Alternative Longboards x Zodiac
We are born with a sign. Stars overlooking our lives form maps, guiding us through voyages of lifetime. Each of us has its own emblem, proudly representing position of the Sun throughout the year.Since the ancient times it is believed each zodiac depicts our behaviourand having deep knowledge of the stars could forsee what is yet to come. And to this day they leave a special marking on our characters. But years ago who understood the planets, ruled the civilisations. On a dark night with clear sky we can admire the very same view our ancestors once did, and connect with the same paths our zodiacs travel for us each day.
May your plans and people you meet always be in favour of what you are looking for.
Because everyone is born under a lucky star.
Rising from our bow for the lion king, let us take off our hats for the Virgo and catch the last warmth of summer. Focus. Look into the future and make use of the days still left to write legendary stories. With your skills, with your attitude, there is a whole planet to conquer. Don’t be ashamed of mistakes – they only happen to those who move forward. Your eager to make things better will take you further than the stars. Perfect balance will flow not only in mind but also through every angle move on your board. Make sure to sparkle this grace out and check each board for a perfect match.
Magdalena Koźlicka is a sorcerer made in Poland, in late 80′. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. She now works in animation studio in Warsaw as an illustrator and art director, partly freelancing at home in her green “home office”. We are delighted to share a personal story about her adventure with Alternative Longboards,
“I know Alternative brand from my own experience – because when I started longboarding around 4 years ago the Alternative deck was my second board, but first “dancing” deck so since then I’ve fallen in love with longboard dancing. When you asked me to take part in this project I was totally happy and wouldn’t even dream before about making my own design for a longboard deck.”
As an ever-evolving spirit, the Chauma M freestyle longboard features a robust combination of two types of wood. Its new light wood core is sandwiched between hardwood laminates, fiberglass and a layer of carbon fiber to provide vibration damping and just the right stiffness for a comfortable and easy ride, no matter your skill level. With a fat bottom base that extends outwards throughout the whole length of the board and slightly narrows at the front and back side edges, the Chauma M offers wider and deeper wheel wells to enable you to pair it with your favorite trucks and wheels. Chauma M’s construction is further reinforced with protective ABS sidewalls surrounding the wheel wells and kicktails, as well as an extra layer of ABS impact protection on both tips in order to withstand the repetitive motion of freestyle longboarding. Thanks to Chauma M’s top-mount truck mounting system, it not only creates a stable ride but also offers higher maneuverability and a more direct board control when riding.
Shape & Profile
Flip it, pop it, turn it around – the symmetrical design of the Chauma M makes everything possible, whether you’re riding regular or in switch. With a total length of 98 cm (38.58 inches) and width of 24 cm (9.45 inches), it offers multiple wheelbase options ranging from 55 cm to 59 cm (24.13 inches – 28.20 inches) for a customized ride based on your personal preferences. The Chauma M is paired with a symmetrical stiff flex pattern for better stability, high kicktails, a mellow concave to boost your confidence when riding and a slight rocker that enables you to quickly transition from heelside to toeside slides or effortlessly connect one freestyle trick with another.
The Chauma M was designed to become your ultimate quiver killer. Take it with you to downhill longboard events, freeride session or skate it around the city and even your local skate park. With a versatile design, the Chauma M will suit the needs of both beginners and pros alike.
Symmetrical shape with top-mount truck mounting
Wide platform for a comfortable ride for all shoe sizes
New lightweight core construction
Robust sandwich construction featuring a light wood core surrounded by hardwood laminates
Big wheel wells for higher wheel clearance
ABS impact protection sidewalls on the board’s ends with an additional layer on the nose and tail
High kicktail design for better pop
A mellow concave for good board feel
Rocker for easier edge-to-edge transitions
Symmetrical stiff flex pattern for better stability
Best used for Freeride and Freestyle
Appropriate for all skill levels
Handcrafted in Europe