Pantheon Quest – Low and Stable Distance Pusher – PREORDER!
- 7-ply Canadian rock maple + 2x triaxial fiberglass construction
- Directional design with mild taper
- Crescent Drops – stiff and strong with no weak spots
- 37.1-inch Length
- 28.5-inch Wheelbase
- 9.25-inch Width
26 in stock
The 2020 Pantheon Quest Long Distance Longboard Pusher
The Quest to Never, Ever Stop Pushing
Let’s cover the initial bases first. Production is done, and people are begging us for a preorder. At this point, we are comfortable offering, as we know the boards are super solid and production went well. Now they are headed our way. We’ve got a good bit of prep to handle, and we expect to be shipping mid-February, probably some time around the 20th. Expect great things, and order with confidence. We have been enjoying getting a good portion of our orders up front, as it allows us to prepare and do a lot of hard work at once, which is how I like to get things done!
The Pantheon Quest is the little sister to the Nexus deck. While they are both designed out of the same mold, the boards have been designed to accentuate different features of the mold to highlight different riding styles. Essentially, the Quest is a longer version of the Trip, but it has a bit more concave for more a little more board feel, which is nice as faster speeds, and the concave increase reduces the flex a little bit over the 2-inch longer platform (when compared to the Trip). If you are looking for a pure pusher but want more space than the Trip offers, the Quest is an excellent choice. In forward stance when pushing, the concave difference will be very minimal, but when you’re coasting sideways, you will feel the difference.
Deciding between the Trip and Quest shouldn’t be too tough, as the amount of foot platform on the Quest is longer, and the Quest is a mildly stiffer overall platform. The platform length of the Quest is 2 inches longer than the Trip and the board is 4.5 inches longer overall. If you want the smaller, more agile board, get the Trip, and if you want the stability of a longer and stiffer platform or just more space to spread out, get the Quest! But deciding between the Nexus and the Quest may be a little tougher, and this essentially comes down the purpose. The Quest is designed to fit with 150mm trucks and offset wheels, and when you combine a large wheel like the Speed Vent, the outside of the wheels line up perfectly with the 9.25-inch wide deck–just like the Trip! It’s a slim, ergonomic pusher design that makes sense and performs at a super high level, and there is a mild flex.
The Nexus, on the other hand, is designed to work with 165mm trucks and offset wheels. And while the Quest is designed to flex under your push, the Nexus is not. So the question of intent is what we are evaluating. While the Quest is stable at speed, the flex will provide less control when in turns at high speeds. If you plan to ride a lot of hills, get the Nexus, and if you want a solid board for the flats and straight ups and downs on bike paths, for example, get the Quest.
What’s New on Our Updated Quest Longboard
· Lower Platform! – Features a big 1-inch crescent drop with a quarter in rocker in the platform! It is lower for easier distance pushing and more confidence inspiring sliding
· More Durable Construction – We created this deck with 7 plies of maple and 2 layers of triaxial fiberglass to increase rigidity along the length and across the deck. Capped off with a “Brown Cat Eye” veneer to seal in the fiberglass. Plus, it looks stunning! Additionally, this deck now easily handles riders up to 250 pounds.
· More Wheel Clearance! – We’ve been honing this over time to get it just right. You can now run thinner trucks with larger wheels on the Quest when compares to pre-2020 models
New Maple and Fiberglass Construction!
The 2021 Quest has been revamped with slightly stronger and stiffer construction from the 2020 version. The upgrade comes by way of increasing the distance between the top and bottom layers of fiberglass but putting them almost on the very outside, and then we encase the fiberglass in a fancy “Brown Cat Eye” veneer. Whereas many fiberglass builds will put the glass on the outermost layer, we put the fiberglass underneath a layer of veneer, so that if you scratch the top or bottom of the board over time, you will not be wearing into the fiberglass layer, exposing raw fiberglass that would get into your hands when you pick up the board. This comes from years of dealing with various fiberglass boards. Getting glass in your hands is not fun, though it does create longer lasting, more weatherproof and warp-proof skateboards. Top the deck off with included 80-grit laser cut griptape, and this deck is ready to crush all the miles right out of the box!
Best Setups for the 2020 Quest
The Quest has been redesigned for more versatility in setup selection than ever. The wheel clearance has been enhanced from previous models, being cut JUST thin enough to comfortably fit 150mm Paris V3 trucks and 85mm Seismic Speed Vents. The overall setup, in this sense, is extremely similar to our Double Drop Trip longboard deck, as both decks are similar in width and are designed and truly optimized with this wheel and truck combo, which matches the width of the rail perfectly and helps riders keep from kicking the wheels. We also offer this deck with 165mm Paris trucks and 85mm Orangatang Caguamas, which are wider and grippier than the Speed Vents, and will make for an excellent carving setup that also feels amazing to push! Some will prefer this setup, as it is more familiar to them, but the slim setup capacity of the 150mm trucks and Speed Vents is where this board shines and really differentiates itself from the wider and stiffer Nexus.
Overall, we recommend these two setups over any other, and they are the only setups we offer here on the Pantheon website. The large wheels and slim setups will roll over anything and provide for an excellent commute and distance skating experience. Expect to hear great things from other riders about this board, and soon you may find yourself raving to your friends, too!
Now Fits 150mm / 43 degree Paris trucks
We recently updated the back end of the Quest, and it now will fit 43 degree Paris baseplates. If you’re looking for an exceptionally stable setup, put a 43 degree Paris 150mm in the back for a little less steering in the back, pushing more of the steering up front and optimizing control at speed. Side note: the tail got just a touch larger, as a result, and it’s a little easier to kick up now!