The Quest super cruiser longboard is one of the best longboards on the market right now. Hailed for being an amazing board to cruise around the city with as well as for carving and racing, this is an amazing and versatile longboard. It has a high-quality design, made from eco-friendly materials. The design focuses on providing maximum control, stability, and speed, while still giving you an amazingly smooth ride. This board is durable, able to take a few wipeouts and still look great.
If you are looking for a longboard to start off with or need a new board to replace an older one, this is the board for you. This affordable board is easy enough for a beginner to get out there and learn how to cruise, while at the same time being responsive enough for an expert rider to get the most out of it. This board has staying power. This long lasting board can also see a rider through all the phases, going from a beginner’s first board to that same rider as an expert’s favorite board. In this review, we are going to look at the fantastic key features that make this board as popular as it is.
The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard has an aesthetically pleasing look to it, from tip to tail. Made from artisan bamboo, it gives the deck a unique look as opposed to a solid maple laminate deck or other decks. The deck of the board is beautiful, with a shiny finish and a detailed design accentuating the bamboo under the lamination.
The quality of the board is hard to find at the affordable price it comes at, especially because it is not a solid one wood deck. The design incorporates several features to make it an easy to use, maneuverable longboard. It has a kick tail and tip for easy transfer from riding to carrying and also to help get over those big bumps without getting off the board. The board also has wheel wells to provide the best wheel attachment and to ensure that the board glides like a warm knife over butter.
This board is not solid bamboo, which would have far too much flex for a beginner, and is instead made with layers of hardwood maple and the artisan bamboo. The maple gives the board stability and strength to offset the flexible nature of the bamboo. The board is 44 inches long and 9 inches wide, for smooth handling and cruising conditions.
We already touched on the materials used to make the board, so here we are going to talk about the hardware of the Quest Super Cruiser Longboard in depth. This board comes standard with the following features:
ABEC is a rating system applied to bearings from the Annular Bearing Engineering Committee and the rating goes 1,3,5,7, and the pinnacle is 9. The bearings on this board are rated at a 7, meaning they are not the highest grade bearings, but that they still perform above average. The higher an ABEC rating, the better the precision, and speed of the bearings, though they do not always mean that the wheels will spin faster, depending on the wheels, you have in the board.
7-inch aluminum trucks
Trucks on a skateboard are the metal axles that hold the wheels onto the board. When looking for trucks on your board you are looking at durability, height, and spacing. The length of the truck needs to match the board, which is why this 9-inch board has 7-inch trucks. The height of the truck determines if you can perform tricks or how well it cruises. The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard comes with a medium truck, so if you want it for cruising or tricks you are going to have to change these out.
70mm PU wheels
The diameter and hardness of your wheels determine the type of terrain that your board can cover. The 70mm is a smaller diameter wheel, which has lesser speed, but quicker acceleration. The PU in these wheels stand for Polyurethane and is the material the wheels are made of. Almost all skateboard wheels are made of this material. They are midrange when it comes to hardness, meaning that it has both equal grip and drag. The perfect wheels for average riding and commuting.
The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard is a stable board, being tough enough to handle larger and smaller riders. It is a good beginner board for cruising and learning how to ride with a forgiving board. Since the board is made with bamboo and maple, it has flexibility but not too much, making this a stable board to cruise on.
The wheel well design and the medium height of the trucks allow for greater control of the board and gives great turn radius. This means the board will excel at commuting, especially when you need to move on someone who isn’t paying attention.
This is not a board made for speed or racing. The bearings could perform well, but the wheels are made more for leisurely riding. With adjustments to the trucks and wheels, it could be turned into a racing board, but that was not the intention of the design.
The multi-ply layers of maple in this board give it strength and the total design of the board were done to made this board last. It does not scuff up or crack easily, and can handle its fair share of wipeouts. The durability of its components and hardware greatly depend on how often they are used and regular maintenance.
We hope that you have enjoyed this review of the Quest Super Cruiser Longboard and that it has helped answer some questions you may have had about the board. Quest Longboards makes quality boards, and if you still want a Quest, but want a standard, or another style, they have several to choose from.