Our freeride/DH board is a board that will do it all and can be used as kitchen table when needed. We wanted to make a very versatile board that would allow you to bust out steezy flat ground tricks, slide as fast as you can with, rage hills and tuck all fancy-like in your leathers. Why? Because we like all kinds of riding styles and encourage you to explore and blend styles together.
What you see below is NOT the final board but the latest prototype. We repeat: this is NOT the final board. Stoked to say we have gone through several prototypes so far, exploring a variety of different core thicknesses, construction layups, W concave curvatures, nose/tail widths and lengths, etc.
Please note that the board in the following photos has undergone lots of heavy thrashing (both freeride and freestyle) over the last month and a half, hence the visible wear and tear. As you can see, the rails of the board are damaged. We are in the process of developing sidewalls that will not only protect the rails but also help dampen vibrations while riding. This is currently the most challenging detail that is preventing us from releasing the board yesterday.
WHEN IS THE RELEASE? -Not sure yet. We have some more experimenting to do with rail durability and dampening. We intend for the board to be out this year. We are moving as fast as we can.
PRICE – We accept most varieties of exotic animal trading. Not sure on the price yet; there are still a couple more tweaks to be done including dialing in the construction and sidewall durability.
SPECS – Length: 42â€ â€“ Yes, it seems like a long board. But you have to consider the nose and tail are each 4.5â€ long.
Width: 9.75â€ â€“ We designed this board with a men’s size 8 to 11 shoe in mind. We feel that 9.75″ is a good width to allow your toes and heels to slightly touch each rail so you know where you are on your board and do not have to shift your feet around when transitioning from heelside to toeside slides. Although the width is slightly less than many other downhill boards on the market, we have tested with several foot sizes (including Adam Stokowski’s gigantor boat feet) and have found that it is a comfortable size for most non-silverback riders.
Wheelbase: 28.5â€ â€“ We have experimented with super small wheelbases of 26â€ in the past and find that 28.5â€ gives you the best of both worlds: not too big and not too small. Makes maneuverability great and sliding comfortable and fun.
Weight: ??? â€“ We are aiming to make this board as light as possible, while still durable and damp.
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