The Ripper combines a healthy dose of rocker, a kicktail, wide TKP trucks and just the right amount of flex to be one of the most playful cruiser boards we've ever made. This might end up being the most fun board in your quiver.
So, what’s flex and why is it important to a skateboard? In skate-nerd terms, flex is the amount of displacement a deck sees when a specific amount of force is applied to it. There are a few factors that affect flex, like deck thickness, wheelbase, and the amount of force on a deck. Landyachtz built a machine and put their entire lineup to the test by applying the exact same amount of force to all their boards and measured the displacement they saw in each. This gives a totally scientific and accurate flex range across Landyachtz entire line. It’s important to understand flex when choosing a board. Here are some basics: Downhill/freeride skateboards will have less flex because you need a stiff platform to stand on when you’re bombing or gripping a corner at speed. Carving skateboards will have more flex, giving you the ability to sink into your turns and pump or carve with ease. Most cruisers, dance and ATV boards will have less flex for control when doing tricks but just enough to be forgiving when pushing around town. Landyachtz engineered their boards with the best flex for each style of riding but remember, flex is subjective so get out and see what you like the most.