Ordinarily, skateboards and longboards are produced out of several laminated layers of wooden. This provides them a pleasing flex that produces a cozy trip. Nonetheless, it is not the only way to do things. [DesignCo] went for an unconventional structure, making use of a substantial slice out of a tree in its place.
The profit of making use of a section of tree trunk for a board is that it has a very interesting appear with all the rings visible. To transform it into a board, it was first about reduce to condition, prior to being planed down to a uniform thickness. More shaping was then reached with the use of a flap wheel on an angle grinder. The wood was completed with many coats of tung oil right before remaining supplied a last seal with matte lacquer. A strong steel tail was then well prepared to match, shaped with an good curve and with two bolts screwed in. These bolts have been then epoxied into the board, becoming a member of the two, and vans mounted underneath.
The ultimate develop appears spectacular, and is journey-equipped too. It is probable a minimal slipperier than a board with grip tape, and it almost certainly would not cope with bumps as very well as a common style. Extended boards are not often about overall performance anyway, although, and this board appears to be like like good pleasurable to get all around on.
We’ve seen non-standard longboards before, way too. Online video after the break.