So I was browsing Amazon, thinking to myself, hmm how can I possibly drain my bank account today and wapaahhh.
One of the wackiest looking boards I’ve ever seen… a 19inch mini-cruiser called the Eggboard.
And when I say mini, I mean it’s small, like this thing is tiny – miniature.
At the time of writing this, it has over 250 reviews, averaging a 4.7 out of 5 stars, which is pretty impressive.
And since there are so many fake reviews flooding the interweb, I wanted to see for myself if it’s a quality buy or overhyped?
And nope I didn’t receive this board for free. I bought it with my own money to make sure I'm not being biased.
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Where To Buy?
I bought this from their Amazon product page, which you can find here.
I will receive a small commission if you buy using the link above, but it’s at no additional cost to you. I’d really appreciate it since it helps me create more content like this in the future!
Who Is It Best For?
After riding this a bunch and taking notes, here are my thoughts on who I think it’s best for.
I see it being a solid choice for two main scenarios.
The first is if you’re looking for a board you can commute short distances on and not have to worry about taking up a lot of space.
You can even take it as a carryon when flying since it’s under 20 inches.
And the second being if you’re getting it for a younger kid. Since the deck is 9 inches wide, it's much easier to balance on than a traditional skateboard.
It’s definitely not a board you wanna bomb hills on since it’s so tiny. It’s gonna be tough to get a wide enough stance to feel stable, plus since it has a small wheelbase, it’s a lot easier to get speed wobbles on.
Here's where I completely take this board apart and inspect each part.
The deck is probably my favorite part about this board. It’s dimensions are 19 inches long and 9 inches wide, which is why it’s such a portable board.
It’s made out of bamboo which they claim chips less compared to what most skate decks are made of – canadian maple plywood. I decided to put this to the test to see if it’s actually more durable and drumroll please… it is. I dropped it multiple times and there were no significant chips – just compacted minor dents, which is pretty dope.
Because this deck is short, made of bamboo, and about a half inch thick, it doesn’t flex at all. They even claim it can hold up to 300lbs.
I think the grip tape design is a really cool touch with the egg crack. And they even reused it by putting it on the bottom. From a design perspective, it’s well thought out for sure.
The screws, nuts and washers are all solid. The nuts like just about every other board out there have a self locking plastic, which is a must so they don’t loosen while riding.
The trucks are 7 inch aluminum reverse kingpins, which is great for stability. You can loosen them enough to carve fairly sharp, however you don’t wanna go too crazy because you can get some wheelbite. It seems like they’re powder coded, which is also a nice addition since the paint wont chip as easy.
The wheels are 69mm 78a, which essentially just means they’re wide and soft, allowing you to cruise over cracks & pebbles with ease. Soft wheels are pretty standard for cruiser boards. So, overall solid wheels and it’s nice to see that they’re wide enough, especially since this board is sooo tiny.
The bushings are standard barrel and cone. I didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary. They allowed for smooth turning, so that’s a pass in my book.
Now the bearings were the downfall of this board in my opinion. They’re ABEC 9’s but they just don't spin as well as I'd like them to.
However I did notice some resistance when riding – they just don’t feel as fluid as other bearings I’ve tested.
So here are my dislikes and likes about this board, starting with the dislikes.
You can actually get wheel bite with your feet if you have a larger shoe size. I loosened the trucks as much as I could and turned as hard as I could and actually got some wheel bite on the deck.
Now that’s not a huge deal since it’s mainly for cruising. But if you like riding super loose trucks, I probably wouldn’t get this.
And then my other dislike about it are the bearings
Spinning them, they do go for a while, but then riding it seems there’s like there’s some resistance.
I don’t know what exactly is causing this. But I know for a fact when I step on say my Landyachtz cruiser, the bearings feel much more fluid.
Now onto what I like about this board, because there is a decent amount.
The overall size of this thing is perfect for commuting short distances and then easily stashing away. It’s size is awesome if you need something portable.
Like you saw earlier, I dropped this board numerous times and it’s super durable. Which is really nice compared to say a penny board deck which is plastic and easily gets eaten up by pavement.
Overall this board feels really fun to ride and I’d recommend it if you need something super portable. If I was gonna use it a lot, I would probably swap out the bearings with better ones.