If the entire cruisers skateboard scene is named after your board, then it must be the best in the world. Right? To test that theory we’ve taken a look at the iconic Penny cruiser skateboard and written a thorough review.
Australia, land of the sun, sea, surfing and Penny Skateboards. A dozen years ago, Penny was founded with the goal of making the best plastic skateboards there are in the market. Today, a Penny is the synonym for any cruiser-styled plastic skateboard. Penny isn’t just a brand, it is a community, a style. Something we put under our feet and take around every day. It is not a skateboard it is a symbol and we have Penny and their quality to thank for that.
What made the Penny skateboard so unique? Why did it become a statement within the skating community? Well unlike other boards back then, the Penny could fit into a regular sized backpack. It was so handy to bring along your transportation, wherever you were and whatever you were doing.
It’s still great today, but for people who are used to longboards, the ride will be very peculiar. Give it some time and it will turn that frown upside down.
No grip tape but still perfect grip – how Penny does it, nobody knows. The tail is perfect for any foot to rest on and provides great comfort when riding. Another trademark is the plastic. While you might think ‘real’ skateboards are made out of wood, plastic is a great alternative. It is very sturdy and very solid and can withstand (almost) any impact.
Just like a wooden deck the most damage to the plastic is where it meets another surface. Like with grinding for example. The trucks, wheels and bearings provide a gentle ride and provide enough agility to twist and turn around. Tricks can be done very easily thanks to the lightness and compactness of the board.
Finding a downside to a Penny board is like looking for a needle in a haystack. There’s just one or two little nitpicks we have. While you’ve got a lot of look and options to choose from the Penny board IS a bit pricey in comparison with other brands.
Still this is the only downside, a Penny board is a cruiser skateboard you can buy with your eyes closed if you don’t want any surprises. If you’re asking us what the best cruiser skateboard is, it’s close between this one and the Osprey Cruiser. We slightly favour the Osprey, but still the Penny remains the icon of cruiser skateboards. No need to argue about that.
- Length: 22.5″ x Width: 5.75″
- Trucks: 3 inch power-coated trucks
- Wheels: 59mm 78A Penny Wheels
- Bearings: ABEC-7
Pros and Cons
4.5 wheels out of 5
- TieDye Colourway
- Plastic Injection Molded Skateboard Deck 57cm x 15cm
- Proudly Poured in Australia
Last update on 2018-04-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API