Magneto 44 inch Kicktail Cruiser Longboard Review 

 March 6, 2022

By Pro Longboarders

Magneto 44 inch Kicktail Cruiser Longboard Review

Our Verdict:

Magneto 44

We know that picking out a board that will serve you for many years to come is a difficult task.

That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to try out and experience this board to its fullest, and we’re ready to tell you all about it.

Let’s talk about a few key things:

This board may seem like a professional product that shouldn’t be ridden by beginners, but that’s the exact opposite of the truth. This board is great for beginners - it’s budget-friendly, very easy to ride, and can serve you well for years!

Also, this board may seem simple, but its size is quite the thing to have under your feet if you’re a beginner. Be careful and check all the dimensions to see will the board fit your feet.

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to the Magneto, and you’re going to hear it all in a few moments, so we hope you’re ready.

Let’s get right into it!

What is Magneto 44 inch Kicktail Crusader Longboard?

Like with all things, before we get into the details, we have to take a look at some basic information that will, later on, help you better understand the details that we’re going to go over.

So, let’s get into the basics!

The most important thing to know is that the Magneto 44 inch kicktail crusader is a longboard that comes in multiple different options.

But, the most notable information is that it does not come in multiple dimensions, but instead only comes in one size.

The dimensions that we’re talking about are:

  • 44’’ in length

  • 9’’ in width

  • 27’’ in wheelbase

All of these dimensions are important to consider since some of the younger and smaller riders that are reading this may find this board a bit too big for them, and should probably try with something smaller for starters.

Otherwise, if you’re big enough to ride this board, the Magneto is an amazing board to ride on a regular basis.

This board offers significant sturdiness, so it feels safe and stable while riding. Also, it’s amazing for both cruising and freestyle tricks.

The versatility it provides its riders is really something to consider. That means that if you’re both into cruising around town and doing some tricks that are allowed by the length and the width of the board, you don’t have to have two boards - you can all do it with the Magneto.

So now that you know what to look for when reading ahead, we’re able to tell you about the features that are responsible for these amazing facts. Also, keep your eyes peeled for some potential information about the downsides of this board!

Deck & Deck Size

Deck & Deck Size

Deck size is probably one of the most important features when it comes to a board. We’ve mentioned that this board is stable and safe, but now you’re going to find out why.

The size of this board’s deck is a key feature that provides stability during long cruising rides. Also, it’s durable enough to endure any freestyle tricks you might have up your sleeve.

When your feet have enough space to stand comfortably, your whole body will feel stable, and that’s exactly the feeling you get while riding the Magneto.

This deck is made from bamboo and a hard maple core which makes it both flexible, and durable.

A good amortization of the board and the deck is very important, and bigger decks have a problem with staying sturdy enough in situations where that matters.

That’s not something that Magneto has a problem with, and that’s what makes it amazing for doing tricks.

The board comes with a clear sandblast coating on top of the deck which provides a super grippy surface that makes it even more beginner-friendly than other boards.

As we’ve mentioned, the dimensions of the deck are 44x9 inches, and when that’s combined with the grippy texture - it gives you the best possible outcome and ride experience.

Also, the looks of this deck really serve as evidence for the fact that stylish and street style go well together.

Flexibility & Endurance

Flexibility & Endurance

Besides being sturdy and balanced well, it’s important for a board to be flexible or stiff enough when needed.

That’s why flexibility and endurance are the second most important thing.

The flexibility of this board, or the lack thereof, is what makes it both comfortable for casual riding and cruising, and for free-style type tricks.

If a board is too soft and flexible, then it is very comfortable for a casual cruise but isn’t good for tricks.

And if a board is too stiff, it’s amazing for tricks and hard-beating, but is not fun at all to ride it for long times.

Although this board is quite stiff and hard, there is still a bit of flexibility in there so it makes it a bit more comfortable than the rest of the stiff boards out there.

Magneto 44 longboard

That flexibility also gives it a bit more endurance and makes it more impact-resistant than the rest of the completely stiff boards.

In addition, we have to say that little flex this board has doesn’t impact the quality of your tricks at all and that the board’s hard enough to perform some freestyle tricks.

Endurance-wise, this board doesn’t seem to be worn out by neither the long cruise-type rides nor the tricks that can put a hard beating on a skateboard.

We’ve tested it on multiple occasions, and can say with confidence that even the all-day rides don’t pose a challenge to this board.

Also, we’ve tried a variety of free-style tricks, and one thing that we have noticed is that only tricks for which a shorter board is required are not suitable for the Magneto. All the other tricks, especially ones that are done while moving on a flat surface are easy to execute.

Trucks & Wheels

Trucks & Wheels

The last thing that’s important when it comes to a good board, but not the least important, are the wheels.

Wheels are crucial when it comes to smooth rides, good speeds, and stability during tricks, and it’s essential to a board that you can call good.

These little things are something that’s been paid a great deal of attention to, and it’s obvious from the start.

What’s interesting is that 78A soft high-quality urethane is used for the 70mm wheels, and that’s what makes them so stable and durable.

The 78A, which is a mark for hardness tells us that these are soft wheels that are specially made for hard surfaces.

Sidewalks, roads, and other rough surfaces are what these wheels are designed for since if you would use hard wheels on those surfaces, you would feel every pebble on the road.

That’s why soft wheels like these are perfect for urbanas well as for rural cruising.

When it comes to tricks, these may be too soft, but it depends on the user. If you’re heavier, these may be too soft, and you should look for some third-party wheels to serve you better.

The dimensions of these wheels are 70mmx51mm which makes them quite wide, and that’s what makes them stable.

So, if you’re a new rider, you’ll appreciate all the extra stability you’ll get by using these wheels.

Bottom Line

Now, we know that there’s a lot of information to take in and take into consideration. That’s why we’ve decided to make a recap of all the most important information about this board, and present you with the compacted version of it.

So, here are some important things that you should remember about the Magneto 44 inch Kicktail Cruiser Longboard:

First of all, the deck of this skateboard is quite sturdy and stable, which means it’s perfect for beginner riders.

The clear sandblast coating on the top of the board provides its riders with an amazing grip.

In addition to that, the Magneto is flexible enough to make long cruises comfortable enough but still remain hard and stiff enough for you to be able to perform tricks.

The whole package is well-rounded with a nice pair of wheels that provide you with additional stability and comfort since the wheels that come with this board are 78A ones.

All-in-all, this is a package that’s really equipped with everything a rider needs. Even beginners are provided with all the necessary helping tools for a safe and stable first ride.

The only thing that we advise you to pay attention to is that if you’re on the bigger side, the wheels may be too soft for long rides!

About the author

James Mason here. Surfing, skateboarding, and longboarding enthusiast currently living in Rio, Brazil. Started boarding since I was old enough to wear a helmet, except I often didn't. Think that explains a lot :)