The Big Dipper is like a magic carpet with wheels. Coming in at 42.2” long and boasting a healthy amount of flex, this is a longboard in the classic sense of the word. Because of its length, the Big Dipper is very forgiving to ride, whether you are a beginner learning to skate or someone trying to push the limits of what a flexy longboard can do. This beast is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a smooth & stable ride with lots of flow and surf style.
The Big Dipper is a flexy longboard shape measuring in at 42.2” long by 9.48” wide with a wheelbase of 29.8”. It’s made from a 7 ply Maple construction that gives it a responsive, positive flex that returns lots of energy in carves, without feeling soggy and dead. The flex dampens a lot of vibration and combined with the length, it doesn’t notice rough pavement at all. It’s like a freight train, it just won’t stop. We’ve kept the rocker and concave that we love from the Dipper and extended the wheelbase so that it’s nice and stable. 155mm Grizzlies pair perfectly with the longer wheelbase and added width for tight turns and amazing carves. The 70mm 78a Supreme wheels do a great job at sliding when you want them to, while simultaneously holding their line when you need some extra traction.
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 and see what you like the most!
BEAR GEN 6 – 155MM 50 DEGREE TRUCKS
Redesigned from the ground up and incorporating technology perfected in our high end DH and Freeride trucks, Gen 6 Grizzlies are the best performing cast trucks on the market today. Game changing strength and highly refined steering geometry are just the tip of the iceberg, Gen 6 Grizzlies are available in 3 different hangar widths and 3 baseplate angles so you can customize your truck setup to perform exactly how you want them to.
Bear Gen 6 – 155mm 50 Degree Trucks
These wheels are one heck of a Doozie. They will keep you out of trouble, whether you are on or off the board. They will keep you rolling smoothly over anything in your path, they will obliterate any obstacle that gets in your way, and they will provide you with an amazing feeling on your skateboard. They slide smooth when you want them to slide, and they carry you through corners with lots of grip when you need them to. This is a fantastic wheel for anyone that is looking to add some crackerjack sassafras to their setup.