New Release: The Tabor
April 13, 2012 1 Comment
One of our winter time projects was revamping the original Eastside model The Tabor first released in 2004. It has undergone several small changes over the years, and this latest version has more improvements than ever before!
To many this board has served as their go-to board getting around and being able to carry it with the handle. This feature has been it’s most popular use and what has made a name for itself and Eastside Longboards in general. And some like myself and other team riders have used it primarily as an all-around board for riding banks, ditches, and lots of diverse terrain. Including grinding curbs, racing slalom courses, and at the end of last year racing the Boarder Cross course at the Cathlamet Downhill Corral. With its perfect length to handle speed and still ollie, it proved it’s worthiness to this type of longboarding, which comes from my street skating background. This board is essentially the reason Eastside Longboards was born.
From all the years of riding it their has been a variety of feedback and thus the reason for all these new features:
- Wider overall shape with bigger square-shaped tail.
- Made from new mold with more concave, nose and tail kick.
- Multiple truck mounts to match wheel-wells with standard and Reverse-kingpin trucks.
It now feels more like a big pool deck that can still handle speed. The goal was to be able to ollie it at even higher speeds with the added concave and nose kick to keep your front foot on and secure. This is going to be really important for the upcoming Boarder Cross courses that are on the rise. And being able to do more street tricks in general, which will add to the versatility of this board even more. That being said many want the option of riding it with street style trucks like Indy 169′s without getting wheel-bite. So we dialed in bigger wheel-wells with our multi-wheelbase design. The inside wheelbase matches these standard types of trucks, while the outside wheelbase matches reverse king-pin trucks like Randals, Paris, ect.
Lastly to mark it with a new graphic was a tough choice. Most everyone loved the Portland Downtown cityscape graphic of the previous model. So we kept it and our graphics creator Eric Hovey revamped it with a new logo and added sun flair behind the buildings. Keeping the best part and adding a new twist was the result, a true testimate to our skateboarding culture here in Portland.
Even though this board has been upgraded it is still made from 7 plies of extra thick longboard grade maple and thus the price remains the same at $79.99. If you are using it more for its new features and don’t want the handle for transportation and such, you can order it direct from us without a handle. Also added and available through our site only is a Tailguard. This will preserve the tail and make ollies a little faster as the tail touches a bit quicker.
Order Here – http://eastsidelongboards.com/Tabor.html
Big thanks to our friends at Daddies Board Shop for making this little video -