Push effortlessly around town and sidewalk surf like the greats! This cruise oriented setup provides swooshy turns and easy acceleration thanks to the Caliber II trucks and Orangatang Kegels. The Caliber's bushings entirely eliminate slop for perfect turns every time, and the Kegel's well toned core takes weight off of the wheels for an easy acceleration.
The complete board is shipped unassembled so, if you don't own one already, we recommend the purchase of a Skate Tool to setup your complete board.
The AB 3.0 is a sleeper. With a low key look, you'd never imagine that this thing could roll with the big kids, but my oh my, get ready.
A 9.5" to 9.1" taper, comfortable and progressive concave, and double drops at either end of the board make this an adventurous LDP monster. Not only low to the ground for effortless pushing, the platform's concave proves to be valuable for pushing and can even support freeriding, should your path inevitably take you down that mountain you just pushed up.
Solidified by a unidirectional carbon fibre stringer running throughout, the 3.0's new construction can handle heavy duty riding and riders. The increased strength and rebound of the precured fibreglass means on its widest wheelbase, the 3.0's a pumping monster with a little more flex; on it's narrowest, it has the strength to carry anybody.
Stiffness: 8.5 / 10
Push : 10 / 10
Cruise : 10 / 10
Weight : 3.75 lbs
The recommended weight for riding this board is equal to or below 300 lbs.
Bio sourced Greenpoxy laminates two sheets of pre-tensioned, pre-cured triaxial fibreglass to four plies of Hard Rock Canadian Maple and one central Poplar ply, as well as a stringer of unidirectional carbon that provides support along the length of the board. Together, you get a water risistant distance board fit for whatever weather you're riding in.
It goes without mentioning that the fibreglass eternally protects the graphic from rocks, curbs, and worst of all, speed bumps. That’s right, the graphic’s there forever!
The AB 3.0 is laminated with Greenpoxy, a bio epoxy that makes the board extremely water resistant. You'll never have to worry about rain when you're out on a journey again.
Simplicity enthralls; complexity gets lost in the cacophony.
The board is basically perfect for flatland riding and commuting. I set this board up with the 85mm blue Caguamas instead of the 80mm Kegels and the RKP Caliber II 184mm 50° Trucks through the longer wheel base holes. I'm about 315lbs, 6'1" and with this setup, I get no wheelbite.
The board has just the slightest amount of flex, and with the soft giant wheels, the setup is the smoothest I've ever ridden. I'm able to easily cruise through patches of rough pavement with ease - something that I dreaded doing on my old board (pintail with 70mm wheels). Generally, the AB 3.0 requires one push and rolls seemingly forever. I've taken it to a parking structure and did some carving, and with my feet placed where the platform drops, I felt super locked in.
I would recommend this board to anyone.
Sidenote, with the RKP Caliber II 184mm 50° Trucks installed on the longer wheelbase holes (28.75" wheelbase), the truck baseplate sticks out farther than the board, which is great for hitting a curb because the wood won't get damaged.
Very nice board, built with quality north american components! Worth the extra dollars!