As I’m riding along the streets of Helsinki, Finland, I constantly find myself stopping and picking up my board (like a peasant) to get over a curb or when I encounter a tight corner. There have even been occasions where I have missjudged the height of a curb and just gotten thrown off as my wheels crash into the curb. So I decided that it’s time to build another board with a different deck, with hopefully a kicktail of some sorts, as my current one does not have one and I long for one. Since an electric longboard for me is merely a means of transportation and I’m not an experienced trickster skater there just is no elegant way for me to get over an obstacle as my current board is 92cm, heavy and no kicktail,
The reasons why I’m drawn to the Subsonic Talon are as follow:
- Possibly has a functional kicktail? (Comments and feedback on this?)
- I like the shape and look of it (tbh I’m more of an Landy EVO guy… )
- I dislike more traditional skatey looking decks
- eboosted is selling a sweet enclosure for it <3
In the following video they do mention that the kick can be used to kick up the board, but what about us who attach several kilos of motors, batteries and electronics onto our decks? Could this tiny kick have enough leverage to be used for example at low speeds to get the wheels over a 5-10cm high curb?