When designing a board, it starts with a style of riding. This is a reformed pintail, making it a prime choice for anyone looking for a solid cruiser. The cutouts and drop through keep it a bit lighter and offer stability with a quick turning radius. The most iconic feature has to be the deck profile. Rocker offers you the best feeling under the sun. Forgiving and playful, you'll love how this board responds to your movement. Make sure to take advantage of the board length and try some crossteps or a hang-ten if you want.
Drop Through - Drop Through boards lower your center of gravity, giving you a more responsive and stable ride. Trucks are mounted through the board and truck bases will sit either flush or slightly above the deck surface. Great for high speed assaults or even cruising around town to your local watering hole.
Note: If assembling yourself, you'll first need to remove your longboard truck hanger from its base by unscrewing the kingpin. Once separated, reassemble the trucks through the mounting area (sandwiching the board between the hanger/base of the truck), then tighten the kingpin nuts and you're ready to roll.
Rocker - The rocker profile can be seen from the side and is identified as a slight smile. Rocker decks are great for both downhill and freeride. You'll feel snug and secure on a rocker profile and this is especially useful for freeride beginners.
Directional - Directional boards might have concave towards the front, maybe the tail is tapered, it could be shaped to have a fatter nose than tail, and it probably feels awkward if you hop on backwards. However, when you want to pump a board, or you want to have something that sets you up for the fastest line, directional boards are great. Whether you are looking for a really responsive directional board for carving and cruising or a precision downhill deck, a directional board could be in your future.
Cutouts - With big wheels you need lots of room to carve and dig into turns, cutouts around the wheels provide the extra space required to prevent wheelbite while cutouts for your trucks appear on drop through decks so you can ride closer to the ground.
W-Concave - With the right concave underfoot you'll feel you can skate anything. Concavity can be seen if you look at a board straight down the nose to the tail and W-concave looks like the letter W, makes sense right? Breaking away into a slide becomes easier with this style because you have a little more support where your toes/heels will anchor.
5-Ply Bamboo - Bamboo construction gives the board a nice bounce to it.
Bear Grizzly 852 181mm Trucks - The Polar Bear has undergone years of team prototyping, designed from the ground up to bring a new standard in traditional kingpin trucks. An enlarged bushing seat and an 8-hole hardware pattern make the ride more customizable to guarantee the right feel. A beefed-up, heat-treated hanger provides strength and grinds butter-smooth.
Featuring 8 holes, so you're able to mount your truck right where you want it when riding a board with old school or new school hole pattern.
Machine-faced hangers keep bearings flush and spinning straight.
Added Gussets under hanger increase strength to keep the axle straight and true.
Space Balls ABEC 7 Bearings - With integrated spacers built in, your wheels will always be in alignment and chatter-free. Space Balls let you crank down your axle nuts with confidence and keep your wheels rolling smooth, straight and fast.