MBS All Terrain Longboard Review 2020 

 September 23, 2020

By James Mason

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Our Verdict:

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If you’re looking for a board that can handle crazy-rough concrete and the kind of terrain that would normally throw you off your board, this is it.
Whether you’re an expert longboarder looking for a new challenge or a beginner, this longboard can get you where you need to go. Very strong, runs smoothly on any surface and has great speed.

PROS

  • Rolls over any surfaces 
  • Very stable and comfy ride
  • Very solid build and practically no flex
  • Well priced compared to quality
  • Comes completely assembled

CONS

  • It’s heavy 
  • Stopping it is a bit hard
  • Might need to tighten/loosen some parts the first time

MBS All Terrain Longboard Review at a Glance

MBS is a Colorado, USA based company. They have been in business for almost two decades. And gained quite a good reputation. MBS All-Terrain longboard is one of their most famous product.

MBS All Terrain Longboard is a very stable, sturdy and fast board that won’t let you fall easily. A really good board for beginners. And for experts too, they can do advanced tricks and abuse the hell out of it.

It rolls well on grass, dirt, well-packed gravel and most of the uneven surfaces.

If you weigh a lot and truly punish it every day it might break in a couple of months. That’s acceptable given the rough usage. But if you’re just commuting around on dry roads it’ll last for a really long time.

Dimensions

39″ Long x 9.5″ Wide

Max Capacity

220 lbs

Deck

9 ply maple-lam Drop

Wheels

100mm x 65mm, 78A

Trucks

190mm navigator drones

Bearings

Rubber shielded ABEC 9

MBS All-Terrain Longboard: Trucks

It comes with 190mm Navigator Drones trucks that guarantee precision turning. The truck baseplate angles is 50 degrees. The trucks are superwide on this one.

Keep in mind that the trucks are a little loose on this board, you might want to tighten it a bit more. Loose trucks naturally give more speed and maneuverability. And, tightening the trucks reduces that plus it makes a shorter turning arc.

It’s trucks have two settings that change the angle: for carving (more turny) or for downhill (less turny). You just need to flip the moving part over to change it.

MBS All-Terrain Longboard: Deck

It comes with a very sturdy 9 ply maple-lam Drop deck that can keep your center of gravity low for pushing and off-roading. The drop deck is far from low so it won’t easily touch the ground on uneven road.

The board is really sturdy than most others. The suggested weight limit is 220 lbs. However, it can handle more weight without any issues.

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As long as you don’t do stunts and simply use the longboard for regular usages, you’d be good to purchase even if you weigh around 300 lbs.

By the way, if you want a flexy longboard, this isn’t it! As it’s deck is very sturdy and big, it’ll barely flex when you bounce on it!

MBS All-Terrain Longboard: Wheels

It’s 100 mm x 65 mm all-terrain longboard wheels made with super-high-rebound urethane have 78A hardness. They are good for a perfect balance between speed and traction.

These wheels do chip a bit around the edges like all soft longboard wheels. But the treads eat up and you won’t ever have to worry about cracks, bumps, and rocks when riding.

They easily absorb imperfections, rocks, and emergency nails to the grass and can take you smoothly over cracks, rocks and even bumpy roads. 

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Even if you ran over several cracks in the road, you’ll barely notice them.

The bearings can snap in the wheel tightly but not too tight. The wheel hubs are made for tight bearings and consistent tolerances. The wheels may need a little adjusting to get them to spin well. Other than that they are all good

MBS All-Terrain Longboard: Size

This longboard is quite heavy and big (a size you should expect for a longboard). Also, it’s super thick. Because of its size and weight, it won’t be comfortable to carry it around the whole day. But what matters is quality. If you don’t plan to carry it on backpack full day then it won’t be an issue.

MBS All-Terrain Longboard: Griptape

The grip tape may start falling off quickly. Many other users also complained about this.

MBS All-Terrain Longboard: Bushings

This board can become a bit unstable at higher speed if the hangers are pretty tight. You can upgrade the bushings to higher hardness to solve that problem.

The kingpin bushings can be a little squeaky when it arrives. You can put some Burts bees chapstick on the affected areas, the squeaking will go away.

MBS All-Terrain Longboard: Bearings

Its ABEC-9 bearings are lubed and have dual rubber dust shields. They are really decent and roll this heavy board smoothly. No adjustment will be needed in the bearing for a while.

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If you hear bearings while riding, you can resolve the rattle during your travels by loosening the nut. Because of large wheels, the bearings spin well and are very quiet.


Verdict: Should You Buy MBS All Terrain Longboard?

Overall this is a good board for advanced skaters as well as beginners.

You won’t lose your balance or fall off even if you spend hours on it and make a lot of mistakes with your footing. Plus this board runs on any surfaces.

If you are a beginner or advanced rider, it’s worth every penny.


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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 :)