The Quest Super Cruiser Artisan Bamboo Longboard Skateboard is currently a best seller on Amazon.com and for good reason. It’s built like a tank and rolls like a ball. It looks great and its strong, durable design means that it is a great board for beginners and intermediate riders alike.
Perfect for Downhill and Cruising
The wheels are 70mm in diameter, which is on the medium to large size. As a rule of thumb, larger wheels offer a faster, more stable ride and increased stability. Coupled with the longer 44 inch length of the deck (board length), it makes it best suited to cruising and downhill riding. This is the ultimate definition of a longboards because of its length. It is one of the larger long boards that is offered.
The turning radius of this board is slightly bigger than some other boards of this type, and so is less suitable for carving.
Quest have built the deck of this board using multiple plies of maple and bamboo wood. The benefits of multiple plies are that it provides greater strength than having a single ply, while still being relatively light-weight.
The addition of bamboo to the deck is important because it gives the board some flexibility which acts as a shock absorber, giving a dampening effect while you are riding, and reducing stress on the ankles and knees. Some budget boards are completely rigid, so your body absorbs every bump and crack in the street, and in the long term, this leads to an uncomfortable ride – and at worst – may cause joint problems in your legs and a visit to the doctor.
Attention To Detail
As an industry leading provider of longboards, Quest longboards have a history of providing high attention to detail on their products, and the beautiful design on the underside of this board gives it a luxury feel at a budget price. We also like the neat addition of the logo on the top side, which is more attractive than all black grip tape.
Great for Beginners To Intermediate Riders
A lot of people have commented that it is very forgiving to ride, as well as being versatile, which makes it great for beginners to intermediate level riders alike.
If you are primarily interested in cruising and downhill then I think this Quest board will keep you entertained and challenged for a long time, without getting that “urge” to upgrade to a higher budget board.
The materials have been made to a high standard and will take quite a battering before showing any sign of damage, so expect this board to last a long time. If your looking for something similar to its class you may want to check out the New Cruise Through Longboard. It’s similar in length.
Features and Specifications
- 44-Inches Long
- Durable hardwood maple and smooth Artisan bamboo deck
- Solid 7-Inch aluminum trucks
- Soft 70mm wheels offering good grip and a smooth ride
- Kick tail
Customer Reviews and Scores
The Quest Super Cruiser is the No 1 best selling board on Amazon with 1,104 customer reviews, averaging an impressive score of 4.4 out of 5. There wasn’t to much of a wide range of comments, most of the comments were fairly consistent with each other.
Most of the reviews were very positive, but there were a few niggling points raised. One customer wrote that it is ‘heavier than other bamboo cruisers in its length class’ and a couple of others have mentioned that is has a fairly limited turning radius, but this is not surprising because at 44 inches it is quite a long board. With board length you trade maneuverability with stability and speed, and Quest have leaned more towards speed and stability with this board. Having said that, Quest have incorporated a kicktail onto this board, so once you get confident with it, you should be able to use that to change direction pretty quickly.
In summary, you would be hard pressed to find a board that offers as much bang for your buck as this does. Although this will leave advanced riders wanting more, it is the perfect buy for a novice, and would keep most intermediate riders happy for a long time. This quest longboard may be one of the longer boards, but it sure is nice!
It is well made and offers a smooth ride and I’d have no hesitation recommending it.