We’re not sure if this bear is our best friend or our worst nightmare, but we think artist Jesse Lonergan may know the Panda’s true intentions. If this beast means to go where other boards can’t and have a blast while doing it, we are ok with that. The Dinghy Classic Fender Panda is going to take over the streets!
With a wheelbase of 14.5”, a Width of 8” and a length of 28.5” the Classic Fender has all the exact same specs as the Classic. The way that the perimeter is cut out on the Classic Fender is identical to the Classic, but the mould has an added feature: wheel flares! Same Classic shape, different concave! The Dinghy Fender has two main attributes: it allows for more wheel clearance, and it locks your feet in. With the 105mm Polar Bear trucks and 72mm Plow King wheels, this setup is ideal if you like sliding, enjoy an aggressive riding style, or just want some huge wheels.
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 105MM
Ideal for the mini cruiser that every skater needs in their quiver. The 105mm Polar Bears are strong, agile, and ready to grip the tightest turns. Sold in pairs. The harder the bushings, the more stable the ride but that results in less agility – our Dinghy, for example, comes with 88a bushings.
Polar Bear 105mm
PLOW KING 72MM
Sometimes you just need to be able to plow through whatever life throws at you, and the 72mm Plow Kings are the perfect wheel to help you do that. Big, wide and poured in a super gushy 78a urethane formula, these wheels are the perfect upgrade for your longboard set up and will roll over cracks and road debris with ease.