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The Root Nymphaea – Lilian Gutsch signature longboard deck for smaller feet and shorter stance

Root Longboards is happy to announce a new addition to their longboard decks lineup for 2016 - The Root Nymphaea, Lilian Gutsch signature deck for smaller feet and shorter stance. Check out the pics and specs.

The good people from Root Longboards are happy to announce a new addition to their longboard decks lineup for 2016. Showed off for the first time at ISPO 2016, one of them is Lilian Gutsch’s signature deck, which finally got baptized and now listens to the sound of Nymphaea.


Lilian about the Nymphaea deck

I talked with Lilian to get her insight on the board and to find out what is the idea behind the Nymphaea. Here’s what she shared with us:

Lilian Gutsch

Lilian Gutsch (@lilian.gutsch)

“I’m short, have small feet, and smaller stands than most guys have, but I’m not the only one out there with that measurements. Giving those the chance to ride a more suitable board is the main idea of the Nymphaea.

Having a narrow board, gives me the chance to put more pressure on the edges, without having to change my feet position all the time. I was forced to do that with my former bigger board and honestly don’t really appreciate it at higher speeds.

Furthermore the shorter wheelbase means – standing closer to the trucks – which leads to more control. The Nymphaea is obviously narrower and shorter than most boards available on the market, but even though I’m female, I want to emphasize that it’s not especially made for girls, but also for juniors and everyone who enjoys it.”

~ Lilian Gutsch

Well, that sounds great. So far, Root Longboards teased the industry with some pictures of the Nymphaea, but we are happy to have found out a little bit more about it and super stoked to share with you more info about the board’s specification.

ROOT Nymphaea longboard deck specs

The Root Nymphaea is a 82cm long and 22cm wide top-mount deck, offering the wheelbase options from 58,5 to 62,5cm. It has a similar 4 mm drop like the Root Satyr, a smooth concave at around 12 mm and a mini-kick. For now, these are Lilly’s developing notes.

At the time of writing this post, the price for the Nymphaea is not known yet, but when released, we’ll update this page and let you know. The deck will be available for purchase soon at the Root’s online store.

Lilian will be out in a few weeks to test the Nymphaea to the max and will keep us updated with a little review. Subscribe here and we will let you know when it’s released.

You can also follow Lilians’s trip on Instagram @lilian.gutsch to get a preview.
Stay tuned and get teased!


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  2. Mihael Zadravec

    Mar 27, 2016 at 00:23

    Yeah Joe! I couldn’t agree more with you. I also dig that graphic… such a nice finish.

  3. Joe

    Mar 16, 2016 at 13:34

    Built in de-wedge and kicktail. Nice combo that I’ve never seen before! Good work Lillian & Root!

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