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.”
By combining a light, springy core with surrounding hardwood laminates, fiberglass and a layer of carbon fiber, the Fantail offers a lively and vibration damping ride. The specially developed sandwich construction creates a thicker center base that runs through the whole length of the board and slightly narrows on the front and back edges for bigger wheel wells. In order to keep you skating longer, the Fantail’s durable construction was further reinforced with strategically placed protection of ABS sidewalls surrounding the wheel wells and the board’s ends. Not only does this enhance the durability, but also protect the edges in situations when you can’t stop the board from flipping over.
SHAPE & PROFILE
The Fantail is a 90 cm (35.43 inches) directional longboard with a top-mount truck mounting for better maneuverability and board control when riding. With a slightly wider front and tapered tail, it promotes smooth turning entry and exits and improved stability at higher speeds. It’s 24.5 cm (9.65 inches) width provides a big enough platform for a stable and comfortable foot placement no matter your shoe size. Paired with a comfortable concave and rocker, the Fantail enables you to safely carve and effortlessly perform edge-to-edge transitions for quick heelside and toeside slides.
The Fantail is a downhill and freeride longboard deck with a stiff flex that was designed for all skill levels. You can skate it at your local slide spot, on newly found mountain runs, longboarding events or cruise your streets and take advantage of its high kicktail with a massive pop. Whether you’re a beginner or pro, having the right board under your feet really matters, so have a closer look at the Fantail and get yourself the best gear for your needs.
- Directional shape with top-mount truck mounting
- Wide platform for a stable ride no matter your shoe size
- New lightweight core construction
- Robust sandwich construction featuring a light wood core surrounded by hardwood laminates
- ABS impact protection on the nose and tail for improved durability
- Big wheel wells for higher wheel clearance
- High kicktail design for better pop
- A comfortable concave for good board feel
- Rocker for easier edge-to-edge transitions
- Stiff flex for better stability at higher speeds
- Best used for Downhill and Freeride
- Appropriate for all skill levels
- Handmade in Poland, Europe