Cruising and carving boards have been around for a long time. They are great for mellow riding as a commuter, you can usually spot them on campus if you are in college.
They take on a lot of different shapes, but most commonly you'll see them as pintails. Cruising and carving boards generally have a mellow flex to give a more responsive feel. These boards are perfect for pushing around town, cruising on a bike path, or carving down a mellow hill.