The Surf One Robert August II Complete Longboard is a super cool, retro looking skateboard that is said to be perfect for beginners. Its retro look is completely original, especially when you compare it to many of the skateboards on the market today, and the three painted racing stripes give the board a unique design that will never go out of style. The board is named after surfing legend, Robert August who was renowned in the 1960’s.
- 7 Ply Maple Construction
- The board measures 8.875” x 43.75”
- Includes Randal 180mm trucks
- Good flex for carving and easy riding
- Ships fully assembled with a full warranty
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Pros and Cons
With 25 reviews on Amazon at the time of writing and 20 of them ‘five stars’, there doesn’t seem like the Surf One Robert August II Complete Longboard could do anything wrong. Those that do have criticisms have mentioned that the board is not completely stable when skating at high speeds and it also has a lack of suspension making bumps easy to feel on the roads (again this seems to be when skting at high speeds). It is also quite heavy so it’s not the best board to buy if you will have to carry it for any period of time.
However it is an ideal board for beginners and non serious longboarders. At $149 on Amazon it is more than affordable for a beginners board and many people who started off skating with the Surf One Robert August II Complete Longboard have gone on to purchase other boards from the range. The board ships fully assembled including surf one wheels, bones red bearings and Randal II 180 trucks. And let’s be honest, it really is an attractive board!
Extreme Sports Final Thoughts
If you want a longboard that isn’t as “skater-styled” as most boards on the market, the Surf One Robert August II Complete Longboard is for you. The retro look will never go out of style and not one person who has bought the board has complained about its aesthetics. If you are an experienced longboarder this probably isn’t going to be an ideal board for you – especially if you like traveling at speed, however if you are looking for a board for a beginner the Surf One Robert August II Complete Longboard is ideal.