We love testing solid cruisers that give us a smooth ride from point A to B. Today we’re going to review the Apollo Fancy cruiser skateboard. Fancy that!
Apollo was a great influence within the ancient worlds of the Greek and Romans. Today Apollo resides in Scandinavia and he produces handmade minimalistic solid wood designed cruisers. There isn’t much to be found online about this Swedish brand which makes us a bit sceptical. (Maybe it’s easier if you speak Swedish…) The company website is down but you can still get in touch with them through Facebook or Instagram.
Let us start with the disappointment first. We expected it to be a wooden cruiser as the company states that it builds minimalistic solid wood cruisers, however ours is in plastic.
Being plastic on the other hand brings forth a massive range of different colours and designs for this cruiser. And real skate nerds will immediately notice that the Apollo Fancy is a Penny-styled board.
With these boards you get a decent grip – at least if your feet are small. And that is where the major downside to this board relates to. It is perfect for children and mid-teens but for adults with big feet it is a no-go. On the other hand, the small size makes it pretty comfortable to take this cruiser along wherever you go.
We love the solid trucks used on this baby. They are designed so you can easily adjust them. This gives you the ability to tighten the trucks and make the board stiffer and less sensitive to any type of turning. The wheel spin on this cruiser is very poor.
Even worse is the fact that you can’t unloosen the wheels with a skate tool. This wheel spin can get frustrating although it still provides a very very smooth ride, definitely in the city!
But don’t go cruising along gravel roads or you’ll damage those nice wheels a lot. Or maybe even your knees when you fall off because with the right amount of footwork this cruiser can go fast, really fast. And that is all thanks to the smoothness of the ride.
We did manage to pull off some stunts with this cruiser but it is not its main feature. Because of the small deck it is hard to land your feet just at the right position at the right time. No sir, that is not what this cruiser is built for.
The Apollo Fancy is indeed a fancy cruiser skateboard. It is a nice one to have but it has its drawbacks. We would recommend this cruiser to any starter and more precisely the younger ones of our generation.
- Length: 22.5″ x Width: 6″
- Trucks: 3.25″ Alu Duty (strong type)
- Wheels: 60 x 45 mm PUC SHR Wheels
- Bearings: ABEC-7 Chrome
Pros and Cons
|Solid trucks & easy to adjust||Poor wheel spin|
|Good quality plastic||A little short for adults|
3.5 wheels out of 5
- Get ready for the big breakthrough of Apollo's small Fancy Board!
- Because of their small size, these new brightly coloured Fancy Boards are easy to carry, making them ideal to take along wherever you go.
- Thanks to low rolling resistance due to the ABEC 7 bearings, you can effortlessly reach high speeds.
Last update on 2018-02-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API