FANTAIL – Taurus

700,00

Unleash your adventurous nature and love for adrenaline with your new Fantail longboard deck. Designed to accompany you on your local hills or wherever your longboarding travels take you, the Fantail will surely make you stoked to hop on board as soon as possible.

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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!

 

 

CONSTRUCTION

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.

 

 

RIDING STYLE

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.

 

 

DECK FEATURES

  • 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

Brand

Alternative Longboards