Penny Graphic Complete Skateboard
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- 22" long Deck
- 3.125" Penny Trucks
- 59 mm Penny Wheels
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The Penny complete skateboard is a throw back design referencing skate boarding's beginnings in the 1970's. It's classic design and construction is a retro replication of where the skateboard came from. The small design makes this board a perfect cruiser to get you any where you need to go. Whether it is going to check the surf, or kicking to school the Penny complete will get you where you want to go in style. Once at school the small design allows it fit right in your locker. This complete features soft wheels perfect for sucking up all those sidewalk cracks and giving you that smooth ride you want.
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The "Penny Board" style means a lot of things to a lot of people. For some, it's a throwback to 80s style and skateboarding. To others, it's a friendly, colorful, simple introduction to skateboarding. Many more consider it an art form, which is enforced with Pendleton's graphics getting their own line.
To me, the Penny Board is the perfect transportation tool. I live in Seattle, and transport myself via a combination of public transit and my skateboard. I have rode a traditional skateboard as long as I can remember, but they don't handle cities well. The large wheels allow riding over all bumps and cracks effortlessly. The giant bushings on the trucks allow for soft, yet sharp turns. And the overall small size makes this the perfect board to keep by your side. Only the Penny can offer the cruising experience of a longboard in something so small.
The Penny brand is what brought this style of skateboard back, and it's clear why as soon as you ride one. There is a special attention to detail on these boards that no other brand can compare with. The bearings it comes with leave a bit to be desired, but are leaps and bounds beyond any other "stock" bearing, and the slightly slower bearings almost serve as a safety precaution, as when I replaced mine with Reds my board felt dangerously fast. The vinyl board itself is very strong, and despite some rough landings has shown no ware.
If you're looking for a simple, friendly skateboard to introduce your kid to skating, this is great. If you're looking for a throwback board to cruise around and remember old times, this is great. If you're a college student or commuter that needs a better way to get around, this is great. But most importantly, if you're looking to have a fun time riding around on a skateboard, it's hard to beat a Penny.
Given the various penny style boards that range in price from ~$25-125, I decided to use my Amazon Prime membership to order a few quickly to compare them. I purchased this board (per the review title, with red and blue wheels for ~$75) and also:
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~ $50 Tiger Boards Complete 22" Skateboard (22" x 6")
~ $45 Sun Boards 22" Skateboard with Vinyl Deck with Colorful Combos
~ $35 RETRO BOARDS Deck Skateboard
I then tested the flex of the board, the ease of turning, the stability and most importantly the wheels/bearings. The tests were done around the office on carpet (which provides more friction than concrete, but less "real world maneuvering and skating." I was skeptical that these boards differed in quality and while the decks are all very similar, the "smoothness" of the rides on the various boards is markedly different.
The Penny board traveled about twice as far across the carpet when pushed with ~equal force, and was much smoother riding. Also the trucks provided smoother turning (in combination with greater board flex and softer/more resilient rubber it was easier to turn and easier to balance on the board while pushing and turning).
The second place board which was about 2x as good as the other two boards was the Tiger board. It didn't roll as far as the Penny board (about 1/2 to 3/4 as far) and had a slightly stiffer board but it also felt more compact under the foot.
The final two boards were way cheaper feeling all around and were both pretty similar -- although the RETRO bearing felt really cheap and the wheels rolled very poorly.
Now whenever I try out a larger board, it doesn't seem as fun or agile as my Penny. Switched out the bearings with Bones Super Reds, and it's pretty much perfect.