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Hello and welcome to the very last fingerboardTV product blog of 2019. The year is coming to an end an we have seen a lot of wonderful and great fingerboarding products within this year. Not as much as some years before, but fingerboarding isn´t trending anymore and a lot of companies are gone.
I´m happy that the last product blog of this year will feature one of the long time fingerboardTV supporter.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.
In the last product blog of 2019 we will take a look at the last deck of this batch. It´s a real wear graphic deck named “Watawat” 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:
You´re wondering what Watawat is? Well, it´s the the national flag of the Philippines. It´s called “Pambansang Watawat ng Pilipinas” in Filipino. This flag is a horizontal flag bicolor with equal bands of blue and red, with a white, triangle at the hoist. In the center of the triangle is a yellow sun with eight primary rays. These rays are representing a Philippine province. At each vertex of the triangle is a five-pointed, yellow star. These stars are representing one of the country’s three main island groups—Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The white triangle at the flag represents equality, liberty, and fraternity. IN the talk with George he mailed me a link on Instagram. Haven´t heard about something like this ever before but this flag is used to indicate a state of war. If the flag is displayed with the red side on top, which is effectively achieved by flipping the flag upsidedown. #learnedsomethingnew
About this deck: it´s 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 it shows the pimped up flag combined with a McKenzie logo on it. 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. See you next year!
All images are hosted on my flickr: Click!