The Santa Cruz Lion God Rasta Drop Thru Cruzer is a solidly built board that’s perfect for beginners, but can impress experienced riders as well.
The low deck gives it stability, and the soft wheels have awesome grip, making it the perfect board for downhill riding, and cruising around town. Plus, the vivid colors and neat line work make for some very cool graphics.
No speed wobble
One of the biggest problems that beginners face as they learn to ride, is the speed wobble. That happens when a rider is going very fast, usually down a hill, and they lose control of the board. It begins to wobble erratically and can send the rider flying if they do not regain control.
Fortunately, the low and wide deck of the Santa Cruz allows beginners to keep control of the board as they learn to pick up speed and maintain their balance. While the wheels’ 75mm size does not allow for a lot of speed, it accelerates very quickly. All in all, this board makes going downhill a blast while avoiding any accidents.
Drop through style deck
The drop through style means that the board is built very low. This feature is great, because it allows riders easy access to the ground when they are pushing off, or when they are braking. Braking is especially important for new riders.
The lowness of the deck, plus the 10” x 40” dimensions makes for a very solid and stable longboard that gives new riders the confidence they need as they learn to navigate the streets.
Features and Specifications
- Santa Cruz Metallic Ink Drop Down Longboard Deck 10″ x 40″
- 75mm 78a Road Rider Wheels
- Road Rider 180 Trucks
- Santa Cruz Bearings
- Santa Cruz Hardware & Black Santa Cruz Grip Tape with Rasta Stripe
Customer Review and Scores
Customer satisfaction is very high for the Santa Cruz, with customers raving about how smooth it is and how it holds its own against other boards. However the majority of reviews are from first time riders writing in to say how easy and fun this board is to work with. Out of 63 reviews, 70% of them are 5 star ratings.
Buyers have also said that delivery was very quick, and that the board is definitely worth the price.
A few people have said that the board is not as durable under intensive riding as some other competitor boards. However, for average and casual riders, it should hold up.
A couple of people have also complained about receiving warped boards, however one customer said that it did not affect the board’s usability, while another said it caused them to fall. Receiving a warped board seems to be a chance occurrence, and you should just request a replacement if this occurs.
The Santa Cruz Lion Rasta Drop Thru Cruzer would make an excellent gift, both for experienced riders and for beginners. It is very stable, and carves excellently. Those wishing work on downhill riding should definitely consider buying this board.