Mellow concave, medium flex, small wheel flares, a 16+ inch wheelbase, and a functional tail. Those are the features that make me love this board. The problem I run into with most cruisers is the wheelbase is too short. That's why I can't get down with smaller shapes, like the Dinghy and Tugboat. The Schooner hits different, though.
The mellow concave feels great underfoot. The wheel flares are mellow enough to stand on without discomfort, but they give you some reference points to lock into if you plan on using this little beast for tech slide.
The deck is flexier than I thought it would be, but it's not a deal killer. The flex smooths out the ride when cruising. When sliding, I stand on top of the bolts, so I don't feel the flex at all.
The wheelbase is what truly makes this deck so versatile. It's short enough that the deck is still compact and easy to trick, but it's long enough to feel stable at moderate speed.
I set this deck up with 149mm Paris TKPs and barrel/cone Krank bushings. Without risers, I can run up to 70mm wheels with zero wheel bite.
And the icing on the cake...the graphic is classy AF! Love the aesthetic.
If you're a big guy, like me, in the market for a functional cruiser or tech slide deck, the Schooner will float your boat.
The only possible downsides I've found are durability and price. The deck is thin and has some flex; it feels kinda fragile. Its longevity really depends on how you ride it, though. I'm a clumsy, old +200lb rider, and I…