Faceplant Boardriders New 'Pow Surfer' Near Its Release

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The new and improved progressive deck from Faceplant Boardriders, the Pow Surfer, is expected to push the progression of downhill freeriders everywhere.

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Serious concave features in progressive longboards are very important to downhill freeriders and the Pow Surfer is packed full of concave features.

At Faceplant Boardriders there is an ongoing process of designing, creating and testing progressive longboard shapes. They truly have a shape for any rider out there, and they go to great lengths to meet the demands of riders in every realm of longboarding. While Faceplant Boardriders is always designing and testing new shapes, they took a step back in 2012 to review the shapes they already have. One of their favorite shapes that they felt was getting overlooked was the “Pow Surfer”.

The “Pow Surfer” is part of the ‘Surfer Series’ from Faceplant Boardriders. The Surfer Series features boards that were inspired by surfing and are meant to give the rider the feeling of surfing the asphalt. The Pow Surfer was more of a ‘kick-around’ longboard, and FB Owner’s Ricky and Rob Wheeler decided they could take the Pow Surfer to the next level.

The new Pow Surfer has been beefed up to be a stronger, stiffer deck which makes it respond on demand. It is also a wider platform at 10.25” wide which makes for a very stable ride at higher speeds. This is very important amongst hardcore downhill freeriders where every reaction comes in miliseconds. Faceplant Boardriders didn’t stop there. They spent all of 2012 asking fellow riders what they wanted most out of a progressive longboard shape, and the Pow Surfer is the perfect median from those recommendations and responses.

Serious concave features in progressive longboards are very important to downhill freeriders and the Pow Surfer is packed full of concave features. The perfect concave keeps the rider locked in when they are laying down slides at any speed. Sliding is the act of putting your board sideways so the wheels slide which gives the rider more control of their speed. What Faceplant Boardriders did with the Pow Surfer is they gave the front of the board a 5/8” radial concave and a slight wedge in the nose which creates a pocket for the front foot to set into place right over the truck. Near the rear truck, the Pow Surfer has W Concave which creates a great pocket for the rider’s foot when tucked in a downhill stance or pushing out high speed slides. This concave coupled with a mellow flared kicktail make the new Pow Surfer a downhill freeriders dream deck.

The Pow Surfer starts at $135 which is a price that doesn’t break the bank. As with any Faceplant Boardriders longboard, anyone can custom order personal graphics. Faceplant Boardriders Owner Ricky Wheeler said, “We were stoked on the design of this deck, and our riders have shown nothing but love for its ride. It is the perfect cross between a topmount downhill deck and a freeride longboard.”

Wheelbase~ranging from 25.25-27.25"
Thickness/Plies~12 plies with E-glass sandwich construction.
Flex Rating (1=stiff – 10=flexible): 1

One can see more about the Pow Surfer on the Faceplant Boardriders website at http://faceplantboardriders.com/products/category/961

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