Gaia Deckfrom $ 130.00
This year's Gaia deck has been revised once more, taking pieces of what we've liked off of other decks and maximizing the Gaia platform to be the most functional and comfortable version yet! In many respects, the Gaia in merely a smaller version of our Sage. It shares the same crescent/flared 1/4" drop, 1/4" rocker, and tail shape.
The non-size differences are subtle. The back end has a smaller area of flat space, so that the tail is even more accessible. This cuts down on the rear wheelbase options, and the options we do have are completely symmetrical with the front, making this setup equally ideal for symmetrical setups as asymmetrical, if you're into that sort of thing! The concave is also toned down just a touch and is actually an exact replica of our 2014 Original Logos/Gaia concave. Where you will notice a difference is as you're getting closer to the drops, the concave increases to provide increased wheel clearance, and as you spread out your stance, you will find that the deck feels more aggressive. In the nose in tuck, your foot will sit diagonally into the crescent shaped drop and up against a gentle wheel flare, giving you an awesome cupped feeling that feels very secure without a footstop.
The overall length of 36 inches and wheelbase options from 23 1/2 to 25 1/2 inches means you've got a nice tight package that can handle a lot of style of riding, from city slashing to San Francisco hill riding, to grip 'n rip Maryhill-esque style race courses. And the tail is close enough that you can surf this thing from the back too! One thing of note is that we actually designed the 2016 Gaia tail to work best with the outer 2 wheelbases in the back. It will kick a bit early on the inner wheelbase, which makes for a very easy ollie, but you can get more pop out of the 2 rear options.
All in all, this year's Gaia is a perfect compliment to our larger Sage as a deck that handles more versatile terrain and might be considered a little more of a freeride deck, as opposed to the Sage, which we consider it to be geared more toward downhill. Whatever the case, it's really about wheelbases, and you should choose to get based according to your needs!
Length - 36 inches
Width - 9.6 inches, Slight Taper
Wheelbase - 23.5-25.5 inches
Drop - 1/4" Crescent
Rocker - 1/4" Centered
Flushmounts for Inner Wheelbase Options