The past few years, I’ve shredded a ton of cruiser skateboards.
While much of this is subjective, these are the ones that stood out to me.
If you just want quick suggestions, check them below. If you want more details for each, keep scrolling.
Suggestions for specific scenarios.
Best for flip tricks
Best for bigger people
Best for commuting
Let’s start with my favorite…
This is the one in my quiver that gets the most use. It’s a setup that is very well thought out. I waited over 11 months for mine, and it was worth the wait. It has a 7º angled riser wedge in the front, with 83a cone bushings for maximum carvability. Another 7º angled riser dewedge in the back with 85a bushings for handling higher speeds better.
Lander La Cruiser
The Lander La cruiser is the most unique on the list. Shredding this thing will no doubt turn heads. The deck is “a proprietary blend of certified ocean recycled plastic nylon.” Contrary to what you might think, it doesn’t flex, offering a solid amount of pop. Since it’s made from recycled plastic, it’s waterproof. Not for those that have trypophobia.
Loaded describes the Omakase for “cruising, commuting, freeride, and freestyle longboarding.” Some would call this a cruiser, some wouldn’t. I’m including it because I use it when riding in a rougher environment. I’m a big fan of the Omakase’s deck shape because of its subtle concave and kicktail. I often swap it between a bunch of my setups because of how versatile it is.
If you’ve done any research on cruiser skateboards, you’ve probably come across the Landyachtz Dinghy. This was one of my first mini-cruisers, and I don’t regret it. It’s portable, affordable, and made with high-quality components.
If this setup is too small for you, I’d recommend looking into the Landyachtz Tugboat. It’s a beefier version of the Dinghy. The Tugboat is probably a better option if you’re a bigger rider and like the Dinghy shape.
The Ballona is
The Chub cruiser is exactly how it sounds – a chubby double-kick cruiser. A lot of people use these for slappy curb because of the wide deck. You have the option of putting foam grip or regular grip on it. Mine has foam grip, making it a great barefoot cruiser.
If I had to choose, which one would be my favorite?
To be honest, it changes but at this moment, I use the Comet Cruiser the most. Mainly because I’ve been doing a bunch of riding at my local pump track, and it’s perfect for it.
If you had asked me a year ago, I would’ve told you the