The SCSK8 Professional Speed Drop Down Longboard offers a beginners longboard for those on a tight budget. If you are looking for a first longboard at a reasonable price, then this SCSK8 offers a practical solution and good value for money. This SCSK8 is ideal for cruising, free-riding and downhill
If you are an intermediate level rider who is looking for a good versatile board on a budget then we recommend having a look at this Atom board as a first choice, or if you are looking for something cheaper then this Quest Super Cruiser will definitely be a good buy.
As you would expect from a drop through board, the deck is fairly low to the ground, which lowers your center of gravity and gives you increased stability. This is ideal for beginner riders who want to stable board to build their confidence level.
The low deck height means that less effort is required to push yourself along with your foot.
Mid Size Deck
The deck on this board is actually pretty good, and the shape of this board (narrowing over the wheels) means that you will never get any wheel bite when you turn or carve.
This board is available in 41.25″ and 42″ in length. That’s a good length to consider this board for downhill, cruising, free-riding, but it’s too long for slalom. Typically, downhill boards should be around 45″ long, but the low deck height on this board compensates enough for it to be suitable for downhill riding as well.
Features and Specifications
- 41.25″ X 9″ or 42″ X 9.25″
- Drop Down Deck
Customer Reviews and Scores
At the time of writing this article this board is placed at number 9 on the Amazon best seller list for longboards, which is probably due to its low cost and versatility.
In customer reviews of this board it scored an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars. Customers were generally very happy with their purchase, but felt the bearings were a bit too slow. If you are going to buy this board, it is probably worth picking up a cheap set of Bones Reds bearings so you can turn this board into a really impressive piece of kit.
A low to medium quality board which is far out-competed by other longboards in this price range. If you are looking for a far superior board for a similar price that then we recommend this Super Cruiser instead.