32 Inch Penny Board Review (Bought & Shredded)

By: Billy James | March 11, 2024 | Cruiser Skateboards

The 32-inch penny board is a crossbreed of a double-kick and cruiser skateboard.

Curious, I bought it to see what it was all about.

I’ll share my thoughts after riding and comparing it in this post.

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Who’s It Best For?

I’d recommend this board if you want a double-kick cruiser but aren’t consistently doing tricks. The plastic deck flexes a lot when you try to ollie, making it not the best for popping.

If you want a skateboard for doing tricks, go with a wooden (maple) board.

The 32″ Penny board is a solid option if you want to get into skateboarding with a heavier focus on cruising. You might also want to look into the Landyachtz Dinghy or Tugboat.

32 inch penny board
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Parts Breakdown

Length: 32“ (81.28cm)
Width: 8.5“ (21.59cm)
Wheelbase: 14.5“ (44.45cm)
Weight: 5.51lb / 2.5kg

In every review, I disassemble each board and inspect the quality of the parts. In this section, I’ll review each component that makes up this board, from the bolts to the bearings.

32 inch penny board parts


The hardware they used for the 32″ is your typical bolts and nuts. It’s always nice to see the nuts coming with a self-locking plastic to ensure they don’t loosen.

32 penny hardware


The trucks are 6″ traditional kingpins made of A-grade 356 powder-coated cast aluminum. I love the look of the matte black finish, and the simplistic Penny logo is a nice touch.

They’re thinner than the typical Penny board trucks, making them lighter.

32 penny tkp trucks


The deck is made from Penny Skateboards plastic/fiberglass formula.

It has a defined nose and tail, making it easy to know which way is which. The deck’s rail curves up, which I’m not a huge fan of, especially if you want to learn flip tricks.

They claim to have added a glass spray for extra grip, but I can’t tell a difference. If you want better grip, you can probably put grip tape on it.

32 penny deck


The wheels are made of the same polyurethane material as all of their other wheels. The major difference is the size, which is about half that of their other wheels.

I get it since they’re going for a street skateboard feel.

The other thing I noticed was it was extremely easy to take out the bearings. It almost felt like they could easily fall out. Compared to their other boards, the bearings were much easier to take out, which could be a good or bad thing (depending on how you look at it).

32 penny wheels


The same bushings that every Penny board comes with.

They’re soft enough to make smooth turns and the quality is solid.

32 penny bushings


Penny uses the same bearings with every board it offers. They’re solid bearings that do the job.

It’s always good practice to remove them from your wheels and clean them.

32 penny bearings

Pros & Cons

If I didn’t review this board, I wouldn’t have bought it.

If you want a cruiser board with a street skateboard vibe, this could be a solid option. However, if you want it solely to learn tricks, I wouldn’t recommend it.

It’s mainly a cruiser board; if you want to pop up a curb here and there, it could be a good option.

Below are some things I like/dislike about it that you should know.


Contrary to popular belief, Penny Skateboards does make boards with high-quality parts.

I think the masses perceive they’re cheap because “Penny Board” is often associated with cheap knockoff Amazon brands.


Once I got this board, I took it outside and rode it like a traditional skateboard. I immediately noticed the flex when I ollied on it.

You won’t get as good of pop as on a wooden skateboard deck. The tail bends, making it harder to do tricks on.

Awkward Concave

Personally, I’m not a fan of the board’s shape. I get that it’s a crossbreed between a cruiser and a traditional skateboard, but I wish it weren’t as awkward.

The first thing I noticed when riding it for the first time was its awkward concave. It might be fine for a person with smaller feet (I’m a size US 11), but for me, it felt off.

Bottom Line

If you want to learn flip tricks, this is not the board for you. The 32-inch Penny board is best suited for people who will mainly cruise but also do some tricks here and there.

Billy James

I've been skating for over 20 years and it's had an incredibly positive impact on my mental health. My mission is to show the world the power of cruising and carving.

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