Loaded Poke Bamboo Longboard
The Poke is a performance bamboo composite longboard designed to carve and slash through the urban landscape. Whether you’re shredding around campus between classes, navigating your way through town, or dicing up your favorite neighborhood hills, the Poke is here to fill your appetite to ride. “I’ve been at the helm for 17 years and I’ve never ridden another skateboard that pushes the limits of both cruising and public indecency like this little fella,” says Captain Merrill Stubing.
Joining a pond of playful performers, the Poke is the latest incarnation of the Fish and Ceviche, mellow-mannered cousin of the Kanthaka, and little sibling to the Fattail. Nimble, highly pumpable, and freestyle-friendly, this versatile city commuter keeps up with your every whim and makes each outing a creative, dynamic adventure. Vertically laminated bamboo and fiberglass construction provides a lightweight and snappy board with just the right amount of flex. “The exquisite flavors of Poke startle you, providing a sense that while Poke was invented in Hawaii the art has been perfected in the parking garages of Los Angeles and the surrounding environs,” chews Jonathan Gold.
The Poke features radial concave aggressive enough for quick and controlled transitions from rail to rail but comfortable enough for commuting. Slight rocker creates a subtle cradling effect, which is enhanced by mellow wheel well flares at either end of the standing platform. An ample kicktail inspires confidence for hard carving, slashing, and freestyle trickery, while a wide upturned nose creates a comfortable platform for manuals and shuvits.
Boards on Nord default setup.
*BEARINGS: Rush Abec 7
*TRUCKS: Z-Flex 180mm Black
*WHEELS: B-O-N 65mmIntermediate:
For seasoned riders.
*BEARINGS: Bones Reds
*TRUCKS: Randal RII 150mm 50-degree Raw
*WHEELS: Abec 11 Grippins 70mm 78aAdvanced:
*BEARINGS: Bones Swiss Ceramics
*TRUCKS: Paris V2 150mm 50-degree Black/Black
*WHEELS: Orangatang 4President 70mm 80a OrangeStoked!:
Boards on Nord's skate gurus recommended setup.
*BEARINGS: Bones Super Swiss 6
*TRUCKS: Randal RII 150mm 50-degree Black
*WHEELS: NordiK Freeride Center Set 70mm 78a White
*Also: All in One T-Tool, Bones Speed Cream, Bones Cleaning Unit, and of course Pads and Helmet! Skate Safe.