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Flight 8.25 243 Shape Skateboard Deck

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Color: black series
Size: 8.25 Size Chart
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Color: black series
Size: 8.25
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Deck Shape
  • Popsicle Deck
  • 243 Shape
  • Medium Kick

FLIGHT™ - FLIGHT™ decks are stronger, thinner and lighter than a 7-ply. You'll get the feel of it in an hour or two and begin to realize you can do things riding a Flight deck that cannot be done on a 7-ply. Flight decks allow you to extend your limits, because they let you ollie higher, flip faster, do tricks more easily, and they don't break in two like a 7-ply.

All Powell FLIGHT™ decks are made at their factory located in Santa Barbara, California.


243 Shape - Mellow nose and tail angles allow for responsive pop and flatter, leveled out flip tricks.

K20 Concave: Medium

Angle Tail: 18º

Angle Nose: 18º

Width (in):8.25
Length (in):31.95
Wheelbase (in):14.25
Nose (in):6.88
Tail (in):6.63
Concave (in):.5
Overall Rating
Reviewed by 3 customers

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Keeps its pop
by Troy Harris in Springfield, MO (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/25/2019
Powell Peralta Flight 8.25 243 Shape Skateboard Deck
I've been riding this deck for 3 weeks now and it still feels like a freshy.
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Awesome board
by Curly in Waveland, MS (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 2/18/2018
Powell Peralta Flight 8.25 243 Shape Skateboard Deck
Light, very strong, really great pop, all my buddies want one
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Nice novelty
by Jose Rizo in san diego, CA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 4/23/2017
Powell Peralta Flight 8.25 243 Shape Skateboard Deck
This board is a bit on the pricey side, so it is definitely not recommended for anyone that is trying to get a high-tech deck on a budget. You can achieve similar results with a P2 (~40$-$55) or an impact plus (~40-60$).

That said, this board achieves everything that is engineered to do! The board is super thin, and super light, yet surprisingly sturdy with a monster pop.
A few things that should be noted, though:
The bottom veneers are still made of maple so the board will still razor tail and wear like a standard board. Similarly, this board does seem more susceptible to chipping, so try to avoid catching the nose on cracks when popping nollie/fakie tricks, letting your board slam into anything when your board slips out, or even skating on super rough ground.
Also, since this board is super light, you may notice that it does tend to be affected by sudden gusts of wind and whatnot than heavier boards. This shouldn't be as pronounced if you ride a heavier set of trucks (I ride tensor maglight hollows).
Lastly, this deck does take a while to get used to. As Powell states, this board doesn't necessarily "feel" like a tradition 7 ply maple deck or even a carbon fiber reinforced deck, because it is not one. The rebound from the pop, center of mass, moment of inertia are all noticeably different. Although it does take some getting used to, it definitely does result in a board that has a stronger pop and is easier to manipulate.
I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who has the the extra money to spend and wants to experiment with something new.
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Asked by Chris on 6/21/2017
Hi. How do the shapes of the 243 and 248 decks differ? Seems to me the 248 has a slightly narrower nose and tail but quite hard to tell from the pics.

Answered by Graig A (Tactics Employee) on 6/21/2017
The 248 does have a more narrow nose and tail that taper in sooner and the 243 has a wider nose and tail, similar to a Real Full shape
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