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Pop – Flip – Catch – Smile – That might be the slogan behind this fingerboard deck.
Happy Halloween and welcome to a new product blog right here on fingerboardTV. It´s sunday right after the Halloween night and today we will take a look at the new Ruben Young PRO fingerboard deck. His last PRO deck was released at Berlinwood and as the most of you probably know, Blackriver-Ramps is not only distributing Berlinwood Fingerboards anymore, they created their own label and dropped Blackriver-Fingerboards to the market as an addition to the normal product range of the webshop.
So today we will check out one of the first new Blackriver-Fingerboards, made by Blackriver-Ramps:
This deck is about 33,3mm wide and the shape is called the classic shape. You will recognize it from the classic shape from Berlinwood. It´s just the same. You don´t need to improve everything since Berlinwood offers a lot different shapes and Blackriver-Fingerboards only offer the classic shape at the moment.
A sepcial thing on these decks? The 7-ply powerpop contruction. What does that mean? Well, other fingerboard decks are made with 5 plies. This one is made from 7 plies. This should improve your POP and makes the deck “stronger”. When you take the deck out of the package and start checking it out you will really notice, that this deck is stronger. It´s not that flexi and soft if you try to warp the deck, it´s much stronger.
Many fingerboard companies released special editions of 7/9 ply fingerboards in the past. But there was no brand to bring these out “mass-produced” before. So thats something special.
And one more:
Such a 7ply Blackriver Board will noticeably improve your pop. After days in the secret research laboratory and further weeks of crash tests, Blackriver can proudly present the 7ply powerpop construction. Due to the improved board strength not only your kickflips will be over the roof. A strong deck with lots of POP. You won´t notive the two extra plies in terms of the weight of this deck. The only thing you notice is the colorful arrangement of plies when you check out the deck from the side. The deck looks a little bit thicker than other, but thats just because of the sanding of the deck. The edges are sanded perfect at all, but these are not as round as some other companies to it. So don´t worry, that not a thick piece of ham, everything is fine with the thickness of the deck.
Let´s talk about the package. It´s the classic Blackriver box with the black inlay. Ya all know my opinion that a good fingerboard doesn´t need a big package. Just because of saving us from garbage everywhere you can. But I accept the point, that the kids love fancy packages and thats the reason why these decks are packed like this. And for sure looks a fingerboard in such a package more professional and significant. But I remember that Denise and Martin love our planet as much as I do and probably they will change the package in future!? I would really appreciate it.
So this is a new Blackriver-Fingerboard. What to tell about the quality and the craftsmanship? I never had a product from Blackriver with a bad craftsmanship at all. So I felt certain that even the new decks are well done as well. And yes, it is. The deck isn´t warped, the sanding is done correct, the graphic is clean and shape and the countersinks are straight and clean drilled. The graphic is made as a realwear graphic with transparent parts so the Ruben YOung pro will look different with every wooden bottom ply. Many many many combinations are possible.
If you don´t like this graphic and just want to get something more like a classic Blackriver graphic, just check out the webshop. Many graphics are available on Blackriver-Fingerboards. You will always get a 33,3mm deck with the 7ply powerpop construction in the classic shape. Complete decks are available as well: Click! Please notice that the minilogo decks and the Envoyage edition decks are 5 ply decks.
SO thanks Oliver and the othere at Blackriver-Ramps for the latest package. More product blogs are coming soon.
All Images are hosted on my Flickr: Click!
And what would be better than fingerboard footage of the head behind this graphic to close this product blog? Right, nothing. So watch Ruben Young shredding this deck in the release video:
“Ruben Young is not only a stylish person in many aspects of his life (fingerboarding, skateboarding, vanlife, clothing and looks) but the definition of drive. His positive can-do attitude shows in several projects across the country. Especially when it comes to concrete projects he´s unstoppable, which resulted in many high quality Fingerboard- and Skateparks. Therefore it´s a no-brainer for us to reward him with a Pro Model, that´s almost as stylish as Ruben himself.“
November 1, 2020 by MartinB. | 7:09 am
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