Landyachtz Dinghy Review: Worthy Buying?
As we all are very well aware, longboarding is gaining a tremendous amount of popularity over social media and is captivating young enthusiasts into getting themselves to board over the last couple of months. It’s maintained its reputation of being a popular sport & a hobby for years if not decades, but as of now, the hype is on a whole other level!
What I prominently love about the sport is that apart from its aesthetics, it’s actually a really great way of working out and performing some really cool tricks, which is mainly why it’s so popular among youngsters.
I have received tens if not hundreds of requests in the past few months to curate an article reviewing Landyachtz Dinghy Longboard and share with you guys my personal experience. Just like any other product, even Landyachtz Dinghy has its own set of Pros & Cons, but out there, it’s a clutter of information, which can easily frighten & confuse any normal human being.
But worry not, with the help of this Ultimate Review and Q&A Guide, I’ll be answering all of your main questions, basic to precise, and by the end, hopefully, all of your doubts would be 100% sorted. But first, let’s look into what the brand is and if it’s reliable in general.
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Landyachtz: Is it a Reliable Brand?
Landyachtz is a Canadian-based longboard manufacturing company founded by Michael Perreten and Thomas Edstrand, specializing in crafting longboards explicitly made for cruising, carving, and sliding.
They have been around since 1997 and are one of the most loved brands all over the world. Landyachtz’s philosophy revolves around preserving their environment by using recyclable materials for maximized production efficiency- they use 100% recycled and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood.
I believe 2.5 decades is quite a long time to master a particular industry. Hence one can quickly tell that Landyachtz has refined and upgraded their manufacturing process over time. They’ve achieved absolute perfection towards their predefined goals about each longboard their craft. It’s not talent; it’s dedication, sheer will, and compassion.
I have been following Landyachtz for quite a while now, and I must say, it’s one of the most reliable brands in the market- from customer service to quality. Considering what I know, it is safe to say that Landyachtz is one of the most reliable brands out there who puts quality at its utmost priority- so you should never be worried about anything when it comes to Landyachtz.
Alongside Longboards, Landyachtz also manufactures longboard trucks, wheels, and even bearings. All of these products manufactured by the company are pretty much reliable and suitable for particular needs, however considering the fact that I almost never have to use most of their other products, I’m not a huge fan (Longboards are amazing tho!), but if you have such needs, you’re gonna love the brand.
Now that we’re done with understanding the brand, let’s hop into the specifications segment of this article.
Specifications of Landyachtz Dinghy
So basically, Landyachtz Dinghy comes in three different sizes selections to choose from- depending on what your height or age is (or whichever maybe)-
1) Length- 5 inches, Width- 8 inches, Wheelbase size- 14.6 inches
2) Length- 26 inches, Width- 6.5 inches, Wheelbase size- 14 inches
3) Length- 24 inches, Width- 6.5 inches, Wheelbase size- 14 inches
If all these size selections seem to bewilder you, worry not. Let me sort this out for you real quick. If you’re purchasing this for a young rider, simply go for a smaller size of the board. Contrarily, an adult with average height or longer should consider longer sizes of the board. This is how it is. Simple, right?
Apart from the size of the board, its baseline specifications include-
- A Maple Deck of 7plys
- A Mellow Concave
- A Single kick Shape
- A Fine Landyachtz grip
- 7 inches TKP trucks
- 78a Fatty Hawg 63mm Wheels
- Bear Spaceballs Bearings
Oh, & it also comes with a cool Honey Island Graphic that I personally liked a lot.
Landyachtz Dinghy Review: A Detailed Features of Each Segment
This board is a cruiser longboard that’s perfect for cruising and carving. It has a deck of seven-ply maple wood, which makes it really strong, durable, yet lightweight at an appreciable level. And because the craftsmanship by Landyachtz is as accurate as always, this product features all sorts of amazing specifications one can have on their mind while investing in such products.
Aside from being designed specifically to cruise and carve (which are both awesome), what I personally liked about this model was its design & graphics
The board features a crisp & modern graphic over the deck termed ‘Honey Island’- or you could likewise call it ‘Hawaiian Wave’ if you will- with blue colors dominating the background patterned with white waves.
As I have mentioned earlier, the graphic is what initially caught my attention, and that’s why I went in for this product.
Landyachtz Dinghy, in particular, comes with a mellow radial concave. What that means is that the concave isn’t that deep, but just about the right depth for a cruiser longboard- and it’s mellow enough to make you feel comfortable while cruising.
What I would like to mention is how smoothly the deck of this board flexes, which makes me love Landyachtz even more.
I’m all about boards with really flexible decks because they give an amazing feeling when one rides them. It just feels so smooth! And as always, there’s no compromise in quality here; since flexibility doesn’t come at any cost.
The board provides a splendid grip to the rider, which literally means a rider can effortlessly maneuver the board and take turns. The response time of Dinghy is remarkable, which might sound a little critical to some beginner riders. However, once a person starts using it, they get the hang of it, and it rather feels phenomenal later on.
It’s a cruiser longboard that has just the right flex for cruising and carving. It is not too stiff, yet it does have enough give to offer riders an enjoyable experience from time to time when they’re on their way back home or something like that.
Considering the fact that it’s made out of maple, the deck feels beyond sturdy when compared with a normal bamboo deck, & I genuinely appreciate that. In addition, taking turns is smoother than ever!
However, some riders might find the board a little hard to control initially, considering that it’s pretty fast and agile in terms of its response time. It can be regarded as ‘hard to control,’ but I believe once a rider gets the hang of it, they WILL like the board a lot!
Landyachtz Dinghy has a single kick that offers riders an extra edge over other boards of this type. With its high degree of maneuverability and options to execute tricks, Landyachtz Dinghy is one hell of a board for those who love boarding on their own! Notice keenly; the board comes with a kick, which makes it amazingly seamless in terms of performing stunts and tricks.
It features the 78a Fatty Hawg 63mm wheels that are perfect for cruising & carving purposes. They’re anti-flat, so they can be ridden even when there’s no pavement or smooth surface around- like concrete or asphalt. It also helps if you don’t want your ride to get ruined by cracks in the ground! So yeah, it really does have all sorts of amazing specifications to offer everyone interested in purchasing a longboard.
When compared with other skateboards, Dinghy has noticeably larger wheels, yet, they’re relatively smaller when compared with fellow longboards. Indeed the size of the wheels is somewhat smaller, but that is what makes the Dinghy really different and provides further grip and control to the rider.
You must be wondering what changes would a rider feel while cruising the Landyachtz Dinghy compared to other regular longboards considering the size of the wheels is smaller here. So the simple answer would be, Dinghy would go relatively faster in general, but the top-speed would be somewhat hampered in the process, not to a great extent, but yeah, it precisely will be affected.
Considering the durometer of the wheels is 78A, I’d say a rider would feel comfort and softness while cruising on this longboard, and it also feels a lot less bumpy on the road than other longboards out there.
In case, if you want to replace the wheels of this board, you can check out the list of best longboard wheels and choose the one that fits your need.
Coming pre-installed with Bear Spaceball bearings, I think the bearings were just about right. They’re ABEC-7, which will make the rider feel really smooth and relaxed while riding and enhance the overall riding experience.
For the record, many riders who try out Dinghy comment on it that they found it slower or somewhat not up to notch, mainly because of the bearings. I feel that too, and this is why I recommend a person looking to purchase this product first to give it a couple of rides, spend some miles on it, and then make the verdict about the bearings.
If you ever feel that you aren’t satisfied with the speed, WORRY NOT! The board also comes with spacers that are made out of a composite material, which is really useful when the rider is looking to change out their bearings. So this board is really capable of being modified and enhanced.
- Good Stability
- Functional Kicktail
- Lightweight and Durable
- Top-Notch Bearings
- Carves Amazingly
- Wheels quickly get dirty
Questions & Answers
Ah, we’ve discussed plenty of things about the board already, and even though I’m sure most of your doubts are already clarified, I would like to answer some of the most prominently asked & requested questions.
1. How much does Landyachtz Dinghy cost & is it Value For Money?
Well, honestly, I don’t prefer commenting on a board’s pricing. However, I can easily say that this is a Value For Money Product for all the value it provides, and as for the pricing, it’s relatively cheaper than other longboards Landyachtz has to provide.”
Now some of you might find it value for money; others might not. This is why I highly recommend you check it out on the internet, watch some videos, and try to learn as much as you can about the board before you place the order.
2. Is the Landyachtz Dinghy a suitable Longboard for downhill riding?
Yes, it is. Needless to say that Dinghy would be a perfect longboard for downhill riding. I suggest you use a higher durometer wheel, so the wheels are more resistant to wear and tear that is caused by braking on rough surfaces while going downhill.
In my experience of riding this board, it didn’t feel as great mainly because of the pre-installed bearings, so I had them changed as per my requirements, and Voila! It felt amazing afterward, and I loved my downhill riding experience.
3. What are the key features of Landyachtz Dinghy?
1) The Landyachtz Dinghy is a Cruiser Longboard that comes with 78A Durometer Wheels.
2) It has Bear Spaceball ABEC-07 bearings preinstalled for easy riding and smoothness.
3) The board measures 33 inches, which makes it suitable for riders of all sizes and skill levels (considering the weight & height, it has 3 size selections to choose from.)
4. What aftermarket attachments should I use to complement my board’s stance, particularly for my riding style?
Most beginner riders would find the board amazing from the very second they start riding it. Still, if you’ve ridden a longboard earlier and encountered some issues with this one, I’d say that it’s a great idea to get some Bearings with a higher ABEC rating as well as an appropriate set of wheels if you feel dissatisfied.
5. Does the Landyachtz Dinghy have any flaws?
The dinghy has one flaw, and that is the bearings. I recommend you replace them with more suitable ones if you’re dissatisfied with the speed of your board. But, other than this little issue, it’s a pretty perfect longboard to ride around town or campus for all sorts of riders.
6. What is the Landyachtz Dinghy’s cruising speed?
The Landyachtz Dinghy is not the fastest board on the market. However, it’s one of those boards that can handle long distances with constant speed and agility. It might take some time to get used to this board if you’re a first-timer but don’t worry! Riders always love the cruisers for their stability and comfort.
7. What is the Landyachtz Dinghy’s best feature?
The board doesn’t have a single standout feature, but I can say with confidence that it handles well in different terrains, which makes this one of those boards suitable for all sorts of riders and riding styles! As I mentioned earlier, it also has an excellent downhill performance too, so there’s nothing to be worried about.
8. Is Landyachtz Dinghy a beginner-friendly longboard?
Rather than just giving my verdict on this question, I’d rather say, it totally depends. How new are you? Absolute beginner? Been doing this for some time now, but still a beginner? Something similar yet different? I don’t know, but I will try to specify it for as many riders as I can.
If you’re fairly familiar with skateboarding and you’ve ridden a skateboard for a while in the past, however, you’ve never tried a longboard, I believe you’re gonna love Dinghy as your first ever longboard.
But considering the fact that this longboard has a thing for being ‘too responsive,’ there are plenty of chances of falling for absolute beginners who are trying to ride a board for the first time ever. So, it definitely isn’t for absolute beginners, unless they’re confident enough about achieving appropriate balance and stability on the board.
There are many reasons why this board might not feel as pleasant as it really is for pure beginners, but I believe if a person purchases it, and gives it some time, they’re gonna love it once they get the hang of it. If you ask for my recommendation, however, I’d recommend you start off with something that carries wider trucks and has a more stable stance in general.
9. Why should I buy a Landyachtz Dinghy?
If you’re looking for an excellent cruiser longboard that can handle various terrains with ease and offer some of the best downhill performance on the market, then this is it! There are many other boards out there that have similar features as Landyachtz Dinghy, but none of them can beat it in terms of its versatility. I personally found it impressive and valuable for money mainly because it matched my requirements and preferences, so keep that in mind.
10. How are the wheel bites on a Dinghy?
Ah, unfortunately, Dinghy doesn’t come with wheel bites at all, and even though it wouldn’t be as much of an issue for most riders out there, I believe wheel bites should’ve been a part of the deal. It doesn’t make much difference. However, it depends. You might get a bite on the setup if you weigh just about as much as myself, which would be 140-160 lbs in general.
11. How does Landyachtz Dinghy feel when one stands on it?
It feels like standing on a wooden plank, it’s very stable and comfortable, and you’ll be able to feel the board’s response with your feet. As from what I experienced, Landyachtz Dinghy has a really soft feeling. The board is grippy yet smooth.
So for beginner riders, I’d say the board feels really nice and not too hard for balance. However, if you’re an experienced rider who has ridden for years and is just switching over from skateboarding, then it’ll only take around ten minutes of riding this board before you start getting the hang of it. After that, they might feel like the board is a bit too soft, and it takes some time to get used to.
It’s really about preference there. Which is why I always say don’t solely take my word for it. I insist you give it a try before you make the purchase. We never know what we might feel about a product later on. I felt comfortable standing on it, but maybe you don’t feel the same.
12. Is it possible to learn tricks on this longboard?
I taught myself how to do some basic tricks on this board, and I’m sure the learning process for you would be even easier. It’s a really nice longboard when it comes to teaching people about tricks because it’s lightweight and offers just enough stability that one can easily manipulate it.
As I knew how to perform tricks on a skateboard before I rode this board, I was able to start performing tricks very fast, however, if you’ve never tried tricks on a board, this might take some time, but I reassure you that you’re gonna enjoy the process.
13. What’s the maximum weight this longboard can handle?
I’m not too sure about that, but I assume it’ll be around 150 lbs. Dinghy is one of those boards which are suitable for a very wide range of riders in terms of their height and weight. It doesn’t really have any limitations when it comes to that, so you’ll definitely be able to find something out there worth your time.
I enjoyed cruising on it, be it downhill riding, or street longboarding. I weigh somewhere around 140-160lbs, so it’s safe to say that you shouldn’t face any weight-related balancing problems whatsoever if you weigh anywhere close to my weight.
14. What is the distance I can go with one set of pre-installed wheels on a Dinghy?
It’s hard to tell, maybe around 30 miles. It really depends on how you’re using it and what sort of terrain you’re taking it through. I’m not sure about what you’re going for, but if it’s something more on the extreme side like downhill riding or tricks, then I’d recommend getting new wheels.
So be aware of that before making your final decision, this longboard is amazing, but just like any other product, it must match your particular preferences for you to like it. Otherwise, you’ll simply call it a ‘bad product,’ even though it really isn’t.
15. What is Landyachtz Dinghy made out of?
Dinghy comes with a maple deck and bamboo rails as well as high-quality Canadian Maple Trucks. The trucks of landyachtz dinghy good because they don’t bend easily and offer excellent precision when turning around corners.
They also help to make the board more responsive at higher speeds which helps when doing slides etcetera… Some people might prefer longboards with aluminum trucks, so this seems like an issue depending on preference right here, in my opinion. It’s all about preference, as I usually speak.
I genuinely loved the built quality of this board, be it the deck, attachments, or other components. But the only reason I had to make some changes on mine was mainly because it wasn’t giving me the feels I expected, and that’s totally okay. No product can be 100% compatible with your preferences, and you might need to make some aftermarket adjustments as well.
16. What is that one thing you just didn’t like about the Landyachtz Dinghy?
I honestly appreciate the fact that there’s actually only just a single factor that was affecting my experience of riding the longboard, which, if you guessed right, were the bearings. They didn’t feel as great, but I’m thankful they were modifiable. So as soon as I realized I do not like them as much, I got them changed, and now I have zero issues with the product.
17. Who is this Longboard mainly designed for?
I’d say it’s great for kids, considering the smaller size and the fact that it’s a mini-cruiser, for someone who likes mini-cruisers, if you wish to have a portable board, or if you only need it for smaller riders. It’s certainly not for long rides, performing tons of tricks, covering longer distances, or people who have bigger feet. I hope you understood that.
Final Verdict: Should You Buy Kryptonics Dinghy Longboard?
Phew, there you go with answers to most of your questions. I hope you came to the appropriate conclusion about the board as you read the article and came to the conclusion segment down here. However, it is imperative that you perform your own research before making the decision to purchase a longboard.
The Landyachtz Dinghy may be perfect for you, but it all depends on how well-suited it will be with what you are looking for in a board. If this article has helped answer any questions or given some insight into which type of board would work best for you, please take note and write down these important points so that when/if you go out to buy one later today (or tomorrow), they’ll help guide your decision process. I hope my words have been helpful! Thank YOU for reading!
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