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Pantheon Quest – Low and Stable Distance Pusher


5.0 (10 reviews)
  • 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

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The 2020 Pantheon Quest Long Distance Longboard Pusher

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 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!

10 reviews for 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:

    Thanks Jeff for making such great longboards. 🙂

  8. Joshii

    This is a review of the 2020 Quest. There are a few reviews of the older model, so I think it’s a good idea to specify for anyone landing on this page from a google search. Figured I would wait to post a review here until I really dialed in my setup. This review is for my fellow big boys. For reference, I’m 6’2″, 230 lbs. I’m beyond happy with the deck. I’ve done about 500 miles on it so far, and it’s held up really well. No cracks, except for some minor stress fractures at the holes for the hardware. But I’ve solved that with some big ugly washers. I don’t do much DH riding anymore, but I’ve taken this down moderate hills and it’s felt fine at 30+ MPH. I swap between bushings depending on where I’m going and the amount of hills I’ll encounter, anywhere from 85a-93a, and any combo. If you’re a big guy, don’t bother with the O-tang nipple bushings. Just go with a canon/barrel combo in a higher duro and you’ll be set. I had wheel bite with all the O-tang bushings. Probably has to do with how tall they are, as they are slightly shorter than canons and barrels.

    It’s a fun deck, I’ve been averaging 11-13 MPH. Could probably do better, but my switch-push is still pretty clumsy. And I weigh too much… Foot braking is super easy on this, have had no problem foot braking from higher speeds. I get yelled at a lot on my local bike trail, where there are a lot of folks on $3,000 bikes taking themselves way too seriously. Feels good when they tell me electric skateboards aren’t allowed on the trail. Feels better when I pass them on steep uphill sections.

    Keep it up Jeff! Looking forward to that top-mount one day.

  9. Garrett (verified owner)

    This is the first longboard I have ridden and it has been super easy to pick up. Fit and finish is top notch. Customer service is phenomenal with quick responses to all my questions via Instagram. Board has been super fun to ride since first taking it out of the shipping box. Ordered with 85mm Cags and have also tried 69mm Powell Peralta Snakes. Looking forward to trying Speed Vents and 150mm Paris trucks in the future. Will definitely be recommending Pantheon to any friends looking to buy a longboard.

  10. Greg (verified owner)

    I recently purchased the newest version of the Quest and wanted to share some thoughts after riding it for a week. A little bit about myself to give some perspective to my experience so far— I am 6’1, 205 lbs and enjoy just cruising and carving through my neighborhood which includes some roughly paved streets, bike paths, and some moderate hills. Initially, I was not considering the Quest. Its description- “Low and Stable Distance Pusher” – just didn’t sound as fun to me as that of some of the other Pantheon offerings. And, I am not into LDP (yet). I was also a little concerned that the flex would be too much given my weight. However, I have been struggling with a bad knee (small meniscus tear) and a lower platform designed to flex under push seemed like it would alleviate some strain on my knees. And, I was hoping that a little flex would smooth out the ride on some rough roads near my home. I also opted for the 150mm Paris trucks and Mango Speed Vents to keep the set-up slim for a more efficient, effective, and comfortable push. Well, after a week of riding I could not be happier. Right out of the box, the Quest has been fast, lively, and easy to turn with no wheel bite issues. The flex is really subtle under my weight and feels great on rough terrain and provides good response and energy in turns. I have had it up to about 20 mph without any stability issues. In a way, the Quest has instilled even more confidence in my riding. I now keep it in my car to use any time I have a free moment or discover a new and interesting place to ride. In general, my Quest seemed perfectly set up when I received it. Based on Jeff’s recommendation I am riding on stock bushings to get a good feel for it before attempting any bushing upgrade. Right now it is close to perfect. At some point, I may just do a little fine tuning by changing the front cup washers to flat and tightening the back a touch— but that is more the tinkerer in me just wanting to experiment. Finally, the fit and finish on the Quest is exceptional. The combination of the cat eye veneer and the art work is really stunning. Actually my wife commented on how nice it is. And, the color of the Mango Speed Vents also complements the golden/orange color that peeks out in places from the cat eye veneer. Thank you Jeff for your patience and being generous with your time when answering all my questions and for delivering such a high quality product. I am a very happy customer.

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