12 Reasons Why You Need a Landyachtz Dinghy + FAQs

12 Reasons Why You Need a Landyachtz Dinghy + FAQs

The Landyachtz Dinghy is a marvel of tiny skateboard fun. It's such a rad board and good for just about everything. We think every skateboarder should own a Dinghy.

Not convinced? Here are 12 reasons why you needed to have one yesterday. Let's jump right in.

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Reason #12 - Flip Tricks

Unlike most cruisers out there, the Dinghy can be ridden like a dedicated trick board. Flip tricks, ollies, and manuals are cake. Curbs? Cracks? No problem, just tre flip that sh*t.

The Dinghy is so easy to flip.
Flips are #fun.

Reason #11 - The Build

The Landyachtz Dinghy deck is built using basic 8 ply maple construction techniques. In terms of building skateboards, this is tried and true gold. It's not the lightest material out there, but at only 28.5" (72.39 cm), it's tiny enough for no one to notice. Wheel wells cut into the deck match perfectly with the Landyachtz Fatty Hawgs 63mm/78a for optimal carving clearance.

The components of the Landyachtz Dinghy.
Bought separately, these parts are over $150.

The trucks used are Polar Bear 105mm in either black or silver (depending on the model). Silver is pretty standard looking, but won't get paint chips like the black. Black is matte finish and looks solid right out of the box. We found the black paint thin enough to not hinder bushing performance. The 105mm darts quickly into turns, exactly what you want in a small commuter deck.

Landyachtz Bear Space Balls Bearings are built in style, so bearing spacers and speed rings are not needed. This makes changing the wheels super fast and easy. The addition of the Bear Space Balls round out this complete as a solid performance build.


Reason #10 - Marcus Bandy Rides One

Bandy is all about the longboard community. He's known best for Wheelbase Magazine and if you haven't scoped Wheelbase yet, you're behind the times my friend. Wheelbase made a great video showing how rad the Dinghy can be.

Do a barrel roll.

Oh and bonus, Devyn Roseman is featured in this video too. Besides being an all around rad dude, he helped us make this rad Sector 9 Skiddles video.


Reason #9 - She Wants the Dinghy

Chicks dig the Dinghy. The small compact size of the board is cute and cuddly, just like a puppy. And you know how them ladies love puppies. Show her your hot stuff by showing her your Dinghy. You can thank us later. Go get 'em player.

Billy Bones lady lurking.

Reason #8 - Trunk Companion

The Dinghy fits in a ton of places, but possibly the most convenient is the trunk of your car. Toss it in and forget it, until the dire moment it's needed. We've had to use it more than once when we've run out of gas...

Tons of Dinghies can fit in the back of a van.
Load 'em up.

Reason #7 - Ride All Terrain

With 63mm/78a Hawg Wheels, the Dinghy can ride over all kinds of surfaces. Cracks, dirt, sand, and rocks are much easier to roll over with this ideal set up. You'll be smooth cruising wherever the road takes you.

The Dinghy rides over all kinds of surfaces.
Hawgs 63mm/78a shred all kinds of terrain.

Reason #6 - It's Not Plastic

Plastic had it's time in skateboarding history, but that time is over. Maple is stronger, more durable, and full of pop. It won't sag with use and you won't regret the kooky purchase as you dive deeper into the skate scene. Maple > Plastic. Period.

No thanks, plastic. Stick to being a water bottle.
No thanks plastic, you murderer of sea turtles.

Reason #5 - Manuals for Days

Form meets function. With the small upturned nose and generous tail, the Dinghy excels at manuals and kick turns. Plus, who doesn't love to manual around town or campus while headed to some vague destination? We know we do. Life's all about the journey.

Manuals for days on this land dinghy.
Hitting manuals on the nose.

Reason #4 - Get Coconuts

Stranded on a deserted island without food or water? Armed only with your Dingy? Don't worry, we've all been there. Doubling as a boomerang, the Dinghy can be thrown into trees to retrieve coconuts. Wilson would be proud.

It brings you coconuts. Need we say more?
Need we say more?

Reason #3 - Skate Parks

Few things in this world are more fun than hitting up the park with buddies. The Dinghy is once again there for you in your time of need. The short wheelbase creates the perfect amount of sketchy to be insanely fun.

Dinghy in the Skate Park
Over the top.

Reason #2 - 50/50 Grinds

You may think 105mm trucks are too narrow to grind on. You may think wrong. The Dinghy is awesome to 50-50. Thanks to Devyn for the charming example.

Devyn Roseman 50-50s a Rail
Hai Devyn! Check out the full Wheelbase video here.

Reason #1 - Price

There are a ton of awesome things about the Dinghy, it's hard to know what to end on. Cost is a great place though as we all want to save those dolla dolla bills.

There are no compromises on the components used. Everything is from Landyachtz. Bought separately, the parts are around $175, give or take (Trucks $40, Bearings $20, Deck $70, Wheels $40, Risers $3, Hardware $3)

You'll be hard pressed to find anything this inexpensive and fun.
You'll be hard pressed to find anything this inexpensive and this fun.

We're not just saying that because we want you to buy one. Well, we do want you to buy one, but yeah, buy one 😘


We'll Just Leave This Here

We're glad you picked this page from the rest of your boogers. Questions, comments, concerns? Hit us up at help@stokedrideshop.com.

Watch the full Landyachtz video on our Dinghy product page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We sell Dinghys to new riders all the time and they love em.

Just be ready, the Dinghy is classified as a "mini cruiser" so it is definitely on the smaller side. It can be a little harder to balance and control than other longer boards.

This is mostly due to the Dinghy's smaller wheelbase. It makes it nimble. For newer riders this can translate to being more difficult to balance and control. Also the smaller standing platform does not give tons of room for your feet.

But all that being said, if you are a new rider and have a fair amount of balance, we would not hesitate for a second to recommend this board to you. Plenty of people have come into our shop and picked up a Dinghy for their first skateboard. We've heard nothing but praise.

Another option if you want to go a bit larger is the ATV Series or Tugboat. These are great boards and have a longer wheelbase and bigger standing platform.

Yes! We hope this article has shown just what a versatile and fun board the Dinghy can be. While is it not made exclusively for tricks (again, it is a mini-cruiser) with practice you can land all kinds of skateboard tricks on the Landyachtz Dinghy.

There are several different kinds of Landyachtz Dinghys on the marketplace now. At the time of this writing, there are the Classic, Blunt, Coffin, Coffin XL, and Fender. While they are all very close, there are some key differences for the more nuanced skateboarder. 

Features Length Width Wheelbase
 Classic The iconic original Dinghy shape 28.5" 8.0" 14.5"
Blunt Extra width up front and mild taper 28.5" 8.6" 14.5"
Shape 9 Distinctively squared off nose and extra-wide tail 28.5" 8.5" 15"
Coffin More pointy "coffin" shape 28.2" 8.3" 14.5"
Coffin XL More pointy "coffin" shape with a little extra width 28.2" 8.64" 14.5"
Fender Classic shape with wheel flares, comes with bigger 72mm wheels 28.5" 8.0" 14.5"
Blunt Fender Blunt shape with wheel flares, 63mm wheels 28.5" 8.6" 14.5"

Yes, duh! Bro did you even read this article? 🙄 Landyachtz has been making rad skateboards since 1997. In many cases Landyachtz completely redefined what a longboard could be with their iconic skateboard designs. The Evo, Dinghy, Switchblade and Wolf Shark are just a few of the amazingly iconic skateboards that Landyachtz has created in the last few decades. They know what they're doing and you can count on the Dinghy as being a good skateboard.

The Dinghy comes with all of Landyachtz branded components including Hawgs Wheels, Bear Trucks, and Space Ball Bearings. However, each Dinghy can be a little different. Check the individual product description to see the specifics for the graphic you like best.


Well that just about sums it all up about the Landyachtz Dinghy! If you have any more questions, please feel free to reach out to us at help@stokedrideshop.com and we will get back to you lickity split. Thanks for checking out Stoked Ride Shop! Buh-bye now!

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8 comments

Korias

And Krzysztof, for a first skateboard, i think the best is a cruiser like Dinghy and Tugboat, much polyvalent, for city, bring anywhere, etc… I also go with Dinghy on a small downhill :)

And Krzysztof, for a first skateboard, i think the best is a cruiser like Dinghy and Tugboat, much polyvalent, for city, bring anywhere, etc… I also go with Dinghy on a small downhill :)

Korias

Hey,
To answer to Krzysztof and Solomon,
No i don’t think there is a weight limit.
And I you hesitate between Dinghy and Tugboat, first, if you are tall, and big foot, go with the Tugboat.
If you are “normal size”, go with the Dinghy.
You’re never go wrong with these 2 magic board !

Hey,
To answer to Krzysztof and Solomon,
No i don’t think there is a weight limit.
And I you hesitate between Dinghy and Tugboat, first, if you are tall, and big foot, go with the Tugboat.
If you are “normal size”, go with the Dinghy.
You’re never go wrong with these 2 magic board !

Solomon

Is there a weight limit on the board?

Is there a weight limit on the board?

Krzysztof

Hi guys!
I have a question. What’s better? Landychtz Dinghy/Tug or some Landyachtz Longboard? That will be my first skateboard/longboard in my life.

Hi guys!
I have a question. What’s better? Landychtz Dinghy/Tug or some Landyachtz Longboard? That will be my first skateboard/longboard in my life.

Korias

Hi,
Yes i confirm, Dinghy is the best skate i ever had, really good, just perfect!
All terrain, it’s crazy. Smooth, fast, agile, comfortable, etc… On top non stop !
I’ll buy really soon a Landyachtz Tugboat, the dinghy’s big brother, just a little longer/larger, trucks larger to, for more stabilty, another awesome skate, well done Landyachtz !

To compare, i buy a duster cazh, big shit…. no compare possible…
And yet sold more expensive …. Fortunately I had a discount of -70% on it, but still, it is very expensive for what it is … Do not buy Dusters, it’s just dust … wind ….fake… just a brand and a logo, and the inscription california above… and made in china, what a joke…what a shame dusters “california”….

Greetings from France.

Hi,
Yes i confirm, Dinghy is the best skate i ever had, really good, just perfect!
All terrain, it’s crazy. Smooth, fast, agile, comfortable, etc… On top non stop !
I’ll buy really soon a Landyachtz Tugboat, the dinghy’s big brother, just a little longer/larger, trucks larger to, for more stabilty, another awesome skate, well done Landyachtz !

To compare, i buy a duster cazh, big shit…. no compare possible…
And yet sold more expensive …. Fortunately I had a discount of -70% on it, but still, it is very expensive for what it is … Do not buy Dusters, it’s just dust … wind ….fake… just a brand and a logo, and the inscription california above… and made in china, what a joke…what a shame dusters “california”….

Greetings from France.

Korias

Hi,
Yes i confirm, Dinghy is the best skate i ever had, really good, just perfect!
All terrain, it’s crazy. Smooth, fast, agile, comfortable, etc… On top non stop !
I’ll buy really soon a Landyachtz Tugboat, the dinghy’s big brother, just a little longer/larger, trucks larger to, for more stabilty, another awesome skate, well done Landyachtz ! Greetings from France.

Hi,
Yes i confirm, Dinghy is the best skate i ever had, really good, just perfect!
All terrain, it’s crazy. Smooth, fast, agile, comfortable, etc… On top non stop !
I’ll buy really soon a Landyachtz Tugboat, the dinghy’s big brother, just a little longer/larger, trucks larger to, for more stabilty, another awesome skate, well done Landyachtz ! Greetings from France.

Different Steve

Dat goat got a nice tongue doe.

Dat goat got a nice tongue doe.

Steve

Is there anyway u guys can sauce me one for no price?

Is there anyway u guys can sauce me one for no price?

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