The San Diego Speed is a basic and affordable board that’s great for learning and daily commutes. Despite its low price, the board offers great flexibility and interesting features such as velcro bindings and an included nylon strap to help beginners learn the basics of mountainboarding.
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Pro Deck is flexible enough to handle impact and floor irregularities
Despite being a short board, you will find it’s flexible enough to absorb shock (from jumps, for example) and vibrations caused by riding in rough terrains.
Pro Conveniently carriable and transformable
The SDS 32'' is quite light and compact, when compared to other mountainboards, and can therefore be carried around easily. Like on skateboards, the grip tape covers the top of the board, so if you get tired of mountainboarding, you can take the bindings off and use it as an all-terrain longboard or a board for daily commutes.
Con Standard bearing aren't the best option
This board uses ABEC 5 bearings, which aren’t the best, so you may want to change them for better speed. The price of better replacements isn't high, but they may be hard to find, since the needed size is larger than standard mountainboard bearings.
Con Limited upgrade and customisation options
Straight out of the box, this board has very little customization options: you can change the board’s tires and little else. Theoretically, this can be fixed by drilling new holes for bindings and trucks, but considering the cost of doing that, you’ll be better off upgrading to a new, superior board.
Con Not suitable for tall or heavy adults
This board's deck is only 32 inches long and its weight limit is only 180 pounds, making it a good option only for children or small adults.