Krown is a Colorado-based brand popular among skateboarders, known for their affordable but eye-catching designs. In recent years, an increase in demand for their products has forced the company to release a diverse line of boards and designs. Customers won’t have to spend much to get a good board from Krown.
If you or an aspiring skater is in the market for a starter board, give the Krown Rookie Complete Skateboard a closer look. This one will run buyers anywhere from $40 – $70 (depending on the retailer and selected design), making it one of the more reasonably-priced options on the market. The deck is made of durable, Canadian maple with standard black grip tape on top. It’s meant for cruising, but corners well and can sustain a few ollies here and there. Here’s a bit more about the features of this board:
- A 7.5-inch x 31-inch deck
- 52mm urethane Krown graphic wheels
- 5.0” aluminium trucks
- Abec 5 bearings
- Wheel Hardness: 98A
- Multiple deck designs, including red, blue, or purple flames
The Krown Rookie Complete Skateboard boasts simple construction with great manoeuvrability. Adjustable trucks can be loosened upon purchase, which is probably necessary as some customers complained of crooked steering and difficult balancing on their first ride. The wheels on this board are a little smaller and stiffer, making it a rough ride on rocky ground, but the Rookie Complete will fly on the smooth surfaces of a skate park. Keep in mind that there are no tools included when ordering the board, though, so be sure to have some on hand or contact your local skate shop about adjusting it.
Its strong deck ensures that it’s a reliable product not likely to snap (like similarly priced boards), and a good starter board for anyone just beginning to learn the ropes. That being said, it’s also great for intermediate riders, with greater speed efficiency to attempting more complicated tricks.
All in all, this is a medium quality board fit for novices looking to buy something inexpensive and dependable. It’s the best value for the price, and the board will hold up well over time. After a few months of regular use, you’ll only notice the regular wear and tear that appears on a well-loved board. The biggest complaint is the chipping of the grip tape, which is easy to replace. New riders won’t need much time or experience to get acquainted with the board, and seasoned skaters should have no problem making the necessary adjustments to get the board just right.
Serious skateboarders might be interested in something more advanced, but the Krown Rookie Complete makes a great gift for young children and teens just learning to board. You can get yours at Sears, Dick’s, or Sports Authority. It’s a Christmastime best-seller on Amazon, so make sure Santa and his elves get their wish lists in advance. The blue flame print is regularly sold out because of such high demand!