KAROO – Taurus

900,00

Become one of the cool kids and confidently dance around the streets of your city with the Alternative Karoo longboard dancing deck. Cross steps, Peter Pan’s and long G-Turn’s – the sky is the limit.

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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

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.

 

 

Riding Style

The Karoo was designed to provide a comfortable and stable platform for all longboard dancing enthusiasts no matter their skill level.

 

 

Deck Features

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

Brand

Alternative Longboards