Set yourself apart from the rest on the Cliche Viva Cliche Complete Skateboard. The lightweight maple deck has a relatively flat concave to make landings more forgiving so you can go extra-huge. The 95A wheels are grippy enough to keep you from sliding around in smooth concrete skateparks, but still hard enough to power through bluntslides smoothly.
- Seven-ply maple deck is strong and snappy
- Mellow concave makes landings more forgiving
- Film trucks with 92A bushings turn smoothly and consistently
- 53mm, 95A Cliche wheels are durable and grippy
- Completely assembled and ready to ride out of the box
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This is the 8-inch Viva ClichÃ© complete setup altered with 87A street wheels.
Good inexpensive purchase
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Vive la révolution! Cliché is a fun euro brand, and I was curious about what this cheap setup would provide.
First off, the wheels that came with mine are *not 95A*, they are harder at 100A. They are black and grooved, and I took them to a local park and they seemed fine...I ride more on the street, tho'. So I switched out the stock wheels and put on some 87A duro wheels.
The Cliché bearings either really need to be broken in or they just aren't that fast. I swapped out the stock bearings for some Sector 9 ABEC 7s and Bones Reds. Any bearings in that middle price range will add some speed.
The trucks seem nice, too. Note that it comes with conical bushings, so if you like a barrel shape, you can inexpensively swap those in.
Now for the deck, it's a pretty straight forward popsicle stick shape. I started skating in the 80s, so I am still getting used to the idea that the nose is longer than the tail! But that's fine for all that switch, fakie, nollie stuff kids do nowadays. Even though I have smaller feet, I got the 8" deck because I like a little more surface to ride on. Lots of pop in the nose & tail, and the concave is ample.
If you or your child is a beginner, this is a fine board to start with. Or if you have a little more experience, you can create a Frankenboard like I did. ;-)