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Great cheap mini-cruiser... if you swap the trucks & bushings. Excellent wheels.
on 2 August 2013
Works straight out of the box. Like all 3" truck penny boards, it's utterly lethal (speaking as a 70kg 180cm average male) but children love it.
Wheels and bearings are of unusually good quality for a toy board, and the deck can take my weight without snapping or becoming un-steerable. However the 3" trucks are abysmal, loaded with solid bushings that give not a bit. Even with a slack kingpin I could hardly steer the thing, how was a child to have a hope?
I had a spare pair of 5" (129mm) trucks off a standard board - a really cheap pair of "blank" trucks, about £9 new on fleabay - that I squished some decent soft bushings into, then stuck these on the board (using the original wheels and deck). Transformed! Although still tiny and flexy, it was capable of proper cruising at a decent pace (hey, I even carved a hill!). It looks way better with (relatively) wide trucks on the skinny body, like a tiny plastic longboard!
I gave a £22 board a £12-ish upgrade. However, I couldn't get a cruiser nearly as good for similar money, so I'll give this four stars for the quality of the wheels, bearings and deck. The trucks and bushings are predictably awful - at this price point, they couldn't be otherwise - but they'll get you down the road (albeit in a straight line).