Arbor Pilsner Flagship Review

Mellow concave and a wide standing platform make this cruiser comfortable, fun, and functional.

Arbor Pilsner Flagship

My height and weight:

Height 5’11
Weight 195
Conditions/Terrain Tested: cruising town, college campus

Simplified Specs from Arbor Collective for the Arbor Pilsner Flagship Cruiser (complete) See the full specs here

L: 28.75″ | W: 8.125″ | WB: 15.00″



  • 7 Ply Canadian Hardrock Maple with a Premium Palisander Wood Finish Ply
  • Wood material comes from sustainable sources of supply
  • Wood by-product is reclaimed for use in other products


  • Paris Street 129mm


  • Arbor Easyrider Series – Bogart
  • Size: 61mm // Durometer: 78A


  • ABEC 5 Bearings with Spacers
  • 1/8″ Hard Risers
  • Recycled Glass Re-Grit


Normally when skating street or transition, I ride a pop deck as I like the size and weight of the board. I have also ridden quite a few longboards and find they really flow smoothly. The Arbor Pilsner Flagship was the first cruiser board I have ridden. While it’s a bit different than what I traditionally ride, it handled better than expected wherever I took it. It’s more of an inbetween class of board being a little more narrow than I’m used to and also on the shorter side. I discovered that big ollies or bombing hills might be best left to the pop decks and longboards. But, it’s nimble enough for carving around and has enough kick tail to pop up curbs or down small stair sets. The Pilsner Foundation is a great board for just cruising town or getting around campus.

The deck is 7 ply Canadian Maple with a Palisander (rosewood) top and bottom ply. The top and bottom of this board are stunning and will surely turn heads. Arbor used their recycled glass re-grit to keep your feet locked in and to allow the beauty of the rosewood to remain uncovered. It also has a mellow concave to aid in keeping your feet in place. A set of Paris Street 129mm trucks give the board really quick turn initiation and allow for some tight cornering. Providing a smooth but fast ride are Arbor’s Easyrider Bogart wheels (Size: 61mm, Durometer 78A) and ABEC 5 bearings. The wheels provide good grip and are soft enough to absorb most things you’ll come across. The Arbor logo on the top and bottom are minimal and tastefully colored so as to not take away from the stunning Palisander wood.

Overall Impressions:

This board is a lot of fun to ride around the neighborhood or down mellow hills and it’s just really fun to carve around on. It would be great for getting around a college campus. It’s narrow width and smaller trucks make turn initiation really quick. It has just enough tail and nose to pop down curbs or small stair sets. The Arbor Pilsner Flagship is small but is big on looks and functionality!


  • Quick turning radius
  • Wheels dampen bumpy rides
  • Beautiful wood grain top and bottom
  • Wood by-product is reclaimed for use in other products


  • none
Price:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Performance:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Design:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Overall:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

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