What is it?
A penny board is a small skateboard that is made of plastic. It is also known as a short or mini cruiser. The name “penny” comes from a popular Australian-based firm with such a name, a registered trademark for skateboards. The company, which was founded in 2010, brought back the plastic skateboard with a high quality plastic deck that comes with cruiser trucks and wheels. Due to Penny’s popularity, all small plastic skateboards are called “Penny” and “penny board” is a generic term for a skateboard that is made of plastic, cruiser trucks and wheels.
Originally, penny boards were known for their simple design and pastel colors. Their designs evolved from animal print to custom art as well as LED lights. Penny boards usually have a size of 22 inches, while standard board measures 28 to 32 inches. The usual Penny wheel’s size is 59mm in diameter, and has a typical 83A hardness scale. Most custom penny boards have a smooth top and a grip.
The penny board has gained the trust of many, especially students who can be seen going to school campuses rolling with penny boards of various sizes and shapes. Non-penny board riders would wonder how a small skateboard can perform well in steep hills, rough roads and even can deal with pebbles on the streets.
Penny board riders look skillful, and most of them love to ride the board to take them to places. The skateboard has become their recommended transportation method because it is light. It is easy to carry and get around with. Many young adults, teens and kids ditched their bikes for penny boards. Unlike a bike, the mini cruiser does not need to be locked up. Hence, it gets the popularity that it deserves.
Penny boards mean fun, freedom, adventure, sunshine and good times, thanks to its reliable components and materials. One of the contributors to the short cruiser’s fame is its size, which makes its riders find it easier to control and turn. The plastic skateboards are seen everywhere – sidewalks, subways, school campuses, restaurants and even stairs.
Penny boards come in various patterns and many colors, selling in over 60 countries and are loved by many who think the boards give them the edge for commuting. These small skateboards are smoother, more convenient and give anyone the chance to experience the feeling of how to roll on a board.
While penny boards are available in many colors, prints and designs, some stores that sell them offer customization so anyone can make the board suit their unique style, taste and personality. Those who have existing boards can update theirs for a brand new look. Aside from being a great companion that takes anyone to places, the short cruiser’s appearance adds to the excitement of owning and riding on it.
Anyone can just browse online stores to scout a penny board from a plethora of collections and pick a favorite. They can then enjoy riding on the streets, beaches, mountains, parks and even while on holidays. For others, a penny board has become a necessity. They already have it with them anywhere all the time.