A company we’ve never heard of launched a new longboard. We were sceptical about the results and if it could compete with the other players. Time for a roll and a review!
Finding some information about MaxoFit is like looking for a needle in a haystack. The company builds and develops skateboards and all sorts of affiliated products but does not have a clear marketing brand like the bigger players.
However after some time we found the needle and discovered that MaxoFit is a German company developing all kinds of sports related products. Being unknown and a little bit hard to find is cool and mysterious but how hard is it to build a website? I’ll build you a simple one for 500 Euros!
At a first glance this board looks actually quite awesome. The design is an eye catcher and face it, we love a good looking longboard. On closer examination we noticed that underneath the awesome design, the grip tape had some air bubbles in it. It is not something that will happen on every board but we were the unlucky ones.
Time to bring this beauty on the road. The Freedom longboard comes with a drop deck which provides you with a secure and stable feel. All in all the longboard is solid and sturdy and the maple wood can withstand a lot of abuse. But there is an ‘unfortunately’ coming.
Unfortunately this longboard comes with some major downers. First there are the trucks. They can get really loose which makes them more unbalanced and thus gives the rider a rather uncomfortable and wobbly ride (although you can fix this issue by tightening the trucks now and then).
To us, the major downside on this longboard are in fact the ABEC 11 bearings. Although they should run smooth and make the board fast it is quite the opposite. There are some issues with these bearings and we actually advise changing the bearings and or wheels on this longboard to make it what it actually should be, a good solid board.
If you have the courage to change the wheels, this can actually turn out to be a good starter longboard. Be advised though that it needs more pushes which makes this a slower board.
- Length: 41″ x Width: 9″
- Trucks: 7 inch reversed Longboard truck
- Wheels: soft 80a wheels
- Grip: Grip with graphic design
- Bearings: ABEC-11
Pros and Cons
|Solid board||Unbalanced trucks|
3 wheels out of 5
Buy it if you like the design and don’t mind wielding a screwdriver every now and then.
- Order now - promotion for a special price, as long as stocks last!
- Quickness, dynamic and wicked design -this is pure driving pleasure!
- High- quality ball- bearing, 2 layers bamboo and 5 layers Canadian maple, ABEC 11, grip tape for high skid resistance
Last update on 2018-07-16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API