Best standard skateboards & longborads according to redditors

We found 497 Reddit comments discussing the best standard skateboards & longborads. We ranked the 287 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Standard Skateboards & Longboards:

u/khronyk · 31 pointsr/australia

Have you had a look at Auspost's prices for this service?

$24.95 base price + $5.95 for every 500g...

lets look at a typical skateboard on amazon... free shipping to the US which is nice... 5 pounds weight (2.27kg) ... charged at 2.5KG with the base weight that is $54.7 for shipping. That's the minimum, It could be higher if the cubic weight is higher than the actual weight. (Height x length x width ÷ 5,000 = cubic weight)....

I'm just not sure how the value of this service stacks up against other forwarding companies.

Edit: Btw amazon does ship that item to Australia and put the shipping costs at AUD 23.72 and shipito's calculator says $46.49 is the cheapest option for 2.3kg.

u/The_Chosen_User-name · 6 pointsr/longboarding

Hey guys - new to longboarding! I recently picked this longboard
up and its alright. There's a weird rattling noise that happens when I want to loosen my trucks, but with tight trucks its completely fine. Any ideas?

u/ayyitsjameslmao · 6 pointsr/longboarding

I want to get a long skateboard for cruising but I also want to skate hills and maybe do slides, I was looking at this board would it be enough? Thanks!

u/TheKingOfKarp · 5 pointsr/longboarding

I'm getting into longboarding now that all of my friends are; however, I currently do not own a long board. My friend has an extra one that I have been borrowing, the Quest Super Cruiser 44". I like how easily this board can turn, but dislike the size of it.
The two I'm currently looking into are the White Wave Rocket and the White Wave Missile which seem to have nice quality for a good price.
My only issue is I am not sure which one to go for. The main difference seems to be the length (31.5" vs 28") and the trucks (180mm vs 5").

Just curious on opinions/advice for a longboarding newbie.

u/Supermotility · 5 pointsr/skateboarding

Any santa cruz complete is pretty solid, if you get a 26-29in deck, it'll be slightly smaller than a normal deck, and still maintain the cruiser appeal.

u/bphamftr · 4 pointsr/longboarding

I need help with choosing a new wheel. I'm still new to longboarding and my sister bought me this for my birthday! I live in a neighborhood where there are plenty of small rocks on the streets and cracks in the sidewalks. I know that my board comes with a 65mm and a 78a wheel, but I feel like if I get better wheels I will be able to handle my street better. I just plan on cruising around and not doing tricks anytime soon. Thank you.

u/lollery123 · 4 pointsr/longboarding

i bought my first ever board like 3 weeks ago so i have no idea whats on it

its this one.

Thanks for the tips!

u/4cut · 4 pointsr/longboarding

Hey, I've boarding on a pennyboard for four years as a way to get around a small campus.

Right now, I think that I'll need a faster board to get to school which around 4.5 miles away. It'll also be nice if it's good dancing board.

By the way, my friend got one of these and I'm wondering if this one is okay for what I need.

u/asnof · 4 pointsr/longboarding

$79.95 for the board, it is very doubtful you can afford leathers if thats what you spend on your board. I see on their website that the most expensive one is 120 dollars(excluding hybrid and electric).

From how little damage there was I doubt it was 40MPH as well, there would be a few more layers of skin taken off, there would also be more damage to his shorts considering the fabric itself is probably a loose woven cotton. Cotton doesnt survive against roads too well. I highly doubt that board could make it to 25mph before getting severe wobbles unless there were aftermarket trucks/bearings/bushings

u/itsmesp24 · 4 pointsr/longboarding

hey guys, Im new to long boarding and all I do is cruise around campus and downtown so all I need is a set of wheels that have the most smooth ride with really good acceleration and speed. I was thinking about the typical newbie choices of Orangatang In Heats and 4President. Also, should I get 80a or 83a? Im 165lb if that makes a difference. Not going to slide or do any tricks.
Here is my board if it helps-


u/th3funkyhomosapi3n · 4 pointsr/longboarding
u/colev14 · 3 pointsr/longboarding

I was wondering if there are going to be any good black friday sales for longboards? My brother wants one for christmas. He said he likes this one. He's just going to use it at college to get around campus. I don't really know anything about longboarding so I was just wondering if this was a good board and if I should just go ahead and get it now or wait for black friday. If you guys have any other recommendations that would be awesome.

u/Thot_Contagion · 3 pointsr/infp

Here's the one I have. I use it to get around campus, it works just fine for me. I replaced the bearings with nicer ones because one was dented

u/PM_ME_UR_HTTPD_CONF · 3 pointsr/springfieldMO

Honestly I think you're going to be paying a premium IRL when you could get a Quest from Amazon.

it was my first board, and it served its purposed.

Once you make your noob mistakes on a cheap board you'll have a small clique of skaters who will let you try out various board setups and be able to purchase your first high-end board with confidence.

/r/longboarding was super helpful for me. Awesome community, awesome mods, and awesome content. 10/10

Don't forget your safety gear.

Have fun

EDIT: One think I forgot to mention in hindsight I think learning on a board using mediocre bearings and whatnot is good.

The first time I bombed a hill using a Landyachtz with non-shit hardware I think I quite literally said "holy fuck this is fast!"

I wasn't skilled enough for that board....

A few moments later I was on my ass.

u/releasemysack · 3 pointsr/longboarding

Hello Reddit, I'm moving to a home about a mile away from the subway soon and decided instead of catching the bus that I'll get a longboard a ride instead. I'm a newbie when it comes to this so I just want to be steered in the right direction. I'm looking into these decks right now from Amazon, what do you all think? Should I look into a specific brand? What's decent for cruising? Sorry for all the questions, just want to make a good decision. I don't want to exceed 150 dollars on the deck and accessories.

Ride on buddies. Appreciate any help <3

u/yuyurashed · 3 pointsr/longboarding

Yup! 😊 thank you!

I'm am currently riding this board

The only thing I changed were tbe bearings (bones red).

I was trying to practice the tricks today and when I found it so hard I decided to stick to cruising and carving and just trying to be more stable, balanced, and confident on the board and just enjoying it instead of obsessing over what I can't do but I thought maybe there was something I could do to make the process easier or if there was something I was doing wrong. I read online that alot of people were able to cross step on they're first try and I couldn't even raise my foot without falling off.

u/arhvm · 3 pointsr/longboarding

Hi there, I have always wanted to get into longboarding but never had the money to pay for one. Recently though, I was looking online and came across this longboard: I eventually want to get into dancing but at the same time I don't want to have to buy another one later on, should I just spend more money and get a landyachtz (as suggested by my local skate shop) or should I make this purchase? Any help would be great, thanks!

u/zase7 · 3 pointsr/longboarding

I'm looking for a deck to replace the one on this Amazon board I use: Quest Super Cruiser Artisan Bamboo Longboard Skateboard, 44"

The deck that came with it is stiff and heavy, I'm looking for one that's light and has a some flex to it so I can make tighter turns and eventually do some tricks. Are there any (preferably drop through) decks with two kicktails that are less than $80?

u/jacob_the_snacob · 3 pointsr/u_jacob_the_snacob

don't know how I spent 6 years living in cities before buying one of these things

like, you know how Gold's Gym is roughly 10 minutes walking distance from my apartment?

now I get there in 5 minutes

game fucking changer IMO

u/TheAceMan · 3 pointsr/NewSkaters

One of these Powell Peralta competes will be perfect:

Powell Golden Dragon Flying Dragon Complete Skateboard

u/jrob_ · 3 pointsr/skateboarding

I'm looking to start skateboarding. I am 31 years old, never skateboarded before but I want to start. I'm not looking to do crazy tricks or anything like that I just want to cruise around the city.

With that in mind does this look like a good beginner setup for hopping from the office to get lunch etc?

u/CyberPlatypus · 3 pointsr/longboarding

I'm new to skate/longboarding and was thinking of getting something cheap-ish to cruiese around on. Would anyone have any recommendations? I was hoping to get something around $50-75 and around 30" or so.

Also, any opinion on this Quest Cruiser I found on amazon? It seems like something I might like. Thanks a bunch!

u/starryey3d · 3 pointsr/longboarding

Hey everyone

I'm new to longboarding (couple of weeks) and I bought my first board off amazon (yeah I know they suck but I didn't have a lot of money to spend and just wanted to try it out so don't judge me please).

So I got this board for like $70

Turns out I really like riding and wanted to invest some more as I progress. My question is, is it worth to upgrade the trucks/wheels on this board or not and just get another board from the brands at sidebar wiki beginner guide? Or if you have any tips in general regarding getting a board for noob

Thanks in advance! Have a great day

u/EdgarAllanPoo69 · 2 pointsr/ElectricSkateboarding

Longboard Nose Guard by Griffin Boards

I'm fairly certain it's this one.

Any updates from Inboard on your board?

u/wondermonkey_ · 2 pointsr/teenagers

Fo real do, don't get that longboard it's cheap and it will break and not be fun, get one like this which is good, but I still recommend doing the research and buying your own parts on amazon and putting it together but if you're set on a complete get the one I linked. On the other things you could buy, you could get these

u/TheIceRange · 2 pointsr/longboarding

Alright friends,
I bought a 8bit board off of amazon before I understood longboards better. I'm looking at getting a new longboard with my graduation money and wanted to know your opinion on what I should get. I want to get into sliding this summer because I have a sweet hill to practice on.

Should I just upgrade the parts on my old board ( or should I get a new setup completely?

My budget probably would be 150-250. (Not sure yet because I haven't got my graduation money yet.)

u/ghtuy · 2 pointsr/longboarding

It's 44, here. It does DH alright, and I can slide fine, but I want to get a dedicated board, and keep that one for cruising and dancing.

u/recnik · 2 pointsr/longboarding

I just got into longboarding a few weeks ago, my girlfriend tried to get me into pennyboarding but my feet are too damn big, so she bought me this board as a gift and I immediately fell in love with riding. It's a cheap board and I expected it to ride like a cheap board, but I didn't expect to outgrow it quite this fast.

I lose so much speed so fast and rocky/uneven pavement is a nuisance on extended rides. I know I can correct both of those by getting new bearings and wheels, but I'm honestly not sure where to start when it comes to shopping for them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

As for just getting a new board - I actually really love the size of the board - it's small enough that I'd be perfectly okay riding it around my college campus every day and taking into class with me.

u/pmackles · 2 pointsr/bjj

Same broseph. I roll around town on a longboard for sanity.

u/Isaacdoge · 2 pointsr/NewSkaters

Is this it perhaps? ( ) If not, can you send me a link of where you bought yours? Thanks!

u/GrryTehSnail · 2 pointsr/longboarding

Quest Super Cruiser Artisan Bamboo Longboard Skateboard, 44"

They even raised the price on this piece of shit. It was $50.00 two years ago

u/cap826 · 2 pointsr/skateboards

I did a quick amazon search for you, Landyatchz (might be short for your needs, but portable), Globe, Sector 9, Cheaper Globe, Something around 30-34 inches long would be good.

u/Fatalschroeder · 2 pointsr/longboarding

It's an Atom longboard right out of the box. It's this one:


u/RockinRollo · 2 pointsr/longboarding

I'm looking at getting into longboarding - my budget is about $150 CDN. Literally just to get to the coffee shop about a 15 minute walk from my house but I'm sick of walking. I have no intentions of using it other than to get to places around town. I was looking at this -

After browsing this subreddit it appears people fucking despise Atom. I weigh literally nothing (102lbs) any advice would be greatly appreciated. (Preferably purchase off Amazon as my local skate shop only has boards for $400+)

u/PhantomMaxx · 2 pointsr/boostedboards

You didn't mention if you are already a skater. If not you should consider getting a nice longboard and save yourself some money while you build on your skills. Loaded makes some awesome boards. Check out the Loaded Icarus it's got a nice flex and with Paris V2 180mm trucks and 80mm Kegel wheels it will be buttery smooth. Save the rest of that money to buy your first car.

u/david605048 · 2 pointsr/longboarding

Hey guys,
I recently noticed a few guys on my campus that would ride longboards to class. I was really fascinated by them and want to get into longboards. I did quite of bit of research but I am still stuck on which board to buy. I really want this one ( but a few questions come to mind like: Is this a quality board? Is Playshion a good manufacturer? Will this board last? Is it good for dancing? Tell me what you guys think. If you dont think this is a good board can you recommend some boards to me? And when you recommend me one, please have it available on amazon, under 100 dollars, and similar shape to the one that I'm intrested in (I just love how that looks). I appreciate all the feedback! :)

u/Qwahzi · 2 pointsr/longboarding

I posted this towards the end of the last daily thread, so maybe I'll get more responses here.

I want to give longboarding a shot (used to skate back in junior high), but I don't want to spend too much. How much should I be spending on my first longboard? Is something like this good enough?

/u/buffitout suggested I build my own, and gave me some good advice, so I might go that route.



Ordered the Churchill Kray (Freeride option)! :)

Thanks for the help!

u/Y0ungPup · 2 pointsr/streetwear

I think it kind of looks like Billionaire Boys Club collabed with Curious George :P

Jeans are hard to see, but they're denim joggers from Boohoo, but I cut off the elastic on the bottom

Shoes are Vans Authentic.

Skateboard is [this] (

I didn't plan on doing a post about the hoodie today, but I was testing a mic I bought, and thought why not.

EDIT: Any reason why you're downvoting the post? Are you unable to watch the video? Do you not like the hoodie? Do you not like that I didn't show the entire hoodie?

u/BATMANisMyBro · 2 pointsr/longboarding

Hey Guys so I'm completely new to longboarding, and I am excited to try it out, I had a few questions on which board I should get. Amazon has a 44 inch Quest Super Cruiser that I'm thinking about getting, but I read some of these comments and some of you guys recommend getting something smaller. So should I get a 44 inch or 34 inch?
(Here's the board I'm thinking of getting,

Thanks for all your help

u/MickeyFinns · 2 pointsr/longboarding

I've got a cheap Atom drop deck...

Removed some of the spacers to get it a bit lower and gottne the bearings running nice. It's a heavy board but all can really justify for this trip, as a above I've got enough time to walk the entire way if needed.

u/MrBarbarianx · 2 pointsr/longboarding

Is this long good for beginners?.
I only skated once in my life and I'm looking to start longboarding (Just riding in the beachside or maybe going to school or something)

u/kensdiscounteggs · 2 pointsr/Omaha

I'm selling this longboard. I've only been on it a few times and came to the realization that its not meant to be. This means it does have some very minor scuffs. Not sure about price but I'm definitely open to offers.

u/Waldo226 · 2 pointsr/longboarding

I'm pretty new to longboarding, and I just started going down hills and it's a blast. The only issue I'm having is the only way I know how to stop is to jump off, and I'm almost positive there's a better way to go about stopping. Any tips?

Here is my board in case that matters.

u/Mr_Icy7 · 2 pointsr/longboarding

Does anyone have one of these boards? I really like the Rocket, Warrior, And Mayhem. Do you think one of these would be good for cruising around on?

u/Richmoneybucks · 2 pointsr/longboarding

I'm new here, and I was checking out the wiki. Does anybody have the images from "Hi kids, I'm a deck!"? The photobucket images that the wiki links to are broken. Thanks!

EDIT: I'm looking at this:
As my first board. The wiki says Quest is a brand to avoid, but it also doesn't give any reason. I've read reviews online that say this is a good board, am I being duped?

u/gitterwibbit · 2 pointsr/longboarding

Thanks for your input, but I'm really not looking to learn all of this stuff. I really just want to get a decent board online or somethin', fully setup, and be done. Sorry if I sound ignorant, but I just wanna get somethin' good and be done.

I'm thinking of picking up one out of these:

Which would ya say is the best in terms of durability, stability, and handling. I'm really looking for something that can make swift turns, pick up speed, and be stable.

Sorry that I'm incredibly uninformed on how all this works. But I really just wanna pick up a solid, decent board that can do those things.

Also, my neighborhood has some rocky, bad roads, sometimes. Sometimes its solid, sometimes its jagged. Which one of those boards above can keep up with it while still being stable?

If those can't do the job, could you link something that could thats >100$?

u/Mr_Lemone · 2 pointsr/longboarding

Best complete longboard for under $200?

What's the best quality longboard that will get me some skater cred, I longboarded for over 3 years using $20-30 pawns shop boards, over 6 miles a day usually, I finally got out of high school and into the work feild and I wonder what a decent longboard is like.

My favorite cheap longboard was a drop deck like this Atom board:

I really like the stability and decent turning radius, it is for a semi urban areas with really kinda shitty roads and sidewalks, mainly for comfortable cruising from destination to destination.

I'll be buying today and would be happy to post a follow up review if you're curious.

u/g2bpro · 2 pointsr/longboarding

The truck where pretty tight I think know having adjusted them. They are the standard ones that come with this board
and Thank you for the welcome.

u/weinbee · 2 pointsr/ElectricSkateboarding

I have these and they fit my Metroboard great

u/HunterCatato · 2 pointsr/longboarding

I recently learned how to skateboard on a Walmart Skateboard, and I really liked it. So I decided to get
this boi:

I live at the end of a culdesac on a hill (not too steep) and I want to get into Downhill Longboarding. How do I do that? Any advise is needed

u/Save_Gamehendge · 1 pointr/longboarding

I have $80 in Amazon gift cards to buy a first longboard for a birthday present for my girlfriend. Just looking for something nice and easy to cruse with. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to what to get? Heres what I've picked out so far. Which of these looks best?

Open to any other suggestions. I know $80 isnt going to get me much, but its really all I can spare right now. Thanks guys and gals

u/reddenblack · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hey guys!
Just subscribed, I'm new both here and to Longboarding in general, so please be gentle!

I just bought this on amazon. I know it's not a top of the line board or anything, but I'm brand new to this and I don't want to spend 180 bucks on something and end up not enjoying the hobby.

A lot of the reviews said it's a good beginner board and good for the price, but most of the negative reviews mentioned the wheels, and bearings. So my questions are:

  1. Did I make a really bad decision? Should I just cancel the order?

  2. If I do decide to upgrade the wheels, bearings or trucks, what brand or type should I get, and is there a good youtube tutorial that will show me how to go about doing it?

    Just so everyone is clear, I'm really just looking to cruise around the neighborhood, and get me to be a little more active. Not looking to race downhill or anything, if that matters for any advice.

    Thanks a lot for listening to me, and this seems like a cool little sub, hope I'll be spending more time here in the weeks to come!
u/Epiclyill · 1 pointr/longboarding

I'm looking to buy a new board but have no clue what to look for. I really like this but don't know what brand's to look at and I don't want to buy something low quality. I'm looking to get something between 100-200$ and suggestions are appreciated!

u/campl0 · 1 pointr/longboarding

Thanks for the guide. I wish I had come to this sub before purchasing my first board.

I picked up a cheap Quest Board from amazon. For the price I cant complain I guess. I just wanted something cheap to learn and cruise around on. After a week I started to feel like the board was too unstable, but after tightening up the trucks a bit it really helped. I'll probably ride this for a while until I feel the need for something better.

u/urhedsonfire · 1 pointr/tall

It was actually really cheap, only $60 for the complete.

Edit: It's this exact board, but when I got it back in August I only paid $60.

u/AssicusCatticus · 1 pointr/videos

I was thinking perhaps this one for one of my brats and something like this for the other. Ages 13 and 6...but I know basically nothing about skateboards. Back in the day, I dated a guy who rode a Double Vision board, but that was more years than I care to count! The reviews look good, but I'm a freelance writer and see jobs posted all the time for "review writing," so I am a bit hesitant to trust those by themselves.

u/Timebombaz · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hey everyone,

I'm going to be 33 this year. Big boy, former ASU football player, and have NEVER rode a skateboard. My 13 year old daughter seemed to learn pretty quick on the longboard we got her and I'd love to skate with her, so I have a few questions:

1: I know this is probably a dumb idea, but how do I minimize injury as much as possible?
2: A board that will handle my frame? I'm 6'5 260 with a size 15 foot.
3: lastly, my daughters board is too big and she wants a cruiser to ride to highschool. We bought her this to learn on: and she wants to replace it with a better cruiser type board, something a bit smaller as her commute will be about 1.5 miles each way.

Thank you!

u/DankerThanYou · 1 pointr/longboarding

Which board out of these two are better for a first board? I'll be mainly using these for cruising

u/Reddit_Videos_To_Gif · 1 pointr/longboarding

So I got this long board to go down light hills and really i just want to know what you guys think of it as a beginner board.This one

u/DetectiveJohnKimbel · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hey I'm making a decision between this and this and I want either or I'm planning to get a stable cruising and downhill board for riding distance too so are either of these good for being stable, medium distance cruising, and downhill? The reviews are mixed so I need a few more opinions

u/TacoCowboy14 · 1 pointr/longboarding

I'm looking to buy a longboard for the first time and I want to spend under $100. The two boards I've been looking at are:

The Quest Super Cruiser

And The Yocaher Professional Drop Down

Which one would be better for a beginner? I'm also open to other suggestions if you think another board would work better for me.

u/r0x_n194 · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hi. Looking for advice regarding my commute.

My daily commute is mostly miles of flat lands, but near my work is about a mile long hill. What I am looking for is something that is stable on downhill, while easy to push for the rest of my commute. I am currently looking at 3 boards: the Landyachtz Switchblade, the Pantheon Trip, and the Loaded Dervish Sama.

The switchblade is the one that I’m leaning to the most because I feel like it’s going to be the most stable of the three when going downhill. My only reservation is that it might not be comfortable for pushing LDP due to the aggressive W concave. Also, it looks too heavy to lug when I’m going up the hill.

I like the Trip’s small size, which will be great when I actually have to carry my board around, and it seems great for LDP. It looks like it is too flexy though for me if I do decide to bomb the hill.

I included the Dervish on my want list just because I love the way it looks. In reality, it is not very practical for what I will be needing, and is more of a “wishful dreaming”.

My current (and very first) setup is this Playshion complete from Amazon Even though it is super cheap, it is actually really good for cruising around, and helping me learn how to ride. The thing is, this is just not designed for downhill bombing, especially for a beginner like me. I will definitely still keep it in my quiver as a beach cruiser.

u/Alea_Infinitus · 1 pointr/longboarding

I'm brand new to long-boarding, so I don't really know how to identify any of that.

This is the amazon listing in case it has any information:

The best I can tell you right now is that this is the second of this identical board that I've had, and the first one didn't make this much noise, so I don't think it would be dependent on what the bushing, washers, etc that the board is actually using, right?

u/Nikolasv · 1 pointr/Morristown

I got a Loaded Dervish Sama Flex 2, it is 42.8" and definitely very flexy and has big 75 mm wheels:

Plus I already had a Globe Chromatic 33" board that retailed for like
$125-130 when it was new:

Now that I have two I will try to get friends to longboard with me and hopefully that means I use it more. I also got a pair of Sector 9 gloves like 2 years ago but I still never learned to do that slide stop because I barely practiced, I didn't like the Globe that much.

u/steezasaurus_rex · 1 pointr/longboarding

I was riding this before the Shrike. I've noticed the board is a lot smoother to ride, I can go faster for longer off of one push, and I can actually manage pumping this board to maintain speed. The added length and concave also makes me feel more stable.

u/ProningWalrus · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hey guys ive been looking to get into longboarding for a little while now. I used to skateboard but that was like 7 years ago. After doing some research ive come to the conclusion that I want a cruiser. Im wondering if a size 31.5" x 9.25" board would be an okay size for a 6'0 160 pound guy. Id really prefer a smaller board around this size for portability. Right now im looking at this: White Wave Rocket Bamboo Longboard Skateboard (31.5 inches)

u/JumpyCattle · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hey all, newbie here! I've been trying to learn how to pivot for a month or so I would say, and I don't think I've gotten anywhere.


I feel like part of the problem might be my board. I'm not trying to blame my materials instead of my obvious deficiency of course, but I can't help thinking about it. Currently I have the Quest Super Cruiser. It weighs 10 lbs and the wheels have a durometer of 80A.

I have a really old, crappy skateboard that I can do a pivot on with relative ease, which I guess isn't surprising as it's much shorter and lighter. But I also tried my friend's board briefly the other day and I felt like it was much easier to pivot (still couldn't manage it all the way). Her wheels were definitely harder (85A).


I looked up lists of longboards other people recommend for freestyle, and they were all around 7 and a half pounds, except they had a tad softer wheels. I'm pretty confused at this point.


I looked at a YouTuber I watch's set up video, and I think I know now that I want 85A wheels. Would this solve the problem though? I'm also aware that the pintail-ish shape isn't ideal for this style, but I hadn't done enough research when I first bought it. So would getting a different shape help too? Would it be worth it?


So, what's the main issue here? The wheels, the shape, the weight, all of the above, something I'm overlooking, or just not enough practice?

Edit: Thanks everyone! I managed to get it down :-)

u/akward_tension · 1 pointr/ParisComments

comment content: You didn't mention if you are already a skater. If not you should consider getting a nice longboard and save yourself some money while you build on your skills. Loaded makes some awesome boards. Check out the Loaded Icarus it's got a nice flex and with Paris V2 180mm trucks and 80mm Kegel wheels it will be buttery smooth. Save the rest of that money to buy your first car.

subreddit: boostedboards

submission title: Is it worth it?

redditor: PhantomMaxx

comment permalink:

u/flaspd · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hey guys, I am looking for a cruiser board.
I have minimal experience with skateboarding (I can ride them, but can't really do tricks).
I was mostly interested in using a skateboard as a transportation tool (can't stand riding on my old skateboard in surfaces that are not flat) and thought of getting a cruiser.

I am pretty tall (6'3) so I am not looking for a small board.
I searched amazon and thought about buying this ['quest' board](

Could anyone recommend this one for a newbie?
It's a 34 inch long board. will it fit me well?

(already got some bad comments on the quest board. but I would like to hear more opinions / alternative boards in the $60 range if possible

u/WHARRGARBLLL · 1 pointr/longboarding

Thanks, your comment led me here. I think she'll love it.

u/shemari · 1 pointr/longboarding

I'm looking to learn how to ride, I don't want to spend much on my first board until after I've learned. I've found this used board on craigslist and this new one off amazon.

If you guys could let me know if these are good deals and what I should look for when I go to see the used board in person that would be awesome!

u/paisley04 · 1 pointr/longboarding

I’m trying to get into long boarding and upgrade a board I got years ago but was wondering if this setup would work.

Would these trucks (9” axle ones) work with both these wheels (unsure about these i’m trying to keep the cost down without sacrificing quality too much and i’ve read good things about these) and this board ?

i’ve posted here before and some great suggestions and info but I tend to over research everything and this is no exception. If anyone has any better suggestions for trucks and wheels that would work for that board and not break the bank that’d be great!

Thanks in advance for any help!

u/JonathanEarl · 1 pointr/longboarding

Looking at getting into longboarding and eyeing an Atom Complete drop through longboard on Amazon for $117. Would there be any quality difference between that and $150 complete longboard at the local Van’s store? Link below to the Atom.

Atom Drop Through Longboard (40 Inch)

u/Alaskan_Narwhal · 1 pointr/MeepoBoards

I got the Atom Drop Through Longboard (40 Inch) it was cheap and had 9 ply

u/pagosElite · 1 pointr/ASU

Currently it looks like buying online is within my range, so I can't spin the wheels. Do you know if this would do?: Ten Toes Board Emporium Zed Bamboo Longboard Skateboard Cruiser, 44", Aqua Fishtail

u/Jaxonyoyoer · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hey I was wondering if this board is good or not. I thought it was but still not sure. Thanks!

u/weirdalrock · 1 pointr/longboarding

So I've never longboarded before. My friend let me try it this past week and I have to say, it's more fun the riding my bike. However, I know absolutely nothing about buying a longboard. I just went on amazon to see what kind of longboards there were. I saw a few that looked ok and were relatively cheap

Could anyone tell me if these are any good or if I should be looking somewhere else to buy a longboard?

u/iSeeXenuInYou · 1 pointr/longboarding

What do you guys think of this cheap af longboard? My broke friend just got it. He intends to just cruise around. I think it would be fine. May have to replace bearings and wheels eventually.

u/blax3k · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

I mean, if you're really concerned about it, you can buy one of these

u/pawsitivecattitudes · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hey guys, new to the subreddit. I've seen a few other similar posts on here from other people. Most of them are pretty outdated, so I thought I'd put up a post for myself personally.

I've been thinking for awhile about getting into longboarding, so I'm completely new to this and have very little knowledge in it. I do know that finding the right type and make of a board depends on the rider's physical build.

I'm an average height female and weigh around 270-280 lbs. My shoe size is 6.5 in men's. I'm really only gonna be using the board to cruise and maybe learn some tricks on flat ground.

I'd like a board that can support my weight but is also aesthetically pleasing. Don't wanna pay for a board that I'm not crazy about appearance-wise as well, right? A symmetrical board is all I'm really looking for other than the weight support factor.

I would like to not spend too, too much on my first board. A complete board would be ideal as well. Preferably below $100. I was looking at some Ten Toes longboards (, since I really like their shape and design but wanted to get a second opinion but I jumped the gun.


u/mrsassypantzz · 1 pointr/boostedboards

I'm a week from doing the same... With the savings/price difference, I was thinking of picking up one of these for times when the Boosted needs repairs :). Loaded Icarus Flex-2 Complete Longboard (Pro Build)

u/fl2re · 1 pointr/longboarding

WANTED: Cheap complete to learn sliding/DH on. I'm 140lbs 5'8" and can afford $100 (College Salary). Or trade a Santa Cruz Landshark Custom graphic 8/10 with some cash for a more expensive complete. Shipped to VA.

Might be a longshot but its better than not trying at all.

u/DarkkVoidd · 1 pointr/NewSkaters

It’s preference I wear 10.5 and I use a 8.25” board. It depends on what you wanna skate for street and technical skating use 7.5-8, for bowl only use 8.5-9, and for both use 8-8.75. For something good on Amazon I’d say your best bet for all around skating is:Powell Peralta has good cheap skate boards or this Flight deck known to be almost indestructible

u/uniqlov3 · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hey all! I've been wanting to get into something new and recently my interest in skateboarding kicked in. I've always wanted to do it, but couldn't, due to where I lived. Anyways this community seems awesome, and a longboard seems to be just what I'm looking for (just something to go to school with, go to the gym/nearby restaurants/cruise around town for fun) but I'd like some help. I've researched a little, and have narrowed down my options into these two (tho certainly I would take recommendations - only thing is I'm on a tight budget), and

The 44 inch one (2nd) seems to be great, according to the videos and reviews I've checked on it, while people claim that the 34 inch (1st) can use a change of wheels. The thing is, I do want something that's more on the portable side, and I've never seen a 44 inch longboard (or any longboard actually) in my life, so I don't know just how tall that is, but I'm assuming it's not very easy to carry around? As compared to the 34 inch one atleast.

Sorry for the all over the place message, I'm too excited and also too sleepy. Would appreciate any insight anyways. Thanks!!

u/WyYouAlwaysThinkThat · 1 pointr/longboarding

interesting, here's mine. Is yours also slightly asymmetrical? Cause when I switch on mine it feels pretty different even though you can barely see a difference in the board.

u/chadafer · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hi can anyone tell me what is a good complete board to get as a beginner. I am currently looking at this board. I am looking for a board that is easy to push and will go for awhile, does anyone have any suggestions.

u/MipselledUsername · 1 pointr/longboarding

I was looking for transportation that didn't require too much maintenance or storage for work. I (impulsively) settled on this Quest 44" board today.

I have 0 experience riding anything like this, but I figured youtube and safety gear have me covered

I feel like I should leave something here for discussion, but I'm just super pumped and felt like sharing (and didn't feel like junking up your sub with a "my first xyz!" post)

u/creativecactus · 1 pointr/trees
u/Drtrider · 1 pointr/longboarding

Yea was just taking a look. But it seems quite a few have vouched for the website. So, I think its a safe bet I was looking at this

u/ourcore · 1 pointr/longboarding

Figured, but this looked okay: Not seeing much by Funbox.

u/bored12345567 · 1 pointr/UIUC

Ive never longboarded before, just skateboarded
so I got a beginner board just to get into it
its this one

u/thisdigitalhome-com · 1 pointr/boostedboards

I'm in exactly the same boat. After trying out various long boards like kryptonics dropdown and a couple others, I found the Quest Super Cruiser Longboard the easiest to ride. It is Very stable. I have the kryptonics as well and a regular skateboard too. I find myself just using the Quest board all the time.

Very stable. Long and wide enough so I feel pretty easy to maintain balance when pushing.

u/ragerwithcomics · 1 pointr/longboarding
u/kristuhfur · 1 pointr/skateboarding

Not sure if this is the right place since these are longboard brands..? So I apologize in advance but any help would be appreciated

I'm generally new to skating and I want to buy one for getting around campus. I'm not too interested in the huge longboards, so I've been looking at small cruiser ones (White Wave's Rocket) or (Sector 9's Bambino)
Although I'm not yet comfortable riding around a group of people yet, I can still manage to get around.

Is there anything you guys can suggest for a newbie like me? Any other boards you would recommend around this price range?

u/mysacisanorange · 1 pointr/longboarding

The two are both 7 ply

The first board is notoriously high off the ground. It might flex better but people still complain that it's too high. 4 inches longer, but bamboo, so it could be lighter. 85a wheels, which are too hard.

Honestly, I kind of like the bamboo board. It could be lighter, and flex is fun to ride apparently.

The second looks a tad better to me, design wise. Softer wheels (80a), and no complaints about height (despite having more sales)

I'm just not too happy ordering the second one because the deck is maple, which I've heard offers less flex (so it'll be less absorbent of shocks/impacts) and is heavy. I'm honestly kind of stumped, but I went with the second board. I just wish the board ends up being kind of flexy, despite being 7 ply maple

u/Tomerarenai · 1 pointr/randomactsofamazon

Hey, I saw your first option for a skate deck sold out, that sucks...

Have you considered a Powell deck?

u/lablack786 · 0 pointsr/longboarding

Hi! I'm a beginner and I'm shopping for my first board. I have an Amazon gift card so I'm kinda limited to just Amazon boards. I was pretty set on picking up the Quest Super Cruiser and some Zealous bearings because basically every beginner picks this board up to learn longboarding and the bearings would replace the standard crappy ones, but I just found this new board on Amazon called the Quest Super Cruiser Remix (basically a shorter version of the original Quest board). I can't find that many reviews online about it, but it's shorter (i'm on a college campus with tons of pedestrians so this would be a huge plus), and has a sick design (I love blue lol). Any thoughts on the board? Should I get the original black Quest 44" or opt for this "Remix" at 36"?

Link for OG Quest Board:

Link for Quest Remix Board:

u/Thunder10015 · 0 pointsr/longboarding

I had a crappy board made by some generic brand. The board looked like this It didn’t flex under my feet at all and I think it was way to big and heavy for me when I had it “I was like 5 foot 4 weighing only 90 pounds or so at the time”. And I am willing to pitch in a bit and spend more for a helmet. I don’t know much about brands for the boards but I do know that sector 9 has some really nice looking boards.

u/Whey_McLift · 0 pointsr/longboarding

Anyone own a Ten toes board? The black pipeline is selling at 31$, anyone know how these are? Reviews say the wheels arent great

Not sure if this is a mistake on amazons part but im pretty sure these were around 80 when i was looking a few months ago (31 now).

u/theYellowTangerine · -1 pointsr/longboarding

Right now Amazon has a lightning deal for a Rimable longboard.

The deck is basically the exact kind of deck that I'm looking for. I'm totally new to longboarding aside from trying out a friend's so this seems like a perfect starter board.

Is there something glaring that I'm missing, or is this actually a good deal for me? I understand I'll probably have to replace the parts over time, but since I'll just be using it for some casual commuting it seems good.

Thoughts? Anything I should keep in mind before buying the board?

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