At a quick glance the biggest change you’ll notice is the artistic expression by Niva Helen Artworks, who grabbed her watercolors and paint brushes to create the stunning new graphics and give the line-up a complete makeover.
KebbeK said good bye to their 25th year anniversary opalescent paint, but stayed connected with their spirit animals, portraying different animals on each board model.
The Kaslo – Improve your dancing moves
If you watched our ISPO 2018 Longboard Embassy report video, you may already know that KebbeK expanded their dancing line by taking their Kaslo model to the next level. The Kaslo longboard dancing deck is now available in three models, all featuring a new construction of fibreglass and bamboo.
The Kaslo 40 is a more compact freestyle dancer with a slightly stiffer flex. The bigger Kaslo 43 model features some channel grooves for that extra finger grip control, perfect for freestyle tricks and it also helps shave off some weight of its 2-ply fibreglass, bamboo and a thinner core construction.
But for fans of larger kicktails, a mellow concave and a bigger platform for more spacious dancing manuevers, the third longboard dancing model known as the Kaslo 46 is the way to go. Last year this deck was available in their opalescent series which they will be still pushing this year.
The Smoothcut 37 – Beginners are always welcomed
This year KebbeK also didn’t forget about beginners in search for a stable and confidence boosting ride. Included in the new line-up is the Smoothcut 37 created specifically for beginners.
You’ll notice it still has a new trout graphic design and that it’s the only drop-through deck in the line-up. This deck is well thought out to provide a lower centre of gravity, which makes it more stable and easier to learn how to longboard.
The Emily Pross Pro Model decks – From mountain to city life
KebbeK Skateboards has been teasing us with glimpses of the Emily Pross pro model decks since the beginning of the year. The news was she was not only getting a pro model, but actually two of them, one for racing and one for cruising through the city, and the specs are finally out.…
KebbeK worked closely with Emily on designing her Mountain pro model deck. If you know who Emily is, then you know she stared this year’s IDF racing season with a bang, taking first place in the Philippines at Seaside 2018 and becoming the first woman to win an Open category at an IDF race.
The Mountain deck is 34.5’’ long, 9.5’’ wide and it’s all about the foot lock and a comfortable ride. With a 1/2 inch radial drop, multiple wheelbase options ranging form 22 to 25 inches and flush mounts, this deck gives you a chance to mount your tucks directly under the front foot as Emily does for better leverage and control.
With a touch of flex, the deck construction consists of 7 plys of maple and 2 plys of a particular weighted fiberglass for a harmonised mix of rigidity and dampening.
But to make it even more fun, Emily also wanted to pay homage to the roots with a swallow tail which adds that extra something something to the whole design.
The Emily Pross City deck is an absolute city cruiser which you can also take for a ride in your local bowls. It’s made in KebbeK’s Canadian factory from, yes you guessed it, Canadian Maple.
If you’re keen to check out the rest of the 2018 KebbeK Skateboards line-up, head over to their www.kebbek.com.