EGRET – Taurus

840,00

The Egret offers stability, maneuverability, and a fun ride thanks to its versatile symmetrical shape and a comfortable concave whether you’re riding regular or testing your balance in switch.

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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.

 

Taurus

The bigger the horns, the bigger the threat. Although Aries rules on his natural district, it knows that Taurus would not necessairly welcome anyone on his perimeter. It’s hard to compete someone with such a cool piercing in the nose.

Someone smart once said: “We are not doing things because they are easy. We are doing them because they are hard.” Looking up in the night sky should not make you feel small. Remember that we are all built from the stardust. The space is just a playground. Your hard work will pay off and the people you love will always be there for you. Just set course for a mutual target and concquer other solar systems togehter. Your strenght and sharp mind may scare some people off – try showing some more compassion for those who need more time. They want to rule the world too.

 

Ewelina Gąska

I am a master of arts by education. On a daily basis, I design magazine covers, books, CDs, event graphics, illustrations, visual identification and posters. One of my design goals was to develop a graphic for a skateboard. I was all the more happy when I got an e-mail with a proposal of such cooperation. The task was to design an illustration of one of the zodiac signs.

Inspiration

I chose the bull because I’m under its mark. Thinking about the project, I was wondering how to present it, in what space should I embed it. I decided to connect it to the galaxy, the cosmos and make a cosmic project. I made an astronaut out of a bull looking for other signs of the zodiac. He is sort of an explorer. He has a spacesuit on his head and is placed in a spaceship. The whole illustration is saturated with colors, I added a lot of patterns and some decorations that are characteristic of my works

The work from a totally different planet. Thank you Ewelina!

 

 

Inspiration

The inspiration for creating the board was mainly the eyes of a Aries, which is not my zodiac sign, but as an animal I have always been fascinated by the rams.
When I was a child, I was afraid to look into the eyes of these animals. I was concerned about the horizontal placement of their rectangular pupils. I was convinced they could hypnotize.
Today I know that these pupils help herbivorous victims to notice an impending threat, thanks to their wider viewing angles, and they have little to do with hypnosis.
However, childhood imaginations became a good pretext for expanding the image of Aries as the demonic ruler of the mind.
I also opted for a different, horizontal composition of illustrations to complete the whole of this horizontal inspiration.

It’s easy to admit that it is you Iza, who hypnotized us with your work. Let this trance continue!

 

 

Construction

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).

 

 

Riding Style

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.

 

 

Deck Features

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

Brand

Alternative Longboards