Landyachtz 2014 Longboards

By: Pete Benda
Landyachtz 2014 Longboards

Landyachtz has been one of the most trusted names in the industry for quite some time now and there is good reason for it. They’ve built a great name for themselves in the downhilling industry with boards you’ve gotten to know over the years (i.e. the Landyachtz Wolfshark, the Landyachtz Evo, and the Landyachtz Top Speed). But what you may not know is the construction of some of these newer boards, all being revamped for 2014. First you have the Landyachtz Drop Carve. They are amazing freestyle boards, being made of bamboo and fiberglass, these are perfect for freestyling and freeriding, as well as carving around town.

Then you have the all new Landyachtz Malahat: a perfect little flexy cruiser ready to rip your city. And speaking of ripping around, you get the classic Landyachtz Ripple Ridge shape in an all new graphic that is just way too cool. Along with their mini cruiser lineup is the Landyachtz Dinghy’s with completely never before seen graphics that have us stoked and ready to shred.

But Landyachtz knows that some of you have been thinking the Dinghy is a little bit too small. We say that’s just tomfoolery but Landyachtz answers your call with the all new Landyachtz Tug Boat. The big brother to the Dinghy, ready for someone who’s looking for a slightly bigger ride.

But the thing you’ve all been waiting for, the thing that has us the most excited is the all new Landyachtz Rotor and Landyachtz R5. You may have seen the Rotor before, being the first asymmetrical board on the market. It’s dropped platform rides just like a snowboard for all you pow shredders out there who are looking into longboarding. The R5 is designed to be the ultimate in speed. When paired up with a 40-degree bear truck, this board wedges the truck to ride with a 0 degree leverage, preventing any speed wobbles in your ride. But the thing that separates these two boards on the market away from any other board, is their hollow core design. That’s right. They are hollow core. What this means is that Landyachtz actually mills out sections of the board, lightening your ride a ton. Then they put the board back in the mold and add a layer of fiberglass to the top of the deck, making sure you have all the torsional stiffness and durability you will need for speed. In short, you get all the benefits of having a board that is extremely light, while losing none of the structural stability.

All in all Landyachtz has been killing it for years and 2014 is no different for them in the game.

Pete has been living and breathing skate culture since he was a damn baby.…
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