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Ember – Mini Commuter Longboard

$109.00

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 18 customer ratings
5.0 (18 reviews)

Length: 32.75″
Width: 8.5″
WB: 25″

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Best Commuter Longboard, Period. Mini Cruiser with Giant Wheels, No Wheelbite

You’re on your way to work or school or your friend’s house. Wherever you’re going, you want to get there swiftly and with ease. You want your transport to be easy both during your ride and once you arrive. The Ember is the longboard commuter’s deck of choice to make it happen, and if it isn’t, you’re missing out! Other mini cruiser longboards sport anywhere from 55mm to 65mm wheels, leaving riders vulnerable to cracks and rocks, and sport tiny wheelbases (usually 14 to 16 inches), making them fun at walking speeds but highly unstable once you’re going fast. Our Ember commuter longboard can fit up to 85mm wheels with ease and sports a 25-inch wheelbase. And the dropped platform puts skaters low to the ground, making pushing more energy efficient, increasing stability and helping to make foot braking easier and safer.

The Ember is the skateboarder’s longboard. At 32.75 inches long and 8.5 inches wide, it is nearly the same size as a street deck. It is designed around street trucks, also known as traditional kingpin (TKP) trucks, and fits huge wheels, wheelbite free. This little cruiser will stuff in most lockers or under your desk with ease. It is easily the best mini commuter longboard possible for short to mid-distance rides, from the time to step on it til you’ve stuffed it away and moved on with your day.

Riding the Ember – Mini Commuter Longboard with Giant Wheels

In essence, the Ember is tightly packaged mini cruiser commuter longboard. It’s super low to the ground, it fits huge wheels, and the streamline design around 149mm trucks make for more efficient and effective pushing by keeping the center of gravity closer to the body during each push. Beginners will experience an enhanced feeling of safety and security, and experienced riders will glide on the Ember unlike any board they’ve tried before. You will be faster, more energy efficient, and experience more confidence with this board when compared to any other mini longboard out there. This isn’t marketing mumbo jumbo. It’s science. Commuter boards should be low and slim for maximum efficiency, and their size should reflect what you are willing to manage.

Because the deck is specifically designed around street trucks, you stand closer to the wheels, where you have the most control and leverage. No other commuter longboard is made this way, because almost any other longboard with similar characteristics will be built to support RKP trucks. The axle placement between these two styles is very different, and it matters for the way your board rides. We designed our Trip double drop longboard with RKPs in mind. The Ember, however, is built to maximize the interface between STREET trucks, your feet, and your board. It fits a ton of ride capability into a truly tiny mini longboard package. For a real idea of the stance and ride, watch this Pantheon Ember Commuter Longboard Video and see it in action!

Setup Advice

The Ember is the street skater’s commuter longboard. It fits perfectly around 149mm street trucks. We prefer this board with Paris Street 149mm, though you are welcome to use any street truck you want. Paris just have THAT FEEL, and this isn’t any favoritism being played here, though we clearly picked one. Paris are the trucks that we can push the hardest with the best balance and turn the best off of one foot, which is imperative for a true commuter longboard. If you can’t steer the thing, you’re going to end up running into someone or something. In that case, a low cost mini longboard that you can actually control is a great investment on many fronts!

Big wheels are key for any commuter board. Every truck we have ridden on this board has worked with stock bushings without bite. We routinely ride 85mm Orangatang Caguamas and Seismic 85mm Speed Vents with great success. While the wheels get very close to the board, this is our intention. It has tight tolerances like a modern sports car. No offense to drivers who prefer to swim on the road, but that’s not what the Ember is for. This is a modern commuter skateboard with tight, reactive suspension and tons of control. Compared to other mini cruisers on the road, the Ember flies by them all. And best of all, you get to drive!

Specs:

Length – 32.75 inches
Wheelbase – 25 inches
Width – 8.5 inches
Drop – 3/4 inch crescent
Rocker – 1/4 inch

DESIGNED AROUND TRADITIONAL STREET TRUCKS ONLY! 149MM AND UP! Consider purchasing the Free Hands Fingerless Slide Gloves for commuter and distance skating safety. Some of us can’t work with hands like Swiss cheese! Clack those pucks together and let people know you’re coming, or even throw a hand down for a slide around a tight sidewalk corner!

Having trouble deciding on your commuter board? Read this article on our commuter boards – the Ember vs the Trip! Thanks for checking us out at Pantheon Longboards! With your will power and Pantheon’s commuter longboards, you can learn to be a superhero on the streets![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

 

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 33 x 10 x 1.5 in
Deck Style

Yggdrasil Graphic (Multi-Level Trees), Logos Graphic (Skeleton and Eyes), Sacrifice Graphic (Lady and Trees

18 reviews for Ember – Mini Commuter Longboard

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tyler Topping

    I’m having an absolute BLAST skating the Ember. I’ve been skating it every day – whether its going to class or going to get groceries, it is the perfect commuter/cruiser. The board is extremely light weight and compact which makes for faster push acceleration from a stop, something that is often overlooked but I find important for commuting. The light weight and compactness also makes it very easy to carry around and store. Although its very compact, there is a surprisingly large foot platform to work with. I am 6’2″ with size 12 feet and I have no issues. I can even flat-foot tuck while going down hills on this deck. The flex of this board provides a great dampening to rough pavement as well as a more comfortable push. I weigh 200lbs and its held up just find for me. I switched out my indys with paris 149 tkps and it makes a world of difference as far as steering while pushing goes. Great call on Jeff’s part and I highly recommend you do the same. I’m falling back in love with just pushing around for the fun of it! Amazing work on the Ember. It’ll be a part of my quiver as long as it can roll!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    JBunson

    Hi!
    Im looking for small board for cruising/commute, but I´m a bit heavier rider. I weight about 220lbs, should I go with Ember or Trip 8ply? Which one is better for heavier rider?

    Thanks!

    • admin

      Either one should work, but you are definitely on the upper weight limit of those decks. I’d probably trust the Trip more, but I don’t think either would fail you for a long time.

      UPDATE: We now offer a 9-ply Trip. That would easily be the best option for you! Ember still has been tested at your weight successfully, but we’d recommend that 9 ply for sure.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Colin (verified owner)

    I just got into longboarding this past year. I live in a crowded city replete with plenty of giant sidewalk cracks and stretches of nothing but brick sidewalks.

    I’ve tried a couple setups before: mini-cruisers, a drop through, and a longer topmount.

    The Ember has opened up the city for me. My giant SpeedVents can tackle the chunky brick parts and the giant sidewalk cracks. In the street or on bike paths, I can glide for days. The doubledrop makes footbraking simple, even if I still tend to stomp too often. And when the terrain or hills get a little too intense for me, I can pop up the deck and carry it any distance without it feeling like a burden.

    Beyond that, the feel is just… right. I don’t know enough about longboard tech or deck design to articulate this feeling in any way, but it just feels great, like someone custom-made a board for me to enjoy. And “enjoy” is the word. I actively want to go out and ride this board everyday, even just to zip around the neighborhood on an errand or for fun.

    I am skating so much more than I was before, and I am that much more confident doing it. This setup really made the difference for me, and I’m excited for it to be my daily ride for a very, very long time.

    To be fair, my only quibbles:

    The deck feels a little narrow at times with my size 13 feet. Going super slow my first time out testing turns on the Ember, my heels caught the pavement, but that has never come close to happening at speed. The Trip could be better for people with feet as big as mine since the deck is wider.
    The kicktail works fine enough for popping up the deck when needed, but I haven’t yet figured out how well it can work for kickturns. Given my tight urban environment, that can be an occasional bummer when I need to go slow approaching a blind 90 degree turn and then want to be able to kickturn and push.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Garrett

    Don’t buy a mini-cruiser. Buy an Ember.

    I never really understood why shorter versions of top-mounted downhill decks are marketed for cruising when they don’t allow for big wheels and aren’t low to the ground (the main things that you want in a deck that is good for actual cruising). Jeff from Pantheon calls them “Penny Killers” and I think that is a more accurate name. If you’re looking for a portable, easy to carry deck that is ideal for cruising, the Ember is your best option. Period. It’s like a sports car that allows for gigantic wheels. It’s a ton of fun to ride, low to the ground, and extremely easy to push. I highly recommend 85mm Seismic Speed Vents. I like them more than Kegels. I’m 5’9, 210, size 13 feet and while the smaller platform did take a little bit of getting used to, it was totally worth it. I love that I can ride this to the gym and throw it in a gym locker (it fits perfectly). Or ride it to a bar and throw it under a table. I frequently carry it with me on the train or in a store when I run errands. I prefer my Pantheon Quest for long distance pushing, but the Ember could certainly handle that too.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brett Holliday

    I absolutely love this board. I have had so much fun on it, it reminds me of the first longboard I ever owned.
    It has been handling amazing for long distance pushing, and I have even taken it down a few hills with success but I prefer tkp trucks.
    I weigh around 150 and I go pick up cases of beer with the board regularly so it can handle a decent amount of weight.
    100% recommend this board to anyone, even has the small kick tail for doing some manuals and easily picking up after using.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason

    I got my first ember for Christmas last year and it had some problems because of the old factory but pantheon’s customer service is amazing and Gabe me a new deck free of charge. The ember is a great commuting board and ultra light weight. I have mine setup with Paris trucks and some free thoughts so I kick it sideways. It’s been ultra fun to ride and has been durable, couldn’t have asked for anything better!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brandon Anderson

    FIRE! This board has rekindled my love for carving and cruising. The deck is super light and nimble which allows for quick turns on the Paris tkps. Have been using the Orangatang Kegels and eyeing up some of the Caguamas at some point. The wheel clearance is amazing and completes the soft ride. Very compact and allows for a lot of fun while just out for a simple push. One of my favorite boards out of my quiver and I commuted with it all year.

    Comfy. Thank you for creating this amazing craft Pantheon! The Ember will be mine for as long as it is in one piece!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Will

    I had wanted to get more into push for the longest time, but have never really been a fan of rkp trucks. The ember was the perfect solution to this dilemma! If you don’t need kicks and prefer an Indy style truck, this is the best deck you could ask for.. pantheon does it again, creating unique/innovative designs that fill niches not covered by most other brands!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shelby Cardell

    Borrowed this board from a buddy for a week or two and skated it to try it out, and I have to say, it’s an absolutely incredible deck! Absolutely love the width and it has just the right amount of flex that I have been looking for in a commuter board! Not to mention the fact that the deck art is also very aesthetically pleasing! You can tell that a lot of thought and heart was put into the overall design and craftmanship of the board, and after riding it to try it out, I eventually plan on buying my own! To those considering this board as a commuter board or as a push deck, I have ridden many other brands and styles that they have to offer, but the ember is by far the best of them all! And it’s for a killer price too!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Olivier Bow-Bertrand

    Great looking board with sweet graphics. Love how can fit 85mm wheels on such a compact board and can ride over anything!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alex Ng

    The Ember is a great, fun, and compact deck that knows almost no bounds. While I wouldn’t take it down a hill, the Ember can be a great commuter deck, a push deck, a pump deck, and anything in between with its fun flex, TKP-centric design that fits pretty much any wheel size, and small size also makes it a great college board. Its nimble, its fun, and its got amazing graphic options, theres not much to not love on the Ember!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Geran (verified owner)

    Great for any experience level. The stock setup is a rip, and gearheads have some solid options for tinkering. I have mine set up on Speedvents with a Bennett/Thunder with some wedging and dewedging, and it pumps well and feels great. The amount of detail Jeff puts into designing decks is incredible.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thomas Finley

    I’ve been riding this deck for 8 months now and have to say this is the best push deck I’ve skated out of many. It comes perfectly set up with a design based off of the trucks being sold with it, all in all it feels like the best possible scenario for tkps on a distance set up (which I personally love for urban ldp as well). I can go UP CURBS with this set up and can go down staircases with it as well. Foot placement is still wide and comfortable for only being a 32 inch deck, RIDICULOUSLY EASY TO CARRY AROUND! The concave is crafted perfectly enough to feel easily comfortable at faster bombing speeds and to slide around large square lipped wheels with ease. All in all a perfect set up and would recommend for every skater, especially if wanting a LDP board that you can still thrash.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    John

    My first Pantheon deck and my favorite pusher! I push about 40 miles a week on a curvy bicycle trail. I can’t imagine a more perfect deck for it. Big wheels, narrow package, playful trucks, and to top it off as a complete it’s lighter than every other push deck I’ve tried! Don’t waste your money on other mini cruisers. The ember is as unique as it is functional and sets the bar pretty damn high.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris

    Pantheon makes the best push boards, hands down. I’ve owned a nexus prior to this and was wanting something smaller for walking my dog and trips to the park with my kids. The Pantheon Ember was pretty much a no brainer. It’s small, nimble, stable and most importantly FUN. You’re low to the ground so pushing and foot breaking is effortless…highly recomended.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Holly (verified owner)

    As a person who never really skated when she was younger, I was apprehensive about learning. But the Ember has honestly helped me become better at cruising then any of the other setups I started with! I’m so happy I got it, and that I’m really pumped to go out and ride!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christian Cruz (verified owner)

    I was recommended this cruiser by word of mouth when I had asked the r/longboarding community about a good commuter board. I now understand why it was recommended. This is by a landslide the best cruiser board, it is small but it rides like a dream. The ember is my only board. I got mine equipped with 85mm speed vents and this thing tanks all obstacles while riding smooth. Honestly I’m happy with it, it fits my needs and I look forward to making a lot of memories with this nimble piece of art. I love this board.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tanya (verified owner)

    The Ember is my first board. Yggs and I became acquainted less than a month ago. I had been holding myself back from following a dream due to societal constructions and constraints making me believe I was too old to skate. However, as a non-traditional student on a very active skating campus the sounds of the boards gave me constant longing. I accidentally stumbled on the Ember while I was looking up metaphysical information on sacred geometry. I was immediately enchanted with the artwork of the decks. I began reading Pantheon’s website, looking up videos on YouTube, and I felt a good vibe. When I told a few people I was thinking of getting this board, I was told that I was too old to start skating (I’m 39). I think that cemented my decision. I received positive reinforcement from the Pantheon family (thank you) and some great advice on freedom. I’ve inseparable from Yggs. What I love about this board is not just the material traits it possesses, but what it symbolizes for me. As I grow and the faster I go, I feel freedom and joy. I am sure that a lot of seasoned skaters understand this freedom, but I really appreciate the Pantheon family for putting it out there in the world.

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