Throughout the history of downhill skateboarding, the planks went from short and stiff to long and soft, and then short and stiff again. However, there’s one deck which seems to be stuck in time and those who skate it don’t give a damn about it. They just have fun with it.
Introduced to the general public when Matt Elver won the Cult Single Set Survivors 2015, the Wasser by Hackbrett Longboards brings back the times when we skated long wheelbase and super flexy decks.
So, you might wonder what makes this post so special… Well, while Matt Elver skates the stiffer version of the Wasser deck (flex one), Johan Bouet takes this monster deck to whole another level by sending it down the Peyragudes with the “flex two” version of it, which is even more flexy.
For the reference, Matt shows us how flexy the Hackbrett Wasser Flex One is… Now imagine how flexy the Flex Two version is. Crazy!
Words aren’t enough to describe just how next level this is. Mind blowing. Years and years of industry standard laid aside for the sake of having fun. Thats our whole mission here at Hackbrett, and yet I still can’t take in just how unbelievable it is. 110kmh has also been reported. ~ Matt Elver via Layback Freiburg
Hackbrett Wasser 5.0 specs
- Length: 130 cm
- Width: 26 cm
- Wheelbase: 91,4 cm
- Truck mount: Old school / top-mount
- Concave: Hybrid-High
- Length axis features: camber, nosekick, tailkick
- Features: Wheel wells, pockets, gaspedale, truck mounting +3°/-3°, KLK core (Koffer’s Leichtbau Kern)