Aunt Tracy Checks it Out! Penny Complete Skateboard Review
|October 10, 2014||Filled under Reviews/Giveaways|
I remember when I was in the 5th or 6th grade and I got the coolest skateboard for Christmas. It was yellow with metal wheels – did I mention that this was in the 70’s? I truly thought I was the most awesome kid in the whole neighborhood until two things happened. First, my sister put Holly Hobby stickers all over it. (Who does that? Wow.) Second, I met my friend’s older brother and his friends who had built a skateboard ramp in the driveway. I realized my board wasn’t as cool as I thought, but I did get to try the ramp on their boards…not a metal wheel to be found.
Penny Complete Skateboard Review
The Penny skateboard brand is known for years for high quality boards at reasonable prices. If you are thinking about a board for yourself or as a gift for someone else, stop looking. You want a Penny Complete Skateboard.
Key Features of the Penny Complete Skateboard:
No assembly required
Over 37 color choices to choose from
Length: 22.5″ (57cm) – Width: 6″ (15cm)
Should You Buy the Penny Complete Skateboard?
Pros: With so many colors to choose from, the Penny Complete Skateboard is very customizable to the likes of any skater. The plastic board is lightweight, making it fast to ride but also easy to pick up and carry around. Since the plastic surface can get a little slick, many skaters recommended putting grip tape on the board before using it.
Replacement parts and upgrades are easily available, definitely making this board a keeper. Even though the board is smaller in size, both younger children and adults used it easily.
Cons: Buyers need to be aware that many third party sellers are selling Penny skateboards that are cheap copies. Only buy directly from reputable sources or from the genuine company itself. Some buyers could not distinguish between the real Penny boards and the copies. Of the complaints registered, many of the boards warped, split or completely broken in half, but those boards could have been the ‘fake’ Penny brand. One way to make sure that the Penny board is authentic is to check the ‘made in’ stamp. Real boards are made in Australia and imitation boards are made in China.
While both children and adults can use this board, professional skaters did recommend a larger board for tricks or steep slopes. Some consumers had the paint chip or fade off the bottom and sides of the board, but that should be expected with any toy you put your feet on or use as a street vehicle.
As long as you can make sure that you are purchasing a genuine Penny Complete Skateboard, it is definitely worth the money. The wide array of colors and designs make it truly unique and the fact that it is so portable also makes it practical. If you are still questioning whether or not to buy the Penny Complete Skateboard, be the cool parents and just say ‘yes.’
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