Thinking about getting the Eggboard mini-longboard?
It has hundreds of positive reviews, so I wanted to test it to see if it’s actually good.
Here’s my in-depth Eggboard review to help you decide if it’s right for you.
Is It Worth It?
After taking it apart, inspecting every component, and riding it, I can confidently recommend it.
For the price, I think it’s an overall solid build. However, if I’m being picky, I would swap out the wheels because they felt slow to me.
If you’re an absolute newbie, I wouldn’t worry too much about the wheels though.
Who Is It Best For?
After riding this a bunch and taking notes, here are my thoughts on who it’s best for.
In my opinion, it’s a solid choice for two main scenarios.
1. 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 carry-on when flying since it’s under 20 inches.
2. 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 tough to get a wide stance to feel stable, plus since it has a small wheelbase, it’s a lot easier to get speed wobbles.
Here’s where I completely take this board apart and inspect each part.
The deck is probably my favorite part about this board. Its specs are…
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 it is.
I dropped it multiple times and there were no significant chips – just compacted minor dents, which is pretty cool. Although to be clear, it was a really thorough test.
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 trucks are 7-inch aluminum reverse kingpins, which are great for stability.
They’re powder-coded, which is a nice addition from an aesthetic standpoint.
You can loosen them to carve sharp, but, you don’t wanna go too crazy because you can get wheel bite.
The wheels are 69mm 76a, 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, but I rarely see ones that are 76a (usually 78a).
And because they’re softer, they ride noticeably slower than other wheels I have. Not a huge deal, but if you’re used to harder wheels you’ll feel some resistance.
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.
The bearings are solid. I originally thought they were the reason for the wheels having resistance, but I was wrong. I would love to see them have built-in spacers in the future, but it’s not a big deal.
However, I did notice some resistance when riding – they just don’t feel as fluid as other bearings I’ve tested.
So here are the pros and cons about the Eggboard, starting with the pros.
Pros & Cons
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 wheels.
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 is the wheels.
When I ride it, it seems like there’s some resistance.
If I had to guess, I think it’s the urethane formula they use. I know for a fact when I step on say my Landyachtz Dinghy, the ride feels much more fluid.