The Lander La skateboard is not your average cruiser.
It’s an original design and made from recycled material.
I was curious, so I bought and shredded it. Now I want to share my experience.
So, who’s behind this wacky-looking cruiser?
It’s the brainchild of RAD furniture. Yup, you read that correctly… a furniture company.
But, if you have a brief look at their website you can tell it’s not your typical furniture company.
All of their pieces are functional, yet extremely simplistic.
Length: 26.5″ Width: 9″ Wheelbase: 12.75″
It weighs around 5 pounds, is 26.5 inches long and 9 inches wide.
The deck shape is well thought out. It has lifted wheel wells, some concave, and a wide kicktail.
I think the really cool part is that these decks are made of recycled material. It’s not 100% recycled, but ya gotta love the sustainability approach.
The more I looked into it, the more I realized they’ve spent a few years on the design. And it’s pretty obvious, you can feel the passion.
My main concern with these types of decks is that if your shoe gets wet, it’s gonna get slippery.
Especially when you compare it to a board that has a sheet of griptape.
But with the added raised-up circles, it does offer more grip than say a penny board. I think that’s such a subtle, yet genius design. The downside of the raised circles is that riding barefoot is pretty uncomfortable.
As always I took it completely apart and the one thing I did notice was the bearings are double metal-capped.
If you’re familiar with bearings maintenance, then you know it’s trickier to clean them with metal caps. So, I’d love to see rubber-sealed bearings in the future.
My suggestion would be to use built-in spacers.
The bushings are your normal cone and barrel. They don’t specify what durometer they are, but I’d say they’re on the harder side. Overall, not much to point out here.
The wheels look like harder, traditional skateboard wheels, but they’re actually soft (80a).
If you’re coming from a traditional skateboard, these will definitely feel slower. But overall, the urethane formula feels solid for a cruiser.
Who Is It Best For?
If you’re looking for a compact cruiser that will be a conversation starter, the Lander La skateboard is a solid option.
Sure, you can do flip tricks but it’s not ideal for that. If I was looking for a lightweight cruiser that I could put next to me in a coffee shop or even cruise around in a bowl, then this is it.
A lightweight, portable cruiser that will turn heads. Maybe just change out the bearings but this is something I recommend.