Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is Lush?
- But longboards are for kooks, right?
- So why should I buy a Lush board?
- How do I choose which one suits me best?
- Where can I buy a Lush deck?
- What's the deal with your "suggested max weight" on some decks?
- Will you sponsor me?
- I am a shop or distributor and I want to stock your boards - help!
Who is Lush? Lush Longboards is a skater owned and skater run UK based longboard manufacturer. We started cutting decks in a back garden in Bath in 1999, and we've been running longboard freeride, freestyle and downhill events since 2001. As we have grown internationally we have increased our support to events and skaters across the globe, and we're now proud to sponsor riders as far away as Australia and Canada. Our goal is to make kickass longboard decks, help longboarding grow and have a good time while we're at it. Back to top
But longboards are for kooks, right? Nope. We've watched longboarding grow from being a "toy for surfers" into a fully legitimate style of skateboarding. A longboard is just a bigger skateboard, it turns better and rolls faster. This means that they are more accessable, better for transport, and set up right, can be used for all kinds of "serious" skateboarding - downhill, slalom, street, parks, bowls, freestyle, freeride and sliding. Once you try one, you won't look back... Back to top
So why should I buy a Lush board? Because we are all skaters here, we spend many, many hours perfecting our product where it matters - on the streets, in the skateparks and on the hills. We are different to many other longboard companies out there, often producing shapes that seem strange at first glance, but stand on one and you'll see what we are doing. We are constantly searching for new technologies and producion tweaks to perfect our construction - almost every run of decks will have a small shape tweak or layup change. We have been making longboards for a long time, we've seen many different production methods and many factories - we use all this accumulated knowledge to produce the finest decks we can. Back to top
How do I choose which one suits me best? Deciding what you want to do with it is a good start. Do you need a kicktail? Would you like a super low ride height with rocker or a drop-through? Space for bigger wheels? Longer wheelbase for a more predictable slide but less grip? Something super stiff for railing sweepers? Flexy for smoothing out the ride? Or short and light for chucking about your local skatepark? We make most things... check out our quiver here. Back to top
Where can I buy a Lush deck? Most skateboard shops online and offline worldwide can get our stuff - hassle them to get in touch with us! If you're in the UK or the USA you can also buy from us direct.
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What's the deal with your "suggested max weight" on some decks? Flex is important on a longboard. We provide "Suggested Max Weights" on most decks to give you an idea of what deck will be most suitable for your needs. They are guidelines rather than hard and fast rules - so don't worry about going over them a bit if you want a flexier ride. However if you go with a board that rated to much less than your weight, bear in mind that it isn't designed for you and may fail. Back to top
Will you sponsor me?Send us an edit and we'll see! We generally don't sponsor skaters if they come looking for us... just skate and have a good time, we'll find you...Back to top