Penny Board

Penny Bord

Penny Board

Penny Skateboard
Penny Skateboard

By now, you’ve probably seen someone carving down the sidewalk or zipping through your neighborhood on what looks like a colorful, late-1970’s skateboard. Chances are, you’ve seen one of the most popular skateboarding-related creations in the last ten years – the Penny Skateboard! These lightweight, responsive skateboards hit the market in 2010 and were created by long time Australian skateboarder Ben Mackay. However, even though Ben brought this design into modern popularity, plastic skateboard designs like the Penny board date all the way back to 1978.

The Early Days

Plastic skateboard decks like Penny Skateboards have had an interesting history of re-emergence. The first known plastic skateboard was created in 1978 by a Venice Beach lifeguard named Larry Stevenson. Larry’s plastic skateboards were produced under his own board company called Makaha Skateboards and Larry is even remembered (RIP) as the creator and patent owner of the “kicktail” design on a skateboard deck (the upward concave of a tail on a skateboard).  While Larry’s initial plastic deck constructions may not have experienced continued success, the plastic skateboard design reappeared in the early 1990’s. Successful modern skate brands like Krooked Skateboards, Stereo, and Globe produced plastic skateboards during this time. However, similar to Larry’s experience, these designs just didn’t meet market demand in quite the way that a seven-ply maple skateboard deck could. Now, it seems that times have certainly changed. Ben Mackay’s “Penny Skateboards” were inspired by a traditional plastic skateboard that his father had given him when he was just 5 years old. However, Ben improved the old-school design by creating his own plastic cruiser with modern, performance skate components that give it response and ride-ability that skaters of the 70’s could only have dreamed of! Ben decided to found his own company in 2010 to make these boards again and decided to name it after his sister – Penny!

Cruising Into a New Era

Quite unlike the stories of previous plastic skateboard deck manufacturers, Penny Skateboards have experienced an unprecedented level of success in the skateboarding world in recent years. Ben’s Penny boards have actually become so successful that the name “Penny Skateboard” has become a general term to describe any kind of plastic mini-cruiser skateboard on the market today. However, no other brand or manufacturer has managed to achieve the quality, durability, lightweight and responsive design of an authentic Penny Skateboard! Beware of all the other cheap options on the market that look similar to a true Penny board. These brands may offer a similar look, but the quality of the components on these boards are not comparable to the components specifically engineered by Penny to create their authentic Penny design. Extensive thought has gone into each component to ensure that it retains the form and feel of a classic board from the 70’s, but with the performance features of a modern high-end skateboard. Nowadays, Penny Skateboards Australia produces four different complete skateboard designs. Each design is categorized by their overall length, ranging from 22” to 36”. For comparison, a standard wood popsicle skateboard deck is generally about 32” long. We’ll discuss each Penny model and how to determine the best ride for you further in the reading.

What Makes an Authentic Penny Skateboard?

Several specially designed components come together to make Penny skateboards awesome. Beginning with the deck, you’ll notice that Penny boards do not come with griptape on top like a typical skateboard. Instead, Penny boards are molded with a built-in “waffle-top” design. This design is actually similar to the super grippy sole of a classic Vans skate shoe. Not only does the waffle-top of each Penny board give it a nice, grippy ride, it gives every board a trademark look that you won’t find on any other plastic skate deck. You’ll know the board is authentic by the “Penny” logo embossed in the center of each Penny deck.

On the bottom of every board, there are thick “grooves” that strategically give each board the right level of flexibility. Unlike wood skate decks, Penny board decks will flex when you ride them, but for good reason. The flex of a Penny board allows the rider to lean the weight to the sides and really carve into turns. This is a big part of what makes skating a Penny board unique from other cruisers.

Next are the original Penny brand trucks found on each complete. Penny trucks are almost always color-matched to the specific board they are mounted on. However, a constant is that they always feature a raised “Penny” logo branding on the front of the hanger and on each baseplate. The trucks feature premium-quality bushings that help give the board the smooth turns and carves they are known for.

Finally, one of the most important components of every Penny board – the wheels! Penny Skateboard wheels always have a “durometer” or hardness rating of 83A. For comparison, a downhill longboard wheel is generally 78A (very soft) while a technical street skateboarding wheel is around 101A (hard). The hardness of Penny wheels is formulated to give their lightweight boards the perfect amount of grip that naturally gathers momentum while carving and cruising. This hardness will also give the wheels a smooth and comfortable ride on slightly rougher surfaces, allowing the board to cruise quickly even on rougher streets.

The Penny Collection of Today

Now that we’ve gone over all the things that make Penny Skateboards incredible, check out the current models that Penny Skateboards Australia has to offer!

The 22” Penny Skateboard

Penny 22 Cruiser Skateboard

The 22” Penny skateboard is the original Penny board. The small size gives it very responsive and nimble skate performance combined with super easy transportability for travel. The 22” Penny board comes in a massive variety of awesome color combinations and even with limited edition graphics. One of the latest designs features The Simpsons themed graphics with many of the main Simpsons characters featured on the bottom of the board. In addition, Penny has just teamed up with Tony Hawk and Birdhouse Skateboards to create a limited series with the iconic Tony Hawk skeleton eagle graphic. This series also features black griptape on the top of the deck, a special option as Penny boards otherwise always feature the waffle-pattern on the top.

The 27  Penny Skateboard

The 27 Penny SkateboardPenny Bord

The 27” Penny board is the step up from the legendary 22” model. The 27” is not only longer but a bit wider, making it a better option for larger skaters or adults who prefer a little more space for their feet. The wider design also makes this board a bit more stable at higher speeds. Just like the 22”, the 27” comes in a huge array of color options and you’ll find the same limited series graphics, even graphics such as Star Wars or the Tony Hawk series.

Penny Australia x Star Wars Complete SkateboardsPenny Board - Tonny Hawk

The 32” Penny Cruiser Skateboard

Penny Classic Complete Skateboard - Blackout 32

Penny Classic Complete Skateboard 32

Can’t decide between a cruiser skateboard and a Penny board?! Skate the best of both worlds with the 32” Penny cruiser skateboard. The Penny cruiser features a full nose and tail like a traditional skateboard, making it possible to use the cruiser for skate tricks. This cruiser is especially fun for skating bowls or transition at a skatepark and will offer a different ride than any other cruiser out there. The wide riding surface also makes it a great option for skaters who are just too large for the smaller Penny options.

The 36” Penny Longboard

Penny Cruiser Complete Skateboard

The Penny longboard is one of the newest models in their lineup and it’s already a hit. It features the shape of a common pintail-style longboard, but the entire deck is made out of their unique plastic formula, giving the deck the perfect amount of flex for carving into turns and slides. The Penny longboard can be used for smooth cruising or even fast downhill skating and it features specially developed inverted longboard trucks by Penny. Just because it’s a Penny board doesn’t mean it has to be small!

“ Okay, Penny boards are freakin’ awesome, but which one should I get ?! ” 

Luckily, picking out the right Penny Skateboard for you isn’t hard and can be a whole lot of fun! Firstly, choosing a Penny Skateboard actually has a lot to do with personal preference. There is not actually a set rule for which board that certain size riders must use. Instead, just understand that the traditional 22” Penny board is a good option for riders who intend to bring the board along with them while traveling places (it’s easy to stow in your skateboard backpack) and it’s the smallest option, making it the best choice for younger riders. For slightly larger skaters or adults who still want the agile feel of the traditional model, check out the 27” Penny board. This model is a bit wider, making it better for bigger feet as well as offering a little more stability at higher speeds.

The 32” Penny Cruiser is an awesome option for someone looking for something that’s the size of a standard skateboard deck of today. The 32” Penny board features a full nose and tail, enabling the board to be used for modern skateboard tricks and it offers the same amount of foot space as a full-size modern skateboard for larger skaters. Finally, the 36” Penny longboard! This board is ideal for skaters looking for the longboard experience, but who are also fans of the lightweight and flexible construction of a plastic Penny deck. If you’re used to skating things like electric skateboards that reach super-fast speeds, the Penny longboard will also reach high top speeds while downhill skating, a must for adrenaline junkies. But, if you’re going to race your Penny longboard downhill, just be sure to wear a good skateboard helmet! No matter which Penny board you choose, you’re sure to have a unique, old-school, and seriously fun skateboarding experience that can only be had with an authentic Penny Skateboard!

New In Penny Board ? Below you will find introduction how to ride a Penny Skateboard

Teamgee H8 31 Electric Skateboard

teamgee H8 31 Electric Skateboard

Teamgee H8 31″ Electric Skateboard

 

teamgee H8 31 Electric Skateboard

If you are looking for an easy to carry, light-weight, and high-performance longboard, then the Teamgee H8 31” electric skateboard could very well be the one for you. It only weighs 11.6 lbs and is the current thinnest electronic skateboard available with a thickness of only 0.5 inches! Even in that narrow space, the Teamgee contains a high-performance battery, which requires only two hours to be fully charged. The board is durable and extremely flexible and comes with a year-long manufacturer’s warranty.

In terms of performance, the Teamgee H8 can get you as fast as 15 mph with its powerful 480W motor. It has a range of 8 miles and allows for angle hill climbing. One of the best features of this board is the adjustable speed remote, which is wireless, intuitive, and ergonomically designed. It has a cruising mode as well as three different speed settings. The lowest speed setting is 0-9 mph, while the middle setting is 0-13 mph, and the highest setting is 0-15 mph. There is also a battery display which is big plus.

 

Main benefits

Weigh & Dimensions:

Skateboard Size:

Deck Length: 30.7 inch (780mm)
Deck Wide: 8.2 inch (210mm)
Height: 4.1 inch (106mm)

Teamgee H8 31″ Electric Skateboard is just 11,6 lbs and has thickness only 0.5 inches. Sizes 

Battery & Motor

Motor has 480 W  brusless with less weight with better brake system.  Battery of H8  is 36V/ 3.5Ah Lithium battery with charging time 2hrs.

Remote control

Romote control of H8 31 has 3 different speed 1) Low:0-9MPH, 2) Middle:0-13MPH 3) High:0-15MPH

Hill Climbing

Teamgee H3 can easily do 10-15° angle hill climbing. Which is nothing  new in this price range.

Construction

 Decks of  Teamgee H8 31″ Electric Skateboard i made from 10 ply Canadian maple and 1 ply fiberglass which made this skatebord very good.. It can handle loads of up to 160 lbs. You can buy it on Amazon and learn more about it here.

                                            Introduction of  Teamgee H8 31 Electric Skateboard

 

Conclusion

 

This skateboard is suitable  for its speed and light for skateboard beginer. There is proof that absoulute beginer can handle this skatebord after few month. There is no trouble balancing on cruising down the street!

 

Check reviews on Amazon.com

 

 

 

Longboard vs. Skateboard – Which is Right for You?!

Longboard vs Skateboard

Longboard vs. Skateboard – Which is Right for You?!

Nowadays, skateboarding and longboarding have developed into two very different coexisting cultures. However, the reality is that the origin of these boards come primarily from the same time period and similar groups of people. All the way back in the late 1950’s – early 60’s, surfers in Hawaii and California had already began bolting trucks and wheels onto various sizes of wood planks. While shorter planks offered more reactivity and response, longer planks offered increased stability and a “surf-like” ride. This period was simply the early development stages of what we now know as skateboarding and longboarding.

We’ve certainly come a very long way from the early days of longboards and skateboards. As you probably know, the skateboards and longboards of today now feature engineered, high-performance components. Years of development of urethane wheels, responsive trucks, high-speed bearings, and decks made from 7-plys of premium-quality maple, bamboo, and even fiberglass have created skateboards and longboards incomparable to the first boards. What do all these component developments and progression mean for you? Mainly, the “performance” skateboards and longboards of today are more fun than ever! But, this leads us to a very big question. Given the differences between these disciplines, which one is right for you?!

 

Skateboards and Skateboarding

Skateboard decks generally range from 7” x 28” (Children’s) to about 9” x 33” (large adult or pool/transition decks). The correct width for you is primarily determined by your foot size and personal preference. At the moment, it is generally agreed that a “standard” skateboard deck is around 8” x 32”. Wider decks offer more stability but are harder to flip, making them more ideal for ramp, pool, or skatepark skating. Thinner decks are more responsive and lighter, making them ideal for technical street skating, but they can feel too responsive or uncontrolled for skating transition/ramps. The size of skateboard trucks should generally be as close to the width of the deck they are mounted on as possible. Therefore, an 8” deck should have a truck with an 8” axle. Trucks are available in low, medium, or high sizes. Low trucks offer more stability and response, but high trucks offer a better turning radius and height for larger wheels. Skateboard wheels are generally between 50mm and 56mm. Smaller wheels are lighter and ideal for technical skating while larger wheels are faster and better for ramp/skatepark skating. Wheel hardness ranges from very soft (78A durometer) to very hard (101A to 84B durometer). Soft wheels offer a smooth ride on rough surfaces and are very sticky to the pavement while hard wheels are faster on smooth surfaces and offer slide-abilty for doing tricks like nose and tail slides.

The very first time you step on a skateboard, it’s nearly inevitable that you will feel very unstable. A standard skateboard is generally very responsive to turning movements (toe to heel pressure) as well as side to side movements (wheels rolling forward and backward). The result of this high-response is that it’s quite hard to learn to adjust for even the smallest body movements while on a skateboard. The general response from people when they first stand on a skateboard is that it’s “harder than it looks”. However, this difficulty and highly-responsive board creates a very unique experience. Skateboarding has an incredibly extensive number of tricks and styles the difficulty is why someone can practically spend a lifetime learning something new on it. As a rule, skateboarding is especially enjoyable for those who thrive on the act of progression and who like to continually practice to gain improvement.

 

Longboards and Longboarding

Longboard decks can differ in quite a lot of ways from “popsicle” style skateboard decks. One of the most obvious differences is the wide range of deck shapes and a generally larger size than a skateboard deck. There’s the classic “pintail” deck, decks with wheel wells, and decks designed with a “drop-thru” truck mounting system which allows the board to sit low with the wheels inside cut-out sections. In addition, longboards are made from different materials generally not found in standard skateboards such as bamboo or fiberglass. All these differences contribute greatly to ride performance, but we’ll try to sum it up. A traditional, stiff pintail deck offers a simple, entry-level ride that’s ideal for skating down the sidewalks and flat streets. Decks with a drop-thru system offer a more advanced and responsive turning system that allows for deep carves and high-speed turns while downhill skating. In addition, many longboard decks offer varying levels of flexibility. This flex allows the rider to lean into carves and turns for a more responsive ride. In general, Flex level 1 is for heavy riders 170 lbs. or more, flex 2 is between 100-170 lbs., and flex 3 is for smaller riders between 75-140lbs.

Next, longboard trucks are very different from skateboard trucks and are primarily made by different manufacturers. Again, the truck axle width should match the width of the board as close as possible and the baseplate of the trucks must be suited for your deck (standard or drop-thru style). Finally, longboard wheels are much different from skateboard wheels in that they are usually a very soft durometer and much larger. They are usually between a super soft 75A and soft-medium 88A durometer. In addition, sizes are generally between 56mm and 70mm. The large, soft wheels give the longboard the smooth and grippy ride they are known for which simulates a momentum-based, surfing-like ride. For those looking for a more “technological” approach to longboarding, it has become increasingly popular in recent years for skaters to ride an electric skateboard! This is a relatively new discipline that’s gaining great popularity as technological and design improvements are made. Electric skateboards usually have a pretty standard longboard design but with a high-performance motor attached to the wheels to eliminate pushing the board.

In general, the performance of longboards is not quite as reactive as a skateboard when first standing on them. The wide deck surface and large, soft wheels give longboards a much more comfortable ride. The increased overall weight means that longboards will not tend to “shoot out” from underneath you so quickly if your weight is slightly off-centered. However, there is one aspect that longboards undeniably reign superior to than skateboards: high-speed performance. The current world record speed on a longboard is 91 mph. Even if you don’t come near these speeds, longboards are great fun for those who are not so interested in tricks, but rather the intense adrenaline rush of racing down hills and carving through turns. If you’re looking to relax while cruising through town, just pack up your skateboard backpack with some essentials for the day, grab your longboard, and go out for some serious “sidewalk surfing”!

 

The Best Choice for Total Beginners

Whether a skateboard or longboard is best for you depends highly on your personal preferences and what you hope to get out of the experience. However, if you are purely concerned about getting outdoors and experiencing the feeling of riding on a board – longboarding is generally easier for complete beginners. A longboard will allow you to learn the feeling and motion of skating without the high reactivity of a skateboard that generally makes it difficult for beginners. After growing accustomed to the ride of a longboard, it will then also become much easier for you to adapt to a standard skateboard, should you decide later to try out skateboarding. Regardless of whether you choose a longboard or skateboard, there is one thing you can be sure to get with both – a whole lot of fun!

 

Teamgee H8 31 Electric Skateboard

teamgee H8 31 Electric Skateboard

Teamgee H8 31″ Electric Skateboard

 

 

 

If you are looking for an easy to carry, light-weight, and high-performance longboard, then the Teamgee H8 31” electric skateboard could very well be the one for you. It only weighs 11.6 lbs and is the current thinnest electronic skateboard available with a thickness of only 0.5 inches! Even in that narrow space, the Teamgee contains a high-performance battery, which requires only two hours to be fully charged. The board is durable and extremely flexible and comes with a year-long manufacturer’s warranty.

In terms of performance, the Teamgee H8 can get you as fast as 15 mph with its powerful 480W motor. It has a range of 8 miles and allows for angle hill climbing. One of the best features of this board is the adjustable speed remote, which is wireless, intuitive, and ergonomically designed. It has a cruising mode as well as three different speed settings. The lowest speed setting is 0-9 mph, while the middle setting is 0-13 mph, and the highest setting is 0-15 mph. There is also a battery display which is big plus.

 

Main benefits

Weigh & Dimensions:

Skateboard Size:

Deck Length: 30.7 inch (780mm)
Deck Wide: 8.2 inch (210mm)
Height: 4.1 inch (106mm)

Teamgee H8 31″ Electric Skateboard is just 11,6 lbs and has thickness only 0.5 inches. Sizes 

Battery & Motor

Motor has 480 W  brusless with less weight with better brake system.  Battery of H8  is 36V/ 3.5Ah Lithium battery with charging time 2hrs.

Remote control

Romote control of H8 31 has 3 different speed 1) Low:0-9MPH, 2) Middle:0-13MPH 3) High:0-15MPH

Hill Climbing

Teamgee H3 can easily do 10-15° angle hill climbing. Which is nothing  new in this price range.

Construction

 Decks of  Teamgee H8 31″ Electric Skateboard i made from 10 ply Canadian maple and 1 ply fiberglass which made this skatebord very good.. It can handle loads of up to 160 lbs. You can buy it on Amazon and learn more about it here.

 

                    Introduction of  Teamgee H8 31 Electric Skateboard

 

Conclusion

 

This skateboard is suitable  for its speed and light for skateboard beginer. There is proof that absoulute beginer can handle this skatebord after few month. There is no trouble balancing on cruising down the street!

 

 

Hiboy S22 Electric Skateboard

Hiboy S22 Electric Skateboard

 

Hiboy S22 Electric Skateboard

 

The Hiboy S22 electric skateboard is another great budget longboard. It is perfect for commuters and college students who want to travel short distances regularly. So, if you are more interested in a professional skateboard, this might not be the one for you.

 

The Hiboy S22 electric skateboard can get you where you need to be safely. With the highly advanced professional battery management system, you get constant full protection. This longboard is also UL-2271 battery certified and UL-2272 hoverboard certified. You can count on this board being reliable on your morning commute and all your other scheduled travel. It has a number of updates including better materials for increased turning and accelerating stability. The Hiboy comes with a 12 month warranty period as well as a 30-day money back guarantee if you want to return the board for any reason.

 

In terms of performance, the Hiboy S22 has a 350w dual hub motor. This allows you to go as fast as 18.5 mph and as far as 13 miles on a single charge. You can also control it using the remote. Find the Hiboy S22 electric skateboard here on Amazon.

 

Key features:

  • Motor :  350w dual hub motor
  • Battery : Charging time 2hrs. Distance 13 miles on single charge
  •  Hill climbing : The manufacturer states 15 % of climb which is avarage level
  • Dimensions & Weight
  • Dimension of Hiboy S22 electric skateboard is 92 x 24 x 14 cm and 16,5 lbs/ 7,5 kg weight

 

 

Cons

  • Missing progress indication while is charging.
  • User manual poor written

 

Hiboy S22 Electric Skateboard

 

Conclusion

 

Hiboy S22 Electric Skateboard is suitable for someone who know skatebording and looking for first electronic skatebord. It is perfect for commuters and college students who want to travel short distances regularly .  Hiboy S22 is  an entry level electronic skateboard which is not for people who looking for high speed long distance skatebord. Because scateboard accelerates and decelerates almost too fast i can’t recommend student uder 15 years old.  For long distance travel i can recommend to have a look for Backfire G2S Skateboard review .  I absolutely recommend to pleople who looking for first time electric skateboard.

 

 

 

 

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