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2020 Pantheon Quest – Low and Stable Distance Pusher

$150.00

5.0 (7 reviews)
  • 7-ply Canadian rock maple + 2x triaxial fiberglass construction
  • Directional design with mild taper
  • Crescent Drops – stiff and strong with no weak spots
  • 36.5-inch Length
  • 28.5-inch Wheelbase
  • 9.25-inch Width

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The 2020 Pantheon Quest Long Distance Longboard Pusher

FIRST THING’S FIRST, we got a COVID UPDATE. Currently, we are ALMOST out of stock on the Quest. We have more decks of all of our models due sometime around the end of August or very beginning of September. Our goal is to get them shipping ASAP after the order is done, and we will list our boards for pre-sale again once they are en route. They will be approximately 25 days out once they are finished, and we will ship them out as quickly as possible in the order that they were received. Thanks for your patience this year. Production has been crazy with all the COVID stuff happening, and very thankfully, it seems that the whole world is stoked on Pantheon and we are just trying to keep up!

The Quest to Never, Ever Stop Pushing

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 board feel, 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.

Deciding between the Trip and Quest shouldn’t be too tough, as the amount of foot platform on the Quest is longer, but it comes at the expense of 4 total inches in length. If you want the smaller, more agile board, get the Trip, and if you want the stability of a longer 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.

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 higher 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. Additionally, this deck will be more resistant to warping and neck failure. 
· 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 previous models

New Maple and Fiberglass Construction!

The 2020 Quest has been revamped with an entirely new construction. We tested various construction options over the course of a year, and after riding many miles on several different potential builds, we decided on what we felt was the best possible construction that combines performance, aesthetic, and cost effectiveness. Whereas many fiberglass builds will put the glass on the outermost layer, we put the fiberglass underneath the top and bottom layers of maple. After years of experience with various fiberglass boards, not only do I believe the wood to be of superior aesthetic, but having it on the outside will protect your hands from fiberglass splinters (which are HORRIBLE, by the way) as the deck wears down and takes scrapes on curbs or large speed bumps. We have had extreme success with these boards and are excited to offer the traditional wood aesthetic with the performance benefits of composite fiberglass. Topped 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 9.25-inches wide 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 and will make for an excellent carving setup that also feels amazing to push!

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!

7 reviews for 2020 Pantheon Quest – Low and Stable Distance Pusher

  1. Joel

    An absolute pleasure to cruise around town with. I have my Quest paired up with some Paris 150s and 70mm Stims — really enjoying this setup so far! The board has just the right amount of flex for me at 175lbs. It’s a very stable board but not clumbsy by any means and ton of fun to carve turns with. Highly recommended!

  2. Garrett

    I’m in love. This is my favorite longboard.
    Using Paris 150 RKPs and 85mm Seismic Speed Vents. Per Jeff’s suggestion, using some Riptide APS Canon bushings. No wheel bite at all. I’m 5’9, 210, size 13 feet and the slight flex is just perfect. The wheels are flush with the side of the deck so there is absolutely no chance of kicking a wheel. Fantastic for long distance pushing. Very low down and probably the only setup that I’ve ever had ergonomically correct technique on. It is SO easy to push. Even pushing into some crazy wind off of Lake Michigan that would have killed me on any other board, this setup still had me going and wanting to push further. I highly recommend the Speed Vents. I’ve done about 40 miles this week alone.
    It’s the perfect length. Unlike with the Ember, where my back foot sometimes comes back down on top of the back truck after pushing, that’s nearly impossible to do on this deck. Even though it’s only 36″ long it basically has the longest actual foot platform I’ve ever used. Even with Speed Vents it is light enough to carry around.
    I know everyone is talking about the Ember and Trip these days, but this is my all around #1 deck.

  3. Thomas

    Superb board for getting used to skating. Nowhere this bad boy cant take you

  4. John McKay (verified owner)

    Put 20 miles on it the first day it arrived! After pushing my Ember for months I wanted something a little bigger for long trips and the Quest so far is perfect. At 172lbs there’s just enough flex to give a smooth ride but stable enough for small hills. With Paris 150mm hangars and Seismic blast waves kicking wheels is a thing of the past! The concave is subtle but there in the right places when you need it. The extra foot room and slim design really make this a deck for the long haul! The Quest will be coming with me for the Ultraskate this coming January!

  5. Paul (verified owner)

    I have seen a lot of support for the Pantheon Trip in this group but here is a review of what might be an overlooked LDP option, the Pantheon Quest:
    A Pantheon Quest equipped with big soft wheels is the best setup I have skated for long rides over rough roads. The board’s flex reduces shocks from jarring bumps and smooths vibration from coarse asphalt. The platform’s length allows you to vary your stance and reduce fatigue. I find it very stable within my comfort range of about 35mph on hills with decent runout. The Quest is a solid choice for riders who are looking to skate distance with a smooth surfy feel.
    I’m fortunate to live in Colorado, Pantheon’s home, and was able to get my hands on an early press of the Quest and have skated the deck for a year now. This includes two 90 plus mile rides in the Colorado mountains. Before getting my new Quest, my go-to distance board was the V1 Quest. That board was eye-opening to me because it was the first longboard I skated with truck-hangers smaller than 180mm. The thinner trucks on the Quest essentially eliminated kicking the rear wheel and made my pushing stance more natural.
    The new Quest improves on its predecessor in subtle ways. The length, wheelbase, and platform size are similar but the latest version has directionality. The backend has a small nub that can be used to pop the board into your hand when you are standing still but it is not meant to be a kicktail when skating. The front of the platform is just slightly wider than the back, giving just an extra bit of room for turning and balancing. Foot breaking on this board is very controlled. I’m a 98% push 2% pump rider so I’m not the best to evaluate the board for pumping, that is just not my thing. I respect the platform ethos I but like more of a classic skateboard feel for carving the unavoidable Colorado hills. The Quest performs well for my style of riding.
    The board has two layers of fiberglass giving it strength and lightness. I have terrible timing on expansion joints, and I have broken a board in the past by setting my weight down early and driving the back wheels into a deep wide crack. My Quest has survived several such encounters including one during the IDSA 100-miles in 24-hour challenge where I placed the back wheels firmly in a crack. Instead of fracturing the board I shot off and sprained my thumb leaving 80 miles in front of me with a swollen, bruised thumb but an unscathed board.
    I strongly encourage starting out with one of the setup options Pantheon suggests and tinkering from there. I run Paris RPK 150s trucks as suggested, but I run a 43-degree hanger in the back and 50-degree hanger in front. In theory, this will be more stable downhill and provide some action for turning and pumping. I upgraded to Riptide bushings (84a Canon and Magnum). On top of this, I generally run two variations. For open road with variable surface quality, I run 85mm 75A Seismic Speed Vents wheels. For mostly smooth path riding I skate 73mm 78A Speed Vents. For my recent 100mi ride I added a ¼ inch spacer on the topside to lower the board a bit more.
    The Quest could be a somewhat overlooked option in the Pantheon quiver. I use the Quest mostly for rides longer than about 20 miles or relaxed cruising. For shorter rides, sprints, and commutes with tight turns, I usually skate a Pranayama.

  6. Chris (verified owner)

    I bought a Quest as a relatively new (38 yo) skateboarder for something fun to cruise around on and possibly commute to work. I’m about 260 lbs and was waiting for a nexus to come back in stock but got impatient and decided to email Jeff for advice. He thought I’d be ok so I took the chance and picked one up, and I’m super glad I did. It’s immensely fun cruising around on. There’s definitely flex, but totally within reason and I’m not looking to do any serious downhill (If I was I’d have waited for the Nexus). It’s honestly the most fun I’ve had in forever and I’m pumped I went for it. As long as you’re not going to do insane speeds I’d definitely say this is ok for a 260 lb rider. And as a note, this is a fantastic beginner board. So much easier than a standard skateboard. Low enough to push (without bottoming out) and smoooooth.

  7. Vik

    I got a Quest recently after trying out a Prana and Trip my buddy lent me and getting hooked on the Pantheon design. I’m a 51 year old newb and went from not being able to go a block on a longboard feeling like I was in control to pushing 50K by my 6th session. That blew my mind. I’m now gunning for my first 100K push and I am riding all over town on my Quest feeling safe and enjoying the feeling of gliding along.

    I wrote up an initial impression review of this board if you want more details: https://vikapprovedblog.wordpress.com/2020/07/27/pantheon-quest-longboard-review-part-1/

    Thanks Jeff for making such great longboards. 🙂

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