The Size of the Skateboard Deck
You should base your choice of longboard or cruiser on the type of experience that you're looking for while riding. If you want to focus on speed and thrust, cruisers are ideal. Longboards, on the other hand, are perfect for long rides with nice wide turns. And finally, to get started with speed, a Drop Race model provides good stability.
Short Boards (<31.5’’) - Cruiser skateboards are light, easy to handle and dynamic - perfect for urban journeys and short distances
Longer Boards (>31.5’’) - Longboards are stable, even at higher speeds, meaning they can do big arcing turns. Longboards are well suited to cruising around town or riding longer distances on country roads.