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.”
As the smaller sibling of the Karoo, the Ostrich offers a bang for your buck with a supple and light wood core surrounded by hardwood laminates, fiberglass and a layer of carbon fiber that create an ample vibration dampening and the right strength to flex ratio to fit all your longboarding needs. With a fat bottom base that extends outwards through the whole length of the board and slightly narrows at the front and side edges, the Ostrich offers big wheel wells so you can pair it with your favorite longboard trucks and wheels. For longer lasting fun, its sandwich construction is additionally reinforced with protective ABS sidewalls that enclose the wheel wells and kicktails, as well as an added layer of ABS on the nose and tail for improved durability. With a top-mount truck mounting, the Ostrich offers a stable, yet comfortable ride while giving you a more direct board response.
Shape & Profile
The symmetrical shape of the Ostrich offers a total length of 115 cm (45.28 inches) and a width of 22 cm (8.66 inches) with variable wheelbase options ranging from 75 cm to 79 cm (29.52 inches – 31.1 inches) for a customised ride based on your personal preferences. Its spacious platform, that rides equally well in both ways, makes it perfect for tricks and spins where you land in switch. To support your freestyle endeavors, the design of the Ostrich also features a comfortable rocker concave with higher kicktails compared to its predecessors for secure foot placement and massive pop. This longboard deck is available in two flex options. For the best experience with your new longboard, choose between Soft Flex (for riders up to 65 kg) and Medium Flex (suited for riders with 65 kg or more).
The Alternative Ostrich Longboard Deck was designed to accommodate the needs of longboard dancing and freestyle riders. With a symmetrical shape and a stable platform, it also provides the optimal features to boost your skills and make learning new tricks or dancing moves easier and more enjoyable.
Symmetrical shape with top-mount truck mounting
Wide platform for a comfortable 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 on the board’s ends and wheel wells with an added layer on the nose and tail
High kicktail design for better pop
A mellow concave for good board feel
Rocker for easier edge-to-edge transitions
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