Holiday Special Deck - The Harbinger$ 100.00
Real talk. Here's what's going down for the Holiday and Pantheon Co. We need some cash to make molds happen for next year. We have CNC-machine in the family and will have access to it, and initial designs are nearly complete. Things are happening. But we don't have enough cash for the mold material. Totally lame. So we put the ol' thinking cap on, and we decided to run a pre-order on a one-of-a-kind Holiday deck. This deck is planned to make it into the lineup in 2015, but we have the tools to make it now, and when you combine the stoke we have to get this underfoot with our needs to get things rolling for next year, the idea to do a pre-order on this deck to have it in time for the holiday was just a no-brainer.
The #Pantheontribe is stoked as hell on this, and you should be too. The shape is a culmination of what we learned from our decks over the entire year combined with the collective critique from the riders who've been pushing our decks to the absolute limit all year long. The guys who are riding the fastest are asking for taper, plain and simple. When you're blasting 50mph and you need to move your rear foot around, well, the goal is to not have to move your rear foot around, isn't it...that's the whole point.
This deck is 9-ply. Fully race-stiff, just like our La Luz, but in a unidirectional shape with ultra-classic lines that are both stylish and ergonomically set up to fit your tuck. We love our La Luz, and this deck has no more mass than it does. It will be stiff and responsive while still retaining agility without being overly heavy. The shape is cut out of the Logos mold. This very well may be the only board we make out of the classic Logos mold next year. For those of you who have ridden it, you know how special it is. We love the mold, but we're a brand, and we need to think about our entire lineup, and at the moment, this mold...this deck. That's the plan.
We are keeping the details more limited for the Holiday Special. It's a speed board, and we are forcing you to ride it as such. None of this 23-inch wheelbase crap. The wheelbase is 25-27.25". We've set up the front with 2 options so combine the microdrop with truck placement to get just right right feel, and the rear has several options to help you dial in the final wheelbase. We have adjusted the wheel wells to make them deeper and more uniform for maximum wheel clearance.
The graphic is not finished yet, but we have a mockup that we're showing you. This is literally a concept drawing. Eddie will be finalizing it over the next week or two while decks are being pressed. We are rushing, but it is very clear that this is going to be sick!
The graphic is a sword going through 3 rulers of the earth, at one time. The Trilobite at the top, the T-Rex, and then the Human skull. the skulls represent the fragility of the material condition, and it connects the fragility of humanity to that of our ancestors. The sword is like the "wrath of God" or nature or chance or time, what-have-you. Whatever it is, it has wiped out millions of species over time, and we are just susceptible to its wrath as any. The goal of the piece is to make people feel like our time here is precious, and hopefully to act upon it. Yea, it's a bit dark, maybe. But it's also a call to action. Life is a gift! Let's treat it like one! This is probably old news to most skateboarders, but our goal has always been to spread a positive and progressive message, and we hope that when you see this, it acts as a reminder to something that we all already know. We are lucky to be here, now.
What else do you need to know?
-This deck will be on your doorstep by Xmas, so at least you know you can give it as a gift. It's nice to give gifts.
-It's our version of a swallow tail. Albeit abbreviated, but swallow tails are rad.
-The deck is only $100, for Holidays only! And there will be only 50 made for now. When we make more down the line, the price will go up to our regular pricing, so that we can use our boards to help support out team and grow our business. For now, we just need molds, and we think this is an awesome way to achieve our short-term goal.
-It will be a black dip with a white graphic. This is not the final graphic. It's a mockup. But the concept is in place, so it will look a lot like this, but Eddie Kihm is a machine when it comes to details, so expect the best.
-We are taking pre-orders NOW. That includes shops. When they're gone, they're gone.
Length - 34.9"
Width - 9.85"
Taper - .5"
WB - 25-27.25"
Magic - 110%
Micro-drop - 1/8"
Rocker - 1/4"