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.”
If you want to have an exceptional, stable and maneuverable longboard under your feet, look no further. The Karoo presents a new light and energetic wood core enhanced with hardwood laminates, fiberglass and a layer of carbon fiber in a robust sandwich construction. Thanks to its well thought out design, this board introduces a fat bottom base that extends outwards through the whole length of the board and slightly narrows at the front and back side edges to enable wider and deeper wheel wells. With wheelbite becoming a thing of the past, the Karoo offers improved wheel clearance that lets you pair it with your favorite longboard wheels and trucks. In order to extend your fun, the construction is further reinforced with an added layer of ABS impact protection on the nose and tail, as well as durable ABS sidewalls surrounding the kicktails and wheel wells. The Karoo includes a top-mount truck mounting system suitable for different longboard truck models for enhanced turning leveraged and a more controlled and stable feeling when riding.
Shape & Profile
With a symmetrical shape which enables you to fluidly change from riding regular to riding switch, the Karoo longboard deck offers a total length of 123 cm (48.42 inches) and variable wheelbase options ranging from 84 cm to 99.7 cm (33.07 inches – 39.25 inches).With just the right amount of width for any shoe size, its 24 cm (9.45 inches) wide platform enables you to comfortably step on the Karoo without missing a beat.The spacious platform of this longboard dancing deck will make learning new lines feel effortless and controlled, thanks to its comfortable concave with a slight rocker for seamless edge-to-edge transitions and generous kicktails with gravity-defying pop.For enhanced energy return during carving, the Karoo offers a new and improved medium board flex pattern.
The Karoo was designed to provide a comfortable and stable platform for all longboard dancing enthusiasts no matter their skill level.
Symmetrical 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
Big wheel wells for higher wheel clearance
ABS impact protection sidewalls with an additional ABS layer on the nose and tail
Higher kicktail design for better pop
A comfortable concave for good board feel
Rocker for easier edge-to-edge transitions
Medium flex pattern for improved energy return during carving
Best used for Longboard Dancing
Appropriate for all skill levels
Handmade in Poland, Europe