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Longboard Setups For Pump Tracks (Suggestions)

By Billy James | Updated: June 14, 2023 | Gear

Over the past few months, I’ve tested various longboard setups at my local pump tracks (concrete & asphalt).

longboard pump track

Safety Precautions

Wear a helmet. Wrist guards, elbow pads, and knee pads too. Pump tracks are deceivingly dangerous because of the amount of speed you gain. I’ve seen some serious injuries on them.

Setup Advice

In my opinion, three elements contribute to a great pump track experience.

Flexy Deck

A flexy deck allows you to spring out of your pumps and gain a crazy amount of speed. It’s hard to explain how awesome it feels.

32″-38″ Deck

A longer deck adds a lot of stability for high speeds. You can go shorter but increase your chances of getting speed wobbles.

70mm+ Wheels

Larger wheels will help you maintain high speeds.

Those are my two main takeaways, but you don’t necessarily have to follow that to have fun on a pump track. I’ve seen and ridden many different setups that don’t fit the above characteristics.

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Fun Setups

Below are fun boards to ride on a pump track.

Billy James

I've been skating for over 20 years - it's been a lifelong passion. Our mission at Concrete Waves is to fuel the growth of all genres of skateboarding.