Osprey 41in Pintail Longboard Solar Flare technical information:
If you can't master a simple manoeuvre like an ollie, the skateboard fraternity are unlikely to give you the time of day. There's a remote possibility you'll be heckled or egged. The Osprey 41in Pintail Longboard offers an alternative to skateboarding based on less tricks, greater speed and more impressive turns. As well as being a far more accessible sport, longboarding is the closest thing you'll get to surfing on land! The longboard features a durable 7ply deck made from hardwearing Chinese and Canadian maple. The longboard deck is covered in 80AB grip tape so that feet stay grounded when carving or cruising the streets. The grip tape has been embossed with a cool zigzag line so that the stunning wood finish glimpses through. The base of the deck is decorated with a funky swirl design in shades of orange, red and black. Because of the way the print has been applied, the Solar Flare has a worn-looking vintage appearance. The longboard skateboard also features a variation of the Osprey logo in front of the back wheels. The truck and base are made of tough aluminium with a polished finish. Sandwiched between the truck and deck are 12mm risers, which work as shock absorbers and prevent wheel bite. The Solar Flare runs on high-grade, orange-coloured PU cast wheels which utilise ABEC-7 chrome bearings for a smoother surf skateboard experience. All in all, the Osprey 41in Pintail Longboard Solar Flare is a super fun, supremely stylish and brilliantly engineered way to cruise, curve and ride the streets.