I bought this cruiser two years ago and it is awesome!
The Land Shark is the most popular skateboard that Santa Cruz make, they may use new designs all the time but the iconic shape remains; it features a kick tail which is just large enough to get an ollie out of it and curved sides to help you dig in when turning.
The high angle raised riser pads on the Bullet trucks create a sharper turning circle when cruising down the street. The extra thick pads combined with the soft Road Runner wheels means this board can deal with the often gnarly UK streets. It's hard to see it, but the deck is gripped well, rather than use a grip tape they spray it right on so you can still get a cool graphic on top. Speaking of which the Rasta design is wicked bright and vibrant, only broken up by the black bottle opener just below the top truck - skate responsibly, or don't it's pretty fun.
This is the perfect board for getting around a campus or any urban area really. I use it all the time in London for getting around smoothly, and it's small enough that you can just grab it and get on the tube or a bus without any hassle, but big enough to still enjoy the ride and weave through traffic.
The sweet sensations of a long longboard in a short version, that's what you get with the Land Shark. That's the one I pick up for a short ride to the supermarket or to the bookstore. That's also the one I take on a flight when it's too much hassle to carry my sector 9 bamboo pipeline (which is great, but not easy to carry around). And I like this white top.
I really like this skateboard, it's my first one actually. I have it for a few weeks now, and I can hardly leave it at home :) It's stable (big wheels), curving is easy, small-medium curbs are easy to pass over. Yes, like others mentioned it gets dirty pretty quickly..but it still shines :) When skateboarders see it they love it :) For cruising around is fine, for tricks I didn't try, but probably not as good as normal ones. The kingpin needs some stiffening.. All in all, would recommend it to those looking for fun way for commuting to and from campus (as someone said..make me wanna go to uni more often :) )