|Project by Ken90712||posted 10-04-2014 10:19 PM||2097 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
I have wanted to make a longboard for a while now. Fellow Lumberjock “Brett” had made some and we have chatted about making them and where to get some of the supplies to build them. He was a big help in making my Board.
The board’s Deck is made of Blue Oak approx. 3/4” thick, 11” W and 36” long. This wood is very hard and dense. There is no flex at all in this board. On Brett’s advice, I went with Koastal’s new truck’s “Revenge” made here in the USA. I carved out little wheelwells in the bottom as well. The trucks have locking tabs to prevent wheel lockout when turning.
I really like these guys, great company and very helpful. They even sent me a free set of trucks and 3 different bushing’s for the trucks. Soft, Medium & Hard. I used there two part process “Lucid Grip” which is spray on grip texture. I really love this compared to clear grip tape that gets dirty. It is clear and you can still see the wood grain. It’s easy to do touch ups as well. I like the hard bushings (Less carving) but the Medium were good as well. I didn’t put the soft in yet as I’m old and it’s a little to wobbly for me LOL Koastal Longboards
The wheels are Braker, decent wheels but I won’t deal with him again. Took over a month to get the order, I almost called PayPal. He would never call back when I finally did get a hold of him he told me it was back ordered. I asked why he didn’t let me know it’s been three weeks. He got rude and then the order got lost or stolen and he was even ruder. He has no customer service manners, which is too bad. I’ll be using different wheels on all the orders in the future.
All comment and suggestions welcome, Enjoy and Thx for looking.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"