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Jordan, the owner of Redemption Fingerboards (and Handboards) sends a big fat super nice letter again including the latest fingerboarding goods from Redemption and Abstract Wheels. The Redemption brand and the shop are located in Union City, MI, USA. The letter came up super fast and today we will take a look at the third and last item of this package.
It´s a ultra exotic blank fingerboard deck from Redemption Fingerboards. Check that beast out:
It is possible to order a fingerboard at Repemdtion in a few different shapes shapes. The mellow, the medium, the woodnerd, the AK and the AK+. A comparison between all these shapes is available right here: Click! This deck is about 34mm wide and it´s in the AK shape.
And one more:
This deck is made of 5 plys of Canadian maple/exotic veneers. The glue of this deck not only bond wood, it penetrates the veneer layers interlocking them together. The decks are made by Jordan with machines and by hand. Great decks can´t be made solely using one system or the other. While the shaping/drilling is done by machine, sanding and final touches are done by hand. Lacquer is applied, then sanded down to smooth boards and is then repeated until the decks are totally sleek. Having this deck in my hand I can tell you one thing. Jordan knows how to deal with wood. This deck is a perfect example for precise work and some more years of the right know-how. So the craftsmanship is a A+++++.
The bottom ply of this deck is one of the most exotic I´ve ever seen. The veneer looks super high class and exclusive. As I said, one of the most exotic I´ve ever seen. The shape is a clean modern doublekick one, like most of the fingerboards in these days. If you don´t like such a normal board and want some crazy shape or you´re more into graphic fingerboard decks, that’s not a problem at all. Jordan offers everything you want and need. You could get a blank or graphic board and you can get them as a complete fingerboard as well. These are not expensive at all. Only $19.99 for a blank board. A few decks are on sale. Go and grab them! The graphic decks cost $29.99. That’s really cheap for such a good fingerboard!
Redemption Fingerboards are not new to the scene. The brand came up in early 2009. Jordan’s goal was to create high quality miniature skateboards. Jordan is a skateboarder since 2000 so he knows what’s up. I think everybody knows Jordan since he released a couple of Instagram “vlogs”. So after a couple of more years in the fingerboard scene he released his wheels brand and handboard line up. Handboarding was for me just horrible. I had a TD handboard over 10 years ago when they released them for the very first time with Tensor Trucks and stuff like that. The kingpin broke the first day and all I thought about this is just fucking loud. I personally thought, that there is no demand for handboard stuff, but, well, there is a real handboard scene. I really enjoy watching all these guys handboarding, but I will stick to fingerboarding. Jordan has done a great job for handboarding. Redemption is the first brand to officially create a wooden handboard complete with bearing wheels, soft tape and single axle trucks. This project has taken many years but in 2017 complete handboards were finally available. That’s just awesome! Still progressing.
By the way, Jordan is running a store in his town. You could go there and finger- or handboard. Stay updated while following the Rempetion Instagram site: @redemptionfingerboards
Well, a super good fingerboard, a nice talk on the internet, quick service and dedication to the fingerboard scene? Well, that’s a good reason to order something cool at the Redemption website. Just check it out right here: Click!
THX a lot for this deck Jordan and the Abstract wheels as well. I know your brand since day one and I really like your progression and mood. Keep it going!
All images are hosted on my flickr: Click!