Confused about the difference between longboards and skateboards? Confidence Longboards has the answers. The longboard is the bigger, badder cousin of the skateboard. It's perfect for cruising downhill, carving, and getting some air. Get your longboard today! Longboards are generally longer than skateboards, typically measuring 36 to 46 inches. Longboards are generally wider than skateboards, typically measuring 23 to 31 inches.