We finally have T-Mag’s crazy Carbon decks he’s been riding for years. Really since the early 80’s and before the beginning days of H-Street. These are made in San Diego by Capital L Manufacturing, one of the most advanced technical board Mfg. in the game. We are stoked beyond belief to have them making the Cosmic Carbonite decks for us in two weight classes;
The Carbonite.5 is a 5-Ply deck for riders under 150 Lbs that can skate fairly hard, basically what T-Mag rides. It weighs a stunning 2.3 Lbs and measures around 0.285 in thickness (compare to 2.7 Lbs and 0.300 in thickness for Powell’s Flight Deck).
The Carbonite.6 is a 6-Ply deck for riders over 160 Lbs up, especially if you charge really pretty hard. It’s a bit thicker and considerably stiffer than the 5-Ply.
The idea with “Live Performance Flex” as T-Mag calls it, is that you want to have the board “feel alive” under your feet with the right amount of flex that springs back, not flexes out (which happens to old maple 7-ply’s). A board that flexes just right will make your skating feel and work better, especially when you’re dealing with less weight and additional strength of the Carbonite decks.
What happens with all boards is that they are pretty much made to work for the heaviest dudes out there. Manufactured and selling boards in different weight classes is a total pain but really the only way to deliver some of T-Mag’s Cosmic Carbonite Magic to a large audience.
Both decks are made on a slightly modified version of Addison’s shape, a great all-around Park&Pool deck, 8.5 wide with a 15 Wheelbase. They are laminated with two layers of a special weave of Cosmic Carbon Fibre with a structurally engineered Epoxy Resin in a heat-controlled mold, one at a time. By comparison, the Flight Deck has no Carbon, just Fiberglass, which is good but nothing compares to Cosmic Carbon when it comes to strength, weight and performance.
The graphic is the original Hell Bat logo that Scott Obradovich did back in the 80’s. It originally said Hell Concave and we thought this would be a good re-purpose of this original artwork as the Cosmic Carbonite artwork.