Faceplant Boardriders Redesigned Skateboard Deck The “Kingspin” Has Been Released

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FB has tweaked the design of the “Kingspin”, which is their tech sliding and pool riding deck

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Faceplant Boardriders is known for their progressive decks due to being a rider owned and operated longboard/skateboard company.

Faceplant Boardriders is known for their progressive decks due to being a rider owned and operated longboard/skateboard company. They have an ongoing process of designing, creating and shredding progressive shapes. At Faceplant Boardriders, there is truly a shape for any rider out there, and they do everything they can to meet the demands of riders in every realm of longboarding.

The Kingspin has been in Faceplant Boardriders’ “Rippers Quiver" for a few years, but they felt it was time to tweak the design. Faceplant Boardriders Owner Ricky Wheeler said, “We wanted to make the Kingspin even more versatile by making changes that would make the skateboard something that a rider can do serious tech sliding with as well as some pool and bowl riding. The progression of skating is always changing, and our shapes should be and always are changing as well to help push the progression of the sport.”

Faceplant Boardriders shortened the Kingspin’s wheelbase from 20 inches to 19 inches which makes tech sliding tricks easier to spin around but still maintains stability at high speeds. The are now pressing out the skateboard deck even more to give the board bigger kicks, natural wheelwells for added wheel clearance, and a solid concave throughout the deck to help keep the riders feet locked in. The tips are still blunted to help the Kingspin withstand tech slide abuse and pesky curb hits.

The Kingspin from Faceplant Boardriders looks much like an oversized skate deck, but it is so much more. FB made this board for the rider looking to get gnarly with tech sliding along with the added ability to go play in the skatepark too. The Kingspin is a larger platform making it an easy board to tech slide, and it has plenty of pop for throwing down some solid park runs. Solid, stable, and so easy to spin, hence the name "Kingspin". The Kingspin starts at $89 (and only goes up with a custom order). With Faceplant Boardriders, custom art is always an option along with the many unique art pieces they already produce.

Wheelbase~ranging from 19"
9 plies with E-glass sandwich construction.
Flex Rating (1=stiff – 10=flexible): 3

One can buy a Kingspin at http://faceplantboardriders.com/products/category/1175.

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