Hopkin Black Rainbow Convict 30 longboard deck
These boards are a collaboration with Tasmanian skateboard builder Black Rainbow.
The idea is we use cheaper overseas pressed blanks and Alistair at Blank Rainbow uses his design and woodshop skills to create an original shape. We are creating a price point deck, that is high quality but still supports local Australian woodshop and local downhill scene.
We are calling this deck series the Convict. An imported criminal but shaped locally.
Pressed with Canadian hard rock maple with an epoxy infused middle core. The result is a crazy light deck but downhill stiff.
These decks come as a raw skin, no graphics, just natural wood to show the grain and cut. They are sealed.
Concave is a simple taco, plenty of room for your feet, the concave give you a natural foot placement and does not lock you into a stance. You can use foam, wedges or inserts to create a custom concave.
Length: 30 inch (76cm)
Width: 8.75 inch (22cm)
Wheelbase is 20.5 inch, 21 inch and 21.5 inch.
This deck was built for downhill. Freeride, racing or a short board for big skids! If you know what you want, this would be a great deck to add to your quiver.
If you are setting a deck up for the first time, this board is built for precision trucks. A precision downhill truck with a 115mm-125mm hanger and a large downhill wheel will be about 22cm wide from outer wheel edge to outer wheel edge. For cast trucks, this deck would suit Paris 150 43 degree or Caliber 9 inch 44 degree. Either of these trucks with a wide downhill wheel (65mm wide) will be about 24cm wide.