Nexus Deckfrom $ 130.00
2015 Nexus is here. Let's just call it the Nexus V2, since it's August. Same great board, a little sleeker lines, and an added wheelbase option toward the inside. The original Nexus was VERY bite free, so we decided to add an inner wheelbase for those who might require a little less action from the trucks or who are using 70mm and under wheels.
The Nexus is our take on the best version of the double-drop deck. The platform is dropped a total of 1 inch, and the deck is also drop-through making this board extremely low to the ground. This effectively lowers the center of gravity, adding stability to the ride at speed and also assisting in easier release of traction for pulling slides. This is absolutely downhill-able, absolutely freeride-able, and absolutely easy-pushable. That's why it's called the frickin Nexus. It's the connection point between a bunch of styles of skateboarding, and it will connect you to where you want to go.
We consider the double-drop a staple in any riders quiver, from pro-level skaters to novices. The one thing we all have in common, no matter what level we skate at, is the necessity for movement via skateboard. Lowering the platform to this level makes riding easy, and sometimes that perception of effort can be the difference between your deciding to take your board with you vs. some other means of transport, and here's the kicker: You're ALWAYS going to be glad you took your board! So if this deck is one thing over anything else, it makes skateboarding easy, and that's awesome, because sometimes you just don't feel like trying that hard, and on the Nexus, you don't have to.
There is a lot of design that went into this board. We are pushing wood bending to the max, but it's not just to show off. The Nexus is designed to ergonomically cup your feet in a way that you can comfortably and controllably push in forward stance, lock into in downhill stance, and control and maneuver during freeride like you've never experienced. The fork nose makes this deck smaller and less intrusive, but you can also drag it behind you up the hill or through the 7-Eleven on its wheels rather than picking it up and rubbing the griptape on your pants or arm. Yea, the fork design puts your expensive trucks at more risk IF it takes a dead on hit into a wall, so we suggest cast trucks for most people with this board. Keep in mind that slightly offset hits into curbs will always hit the wheels first, which usually means all of your gear is saved without damage. Without trying to sound too sales-pitchy, we really just want you to try it. You can buy it here on our site, but we also ask that you put in a request at your local shop to carry our boards so that you or your friends can stand on it and feel it in person. Selling our boards in shops is our way of supporting the skate community from the ground up. These are the people that help bring local skate communities together and keep them alive at the local level. If you have the chance to stand on the Nexus, we believe you'll know immediately that there is something special about this board. So pick one up and put in a request are your local longboard shop!
Finally, the graphic. Yea, Eddie Kihm again slangin some sick lines at us. Not sure what to say about it exactly, other than that it's sort of a continuation of a consciousness theme that we're probably going to keep going throughout our lineup, because we are into that stuff. Are you your body, or are you something else entirely that is driving A body?
All hail skateboarding.
1-inch crescent drop
mucho concave, but you know...in a way that's comfy
9-ply rock maple