With a face-forward asymmetrical focus on the nose, the Derringer is one of the more unique carving shapes we have designed in the last 10 years. Allowing a riders front foot to actually over lap the forward truck mounting brackets the wide nose of the Derringer generates leverage over your front trucks which translates to fantastic direction control. The narrow tail of the Derringer pushes flex to the area immediately under your back foot, which is generally ridden just in front of the back mounting brackets. Advanced carvers / surfers have also been known to setup with an even tighter stance (bringing the back foot to the center of the board with the front foot on the nose). This allows the flex to happen behind the rear foot and generates even more power out of every pump.
Flex for thought.
Mellow concave centered around your front foot allows the Bi-Axial fiberglass of the Derringer to flex consistently and utilizes the lively rebound of tip to tail fibers beneath you backfoot to generate flex and power. Since the concave under your front isn’t a part of the flex, your front stance platform remains relatively unchanged during flex keeping your directional control predictable even as your backfoot powers you deep into your carves. While the Derringer may have a shallower concave depth than some other longboards out there, the concave is there for a reason and designed to keep you in control.
Bi-axial fiberglass melds with 5 plies of Canadian maple to deliver big longboard performance from the small board stance of the Derringer 28. With the perfect amount of flex to power you out of every turn, and the strength to stay strong after years of abuse, the Derringer 28 construction takes the mini longboard well beyond the carving performance of even the best colored plastic alternatives.
Original Pro Rider Aleix Gallimo lends his clean euro-street-art style to the 2012-2013 edition of the Derringer. While Aleix may be more well known for his 2011 Top 20 European Downhill Championship finish on the Freeride 41, he is a multi-talented rider who has been refining more than just his longboarding over the past years. Formatted and art directed in collaboration with Scott, the Derringer will bring color to any quiver and has already spiced up the Original line-up at a price that makes it even harder to ignore.