The Habitat Sugar Skull Complete is basically a mixture between a long board and freestyle skateboard. It differs from a normal skateboard because of its larger wheels meant for cruising and its slightly tapered shape. Habitat is one of my favorite skateboard brands and that is why I would choose this board over an off-brand or a brand that focuses on longboards.
The Habitat Sugar Skull Complete skateboard works well for just about anyone. Skateboards are a little different than snowboards in that there shape and flex is a little more dependent on a skateboarder’s preferences and not so much on their body type. If you’re new to skateboarding or are looking for a board that will last an entire summer or two, then this Habitat setup is perfect.
You probably don’t care a whole lot about the specs if you are buying a skateboard complete, but here is a quick rundown anyway – the deck is made of 7-ply Maple, the wheel’s durameter is 78a, the bearings are Reflex ABEC 3’s, and the trucks are Reflex Hornets.
Just like with a snowboard, you want to look good while you’re riding. The deck features a really cool skull design that I’m sure anyone would appreciate. The background is purple and there are some weird flowery things but I just think that they add to the board’s appeal. Habitat does it again with a slick board design.
The Sugar Skull has a surprising amount of pop for a cruiser. Generally, cruisers are meant for, well, cruising and not doing tricks. If you know how to ollie, then you’ll definitely be able to get this baby up over a curb and onto a sidewalk with ease. It will take quite a bit more skill to do anything much more than a manual ¦it was awfully hard for me to get kickflips down on it.
I really liked how this Habitat Cruiser rode. I normally stick to street skating and use regular boards, but I love to bomb hills every now and then. I rode this about five miles from my house to the local skate shop recently and it was a pretty easy ride. Sure, it was far, but the big wheels and wide shape of the deck make pumping easy. Two pumps can easily scoot you down a full city block.
Habitat Sugar Skull Video
The board itself held up really well. Since it’s a cruiser I didn’t thrash on it too much and I’m guessing it will last me a few more years. I skate on it about once a week mainly to pick up the week’s groceries. The only thing that I would recommend is getting some different bearings right away maybe even before you ride it. The ones that come with it aren’t very good, but you can get an excellent pair of Bones Red Bearings for $15. A review on those bearings is coming soon.
The Habitat Sugar Skull Cruiser took everything that I threw at it. It bombed hills with ease and never got stuck on a pebble or a sidewalk crack. There was even a point where I got going a little too fast and was scared to jump off so I rode it into some grass and it didn’t flounder at all. It actually rolled smoothly through the grass and kept on going in the parking lot on the other side. If you’re a snowboarder who is looking for something to do this summer, then I encourage you to pick up this board. It looks great, is an easy transition from the snow, and will help you keep your skills in check.