Volador is a very nice longboard brand. In fact, they have some of the most popular and best-selling longboards on the market.
They have dancing longboards, pintail longboards, cruisers, freeride boards, and just about any great longboards you can find.
Their philosophy is that they only build longboards that they want to ride. Otherwise, they wouldn’t design them.
The nice thing about Volador longboards is that they are super affordable. Part of the reason is that Volador doesn’t have to spend thousands of dollars to rent physical stores.
We can’t wait any longer. Let’s check out this cool brand!
Volador longboards are reasonably priced. You’ll find most of their boards around $50 and $60. This is super sweet for beginners and intermediate riders.
Compared to high-end brands like Sector 9 or Arbor, this price is nice. It’s not too cheap, however. This ensures that you get the very best bits out of your board without being ripped off.
Many Volador longboards have a drop-through (cut-out) design. First of all, they look awesome. Second of all, you’ll get fewer wheel bites thanks to this construction.
The decks are made from 8-ply hard rock maple. It’s super thick and stiff. There’s some nice camber on it so it’s not too flat.
What’s cool about this deck is that it’s made from sustainable wood and non-toxic glue. This is both eco-friendly and good for your health.
With a wide and stiff deck, you can bomb downhills at max speed with great stability. Also, a nice cambered profile will allow you to do some very powerful pumps.
Volador wheels are in the 70A Durometer mark. They are soft wheels. And with soft wheels, you’ll have much better grip when racing downhills.
The diameter of the wheels is about 51mm. This is just right for many different uses. They do roll very smoothly and fast.
The outer cover of the wheels is made from PU. This material is also long-lasting and offers a strong grip.
If you look closely at Volador wheels, you’ll often find their square edges. That’s right. With square lipped wheels, you’ll have much more contact with the road. And with more contact, you’ll be able to race fast with better stability.
This is another awesome feature that we need to talk about. Volador longboards all have ABEC 9 bearings. These are the top of the market already!
ABEC rating measures the precision of your bearings. The higher the number, the more precise the bearings. It goes from 1, 3, 5, 7, all the way to 9. You’ll sometimes find ABEC 11.
But for longboards, ABEC 9 bearings are fast and up to the task. With fast bearings, your board will be able to roll much faster. Also, you’ll have smoother turns and carves downhills.
If you take a look at some more expensive brands like Sector 9, you’ll find ABEC 5 bearings. So, we definitely love it that Volador equips their boards with such a high spec at a much lower price point.
The first nice thing about Volador trucks is that they have a reversed kingpin (RKP) design. An RKP will give you greater performance, especially if you use your boards for downhill racing.
Secondly, their trucks are super lightweight. They are made from aluminum. This metal is strong, durable, and quite resistant to oxidation. With less oxidation, the trucks will gather less rust over the years. That makes maintenance easy for you.
Lastly, Volador trucks are adjustable. Specifically, you can go from 40 to 50 degrees. The main reason to adjust the trucks degree may be because of your height.
Generally, you’d want lower-degree trucks when racing fast. This gives you steady rides. Tall folks can set a lower degree when they’re racing. They can naturally bend the knees a bit to overcome wind resistance. All of this gives you better performance and experience.
Why Should You Buy A Volador Longboard?
First of all, with a price of $50, a Volador longboard is pretty hard to beat. That’s a decent investment for beginners who are not sure whether longboarding is the right sport for them.
We think Volador has generously given some of the best specs you can find on their longboards. For example, they have ABEC 9 bearings. Maple deck and aluminum trucks are also great features.
Good for heavy riders
The max weight limit on most Volador longboards is around 250 lbs. You’ll find other longboards’ limit around 200 or 220 lbs. This is because their boards are 7-ply maple.
The slightly extended range on Volador boards is thanks to their 8-ply maple deck. So, this gives heavier riders better support when riding.
The graphics on these longboards are amazing. They look so nice and eye-catching. If you really want a fast ride in style, Volador is definitely a good choice.
Good for many ages
Your 8-year-old kids can ride this longboard easily. Your 18-year-old son or daughter can also enjoy a nice cruise around town.
Many longboard types
Also, they have a wide variety of longboard types. There’s one for you guys who love dancing or boardwalk. There’s a freeride board for downhill racing and freestyle. You’ll also love their cruiser for cruising around the city.
If you’re a beginner looking for a great starter longboard, Volador is a great choice you can choose. Their boards are cheap compared to other brands on the market. However, the boards are of high quality and durability. They also have many types that are suitable for kids, teenagers, and adults as well. We hope you’ll find the best one for your needs! See you guys next time!