How to choose a good tent?

A camping tent is not chosen without thinking if you want to enjoy a comfortable use, secure and sustainable return of this product. If you master the criteria for choosing this product, you can easily find one that suits you. That’s why we offer some tips in this buying guide for the best camping tents. We suggest you take into account three main criteria: weight, strength and comfort.

Buying Guide

The weight

The first criterion by which you should choose a camping tent is its weight. Again, as in most cases when you plan to buy a product, it is best to adapt your choices based on the intended use of the tent. Just by considering this criterion, you may already know how to buy a tent for a better value.

A tent can weigh in around 1 6 kilos. Your choice should depend on the intended use of the tent, the means of transport you will use when you bring a tent with you and where you plan on traveling with a tent. A heavy and spacious model can do no problem if you go for a car and camping in a place where you will have no problems of space. By cons, it’s a lighter tent for you if you walk around and do the long walk to reach the camp.

Furthermore, considering that weight, you can simultaneously take into account the size of the tent, in particular during transport. The ideal is always to opt for these tents which become perfectly compact after folding.


The resistance of a tent ensures that its use is sustainable. Durable tent is both strong and waterproof so you can use it in any season without any constraints. This impermeability often depends on the quality of the material constituting the external cloth and carpet. In terms of the strength of the whole of the tent, it is the robustness of the arches and the quality of the materials which constitute it must also be checked.

In addition, a resistant tent attaches securely to the ground and may in no case be blown away if camping in the great outdoors in windy weather. Then try to find out where to buy a new tent and where you could learn about these features.


The last selection criterion to consider before moving to a price comparison is the comfort of using the tent. Various factors determining this comfort and you can check them one by one if you plan to use this product in good conditions.

The comfort of use of a tent is determined primarily by the size of the space inside thereof. The idea is to adjust the volume inside the tent to the number of people who will use it and everyone can have the maximum space to live in comfort. You can also check the number of doors to see what comfort. If many of you use it, it is best to have at least two doors with one tent.

Here we recommend you one of the best camping tents for groups, especially in case you camp in a desert.

Ultrasport Outdoor Sahara

The best camping tent for 3 persons is currently the Ultrasport Outdoor Sahara. Not only is it easy to assemble and disassemble, but in addition, this tent’s tractor has a strong and smart coating that can protect the people staying on the weather.

The 3 persons who sleep there enjoy all comforts even if they go camping in nature. In addition, the bars that compose it are fiberglass and therefore, they are sturdy enough to last in time and bear the tent for one to three weeks. Moreover, the tent is airy enough for everyone to be at ease at any time.

With this tent you will be sure to be protected from rain and water seepage and bars are strong enough to remain fixed to the ground even when the wind is strong. The advantage with this tent for 3 persons Ultrasport Outdoor Sahara is that its mounting system is so easy that even children over 10 years are able to install and uninstall it and as it weighs only 4 kilos when folded, everyone can carry it.


The longboard essential parts

There are several essential parts in the longboard. Here is some information

The pads

The pads or screws are small plastic rectangles rubber wood. They exist in various thicknesses and mounted between the board and the base of the trucks. They serve primarily to absorb shock, vibration, see enhance the board which has the effect of moving the board wheels to reduce the wheel bite. It also uses pads inclined to change the angle of the trucks so they are more or less reactive … Or even to compensate for the angle of some boards so that the truck starts flat … Nowadays pads 3mm flexible are the most used because they help absorb vibration, slightly raise the board to remove the wheels while remaining the lowest possible…

There are two main kinds of screw or pad (the diameter is 5 mm and the length depends on the thickness of the board and mounted pads)

In terms of the bolts are provided with a nylon ring in the threaded portion allowing them to not to loosen due to vibration. Their size is US size 10/32 or almost 10mm of European size. If you buy 5mm screws in the European Format Compatible bolts will then be 8mm.

Note that the US screws are not compatible with the European bolts and screws because the threads are also not of the same standard… The most common screw lengths are 1 inch 1 inch ¼ 1½ inches, 2 inches. (1 inch = 2.54 cm). There are longer sizes up to 3 inches often used on Slalom boards because of the thickness of the inclined pads.

The protections

It is highly recommended to wear a helmet because it can save your life! There are a multitude of brands offering specific helmets for skateboarding at prices quite reasonable. Even good skaters wear helmets because accidents do happen especially when you practice on routes called “open”, that is to say on which circulate the cars. Contrary to what many think, we can do very poorly even at low speed. Note that if you already have a bicycle helmet, it will also be necessary.

For those who make the downhill at higher speed, it is strongly recommended to wear a helmet type motorcycle. This is generally required to participate in competitions in downhill. Then if you want to protect your advantage there are a host of protections such as elbow pads, knee pads, wrist, back … The ridges are protections for the spine. The “crash pads” usually in the form of shorts that you wear under his clothes to protect the buttocks, hips, tailbone…

In terms of gloves it is possible to use two kinds:

The classical style gloves often leather motorcycle gloves for protection in case of fall. And so-called glove “Slide” which are provided with glass plates or hard plastic on the inside of the hand in order to place on the ground while rippling in order to press it and slide to avoid slowing and pierce the gloves.

For those who are starting to reach high speeds and that the search speed is the goal, a combination of leather-type motorcycle is a minimum and an obligation competition. For starters, you can easily find used combinations at reasonable prices on the internet for example. This will allow you not to ruin you and learn how to get off without fear of damaging his brand new combination in the first few corners! A little research, there are even small manufacturers specializing in special leather combinations longboard…

The tools

In terms of tools, the simplest solution is to acquire a “skate tool.” There are many on the market according to the use you want to do. Some are very compact and allow you to easily carry in your pocket or backpack. Others are larger but sometimes a little more practical…

Although the standards of the most common screws and bolts are American you can get by well with key to the European size:

  • Wheels for a key (preferably pipe) 13mm will do.
  • To the axis of trucks a key 14mm.
  • To Mount / Dismount trucks a 10mm wrench and a Phillips screwdriver or Allen wrench according to your board (see hardware).

That is all you need to know about the longboard. Good luck, beginners!!!!

Facts about wheels and trucks of longboard

The wheels


Today, the longboard wheels are made of urethane. They often have a hard core of plastic, composite or aluminum in which sometimes come to keep two ball bearings and a spacer (not required but recommended).

The dimension

Longboard wheels typically have a diameter that varies between 60mm and 130mm and a width that ranges from 40mm to 55mm. The most used sizes are 65mm, 70mm, and 75mm. Over a wheel of a small diameter, the more it will favor the acceleration and maneuverability. Conversely, the more of a large diameter, it will be more stable and keep the speed long once launched and will reach higher speeds. So, for example, the citizens will tend to use wheels between 60mm and 75mm, for downhill * between 70mm and 85mm and 80mm for hiking rather to 130mm. After informed consent, you are free to do as you please …!


The hardness of longboard wheels is important. This is measured on a scale of about 65a-100a. To give you an idea of the street skate wheels are rather 100a. Conversely, the longboard wheels are softer and catchy. Most wheels are 75a / 80a, this is the ideal hardness for most disciplines. The harder the wheel, it will be fast on a very smooth, slippery and uncomfortable surface on poor quality bitumen (grainy …). Conversely, it will be more tender, it will hang and will be comfortable over poor surfaces. It will be a little slower because it “deforms” a little with the weight of the rider.

The profile

Longboard wheels profiles can vary greatly from one model to another. In general, the more a wheel is large and has a sharp edge (outer edge of the wheel), the more it will hang in relation to a wheel having the same hardness, less wide with very little or no lip. Some wheels are designed to hang and others for the drifter.

The two main profiles are the issues of wider wheels and slalom with a protruding lip and those known under the name freeride with slightly lower widths but especially with the more rounded lips …

The core

There are two main types: The centered and nuclei-center cores then some nuclei are “broken” while others are full. The focus stone wheels are often provided wheels to slide. This profile will be able to disassemble and reassemble in reverse order.

The core wheeled off center (outward) increase slightly the width of the chassis and support on the outside thus cling more.

The main difference between the solid core and those wheels vented core is a weight difference. Indeed, a broken kernel has the effect of lightening the wheel and is mostly used on wheels of large diameter (from 75mm). This lightness will have the effect of increasing the acceleration out of corners at high speed and incidentally enable better cooling of the bearings in extreme use (downhill / Streetluge …). For the best choice of this component, we recommend the Never Summer Longboards.

The trucks


The vast majority of trucks are constructed of cast aluminum or billet. Wheel axles and the kingpin are steel.


By discipline, the width of trucks can vary from 80mm to 200mm can close. This measure is taken without including axes beyond. The two most common sizes are 150mm and 180mm. Then there are two areas of standard diameter. The most common is the 8mm. We begin to appear more solid axles 10mm mainly reserved for the competition. As seen above, there are two holes for fixing trucks: Drilling “Old school” and boring “New School”. Nowadays, most of the longboards trucks are provided with two.


These are the two parts made of urethane that allow trucks to be articulated. According to the trucks, they will be of different shapes, heights, and hardnesses. When you want to change, so it is advisable to look at what look like the original ones and possibly measure to deliver the good. Different hardnesses thereof are used to modulate the retention when using its weight to rotate. Too soft bushings will not hold you all in curves and too hard will prevent you from turning.


The longboard construction

The trucks

There are two main geometries for the longboard trucks. The first vector has the most Kingpins facing the inside of the board. The second more recent and current so-called “inverted” has the Kingpins are facing out of the board. This geometry has the distinction of being much more stable at high speeds. Namely: the trucks in reverse geometry are often about 1cm higher than those in classical geometry which has the direct effect of raising the board of the same height.

Then, looking at the side of the truck, we can see that there is usually an angle of about 50 ° (for a truck to reverse geometry). If we decrease this angle, we get a truck more stable and conversely more manageable. Some trucks are available for purchase in different angles depending on the use we want to make. If a truck does not exist in different angles and it is desired to make it more or less reactive then use shims between the beveled tip and the board commonly called “pads inclined.” These blocks will more or less change the geometry. Similarly, some models of trucks are reversed “flipable” which means that reversing this angle it slightly decreases, which has the effect of making it a little more stable …


For a longboard or skateboard, it will take 2 per wheel or 8 in total. In the market, there is a multitude of brands that offer bearings of different qualities. The most common measure is “ABEC” 1/3/5/7 or 9 which was the speed rating given to them for industrial use on machines. This is an index that is ill-suited to the use you make of it because the forces exerted on a machine or skateboarding have nothing to do! The higher the number, the higher its manufacture is accurate (less play between the balls and the cage), but is more fragile. This is why in general on boards of the street will tend to use 3 or 5 as superscripts to large shocks they face with many jumps made. On a longboard in general, bearings suffer less impact, so we can safely climb to higher indices. Now, one can also find bearing with balls made of titanium or ceramic. These bearings often have the advantage of being faster, stronger, require less maintenance and do not rust like a traditional bearing exposed to moisture or rain. You can also find that some skate brands, specializing in the manufacture of bearings for skateboarding, chose not to use the ABEC clues as deemed too inappropriate. In this case, they will be quite explicit when the most appropriate use and if you still have doubts, do not hesitate to ask your dealer or the people around you who may have already dealt with some of these products.

As explained above, there are two bearings per wheel. So they put themselves in place, using what is called a spacer is a small steel tube that just slip on the shaft between the two bearings in the wheel so that they remain perfectly parallel to one another. For me, it is an accessory to the proper functioning of the whole. In England, it is called “spacer”.


  • Cylindrical: with a large contact surface on both sides. This offers the most support. They are commonly called Bushing Barrels (of the English).
  • Conical: having less contact on one side surface, these bushings generally offer less support thus more maneuverability. Attention as trucks, there is short conical (often on trucks to classical geometry called “Small Cone”) and the highest tapered (often the reverse geometry trucks called “Tall Cone”) …
  • There are also hourglass-shaped, which are a bit of a compromise between the two. Are emerging new forms of bushings for applications and more specific effects … It will refer to the descriptions given by the manufacturer …

  • The hardness: Hardness is an important factor. The indices of hardness function as the wheels (75a to 100a). Often the original bushings on a longboard are goshawks of 90a when they are tapered and instead 80a when they are cylindrical.
  • The cups: these are metal washers slightly envelop the base bushings and bushing top to the top so that they have maximum support. If you find your bushings too hard, a technique often used to make them a little more reactive is to replace the cups with a big classical washer at least the same diameter as your bushing. The fact that they do not go back on the banks allows them to deform more and therefore more manageable … It is not advisable to put nothing at all on the bushing top as this could damage your irreversibly and bushings give a poor result …