Sincerely, this is a huge upgrade from the 2012 model so here's the skinny: I owned (and rode the hell outta) the Tomahawk 38 & 40. They are my go-to boards for most riding. I used the same setup on my 40 for the 2013 deck.
SETUP: Caliber 50s and O'tang Morongas (initally). the 72mm morongas bit with 1/8" hard risers. Not badly, but wheelbite can turn bad quickly, so I strapped some available THESE 69.5mm wheels. Im actually digging the wider wheelbase and no bite.
Changes between '12 & '13 model: So first, the wheelwells dont buy you much clearance, but on Calibers I expect to ride slightly smaller wheels. The wheelwells DO keep you from stomping your ride to a stop during that intricate footwork and pivots.
THE NEW KICKS ARE MEGA-DOPE. As much as i want this taken seriously, they are. They work SO DAMN WELL. It just felt right... I didnt realize how much effort i put into foot placement to find that pivot's sweet-spot on the previous model but on the GOAT (the 2013 has a ram or goat on it, and it's tough as hell, so i calls it the GOAT) has sweet kicks. The whole thing feels right, nice and wide for ollies and manuals without having to work as hard.
The concave is more dramatic than before. I like it for 2 reasons: On backside rotations, you dont have to hang your toes over the fronside edge or gorilla-grip the board with your toes. It also makes pushing a bit breezier (for people who keep their front foot more parallel to the board to push) as it locks you in a comfy position and allows more steering in this stance. Also, the deck FEELS lower but I havent measured it (Again, better for pushing in general) and has a nice flat center strip (possibly a really subtle w concave?) between the drops. It feels great. Also, a more gas-pedal effect comes from the footwells/ wheelwell area. Just stomp em for that extra tight carve and you'll love it as much as I do...
Conclusion: It's so much better in so many ways from my beloved owl-adorned Tomahawks. The flatter deck of the Owls only serves to make them more fun for walking and fancy footwork. The GOAT has that magic in the mix. It's a work of art, it's tougher than your mom's old meatloaf, it inspires confidence to push harder, and it makes it feel easier and look better when you do. Tip o' the cap to the folks at Landyachtz, and a thank you.
Longboard of the year... just sayin...
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