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Lush Longboards UK

Welcome to Lush Longboards! We’re skater owned and skater run, and have been since we shaped our first longboards in 1999.

Our mission is unchanged after all this time:

  1. To make boards that skate better than anyone else’s
  2. Share our stoke for long skateboards with as many people as we can

Find out more here…

WHAT BOARD FOR ME?

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MEET THE TEAM!

Bros before Pros!

We are not just driven by our riders - we ARE our riders! Our tagline "by skaters for skaters" is way more than just a tagline, and our "team" is way more than just a team. Shredding hard and having fun across the globe on our boards, click through for more!

Lush Samba X-Flex Review

YOUR REVIEWS

★★★★☆
4 5 1
I was super stoked to see lush coming out with a dedicated carving setup! I got the Elite Complete cause I wanted the most wheel grip possible and shipping took about a week, which was much faster than I expected. Beautiful thick dark finish on the wood and the trucks and wheels look super sick. On my first ride it took some getting used to, the trucks just keep turning into no man's land and never hit a barrier that you'd feel with other loosened trucks.you have to get it up to speed a bit to throw it around because of the wideish wheel base, but I love the bounce you get out of each turn and I'm even able to pump up a slight hill no problem. I love how much weight I can throw into it and the turning radius is unreal. I'ts even pretty stable at speed because of the drop deck; I've never gotten speed wobbles even though I've kept the trucks super loose. Once I started getting comfortable and digging in, I started to get a feel for the deck's limits. the wheel grip is not as sticky as i'd like, I ride a lifted fishboard with carving trucks that has more stick on old big zigs than the stock setup did on day 1, but when the wheels do start to slide it's extremely controllable and feels totally safe and smooth, not like you're destroying your wheels. I'm not sure if it slides because the deck is flexing and taking pressure off the wheels or if the wheels just aren't as sticky as I'm used to, but I plan on switching out the wheels eventually and finding out. Another problem that I ran into is that when I really started to throw the board around the deck scraped the ground at the peak of my turn a few times, and now there are a few unfortunate gashes in the beautiful finish on the rails. I had a feeling that clearance was going to be an issue with center mounted trucks and a dropped flexy deck, but for the most part it was totally fine for 98% of the thrashing I was able to give it over a few days. I like the Idea of having the grip tape go all the way to the last possible edge of the deck and it feels great on your feet, but it does make the board extremely uncomfortable and awkward to carry up a hill, and I've sliced up my fingers pretty good carrying it around since i got it, I found myself having to carry it around like a pizza box so I could protect my fingers. I think I might cut a strip of tape out of the middle so I can actually hold the thing. I think I'm gonna ride the stock wheels for a while more, but I'm excited to put on some stickier wheels with more clearance (big zigs...) and see if I can get it to hug the ground a bit more. hopefully the slide I'm getting isn't created by the shock absorption of the x-flex deck, but it wouldn't be a horrible trade off for the amount of bounce you get out of the turns. I have a feeling that with a taller, stickier set of wheels, this board will be a 4.5/5 for me. Add a little more clearance (or fatter wood for less bounce) and take away a bit of length to and it would be an automatic 5/5 for what I'm looking for. If I had to do it again, I'd get the lower tier setup and use the stock wheels for sliding and get my own sticky wheels. I definitely have an ideal sticky turny board feel in my head that nothing may ever meet, but this board came pretty dang close. Overall it's a super fun board and I would totally recommend the board if you're looking for a smooth turny ride with a little bit of slide.

RIDERS RIDES

Abuga’s Chopper and Freebyrd

I use the Lush Chopper for freeriding, mild downhill and a few flat ground tricks. Its held up extremely well so far and after 3 months of abuse (slamming against curbs and walls) only got its first chip last week lol. Extremely happy with it, can’t wait to buy a downhill Lush deck 🙂 The.. Read More

Why Longboards?

Simple: because longboarding is awesome!

We’ve been exploring the world, making friends and pushing our own limits via our long skateboards for longer than we care to remember.

To us, longboards are vehicles for freedom, a passport to a route less travelled, and a tool for self exploration.

It’s not about showing off or impressing your mates, it’s not about aggression or image.

It’s about the pure stoked up vibe you get from simply riding a giant skateboard. “Land every carve!

In all our years of doing this we have yet to see anybody try longboarding out and not be stoked.

We know that once you’re rolling, nothing will stop you!

About Our Boards

We’ve been shaping and skating big skateboards of all kinds since 1999 – we know what works and what doesn’t!

All our boards are available as decks or completes. We offer custom build options on many of our boards.

You can check out our range of longboards and cruiser boards here.

Get the Tech Lowdown

Don’t know your drop-throughs from your topmounts?

Need to understand the difference between rocker and camber, or different kinds of wheel wells?

What’s the benefit of composite construction or vertical lamination?

Perhaps you need to choose which of our longboards suits you best, how to clean your bearings, or nerd out in our monster longboard wheel guide.

Check out our Workshop Section for more about our production process, technology and materials, plus find a whole load of longboard tech tutorials, guide and how-to’s.

Learn to Skate

Need some inspiration for another trick to learn?

Check out the Learning Curve – a growing trick tips and how to resource section, with detailed walkthroughs, images and animations to make learning longboarding even easier!

The Longboard Community

Longboards are about community. Once you get into the scene, you’ll find it fun, welcoming and strong.

We have been organising and supporting longboard events in the UK and Europe for as long as we have been pressing decks.

Our longest-running event is the Bristol Board Meeting – an annual meet that raises money for charity. Don’t miss it!

Our team is full of stoked individuals who share our vision: fun and adventure through all kinds of skateboarding and longboarding.

Be it downhill, freeride, transition, dancing or street, they’re out there pushing themselves and having fun.

You can get to know them here, or meet them at one of the many gatherings and events across the UK and Europe.

You can check out the latest news from Lush Longboards HQ, new products, team features, skate vids, and way more on the Lush Skate Blog.

See you on a hill soon….

FROM THE BLOG

Computational Fluid Dynamics and Downhill Skateboarding… really?

Yes, really. Regular readers of this blog will know that Pete Connolly has the speed bug like no other, and he’s working together with many influential people in European downhill scene to push the boundaries of speed on his skateboard. If you’ve ever been really fast on a skateboard, you’ll know that aerodynamics are a.. Read More

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Longboard Wheelbase

Wheelbase selection