The SCSK8 Natural Blank & Stained Assembled Complete Longboard Skateboard is perfect for those who are new to boarding and on a limited budget. It’s wheels and deck length mean this board can be used as a good all-rounder.
Best Budget Board
If you are new to boarding or just operating on a limited budget then this board is probably your best choice. Its price starts at $34.99 which is about as cheap as could pay while still getting a decent quality product. You do not want to buy a cheap longboard under $34.99 otherwise it will defeat the purpose. Do it right the first time and buy something of quality and you will not have to rebuy a different product. We all have learned that taking short cuts is not always a good thing, sometimes you will pay in quality.
It is available in different sizes, so you really need to decide what sort of riding you want to do with it. If you are looking to use this board as an all-rounder then any of the sizes between 35″ and 41.5 ” would work. The 44″ board is best for downhill riding since it will not be that maneuverable, but it will give you high speed and stability.
Smooth Riding and Maneuvering
Despite its low price, this board gives an impressively smooth ride. The deck has a little a flex in it which I found nicely absorbed the bumps in the sidewalks and gave me a stable ride as I went over manhole covers. I find on some cheaper boards that after a long ride, my back and legs ache from the hard ride, but this wasn’t the case at all with the SCSK8 longboard.
Maneuvering on this board is fairly smooth and easy. Of course it’s not comparable to a $200 Sector 9 longboard, but for the low price it is surprisingly easy to manipulate and smooth during maneuvers.
Features and Specifications
- Deck Size: 40″ X 9″ Or 44″ x10″ Gripped Black
- 70mm Wheels
- Truck: 7″Hanger, Aluminum Alloy
- Abec 5 bearings
- Hardware: 1.5″, Riser: 1/2″ Rubber, With Grip Tape
Customer Reviews and Scores
This is the 2nd best selling decks on Amazon and this is largely due to its competitive price. Out of 47 reviews, it scores an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
The two recurring points that people keep making are that this board is just amazing value for money, and also that it is the perfect board for beginners because it is so forgiving and easy to ride.
The board is available in 14 different colors and styles and also in different sizes from 35″ x 10″ up to 45″ x 10″.
Something else worth mentioning is that the seller offer excellent customer service in case you have any problems. They’re very fast to respond.
There are a small number of minor complaints about the bearings on this board. This is not going to be the fastest board in the world, but it’s probably one of the fastest for 35 bucks! If speed is a priority then you’d be better off shooting for something like this Atom drop through board.
Now that amazon has released amazon prime and now, you can get your cool longboard even faster now. Prime users will get shipping within two days and now users can get items within two hours. Now is only offered at selected locations currently. It is recommended to loosen the trucks once you get the board, the longboard may come with over tightened trucks. Also someone recommended to replace the ball bearings in these boards, its only about $10 and you can get some nice bone reds long board bearings.
If you are on a tight budget and you are a beginner then you will simply not get anything else which is as good value for money as this. Yes there are faster and better boards out there, but are you prepared to spend two or three times more money?