a world famous brand for manufacturing longboards and related equipment of different styles and preferences. Rivera products are of great quality and are budget friendly. They are made of high quality materials at reasonable prices consistent with riders’ lifestyles. The company makes boards for future classic sessions. They make all kinds of boards no matter what the riding style is; carving, cruising, surfing, sliding, bombing hills, etc Rivera will get you covered.
How to Choose the Riviera Longboard that is right for you?
Rivera Longboards offer a wide range of longboards along with trucks, wheels, and decks. They are all suited to a particular style of riding. Here is a little information about them to help you choose the right one and make your purchase better.
Paris Trucks – The Paris trucks have been redesigned to be stronger, longer lasting, with improved kingpin clearance for a better carve. They have a very strong and more durable powder coated finish. They include high quality grade 8 kingpins. They are all around truck perfect for any kind of terrain. They can withstand any kind of pressure and speed. The baseplate angle is 5o degrees that provide the perfect the balance between stability and maneuverability. They have 90 A Divine bushings. Divine wheels come in 3 sizes; 150 millimeter, 180 millimeter, and 195 millimeter each suited for a different style of riding.
DivineWheels – They are very versatile wheels. They can be used many styles of riding from cruising to downhill racing. These urethane wheels have a great grip to slip ratio and their small size make them easy to kick out as well as hook back up. They have a great roll speed and can run greatly over cracks and rocks fairly easily. They are able to maintain their traction over any kind of terrain. They are made of an exclusive formula for smooth release and re-grip to and from traction. These wheels are extremely fast and are highly resistant to flat spots and ovalization. There are many varieties of Divine wheels each suited to different styles of riding.
Top Mount – It is the oldest model of longboards and is the least the expensive. The deck is mounted above the truck so the center of gravity is higher than on the board styles. This feature makes this type of deck slightly less stable but more agile than dropped board due to increased turn leverage. They are the most versatile boards and can be used for cruising, carving, downhill, freeride, and freestyle.
Drop Through – On this type of board the trucks are mounted through the board that lowers the ratio of the height to thickness of the deck. This increases the stability of the board and reduces the weariness while pushing or braking because the foot has to be dropped less to hit the ground. These boards are suitable for long distance riding, freeride, and downhill riding styles.
Drop Deck – These decks are said to have a weird shape. They are molded during construction in a way that the area the feet rest on sits below the truck area of the board. This effectively reduces the center of gravity for increased stability and reduced weariness while pushing or braking. This shape is suitable for downhill and some freeride boards. These decks top mount their trucks.
Double Drop – It is said to be lower than the lowest bar at limbo. They feature both drop through trucks and the drop deck style that gets the feet close to the ground as much as possible. This type of deck is the most stable but not popularly used due to its high degree of difficulty to construct. The difficulties in construction make the board it very expensive. This shape is generally only found on dedicated downhill boards.
W-Concave –This type of keep the feet fixed on the board just like any other regular concave. The effect is similar to having two concave sections next to each other that provide a lot of grip. This feature is typically common on more expensive downhill and freeride boards.