18 Aug Why you should consider the Landyachtz Dinghy for your next cruiser skateboard
This post was updated on April 5th, 2020
What makes the Landyachtz Dinghy so awesome?
Zoom! The answer is simple. The Landyachtz Dinghy is awesome because no other cruiser skateboard rides like a Dinghy!
Having existed for nearly two decades and undergone four design changes, the modern Dinghy is the result of years of fine tuning.
The Dinghy is made to offer a unique and awesome experience for both beginners and experts. It’s versatile, easy-to-ride, and crazy fast – you simply have to skate one to believe it!
What sets Dinghy’s apart from other cruiser skateboards on the market is their premium components that have been specially designed to function together. The result is a responsive ride that truly performs, whether you’re just cruising down the sidewalk or carving down an intense hill. All Dinghy models feature 63mm Fatty Hawgs Wheels, one of the most important components of making the Dinghy skate like it does.
This is because Fatty Hawgs offer just the right balance of slide and grip, meaning they hold onto the pavement during high speed carves but offer a controlled slide during the weight shift of powerslide tricks. They also have a wide contact patch and diameter that rolls effortlessly over rougher pavement, cracks, bricks, and even small pebbles.
But, an amazing cruiser needs to be able to carve and turn with precision. That’s why Landyachtz developed the Polar Bear truck from their own truck company, Bear Trucks. Using squeeze-cast technology, heat-treated axles, and premium-quality bushings, outstanding steering response and long-lasting durability are guaranteed.
What is the Landyachtz Dinghy best used for?
Dinghys are beloved for their portability, making them one of the most popular options for students to travel with around their school campus.
However, their lightweight, compact design is good for more than just making it to your biology class with time to spare. The Dinghy is an amazing option to make your morning commute through the city a lot faster (and a lot more fun!) When you go on vacation, simply pack up your Dinghy and board a plane with it for your next tropical getaway. When you get there, take out your Dinghy and forget paying for an Uber or taxi, your Dinghy allows you to take in the city from a whole new perspective. Think of it as your personal “discovery tool” to help you explore places you might not have ever seen without it!
Alright, alright. So, the Dinghy is portable and works great for skating to class or work. But, how does it perform when you want to really test its limits?! Say no more. The high-performance components of the Dinghy enable it to handle even the gnarliest hill bombs and powerslides with ease. Don’t believe us? We’ll just let this video from Landyachtz speak for itself:
Which Landyachtz Dinghy model is best for me?
While all Dinghys are uniquely awesome, Landyachtz has developed several different Dinghy shapes and variations to suit different preferences and riding styles. Below you will find an overview of the current Landyachtz Dinghy models.
. The Classic Dinghy
The most current “classic” Dinghy model is characterized by an 8” width (standard skateboard deck width) and a 28.5” length (slightly shorter than a standard skate deck). The shorter length is largely due to the small nose of the design. This deck has a full-size tail that can be used to pop tricks and do manual tricks and the small nose has just a light concave. The classic Dinghy offers the most graphic and color options of all Dinghy models, so you can find one that perfectly suits your style!
Recommended for: Beginner to advanced skaters who want the ultimate all-rounder cruiser skateboard! The compact, lightweight design makes this cruiser perfect for commuting to class, work, or to bring along while traveling. It doesn’t sacrifice performance either and will tear up any downhill terrain with speed and agility.
. The Dinghy Turbo
If you thought the classic Dinghy was gnarly, wait ‘til you see the Dinghy Turbo! This is literally the “suped-up” version of the classic model. It features the same overall design, except it features titanium trucks with hollow kingpins for weight reduction and high-speed Rocket Hawgs wheels. According to Landyachtz, this is “the fastest cruiser setup they’ve ever made”.
Recommended for: Intermediate to advanced skaters who demand maximum performance. While it will surely perform for casual cruising, this cruiser is best suited for bombing gnarly hills and terrorizing the streets at high speed.
. The Dinghy Handstand
The Dinghy Handstand is a unique Dinghy
model in that it features an almost perfectly flat deck with soft-top
griptape. It has an 8.5” width and 29” length, making the overall size just
between the classic Dinghy and the Tugboat models. As the name implies, you
could do a great handstand on it and it would work for practicing dancing
tricks or even skating barefoot.
Recommended for: Beginner to advanced skaters looking for a ride that’s comfortable on rough surfaces/pavement or for a true “old-school” style cruiser skateboard.
. The Dinghy Hoodoo Tiger/Gin & Tonic
The Dinghy Hoodoo Tiger and Gin & Tonic models feature a shape that most nearly resembles a traditional skateboard deck from the 1980s and earlier. It has a full, squared off tail, side concaves, and a small yet relatively defined nose in comparison to the other Dinghy models. It has an 8” width and 28.5” length, the same as the classic Dinghy.
Recommended for: Beginner to advanced skaters who want a more traditional old-school skateboard deck style that’s capable of transition or pool skating. Note that it is smaller than most old school decks from Powell, Santa Cruz, etc. as it is only 8” wide like the classic Dinghy model.
. The Dinghy Wrecktangle
The Dinghy Wrecktangle is self-titled by Landyachtz as a “weird lookin’ skateboard”. It features a unique squared-off nose and tail and has an almost completely flat concave. With large dimensions of 9” x 31.25”, the wrecktangle is built for skate destruction!
Recommended for: Intermediate to advanced skaters looking for something fun and unique. The wrecktangle is a bit of a mix between a longboard and cruiser with a wide and flat riding surface that will dominate hills and carves
. The Dinghy Blunt
With a width of 8.6 inches and wider Bear Trucks than the standard Dinghy, the Dinghy Blunt is designed to offer increased stability and performance you can be confident with at higher speeds. It also has a low concave for comfortable long-distance cruising.
Recommended for: Skaters with larger feet, beginner skaters who want a wide riding surface and more predictable performance or advanced skaters who simply want more stability at high speeds!
. The Dinghy Coffin
Compact and highly-shreddable! The Dinghy coffin has a slim and stylish shape that’s easy to transport and a blast to skate. The widest part of the deck is found where your front foot is placed, giving you excellent leverage and control during carves. It has the same 105mm trucks of the classic Dinghy with a super tight turn that hugs the pavement with the 63mm Fatty Hawgs wheels.
Recommended for: Intermediate to advanced skaters looking for a relatively smaller board with agile performance.
. The Dinghy Dugout
Surf’s up! The most distinctive feature of the Dinghy Dugout is its longer wheelbase than the other Dinghy models (how far apart the trucks are from each other). This design gives it a “surfy” feel that’s a lot of fun to ride while casually exploring your city. This also gives it increased stability, making it a good option for beginner skaters.
Recommended for: Beginner to advanced skaters looking for a smooth and casual ride – a true sidewalk surfer!
. The Schooner (The Dinghy’s Big Brother!)
The Landyachtz “Schooner” cruiser models feature a similar deck shape as the classic Dinghy but with everything a bit bigger! The increased width, longer wheelbase, 60mm wheels, and wider trucks than the Dinghy give the Schooner a smooth, stable, and predictable ride that’s great for commuting or casually cruising.
Recommended for: Beginner to intermediate skaters looking to comfortably cruise, commute, or learn to ride a cruiser skateboard.
. Landyachtz ‘Revival Series’ Cruisers
Several Landyachtz cruiser models are apart of the ‘Revival Series’. All of these cruisers feature decks constructed from carefully selected, salvaged wood veneers. This process not only reduces waste from skateboard production, it gives each and every deck a unique appearance that exposes the natural beauty of the trees the board came from.
Recommended for: Those who like to save the planet and admire the natural beauty of wood!
. Landyachtz ‘Hollowtech’ Cruisers
Looking for maximum performance? Look no further than Landyachtz cruisers featuring the ‘Hollowtech’ construction. Instead of a seven-ply maple construction, Hollowtech boards feature 5 plies of maple and two plies of super-strength fiberglass. Not only does this greatly improve the strength and pop of the deck, but it also makes it lighter (and faster!) than a seven-ply deck.
Recommended for: Skaters who have a need for speed and who want the latest and greatest board technology from Landyachtz.
. The Tugboat
[Edit: if you want to know more about the differences between the Dinghy and the Tugboat, check our article “Dinghy, Tugboat, or Atv: what are the differences between these 3 types of landyachtz skateboards?“].
The Tugboat is similar to the classic Dinghy in shape, but the overall size is amped up to 9” wide and 30” long. This gives the Tugboat more surface space and a wider center of gravity than the agile classic Dinghy. Accordingly, it features wider Bear Trucks to accommodate the increased width.
Recommended for: Beginner to advanced skaters who like the shape of the classic Dinghy but prefer a wider riding surface and increased stability. The Tugboat is also a great option for larger skaters who aren’t sure they will feel comfortable with the agility of the classic model.
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