Bison

 205,00

It’s back! One of the first boards from the beginning of Timber Boards.  The Bison is back from a long journey in search of greener pastures, lots of soul-searching and self-development it’s now reborn in a slightly shorter, more streamlined and modernized package with some new features. It’s got a more abrasive resistance top, long high kicks, lots of composite material to keep it together when it gets smacked around. Absolutely perfect if you want to feel like a cave person for a day.

Dimensions 109 × 24 × 1 cm
Length 109 cm, 43 inch
Width 24 cm, 9.44inch
Concave 1.25 cm, 0.49 inch
Dance
70%
Freestyle
100%
Freeride
65%
Cruize
80%
Downhill
30%

 

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General Description

It’s back! One of the first boards from the beginning of Timber Boards.  The Bison is back from a long journey in search of greener pastures, lots of soul-searching and self-development it’s now reborn in a slightly shorter, more streamlined and modernized package with some new features. It’s got a more abrasive resistance top, long high kicks, lots of composite material to keep it together when it gets smacked around. Absolutely perfect if you want to feel like a cave person for a day.

Dancer Grip

This is a new thing in the line up. The top of the deck is specked with dancergrip, its a bit like the old Fancy Dancer Grip but it doesn’t have the fancy pattern but just plain colored bamboo. It has more grip than just wood but less grip than actual griptape, pus it’s better for your shoes as well.

Concave
Multi-stage concave gives this board a very characteristic feel. The middle has a bit less concave compared to the stance.
What is noteworthy is that the shape of the board gives this board an almost even feeling concave all around.

Let me explain: The board is widest at the waist with 24 centimeters. So even though it has mellower concave there, it’s still 12.5 milimeters.
The stance is slightly less wide, even though the concave here is more, it will still go 13mm up. All the way to the truck mounting bolts the concave will stay fairly the same at around 10mm.

This means a few things:
A balanced and even feel when dancing on the board.
A concave with more curvature at the stance, to grip the board better while sliding.
Protruding towards the curvature of the tail. This gives more control for one-foot tricks and will let you know where you stand at all times. No flatness here.
A rigid feel, with just enough spring to make it feel natural when doing your tricks.

Kicks
With the two wheelbase options, you get to have a few options. When trucks are closest to the middle you will have hug 17-centimeter skateboard style kicks. That’s pretty big for a relatively short board. The other option is 15.5 centimeters. You can choose to make it more asymmetrical. Changing around the wheelbase will make you notice that the pop changes somewhat. With the shortest wheelbase, the pop will be steady, high and more horizontally. With the larger wheelbase option, your kick gets smaller. Now the board will pop more vertical so you can get some more air on your tricks.

Now, the shape: After the bolts it’s a short flat spot when after a few centimeters it aggressively curves upward to form a flat surface where you will place your feet for tricks. This makes one foot manuals a breeze, since you can place your entire foot lengthwise on the bolts without much curvature. The curving upwards follows directly out of the concave near the bolts, making it a little bit of a cup before transitioning into the flat surface. These kicks will feel solid due to the carbon reinforcement from start to end and it will feel like you’ve skated this board before.

Mechanical Properties
Lot’s of testing. We have to admit, some lay-ups worked better than others. But we found it. We can tell you this:
It has carbon on top and stringers on the bottom. Stiff, light and dare I say pretty.
Also, it has the highest quality E-glass (just like all our boards). Meaning: less dense, strong and durable.

Adding up all this glass, carbon, the outline and the concave you get a perfectly balanced, lightweight and super strong board.
Even the way this board looks (the outline) is thought out carefully to minimize chipping and keeps you skating on a good looking board longer. But who cares about the looks anyways? Hollywood. That’s who.

Wheelbase

Most people choose to start with the widest wheelbase and after it gets some damage on the kicks, they move up to the shortest wheelbase. This has the upsides of making your board skate well for a longer period and steadily increasing your pop by wearing down the tails and switching wheelbases. Best is to use the largest wheelbase with Calbiber trucks and the small wheelbase with Paris.

The longest wheelbase is 64,5 centimeters
The shortest wheelbase is 61,5 centimeters

As stated before, the longest wheelbase will of course give you the shortest length of kicks. Therefore it pops higher compared to the wheelbase with the longest kicks. Even so, this board will pop great regardless of your choice of wheelbase. But it’s nice to know you can tweak it to suit your personal preference.

Style
A true freestyle board. A new branch in longboard evolution.
Tricks will fly high and fast. Predictable and steady.
The board provides a steady and characteristic enough concave to make you feel confident about landing those big tricks. Pushing yourself and the gear to its maximum.
Dancing on this board will be fast.

Graphic
incorporated into the characteristic style of Lance Schmale.

Suggested set-up
180 trucks and 60-65 millimeter wheels. This combination will be the absolute bomb. You can choose higher, but even though it has wheelwells, you might want to consider a riser if you go 70 millimeters or higher to ensure absolutely no wheelbite. Depending on your brand of trucks and how loose you have your bushings.