Krown Krex 2 Bamboo Freestyle Longboard Review

Krown Krex 2 Bamboo Pintail Complete Longboard, 9x43-Inch

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Krown Krex 2 Bamboo Pintail Complete Longboard, 9x43-Inch
8.02

Design

9/10

    Materials

    10/10

      Stability

      7/10

        Control

        6/10

          Speed

          9/10

            Pros

            • Great design
            • Classic construction
            • Cheap
            • Perfect for cruising
            • Great for commuting

            Cons

            • A little hard to maneuver at speed

            The Krown Krex 2 Bamboo Freestyle Longboard is a popular board on the streets right now. From pros to beginners, you can see these boards zooming along city streets and speeding down hills. This is an amazing and versatile longboard that can be used for both racing and cruising. It has a high-quality design and is made from eco-friendly materials. The design focuses on providing maximum stability and speed while taking nothing away from the ride.  A durable board like this can handle its fair share of wipeouts and still maintain its great look. It is a 9.25-inch by 41-inch freestyle board that is perfect for cruising and ideal for beginners.

            Whether you are looking for a new board or just starting out and want to find your perfect first board, this board is for you.  It is affordable enough to be worth it to a beginner learning the sport and has enough great features and control for someone with many years riding under their belt. This long lasting board will also see a beginning rider all the way through to them becoming an expert and will in all reality remain their favorite board. In this review, we are going to look at the fantastic key features that make this board as popular as it is.

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            Design

            Krown Krex 2 Bamboo FreestyleThe Krown Krex 2 Bamboo Freestyle Longboard looks great from tip to tale. The deck of the board is beautiful, we can’t say it enough, with a shiny finish and a detailed bamboo design accentuating the bamboo on the bottom and top of the deck. The design incorporates several features to make it an easy to use, maneuverable longboard.

            It has a kick tail for easy dismount and to change to carrying it into a building.  It has drop through style construction making this prime for downhill longboarding for the more advanced rider. The lower deck gives a lower center of gravity and gives better control to the rider. This style of the deck also provides better turning radius and is great for cruising as well.

            This board comes standard with the following features:

            ABEC-5 Bearings

            The bearings on this board have an ABEC rating of 5, meaning they are average performing bearings. Krown says they are speed bearings and that most likely means they are lubed with speed grease. 

            7-inch black aluminum trucks

            Krown Krex 2 Bamboo Freestyle 2This 9.25-inch board has 7-inch black trucks. The Krown Krex 2 Bamboo Freestyle Longboard comes with a low, meaning this is the perfect board for racing, but will also perform well as a cruiser. If you are looking for both strength and rigidity, this is the perfect board for you.

            71mm 78a wheels

            Like many other skateboard wheels, the wheels of these longboards have been made from polyurethane. It has 71mm 78a wheels which are in the mid range and suited for both speed and acceleration or just normal commuting.

            Materials

            Made from artisan bamboo, this deck has a unique one of a kind look to it, especially when compared to a solid maple laminate deck or other decks on the market. The quality of the Krown Krex 2 Bamboo Freestyle Longboard is hard to find at the affordable price it comes at, especially because it is not a solid one wood deck.  Not completely solid bamboo, this board is layered with Canadian maple and the artisan bamboo. The maple gives the board stability and strength to offset the flexible nature of the bamboo wood.

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            Stability

            Krown Krex 2 Bamboo Freestyle 3It is inevitable that every beginner will give any longboard a great deal of battering. This longboard has been built to handle that. Like other reviewers have stated, it is built like an armored personnel carrier with great stability and strength to take it all in.

            Thanks to its strength and rigidity, it will easily handle both big and small beginner riders. It is a perfect board for learning and cruising and its tough construction means that it is also a forgiving board. The bamboo and Canadian maple used in the construction give it some flexibility, but not much. Overall, the Krown Krex 2 Bamboo Freestyle Longboard is a rigid longboard.

            Control

            The low trucks and drop through design of this board give the rider greater control of the board and increased turn radius. This board will excel at commuting, especially when you need to move around with ease or come to a quick stop.

            Speed

            This is a board made for speed or racing. You may have to make some improvements to get it to higher speeds, but at its base, it is still a great racing board. The trucks and wheels are made for it, the major adjustment needed would be the bearings.

            Durability

            The multi-ply layers of maple in this board give it strength and the total design of the board were done to make this board last.  It does not scuff up or crack easily,  but it does get dirty easily, and the clear grip tape does collect its fair share of dirt. The durability of the deck and hardware of this board greatly depends on how often they are used and regular maintenance.

            That concludes the review of the Krown Krex 2 Bamboo Freestyle Longboard, and we hope that it has helped answer some questions you may have had about the board. Krown Longboards makes quality boards, and if you still want a Krown, but want a standard, or another style, they have several to choose from.

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