“ Brand: Saltrock / Type: Skateboard „
This was my first longboard, overall it was a very good entry level board, it lasted well despite me giving it a thrashing, good on most terrain and its a very stable platform. One thing i must say is that the wheels are terrible, i replaced them very quickly for some larger ones, apart from that, the deck is sturdy and the trucks are very nice, although i just snapped them after less than a year of riding. Overall this board is a very good entry level board but won't last too long if you're doing anything other than cruising, well worth £60.
The saltrock classic cruiser is a longboard of the cruiser style, namely it has a kicktail. Its about a meter long, and 20m or so wide, with 65mm wheels, and generic bushings, trucks and bearings (the bearings, trucks and bushing are not very good, at least I do not think so).
This cruiser is BRILLIANT on flat ground, really there is not much to fault with its flat smooth ground performance. So skating up and down a beach promanade is no problem, and feels brilliant on this board.
Sadly, this board is TERRIBLE on any sort of slope, as well as on bumpy ground. To be fair there are not many boards that do "well" on bumpy ground, but on this board it just feels a little ridiculous. Also this board is very poor with things like speed wobble. Go above anything around say 10mph (I am guessing), and the board just wobbles way too much. I think this is due to the bushings. I have tried tightening the trucks, so tight so you can barely turn on them, and withing about 5 minutes of riding, they are really loose again. I think this is due to poor quality bushings that are deforming every time I tighten the trucks.
The board costs around 60 quid, which may seem a lot, but compared with most other longboards, this would be considered more of a cheap longboard. Some more expensive longboards can cost up to around £300 pounds.
What is good about this board is the higher risers. This means shoudl you want to, you could easily add bigger wheels, provided that you somehow sorted out the loosness in the trucks.
Visually I think this board is stunning, I just love that design on the underside of the board. Only problem it is doesn't "age" very well, when you scrape the underside on things. But still, I would say that it is a thing of beauty.
Overall then, I am not sure I can recommend this board. If you live in a flat area, and don't mind going a bit slow, then this is an ok board. But for any serious longboarding, this board just is not up to scratch. I am glad I bought this board, as it has introduced me to longboarding, but now I am looking for something else, namely something lower to the ground with cutouts. The only reason I am doing this is because I live near a lot of hills, and although I do not enjoy going down them, I want to at least be able to say slide my way down so I don't have abut 5m to skate before having to get off my board.
Overall then, I give this board 3/5, because its very good in its home environment (beach promanades), but it is terrible at some more serious longboarding things, but it is cheap (in both price and quality).