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.”
The Egret is handmade in Poland with a well thought out construction consisting of a light and energetic wood core surrounded by hardwood laminates, fiberglass and a layer of carbon fiber to provide excellent damping abilities and dimensional stability. Its proven sandwich construction enables the creation of our unmistakable fat bottom design that extends towards the tip and tail and slightly narrows at the front and back side edges. As a result, the Egret offers a stable platform with a bigger wheel well design that lets you pair it with your favorite trucks and wheels without needing to worry about wheelbite. For improved durability and longevity, the Egret is strategically reinforced with impact protective ABS sidewalls surrounding the nose, tail and wheel wells with an added bottom layer of ABS on the tips. Completed with a top-mount truck mounting system, this board offers a more direct turning response and improved board control when riding.
Shape & Profile
The Egret presents a symmetrical shape with a total length of 110 cm (43.3 inches), a width of 23 cm (9.05 inches) and variable wheelbase options ranging from 70 cm to 74 cm (27.55 inches – 29.13 inches). Its spacious platform is paired with a mellow concave for comfortable foot placement and a slight rocker for seamless edge-to-edge transitions. To elevate your skating skills to the next level, the Egret offers a more aggressive kicktail design compared to its predecessor with an added layer of ABS impact protection to keep you skating longer. This longboard deck is available in two flex options. For the best experience on your new longboard, choose between Soft Flex (recommended rider weight up to 65 kg) and Medium Flex (recommended rider weight 65 kg or more).
Beginners, intermediates or pros – the Egret longboard deck will cater to your dancing and freestyle needs with its improved shape, slim waist and a delicate concave paired with a slight rocker.
Symmetrical shape with top-mount truck mounting
Comfortable platform for various 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
Soft or Medium flex pattern for improved energy return during carving
Best used for Longboard Dancing and Freestyle
Designed for all skill levels
Handmade in Poland, Europe