IDEA - Deck with Brackets
To begin with, a little history
I came up with the idea of building a board with brackets in 2019, bought a G-Bomb Carbon Platform 26 deck, designed and made the brackets and in December 2019 built the board by installing my own gear drive, Surf Rodz TKP trucks, ABEC 107 and BOA 100mm wheels, Evolve GTX enclosure, ESC 2x Unity and 10S4P 18650 battery.
The board looked great, but the ride was not pleasant, the deck was stiff, flat, short and narrow, I didn’t like it … after a few rides I disassembled this board and decided to design my own deck that would meet my requirements …
I wanted the deck to be comfortable for long distances, it had to be long, wide and flexible… to speed up the implementation process, I decided to cooperate with a manufacturer of high-quality decks, who made a prototype based on my design. The cost was not low but I wanted high quality and safety.
Deck must be very resistant to point stresses where brackets are mounted
The prototype deck was ready in April 2021.
In 2021 I built 2 boards
The first one had a similar configuration to the first board with the 2019 G-bomb deck, however, I changed the gear drive to a belt drive because I wanted to test the deck with air wheels as well so a change in gear ratios was needed.
The second board had a Backfire G2T kit installed (trucks, wheels, hub motors and electronics), Evolve GTX enclosure and 10S4P 18650 battery, this board I still use
The decks looked great, but they were still a bit too small and too stiff, I decided for the final version to change the dimensions a bit by enlarging and widening the deck reduce the thickness of the core a bit. In December 2021 the first batch of decks was ready and I started selling…
So much for the history of this project, now the specifics
Deck has dimensions 733-260 (dimensions may not vary, tolerance +/1mm).
Tub concave depth about 15mm
The foot spacing is similar to that of the haero deck.
The wood core is vertically laminated, the edges are sealed with urethane (similar construction to Haero-Boards decks).
Additionally reinforced with fiberglass and carbon on both sides.
The outer layer is a protective film.
There are currently 2 flexes available
The theoretical recommended user weight is:
FLEX 1 - 85-95kg
FLEX 2 - 75-85kg
Link to a comparison test. Tester weight 90kg
1 board - flex 2
2 board - flex 1
Of course, the longer the brackets, the more flexible the deck is, so for longer brackets I recommend Flex 1
The price of the deck is $180
I currently have 4 types of brackets
1.Flat, horizontal, total length 220mm - (fits NKP 3-link truck) - $150
Brackets fit most longboard trucks
2.Inclined, 15 degree angle, total length 211mm - $180
Bracket designed for MBS ATS 12 trucks
3.Horizontal, 20 mm deep, total length 213mm - $180
Most popular, it fits most longboard trucks
4.Horizontal, 30mm deep, total length 253mm (fits NKP 3-link truck) - $200
I designed the brackets for NKP 3-link trucks, but it fits most trucks, it works perfectly with larger wheels and classic RKP/TKP truck
Prices are for 2 pieces.
All types of brackets are 60mm wide
The brackets are made of 7075 aluminum
Currently I don’t have my own enclosure, several guys have used @eboosted enclosures
Hi5ber Zenith MKII 21700
12S Universal MKII Enclosure
Others built their own or used box-type enclosures by mounting them on the deck.
I have enclosures that I designed for Trampa decks, they can be instaled.
The enclosure is made of thermoformed ABS, unfortunately, it can crack in the place of the embossments after bending, but you can reinforce it by laminating.
When I buy a set (deck + brackets), I can send the enclosure for free (limited quantity)
Alan @eboosted has my deck, he told me he is working on a dedicated enclosure , unfortunately I don’t know when it will be available
I ship packages outside of Europe via FedEx, for example, the cost of shipping to the US is $60
Other countries I price individually
Below are some boards from Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, UK and the USA
This is my board
and several other