The Quest is the little sister to the Nexus deck. While they are built out of the same mold, the different shapes accentuate features of the mold to form two decks that ride very differently.
Our Quest deck is design with pure commuting in mind. It is lightweight, small, agile, stable, and very low to the ground. It is everything you need out of a pure commuter–a great deck to add to the quiver for passionate skaters and an excellent deck for beginner riders that are not looking for a deck to thrash on but simply a board that is non-intimidating, easy to skate and set up, and easy to ride.
This board features a mild flex and is suitable for riders under 180-ish pounds. General rule of thumb is: if you are heavy, expect to ride bigger wheels on the deck. If you are light, you are going to have more setup options due to less ride height restrictions. We designed this board to flex a little bit to aid in comfort of riding over bumps and choppy pavement.
Large wheel cutouts and wheelbase options allow for further setup tuning which will affect wheel clearance and board flex (smaller wheelbase options = slightly less flex). We have tested this deck at 170 lbs with 70mm wheels on the smaller wheelbase and been fine. We have also tested it with 85mm wheels on the larger wheelbase with 1/4″ drop through riser and been fine. It is very versatile to set up, and our only suggestion is that, if at all possible, you take it to your local skate shop so that you can put it together on site and get it dialed just right! Or just tinker with it and have fun over time.