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The 8 Best Cruiser Skateboards of 2022

By: Steve Settles: Skate Buyer | May 26, 2022

 

Skaters have been mixing and matching components from board to board since the first iterations of the modern skateboard in the 1970s. At some point along the way, an old deck was combined with some well-worn trucks and a set of softer, grippier wheels to create the first “cruiser” board, ideal for effortless high-speed exploration and quick trips to the corner store. With the longboard boom of the past few decades, the art of cobbling together a perfect cruiser fell dormant for a short period before a new renaissance took place. Nowadays many brands offer pre-assembled cruiser skateboards built out with deep turning trucks and smooth grippy wheels for the ultimate comfort cruise. We’ve assembled this year's list of the best cruiser skateboards with setups from the fine folks from Arbor, Landyachtz, and Globe.

New This Year:

New to our list this year are component updates to many products and a larger variety of board sizes. It is worth noting that some of the shapes on this list are highly functional for tricks and skateparks, while others are firmly planted on the ground for transportation purposes only. Having some skateboarding experience is a good idea before choosing a cruiser board, as they are very fast and hyperresponsive by design. With all that in mind, there’s a lot of fun to be had on our list. Pick the model that looks like the best fit for you and let it rip!

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Arbor Pilsner Bamboo Cruiser Skateboard

Shed some light on your trip down to the corner store with the Arbor Pilsner Bamboo Cruiser Skateboard Complete under your feet. Ideal for quick commutes, this mini cruiser features mellow concave and a kicktail for all-around town fun. Laid up with a stunning carbonized bamboo top sheet for extra style points. Starting our list off with a bang is the Pilsner Bamboo Cruiser complete from Arbor. As legends of the skate and longboard game, it follows that their cruisers would also be amongst the cream of the crop. The “Pilsner” board profile is 8.25” for plenty of standing room and boasts a mellow concave design for board feel and turn response for an easygoing yet highly functional ride. The deck itself is made of sustainably sourced wood and sits atop the legendary turn radius of Paris 129mm trucks, and Arbor’s Easyrider Series Bogart wheels are large and soft enough to conquer any haggard terrain on your commute. This cruiser set up is excellent for casual riders and should feel very welcoming to jump on regardless of skating experience, this is a fun and functional instant classic.

LengthWheel SizeOriginal Price
28.75"61 mm$169.99

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Arbor Pocket Rocket Artist Cruiser Skateboard

The Arbor Pocket Rocket Artist Cruiser Skateboard Complete is a mini-cruiser for maximizing your skating. It's small enough to stash and comes with soft, grippy Venice Formula wheels to absorb pavement chatter. Arbor’s Pocket Rocket Artist cruiser complete combines iconic art with balanced performance and portability in this downscaled setup. At 7.75” wide and 27” long, this is a fun-sized ripper for urban exploration. The included Easyrider Series Bogart wheels are 61mm in diameter and 78a in durometer, soft enough to glide over even the roughest surfaces while continuing to hold strong thanks to the 36mm contact patch. This directional cruiser is also covered by a 2-year limited warranty, so roll with confidence that Arbor has you covered just in case things go south unexpectedly. Despite its smaller stature, this board is a great fit as a short-distance cruiser for any rider.

LengthWheel SizeOriginal Price
27"61 mm$169.99

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Landyachtz ATV Ditch Life Dark Wave Cruiser Skateboard

The skate-inspired Landyachtz ATV Ditch Life Dark Wave Cruiser Skateboard Complete dominates the concrete jungle. From narrow streets to ditches and parks, this cruiser is truly a master of all. Extra width adds stability while a steep kick and aggressive concave assures a locked-in feel for tricks and slides. A larger cruiser setup from Landyachtz, the ATV Ditch Life complete is a true all-terrain vehicle, just as advertised. With a shape reminiscent of 1980s vert boards and possessing dimensions similar to that of a modern street setup, feel free to whip around the skatepark at your leisure with this one. Polar Bear’s time-tested 155mm trucks will skate just fine regardless of discipline, and 60mm Lil EZ’s wheels will rip hard without sacrificing grip or speed! As usual, Landyatchz stands by its product with a 1-year warranty. This is a great setup for riders with some skateboarding experience already, who want a multi-faceted complete they can shred on any terrain or discipline.

LengthWheel SizeOriginal Price
31"60 mm$189.99

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Landyachtz Dinghy Blunt UV Sun Cruiser Skateboard

An easy choice for the mission at hand. The Landyachtz Dinghy Blunt UV Sun Cruiser Skateboard Complete complements any quiver and is hands down one of the most fun mini rippers you'll ever push. Best yet, this nimble, compact deck features a rad UV graphic that changes color in sunlight. A mini-cruiser design from Landyatchz, the Dingy Blunt UV Sun complete is compact and maneuverable for any route you set your sights on. With Canadian Maple deck construction and sanded wheel wells, you’ll be free to make deep carves and turn on a dime without worrying about dreaded wheel bite. The Polar Bear 130mm trucks and 60mm Chubbies wheels are slim and nimble enough to make this complete a versatile threat to uneven or worn streets worldwide. At 8.6” wide by 28.5” long, this complete is well-suited to nearly every rider, but may be more comfortable for those who already have some skateboarding or longboarding experience.

LengthWheel SizeOriginal Price
28.5"60 mm$169.99

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Globe Big Blazer Cruiser Complete

For those that want a bit more platform than the traditional 26" Blazer, we introduce the Globe Big Blazer Cruiser Complete. Constructed with the same mellow concave and playful kick tail as its younger brother, the Big Blazer Cruiser Complete is a grade-A curb crusher. Mount up brochachos! Sized up from the original Blazer at 9.25” wide by 32” long, Globe’s Big Blazer complete cruiser is nothing more than an expansion on everything we loved in the original. The Big Blazer still leans on the lighter side thanks to the deck’s resin construction, and the 6.0” Slant trucks are kitted out with high-rebound 92a bushings for stability and smooth turning. Globe’s high-rebound urethane wheels will grip all surfaces, and their 62mm diameter will clear just about any obstacle in their path. This Blazer is a comfortable ride for all skaters and built to handle more than just a quick trip to the grocery store and back. Don’t hesitate to push its limits with some long-distance exploration.

LengthWheel SizeOriginal Price
32"62 mm$164.95 - $199.95

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Globe Blazer Cruiser Complete

The Globe Blazer Cruiser Skateboard Complete features a mellow concave with kicktail. Not only that, but it also has a sick graphic as well as an inset bottle opener. Take the party to the streets, crack open a few cold ones, and cruise. A fun-sized cruiser from Globe, the original Blazer complete is the prototypical “corner store” cruiser meant to be left just inside the front door for easy access at all times. This streamlined setup is just 7.25” wide by 26” long, with deep-turning Slant trucks for quick cuts and dodging obstacles on your typical commute. The included wheels are created in collaboration with European beer makers Woll Brewing, and the deck appropriately includes an inset bottle opener for the nightly wind down. The Blazer is a dimensional board with a kicktail at one end for hopping off curbs and popping over cracks. This is a perfect supplemental setup for comfortable skaters in need of a speedy board for quick errands and urban cruising.

LengthWheel SizeOriginal Price
26"62 mm$149.95 - $189.95

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Landyachtz Dinghy Maze Cruiser Skateboard

The Landyachtz Dinghy Hibiscus Cruiser Skateboard Complete has been the cornerstone of the Landyachtz cruiser line for years. Agile, quick, and compact, you won't want to leave the house without it! Another beauty from Landyachtz, the Dinghy Hibiscus cruiser is petite and functional enough to be your best friend for whipping around the neighborhood from A to B. At only 28.2” long, this complete is stubby enough to be hyper-functional against all street terrains, with a kicktail for clearing any annoyance that might meet the four wheels below. The Dingy Maze is constructed with Canadian Maple for ideal strength and weight and built upon agile Polar Bear 105mm trucks and 63mm Fatty Hawgz wheels. Like their other completes on our list, Landyachtz includes a 1-year warranty on the Dingy Maze complete for extra confidence. This is an awesome setup for smaller riders or as an addition to any skater's quiver of boards for taking care of business on their local commute.

LengthWheel SizeOriginal Price
28.2"63 mm$169.99

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Arbor Martillo Artist Cruiser Complete

Can't decide what style of board to get? The Arbor Martillo Artist Cruiser Complete makes it easy. Cruise the streets, pop off curbs, and take a stroll through the skate park. Thanks to soft wheels, a double kick profile, and a tight wheelbase, you can kick and push with groovy smoothness. This cruiser puts the “fun” in functional. Equally well-suited to cruising the gritty streets as it is to trick skating at the local spot or skatepark, you’re guaranteed to have a blast on Arbor’s Martillo Artist cruiser board. Unlike the other two Arbor setups on our list this year, the Martillo features their Whiskey formula wheels, which can take on every surface while also managing speed and grip at 58mm in diameter and 80a hardness. Dimensionally close to a “regular” skateboard, this cruiser is 9” wide by 32.38” long with a 14.625” wheelbase. It comes complete with die-cut grip tape and shielded ABEC-7 bearings for long-term speed and traction. This is a good midway setup for those looking to add a cruiser to their arsenal or newly-initiated skaters just getting comfortable rolling around.

LengthWheel SizeOriginal Price
32.38"58 mm$189.99

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The Selection Process:

Our skate buyer has an endless amount of knowledge on all things skateboard stemming from years of experience in the skateboard industry in tandem with their countless hours on a board. evo's buyers assess all products coming to market, lean into this knowledge, and put together this selection of the best products. They have a unique perspective as they truly see everything offered across the category.

Steve Settles

I knew Santa Claus was real when a shiny new complete skateboard was waiting for me under the tree in the winter of ’92. Skateboarding has been in my life ever since. Somehow I have been lucky enough to work in the skateboard community since legally possible. Started behind the counter selling skateboards, moved up to store manager of a retail location, recruited to work in Event Marketing running the largest amateur skateboard contest in the US, then landed the job at evo with opening and managing Seattle’s only indoor skatepark – All Together Skatepark.

After the first 5 years of running All Together Skatepark, I slowly started taking on buying responsibilities for evo skate products and have most recently moved to buying full time. Skateboarding has taught me to look at the world differently and openly by breaking down all barriers of age, race, gender, and culture. Skateboarding is for all humans. For that perspective, I am forever grateful!