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Let´s say welcome on the Philippines, AGAIN! George Casem, the owner of McKenzie Fingerboards, sents me a wonderful letter filled with happines (5 Decks!!!) from one of more than 7000 islands of the Philippines. George is in the fingerboard game since 2012 so he knows how to roll.
Today we will take a look at the first deck of this batch. Its a real wear graphic deck named after Dr. José Rizal. check it out:
The shape of this deck is the GU Shape in a width of 33mm. The GU shape is a well-defined medium kick and medium concave fingerboard shape. The tail is shorter than the nose and the nose is about 1 degree higher than the tail. This is what we call up to date. A super solid shape, nice plies, you won´t need more.
And one more:
This graphic is named after Dr. José Rizal. I did not know who this guy was, so I´ve asked the internet for it. He was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. He is tagged as the national hero of the Filipino people. An ophthalmologist by profession, he became a writer and a key member of the Filipino Propaganda Movement which advocated political reforms for the colony under Spain. After all he was executed by the Spanish colonial government for the crime of rebellion after the Philippine Revolution, inspired in part by his writings, broke out. Though he was not actively involved in its planning or conduct, he ultimately approved of its goals which eventually led to Philippine independence. He is widely considered one of the greatest heroes of the Philippines and has been recommended to be so honored by an officially empaneled National Heroes Committee. However, no law, executive order or proclamation has been enacted or issued officially proclaiming any Filipino historical figure as a national hero. Dr. José Rizal lived from June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896. I think we´ve learned something new.
About this deck is a real wear graphic deck. The graphic is made from a real wear foil for a more realistic look. The graphic is really colorful and I like the basic and artsy style of the face. The graphic is done perfect on the fingerboard deck. This deck and all the plies are just super clean, I mean, look at the pictures. The color of the graphic are just super strong and fantastic! The edges are perfect round and the holes are straight and just perfect. This is just a perfect graphic fingerboard deck. This is a super high quality fingerboard. The McKenzie decks from last year have been made in a super high quality but this deck is another step in the evolution of McKenzie. You can really see how much love was given to this deck. Great craftmansship!
The shape of this deck is the GU Shape in a width of 33mm. The GU shape is a well-defined medium kick and medium concave fingerboard shape. The tail is shorter than the nose and the nose is about 1 degree higher than the tail. This shape is 100% up to date and fits perfect into these days standard. The plies are lovely, clean and basic too.
Every deck comes in a basic package with some sticker and a sheet of colored foam. This sheet of colored foam is without tape on the back, so it´s not a sheet of riptape. It´s probably in the package to keep the deck safe while shipping. Just get some tape and use this foam as nonslider for example.
Goerge offers with McKenzie really affordable and really good fingerboard decks. The real wear graphic decks cost about 30 $. You could order this graphic right over here: Click! You don´t like this graphic? Well, a lot others are available too. You won´t regret buying a deck from George! Check out all the decks over here: Click!
To keep updated about latest creations and news, you should hit up George on Instagram: @mckenziefb Just check out craaaazy abstract splitply decks and some more great artwork ;-)
THX a lot for this huge package George again. I really appreciate the love you give to fingerboarding. The next product blog will be up really soon.
All images are hosted on my flickr: Click!
December 4, 2019 by MartinB. | 7:51 am
Katha is back from the USA and the FBS shop is open again. FIlled with the latest hot stuff from the USA: Click!
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