If you take all the solid engineering that went into the Drop Carve Kalai, and tried to reduce the cost by constructing the board out of the best North American Maple available, what you get is the new Makai. This board shares the same great concave and camber from the Kalai, and the same high quality components. This board is the ultimate freeride board, with a traditional skateboard construction.
Beginner: Boards on Nord default setup.
*BEARINGS: BON Abec 7
*TRUCKS: RKP 180mm Black
*WHEELS: B-O-N 65mm
Intermediate: For seasoned riders.
*BEARINGS: NordiK Abec 9
*TRUCKS: Randal RII 180mm 50-degree Blue
*WHEELS: Gravity Drifter 70mm 77a White
Stoked!: Boards on Nord's skate gurus recommended setup.
*BEARINGS: NordiK SuperSonic Abec 7
*TRUCKS: Caliber 184mm 50-degree Blue Dream
*WHEELS: NordiK Freeride Center Set 70mm 82a Yellow
*Also: All in One T-Tool, Bones Speed Cream, Bones Cleaning Unit, and of course Pads and Helmet! Skate Safe.