If you are looking for a beginners board that is low price and highly maneuverable then look no further than the Quest Rorshack Bamboo Longboard Skateboard (34-Inch).
It gives a smooth ride, it’s durable enough for a beginner to batter around and is small enough to be convenient for carrying. Our first impressions on the longboard were different then others. This longboard has a very simple graphic colored in black. It is not the most colorful longboard that is for sure.
Low Cost Beginners Board
Let me start off by saying that if you are an experienced rider then look elsewhere. However, if you are new to longboards and want a decent board on a budget then this could be a good choice for you.
The materials used are of good quality so it will survive all the knocks and bumps you would expect it to receive from an inexperienced rider.
The maple leaf and bamboo deck is sturdy coupled with aluminium trucks which will withstand a hefty blow.
The wheels are slightly softer than I would like so this board is not going to be a rocket, but for a beginner you wouldn’t want anything too fast anyway.
Good For Cruising
If you like the feel of short boards such as this board, then you should check out the Quest Formula longboard thats also 34 inches. This board is only slightly longer than a conventional skateboard at 34 inches (some people call it a ‘combi-board’). The shorter length makes it great for transportation – cruising around your neighborhood or a university campus and then light and small enough to pick up and carry with you. I’ve actually seen someone carrying it through the airport and onto a flight. The board doesn’t go as fast as some other boards, but being a beginner long board then this would be a perfect start.
Features and Specifications
- 34-Inch Bamboo Longboard
- Multi-ply hardwood maple and bamboo deck
- 6-Inch aluminum trucks
- 70mm PU wheels
- Kick tail
Customer Reviews and Scores
This board is a recent graduate into the Amazon.com best sellers list. It’s very low cost and its durability makes it a very good choice for new riders and therefore it has scored well in Amazon reviews.
Across 43 customer reviews, this board scored a respectable 4.1 out of 5 stars. Some users state that its the “Best Longboard” which is great but it also got some other reviews.
It has been slightly marked down by some customers because it is a little slow due to its soft wheels. However, if you were really bothered by the speed then you could upgrade the wheels and bearings for just 13 bucks. Generally though it has been very positively received and is considered an excellent bargain.
For a beginner this longboard is definitely worthy of consideration. Overall this is a decent Quest board for a low price.
Due to its relatively short size and soft wheels it is ideally suited to cruising and slalom riding.