There’s nothing quite like riding a good ole’ cruiser skateboard.
They’re a crossbreed of a street skateboard and longboard.
But there are so many out there; choosing can be confusing.
Over the past few years, I’ve bought and tested a ton of cruisers. This list is a compilation of the best cruiser skateboards that I can confidently recommend. Then, at the end, I’ll share some best practices for choosing based on your riding style.
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Length: 28.5″ | 72.5 cm
Width: 8.6″ | 21.8 cm
Wheelbase: 14.6″ | 37.1cm
The Landyachtz Dinghy is portable, affordable, and made with high-quality parts. If this setup is too small for you, I’d recommend looking into the Landyachtz Tugboat. It’s a beefier version of the Dinghy.
Length: 27.75” / 70.5 cm
Width: 9” / 22.9 cm
Wheelbase: 14.75-16” / 37.5-40.6 cm
The Ballona is
Length: 33″ | 83.82 cm
Width: 7.875″ | 20 cm
Wheelbase: 20.25″ | 51.44 cm
There’s a reason why the Comet Cruiser is regularly back-ordered. It’s an incredibly functional setup that can do almost everything. Not only can it carve deep, but it’s excellent at handling speed. It’s also a solid setup for commuting.
Lander La Cruiser
Length: 24.5 | 62.23cm
Width: 7.75 | 19.69cm
Wheelbase: 13.25 | 33.66cm
The Lander La cruiser is the most unique on the list. The deck is made of recycled fishing nets. Contrary to what you might think, it doesn’t flex, offering a solid amount of pop. They offer two shapes – Rodeo & Rio. Lander La is a solid option if you want a sustainability-driven cruiser skateboard.
Choosing a cruiser skateboard
Things to consider when picking a cruiser skateboard.
- Deck shape
If you want the ability to do ollies or flip tricks, you’ll want a kicktail/nose for popping. If you have no intention of doing tricks, and just want to cruise, then go for a flatter deck shape.
Cruisers are most commonly built with traditional kingpin trucks (TKP). This is because they’re lower to the ground and will make ollies/fliptricks easier. However, some cruisers (like
Cruise skateboard wheels are softer than street setups since they’re made for cruising. Smaller wheels will accelerate faster, but larger wheels will have a higher top speed. Sharp lips and offset cores are better for deep carving styles since they’ll grip the pavement better. Round lips and centerset cores are easier to powerslide.