This is the epitome of a perfect board in for cruising and carving. I use it for LDP and cruising and I put 7km in the city this evening and it was stupendous, as with my original AB (from 7 years ago) to now the AB 2.0 w/unidirectional carbon fiber stringer it much livelier and had enough give to soak up large ruts in Montreal's roads but its in no way a plank of a downhill. It's tough to describe how the board feels but if I had to try I'd say it's expertly balanced in its flex profile and feels spritely er than any board out on the market with what feels like lossless emerge return from what you five into it weather it be carving without losing speed or hitting a pothole or bad sidewalk. Most other longboards make it through the pothole or crack in the road but they lose their energy and you slow down a lot this board feels like the equivalent of a hockey stick in the sense that it will Flex when pressure is applied to it and rebound the energy that was giving in if not more than 100%, again truly hard to explain the feeling of the this board! I built it with the New 165mm Paris v3 trucks, orange Orangutang knuckles bushings among with the orange Orangutang Kegals how wheels and Zenit bearings boy ooh boy I could not have asked for made a board better than the way it feels. He's a head turner too! People see and admire it from far and have had 4 people today ask me about it and noticing how effortlessly far I'm going with one measly little push I go about 60-75ft on smooth pavement! Thanks you guus so much for crafting boards of this caliber for the price you guys have your boards at. Genuinely you guy's' boards are so insane they could be 2x the price and I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. If you know how superb this board is then it will always be a a nonregretable desision. You only live once and I want every time I go out to board for it to be as best as it can be. Zenit are the only ones who achieve that.
Thanks for everything! The service was very helpful, humble and knowledgeable.
Zenit shipped so quickly! The board arrived exactly as described and I am loving it so far!
If your considering ordering a Zenit custom, just do it! You’ll be blown away by the process and the sweet one of a kind deck that comes out of it! Such an amazing collaborative design process! They make it super easy to tailor to your tastes and preferences, and their team is a joy to work with! As far as the AB itself, perfect LDP to cruise the neighborhood and commute! Love it! Thank you Zenit!!
I bought this board to do long distance pushing and it does that so well. The deck is about 3 inches from the ground with 85mm wheels and paris street trucks. Pushing has never felt so easy and there is plenty of standing platform. That's what I was most worried about being 6'1". It is a pretty flexy board and I like that alot aswell really makes the ride more fun and you can use said flex to pump. Super glad with my purchase I've put 35 miles on it so far. I doubled my 4 miles push my first day and keep progressing. If you wand a good board for cruising or ldp this is it.
The AB Maze 2.0 is a great board for cruising, its low profile makes pushing significantly less strenuous even for beginner cruisers. The board has quite a bit of flex, which may require getting used to but upon adjusting for this, the flex helps out a lot in transferring energy from each push. If you are not a fan of high-flex boards, make sure to add additional maple ply and it will be great!
Hey Vince, thanks for the review!
Is the flex the reason you gave four stars, or could we have done something better to get that fifth one?