The Gordito is the over-sized street shape that you didn’t know you needed. You might recognize the artwork by Dirk Hays, we have used it on several occasions, and we thought the Gordito would be the perfect canvas for The Creature. Whether you’re a bigger rider tired of feeling cramped on smaller boards or just looking for a bigger platform to make riding on hectic terrain a little easier, give the Gordito a shot.
Here we have a fine example of a big ol’ skateboard. This beast is 35 inches long by 10 inches wide. Whether you have big feet or just want the stability of a big board, this board will be right for you. We set the Gordito up with 180mm Polar Bear trucks, which match the width of the board nicely and provide tons of stability. The trucks have loads of real estate for coping, flat bars, ledges, and anything else you can get your grind on. It is a perfectly functional skateboard with a bit of extra meat on it, great for a surfy feel. The Gordito, is a great all-round setup with 63mm 78a EZ Hawgs for roll speed and slide-ability.
So, what’s flex and why is it important to a skateboard? In skate-nerd terms, flex is the amount of displacement a deck sees when a specific amount of force is applied to it. Check out our formula to the left! There are a few factors that affect flex, like deck thickness, wheelbase, and the amount of force on a deck. We built a machine and put our entire lineup to the test by applying the exact same amount of force to all our boards and measured the displacement we saw in each. This gives a totally scientific and accurate flex range across our entire line! It’s important to understand flex when choosing a board. Here are some basics: Downhill/freeride skateboards will have less flex because you need a stiff platform to stand on when you’re bombing or gripping a corner at speed. Carving skateboards will have more flex, giving you the ability to sink into your turns and pump or carve with ease. Most cruisers, dance and ATV boards will have less flex for control when doing tricks but just enough to be forgiving when pushing around town. We’ve engineered our boards with the best flex for each style of riding but remember, flex is subjective so get out a see what you like the most!
POLAR BEAR 180MM
One of the biggest challenges in designing the Gordito was getting the right truck and finding a 180mm street truck with smooth artculation is a huge challenge! Thankfully the homies at Bear Trucks aren’t ones to shy away from niche trucks and we’re stoked to have their 180mm low-profile Polar Bears on the Gordito.
63MM EZ HAWGS
Sometimes it’s all in the name, we designed these wheels to make your time on your skateboard as easy and stress free as possible. Super smooth rolling and super smooth slides with minimal effort are in your future on a set of Easy Hawgs, they really do feel like riding and sliding on clouds thanks to our 78a Ez formula.
63mm EZ Hawgs