The Quest Super Cruiser Longboard is offered by Quest and is one of the most popular beginner longboards out there. Beginners tend to love this board because the combination of cheap price, quality components, and stylish design is a combination that is hard to beat.
After hearing so much about this longboard, we at Review Longboards wanted to examine exactly what has made this board a best seller. Below we examine the board, riding experience, and who should buy the Quest Super Cruiser.
|Quest Super Cruiser Artisan Bamboo |
Longboard Skateboard (44-Inch)
The Quest Super Cruiser deck measures 44 inches from end to end and is 9 inches wide. While this length is ideal for most average heights, for riders shorter than 5′ 6″, you might be interested in the shorter 34-inch version, the Quest Rorshack.
The deck of the board is made out of a mix of hardwood maple and artisan bamboo of which the hardwood maple shows through prominently. The deck is fairly stiff and only bent slightly when I stood on it.
There are some advantages to a stiff deck including the fact that the board will be more durable and not crack as easily as more flexible decks. However, this stiffness can lead riders to not really get a feel of the board.
If you are interested in commuting, the board weighs a total of 10 pounds which can be kind of heavy if you are walking around with it for a while. But why would you be walking when you can glide through the streets on top of this great longboard?
For smooth carving, Quest decided to go with standard 7-inch aluminum trucks. While these trucks are cheap, they function perfectly on this board and enable smooth turning with a low turning radius.
For wheels, the Quest Super Cruiser has custom 70mm wheels made out of polyurethane. As somebody who has ridden with polyurethane wheels for years, I can guarantee that these wheels will provide the rider with a vibration free and smooth experience as this board goes over all different types of roads.
Riding the Quest Super Cruiser
Taking this longboard out on the road, I honestly did not expect that much from a board this cheap. However, I was pleasantly surprised looking over the notes I had taken after a hard week and many miles of riding.
One of the main aspects that I came away after riding this board was simply how smooth each ride was. Each component, from the wheels to the trucks, to the main body of the board helped eliminate the feel of bumpy roads and left me just gliding through the streets.
While this isn’t me, below shows a video of another customer riding his Quest Super Cruiser. Caution for headphone users.
I also noticed that, while typically I am a fan of longboards with semi-flexible decks such as the Loaded Vanguard, the stiff deck works for the Super Cruiser. It actually helped me during my riding by providing a firm base for my foot as I pushed down the road.
Now, if you are looking for a board for commuting, the main thing you are going to be looking at is how easy it is to push the board (it’s easy, I answered this right above) and how well the board turns. After all, those pesky pedestrians won’t move out of your way so you’re going to have to move around those slowpokes yourself.
I attempted the hardest turns and carves available on sidewalks near me which included sharp 90 degree turns, narrow turns, and sharp turns on hills and I’m happy to report that the Quest Super Cruiser satisfies this requirement too.
I did slightly loosen the trucks from the stock condition that they came in in order to make it around some of the tighter turns but this is very easy to do with a small skate tool.
A feature very familiar to skateboarders and one welcome addition to this longboard was the kicktail. This allows you to perform all the classic skateboard tricks and stop and turn on a dime.
Who should buy the Quest Super Cruiser?
Honestly, this board surprised me with its amazing bang for a buck! While the components are definitely not top of the line, this longboard functions perfectly as a cheap and great introduction to longboarding.
Overall, if you are looking for a solid longboard that is great at carving and absolutely perfect for commuting, this is the board for you. For approx $70, this longboard is a steal.