Now the first and most basic difference between the two is that the long board is a lot longer than the cruiser. This is the first primary difference between the two boards.
The second difference between the two, is the fact that longboards are designed to be more flexible and to help you move about freely. This means that you can use them easily on hilly areas, where they have long curvy roads. On the other hand, cruisers are made for flat straight open roads, since they aren’t very good at turning.
Normally, due to the need to turn, longboards have heavier wheels as compared to cruisers, since they have more rubber on them to help grip the road. The basic structure of the longboards wheels is made out of stainless steel, while the wheels of the cruiser is made up of aluminum or titanium to help reduce the overall weight of the board.
Cruisers are far more common as compared to longboards, since most college students utilize them to help them travel long distances.