Inspired by the Dinghy Classic, the Dinghy Blunt shape is slightly wider and noticeably easier to skate! This extra width allows us to set the Blunt up with wider trucks, which increases stability and control. Artist Kristoffer Lloyd Valera doesn’t exactly think that reapin’ is very easy but hopefully this board will make your daily commute a little bit easier and a lot more fun!
The Dinghy Blunt is a small cruiser board that comes in at 28.5″ long and 8.6” wide. The extra width up front and mild taper means you get more leverage over the front truck than the rear one, which gives it a somewhat directional steering characteristic. The Blunt jumps up in size from our other Dinghy models, and so do the trucks. We set the Dinghy Blunt up with Polar Bear 130s to match the added width perfectly. This setup works best with smaller wheels, so we set it up with 60mm 78a Chubby Hawgs to keep you low to the ground and give you great acceleration. You will have lots of space left over on the trucks for grinds and a nice gradual turn. With virtually the same wheelbase as the Dinghy Classic & about 20 percent more surface area on the top, you will have the same mini board vibes that you get from the Dinghy, but with added stability and control.
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!
POLAR BEAR 130MM
Some of us still like to ride a board that is a bit on the narrower-side. And, of course, you need trucks to match it. If you step down in board size then it’s time to step it up to the 130mm Polar Bears. Sold in pairs.
Bushings: 85a is softer, 90a is harder. Softer bushings are more lively but less stable – with 88a being what we usually use in our completes.
Polar Bear 130mm
60MM CHUBBY HAWGS
Chubby Hawgs are the wheel of choice on many of our cruiser and ATV completes and are now available separately in all the colours of the rainbow! You can upgrade your cruiser set up today. They use the same high-quality urethane found in the Fatty Hawgs for premium performance, just in a smaller package.