The 2015 Lineup
Our design evaluation phase has come to an end, and we are excited to announce the finalists for the NEW Rolling Tree #topmount speedboard, #slalom, and #tshirt design projects. Let’s go over a few of the details on the designs we’re going to produce.
The topmount project selection was definitely designed for speed. For stability without cutting back on grip, we’ve created a 36″ long deck with 1/5” microdrops leading down to two mellow ergonomic orbs that sit on the 22″ foot platform. The orbs protrude gently from the ½” tub concave, locking in your feet while not feeling aggressive. Top that off with flushmounts, a tapered 9.75″ width, and aggressive wheel wells, the effect is a deck that craves to be tucked on and promises to hold you tight while you rip corners at any speed. The skateboard was designed by Derek Patton and the graphic by Alvaro Hernandez.
For our slalom project selection, the final cut was an all-around favorite. Although a true GS design, this 36″ board has a ton of versatility. A 17″ micro wheelbase option placed in front of the kick allows this board to double as a perfect cruiser, making it ideal for the kind of ollies and kick flips like you would expect from a traditional street deck. On the other end of the spectrum, the longest wheelbase option at 23” is more than Maryhill capable. The .6” radial concave and ¼” nose and tail rocker keep you locked in while the svelte 9.3”-8.9” width keeps rail to rail transitions snappy. This deck was designed by Keenan Thompson, and the graphic by Alvaro Hernandez.
Ryan Starr submitted this design for our project, and we were immediately stoked by it. Rolling Tree cannot thank enough all the artists and skaters who came together and submitted ideas, content, and feedback through these projects. The amount of constructive collaboration and knowledge dropping we’ve seen gets us beyond stoked for what’s to come as we keep the conversations flowing. As always, all out Top Contributors are getting hooked up!
All of these designs were created and evaluated as a part of our collaborative culture.
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