Welcome to the boat party, this fine creation will keep you moving all day and all night. Artist, Jordy Garcia Paredes really went over the top with an out of this world graphic for the Raft which sits on top of a majestic burgundy background. Regardless of sort of skate spots you find, the Raft Solitaire will keep you sailing upright with its wide, stable platform.
At 32.5” long and a maximum width of 9.9”, this maverick is more like a white-water raft than a life raft. The stability and control offered by the Raft’s wide platform means you won’t just be surviving your daily commute, you’ll be thriving. The concave is quite aggressive without being intrusive and the deck itself has a fantastic taper which comes down to a 9” width at the front truck and an 8.6” width at the back truck. This makes for a slightly directional feel which can handle pretty much any type of riding style. The 130mm Polar Bear trucks and 63mm Fatty Hawgs give this board an extremely responsive feel and lots of roll speed.
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
63MM FATTY HAWGS
Made famous as the wheel of choice for our Dinghy completes, Fatty Hawgs are now available separately in a multitude of colours and patterns so you can upgrade your cruiser board today. We use the highest quality urethane to ensure these are the best cruiser wheels available on the market. Get a set and see the difference for yourself.