Oh The Possibilities…
The Pintail 43 comes stock and decked out in the best in longboarding components and is ready to accept any performance upgrades you throw in its way. Rough road? Get some bigger wheels. Speed a priority? Performance bearings are what you need. Planning on the biggest hills? Time for some Original S10, 250mm, trucks. Its gonna be what you need to get through your week.
All Hands on Deck
Like others in Original’s wood board line, the Pintail 43 starts with sustainably harvested, hard maple, veneers. This deck utilizes 9 plys of choice timber to achieve a flex perfect for heavier riders, or those looking for a stiffer board. Featuring “Left Behind the Wall” by Jay Alders on the bottom of the deck, this board will be sure to make a statement.
Simple can be good. The mild concave and lack of camber strip this deck down to its bare essentials. Beginners will find their groove on the 43 with deceptive ease while advanced riders looking for speed, will enjoy the stability the stiffer board offers up.
Like its kin, the Pintail 43 is mounted without risers to drop the deck low. The 43 is lower then most drop through decks in fact. Low deck height means pushing ease for longer distances. If your goal is to get from point A to point B with the least effort, the Pintail 43 can help get you there in style.
|Pintail 43 Complete w/Trucks||Best Used For||Compatible Wheels|
|S6 (150mm)||Not Compatible||XX|
|S8 (200mm)||All Around Performance||Wheels up to 75mm|
|S10 (250mm)||Bombing Hills + High Speed Carving||Wheels up to 80mm|
The Pintail 43 comes standard with Original S8, 200mm, carving trucks. If you know your going to be out looking for the macking swell, then you might want to consider upgrading to the big Original S10, 250mm, trucks. Wider trucks paired with a stiffer board result in more control at higher speed. Slap in the red (medium tension), or white (heavy tension) springs for ultimate speed performance.
When performance is the main priority, upgrading your longboard bearings is the way to go. If your bombing down Broadway, pushing around Buccleuch Park, or trying to oust Brian Bishop in the Beantown Push-Bomb having the best bearings will ensure your place at the top of the podium.
With routed wheel wells, the Pintail 43 has wheel clearance to accommodate a variety of upgrade options. You can stick to the standard 70mm wheels, or move on up to something more suited to your style. You can afford to be choosy when you have so many options from the industries top longboard wheel brands to choose from.