I already gave this board a 5 star review, and it totally deserves all 5 stars. I'm just updating this to say that I do plan on upgrading to Reds. The bearings that come installed aren't horrible but I think they could be a lot faster. That being said, this board is totally worth the 80 bucks, and there aren't really any bad qualities about the board at all that I have noticed. The Tidal 41 complete is waaaay cheaper than comparable boards, and I think even just the deck is easily worth the 80. Can't wait to shred with my Reds when I get them. I'm just planning on making an awesome complete even awesomer.
Just got my tidal 41 complete and it is amazing. The trucks were a little tight right out of the box but after I loosened them up a bit, this board is sick. I have a certain road with a slight hill and a speed sign at the bottom that is pretty fun. On my old board (Retrospec rift 41, which I totally love and shred daily), I have only been able to reach 18 mph on the sign, after practice on that particular hill (it's not very steep at all, and you really gotta send it). However with this board, I got 19 just cruising, not even trying. That doesn't sound like much but the fastest I have ever seen any longboarder go thru that sign was 19 after several tries. This board weighs a solid 8ish lbs and is super sturdy but maneuverable. I was going gentle with it today, since it was my first day on it and I haven't quite broken it in yet, but this board is definitely quick. It's great for downhill (I haven't really tried to slide much on it yet, and my wheels still have that glossy shell, but my rift slides great despite those super grippy wheels), and great for carving/cruising. The road is super smooth under those wheels and it takes bumps nicely. Not only does this board ride nice, it's gorgeous! I would totally recommend buying this board.
The board was really good. It has a good weight and very good trucks and wheels. Recommend buying it. It’s really worth it for the money.
Quick and easy shipping! Tracking my package was a dream, so I knew when it made it to my house. I love how my board rides, the, colors, and the smoothness of it.
my daughter is getting more into long boarding so this is replacing an older one she was gifted. The older one was very expensive new and I was worried she would be disappointed with quality of an inexpensive board. She was not. She changed the wheels but otherwise left it as is and is very happy with the speed and comfort.