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The 7 Best Cruiser Skateboards of 2021

As with most things in life, skateboarding doesn’t always have to be about taking things seriously. There’s a lot more to this beautiful underground culture than flying down handrails, spending hours perfecting technical flip tricks, or stringing together a perfect contest run. Sometimes skateboarding feels best when it consists of nothing more than rolling around from point A to point B. After all, long before the invention of “trick” skateboarding, a skateboard was meant for nothing more than transportation, a delightfully simple vehicle to explore the world around you.

Unlike our other lists of skate products, which are judged by their level of advanced mechanical prowess, the cruiser boards on this list are beautifully simplistic and built to last. Just because you likely won’t be snapping any of these longboard cruisers on heavy impact or grinding through the axles of both trucks doesn’t mean you won’t feel the urge to experiment with more than one setup as a commuter board or pavement adventure vessel. Welcome to our list of the best cruiser skateboards money can buy. Take a deep dive into the specifications of each and hop on the one that best suits your style. 100% chance of fun ahead!


Globe Blazer Cruiser

The best cruiser skateboards of 2021
 
 

Starting off our list, the Blazer complete skateboard from Globe is sure to check all the boxes and more when it comes to a chill ride with maximum maneuverability. This stubby setup measures 26” in length and 7.25” in width at the widest point of its tapered profile. The Blazer features a smooth, mellow concave and kicktail, suitable for both deep, arching turns and quick stops on a dime. Ideal for a cruising or carving skate style, this board comes pre-assembled with 4.25” Tensor Slant model trucks and ultra-soft 83A wheels measuring 62mm in diameter, for unparalleled smoothness over nearly any terrain. This board was made in collaboration with France’s Woll Brewing, and as such, it features an inset bottle opener for added functionality and enjoyment.

Globe products are world-renowned for their high-quality construction, and the Blazer cruising board is no exception. Filled out seamlessly with industry-leading products from their sister brands at Dwindle Distribution, this easy rider will be a staple of your board quiver for dozens of summers to come. This complete is reasonably priced, with durability to keep you rolling long after it’s paid for itself through all the gas you’ve saved. We predict you won’t be able to jump on this bad boy without an instant smile breaking out across your face. Enjoy responsibly!

LengthOriginal Price
26"$134.95 - $164.95

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Arbor Pilsner Photo Cruiser Skateboard

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The Pilsner Photo Cruiser complete from Arbor makes our list easily as one of the most well-rounded cruisers on the market today. Measuring at 28.75” long by 8.25” at its widest point, this beauty is designed to be a slightly roomier comfort cruise across all topography. Filled out with 61mm ultra-soft 78a Bogart wheels on the legendary turn of 129mm Parris trucks, you can easily whip the Pilsner up and down the crunchiest urban streets or across the notches of the boardwalk. The Pilsner shape features a mellow concave and wide standing platform perfectly suited to most foot sizes. Arbor constructed these decks using sustainably sourced maple and wood byproducts that were reclaimed from other uses, meaning you can cruise with a clean conscience that your ride shows love for mother earth. Arbor also backs this product with a one-year warranty for added confidence that it’s built for longevity even with the most extreme use.

The Pilsner Photo Cruiser is a high-quality and eco-friendly product that’s functional in a wide array of ‘boarding circumstances. With that said, it comes in on the pricier end of the cruiser board spectrum. The Pilsner is one sweet ride for almost any variety of commute or hill bomb. It’s a well-oiled machine perfect for those who want to shine traditional transportation for nomadic, self-driven fun along their journey. Don’t be surprised if you forget about your car altogether after a few commutes on this cruiser.

LengthOriginal Price
28.75"$159.99

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Landyachtz Butter Black Lines Cruiser

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For anyone perusing this list in search of a ride that makes you feel like you’re surfing even when the waves are flat, stop right here. Landyacthz has got you covered. As the brand name suggests, the Butter Black Lines complete cruiser is inspired by the sea, and the ideal design to surf across any terrain, as long as it’s not water. Measuring at 31.2” long by 9” wide, this is a larger, sturdier ride well-suited for bigger or more experienced riders. This cruiser features Polar Bear 155mm trucks with an inverted kingpin for extra-deep turns and added stability. The 63mm Fatty Hawgz wheels are built to mash right through any terrain you encounter. This board also features Soft-Top grip to save your skate shoes from added abuse without sacrificing traction. Landyatchz backs this board with a one-year warranty, so don’t be afraid to push this cruiser to the absolute limits of its design.

The Butter Black Lines cruiser is a serious complete that comes at a higher cost than some of the other boards on this list. This sidewalk surfer is as high-performance as a cruising board can get, capable of lapping over curbs and making tight-cutting turns in a manner reminiscent of the classic surf style. The longer wheelbase makes it less-than-ideal for hitting the skatepark or leaving the ground, but you can bet your bottom dollar this cruiser maximizes speed and durability for ripping around town with four wheels down.

LengthOriginal Price
31"$199.99

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Arbor Pocket Rocket Artist Cruiser Skateboard

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The Arbor Pocket Rocket Artist complete is a fun-sized cruiser ideally shaped for a convenient ride to the corner store or coffee shop on your local commute. This speed demon measures 27” long by 7.75” wide with a smaller 14” wheelbase for easy kick turns around even the tightest corners. The bottom graphic features a beautifully relaxing scene illustrated by artist Aaron Hames Draplin and is constructed using sustainable wood sources and repurposed wood products just like its Arbor counterparts throughout this list. Arbor’s 61mm, 78a “Easyrider” Bogart wheels are soft and lightweight, keeping this cruiser maneuverable across any terrain and easily stowed in a bag or backpack when you exit the paved world. Paired with the signature turn of Paris 108mm trucks, the Pocket Rocket Artist complete is perfect for deep surf-style moves on any embankment you find yourself mashing through. Arbor backs this product with a one-year warranty for added confidence that it’s built to last through the bumpiest rides of any urban landscape and beyond.

This stashable cruiser sells at a mid-range price point and packs a versatile, lasting punch in the streets. This is a great board for a novice to experienced rider looking for extreme portability without sacrificing maneuverability. Don’t be surprised if this pocket rocket causes you to reimagine your entire commute, we doubt you’ll be leaving home without it until daily mileage reaches double digits at least!

LengthOriginal Price
27"$149.99

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Globe Big Blazer Cruiser

The best cruiser skateboards of 2021
 
 

For any adult riders looking for a complete that blurs the lines between zippy cruiser, surf-style cruiser longboard, and fully functional street setup, the Globe Big Blazer is the ride for you. An extended version of the Blazer complete mentioned earlier on this list, the Big Blazer measures 32” long by 9.25” wide. With plenty of room to accommodate riders of any size, the mellow concave and playful kicktail of the Big Blazer make for a comfortable cruise that won’t sell you short on performance. Globe’s trademark epoxy resin makes for a very high strength-to-weight ratio in the deck itself. Add in the super high-rebound of Slant Trucks’ softer 92a durometer bushings and you’re looking at a nearly unparalleled turning mechanism that’s as strong as any on the market today. This Globe cruiser complete is filled out with ABEC 7 bearings inside abrasion-resistant, grippy soft wheels to maintain speed and keep you cruising effortlessly even across the roughest ground you find. This board also features a built-in bottle opener to aid in hydration and relaxation efforts before, after, or during the session.

With its added length and wheelbase, this large cruiser is perfect for big riders who want to manhandle all terrains in their path without fear of getting hung up by any curb, crack or pebble along the way. Globe cruiser models come at a medium price point, ideal for any serious rider looking to get their money’s worth out of a complete. There are nearly no boundaries with a board of this stature under your feet, throw one down and enjoy the ride!

LengthOriginal Price
32"$149.95 - $174.95

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Arbor Oso Artist Cruiser Skateboard

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A perfect hybrid of vintage 80s design and modern skate technology, the Arbor Oso Artist series cruiser comes correct onto our list as one of the most unique skateboard cruisers the shop has to offer. Measuring in with classic pool-friendly dimensions at 10” by 30”, this baby offers a new degree of versatility for riders who are a little more vertically inclined. The ample width makes for a comfortable ride when cruising through your regular routes, but the Oso complete will also perform just fine on a ramp or at the skatepark to boot. As with the rest of the Arbor products on our list, this one is constructed in an eco-conscious manner, utilizing reclaimed wood and sustainable sourcing for an extremely wholesome yet unflinchingly powerful skate. Additionally, this complete utilizes Recycled Glass Re-Grit, repurposing yet another resource as a genius alternative to traditional grip tape. The included Arbor Bogart wheels are 61mm in diameter and 78a in durometer, a winning combination for maintaining speed without sacrificing ample traction on any terrain. The Oso’s directional shape and kicktail only add to its function as a solid all-around old-school rip stick that shreds just as hard on the daily commute as it does across transitions of all steepness and size.

This product is backed by a one-year warranty from Arbor and built to shred in all environments. The old-school shape and graphic aim to please even the most refined vintage skate enthusiast, and the modern technology behind the construction has rightfully come a long way since the early 80s. Priced in the middle of the road for the completes on this list, the Oso is a board for any seasoned connoisseur of classic skate disciplines. Give it a rip!

LengthOriginal Price
30"$134.96

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Arbor Pilsner Bamboo Cruiser Skateboard

The best cruiser skateboards of 2021
 
 

Rounding out our cruiser selections on the more diminutive end of the spectrum is the Arbor Pilsner Bamboo cruiser complete. But don’t let this deck’s small size fool you, it packs the same punch as the rest of its compatriots from Arbor, with added maneuverability for the ups and downs of your commute. Designed for transportation first and foremost, Arbor’s Bogart wheels come equipped with their signature Momentum Core surrounded by Venice formula urethane for ultimate useability regardless of the state of the pavement. The mellow concave and kicktail make whipping turns around corners or debris remarkably smooth, especially with the help of deep-turning 129mm Paris street trucks beneath the board. The responsibly-sourced maple and bamboo hybrid means long-term useability you can be proud to look down at under your feet. As if that wasn’t enough, Arbor backs this complete with a one-year warranty to inspire even more confidence that this complete is a surefire bet.

Priced moderately, this is a great board for both beginners as well as seasoned sidewalk surfers looking to make the switch to a more versatile and eco-friendly ride. Our friends at Arbor have truly perfected the art of the cruiser board and it’s no wonder they’ve secured so many spots on our coveted list. You truly can’t go wrong with any of these selections for your day-to-day cruiser board, so now all that’s left is to step on a few for yourself, decide what feels best, and hit the streets. Let the good times roll!

LengthOriginal Price
28.75"$149.99

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