The Landyachtz dance category keeps expanding, so my list of favorite boards just keeps getting longer and longer. The Stratus 46”, Stratus 40”, and my absolute top-of-the-list-favorite *drumroll* the Tony Danza! I get so much enjoyment from skating any of these boards.
When it comes to the Stratus, I gravitate towards the Hollowtech versions. Both the 46” and 40” are fully symmetrical, incredibly light, springy, with highly responsive tails. I also really appreciate the slight wheels flares, I can ride bigger, chunkier wheels without having to worry about wheel-bite. The no-grip center makes pirouettes super easy, and I don’t have to worry about wearing through the soles of my shoes as fast. I love going on cruises on the Stratus 46”, but if I want to get more technical, I’ll hop on the Stratus 40”.
I thought the 40” Stratus was going to be set as my all-time favorite board, until the Tony Danza came along. It’s symmetrical, springy, with snappy-responsive tails, and my favorite thing about it is the width. It’s narrower than the Stratus, so it makes it easier to maneuver and navigate around. It’s become my go-to board for dancing, cruising and freestyle.