We decided that the Ripper needed a little more Landyachtz love, so we stacked up some letters and ended up with the Ripper Logo graphic. Who knows where else we might use this graphic, but we know it looks sweet on the Ripper and the colorway is a straight up vibe that we hope everyone enjoys! The Ripper is a great board for getting around town, throwing down some sweet manuals, busting some slides or just cruising the neighborhood with some friends.
The Ripper shares a similar concept to the Dipper; It’s great for carving, cruising, commuting long distances, feels great for sliding and has a nice bouncy flex. This board is a little bit wider compared to the Dipper and we went with slightly wider truck options to follow suit. The 9” width and subtle taper means that the Ripper has a lot of standing platform which gives your feet a lot of purchase making it quite comfortable for sliding. The larger standing platform in conjunction with the wider trucks give good stability and leverage. Lean deep into your turns on this board and enjoy nice long carves. The measurements are a 36.9” length with a wheelbase of 24.9”. The Ripper comes complete with Polar Bear 130mm trucks for a nice low ride perfect for relaxing cruises, and 63mm Fatty Hawgs wheels to keep you rolling smooth and fast over all types of surfaces.
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.