Individual Components don't make a great skateboard. You need specific components designed and created to work together. Loaded Longboards is one of the few companies who recognize and implement this approach to building great skateboards.
They have truly gone the extra mile; back to the drawing board to create a board which would be exceptionally superior. Where each component has a specific job and where the whole board works together. Loaded Longboards didn't make a board by just throwing a deck, wheels and trucks together.
The financial and time investment up front has really made a performance driven product. When you jump on one of their longboards you can feel the cohesiveness between all the components. This creates a smooth and flowing ride. Something that has left other downhill longboard companies scratching their heads.
What surprised me most when I first got the Vanguard Longboard, was the flex. Some have even reported driving over their boards with a car and the deck didn't break; though I wouldn't recommend trying this at home. It does take a few minutes to get use to the flex. But the flex is great and really adds to the performance and maneuverability of the board. Use the flex to absorb uneven bumps in the road or carve big turns and accelerate out of them.
This board is designed to stay under 25mph; but some experienced riders have pushed this barrier to see how far this board would go. This board is more specifically designed for carving and cruising around town. This is mostly what I have used it for. It is a blast to ride. I love taking it for a spin around the neighborhood and around town. Its large wheels allow it to roll right over sand and bumps in the pavement that you might encounter while riding near the beach. If you are looking for a great cruising board that can also handle some hills than check out - Loaded Longboard's Vanguard Skateboard.