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Powell Peralta Byron Essert Mini Frog Bamboo Longboard Skateboard Deck w/ Grip
A shorter version of the Powell Peralta Byron Essert Frog longboard deck is now available at Muirskate.com!
The Byron Essert Mini Frog Bamboo longboard skateboard deck is an all-around downhill and freeride board. It is great for speed, sliding, cruising and shredding around town. It is constructed with 7 plies of lightweight bamboo and maple.
The sharp edges of the rails are designed for maximum foot traction. A Radial is designed into the platform to give you a natural footstop on the front and back for perfect reference points.
We suggest configuring Byron's Mini Frog longboard deck with 180mm Paris Trucks and 69mm Powell Snakes.
If cash flow is not an issue, try AERA RF-1 Forged downhill and/or freeride trucks for maximum performance, and that would be sick!!
Powell Peralta's Description
-Lightweight Bamboo and Maple construction.
-Mellow Flex in all directions.
-Sharp concave edge for maximum foot traction.
-Anatomically designed concave for full foot contact.
-Narrower width for smaller riders.
-Front and rear wheel wells for greater wheel clearance.
-Freeride and all-around shape for ollies, city cruising, slides or downhill.
-Bamboo and Maple all-wood construction.
-High strength water resistant glue.
-Drop center: .25"
-Wheelbase: 25" / 25.40" / 25.80" / 26.20"
Average Weight: 1480 g
I'm in love with this boardBy Wabot on 2020-07-10
Awesome board for freeride, exactly what I was looking for. Mellow rocker (no microdrop, for free feet placing, personnaly I love it, I don't like drop/microdrop) great mellow progressive kicktail (the picture is misleading I think), mid effective concave, narrow width, which is nice for mid size feet (8-9US/41.5-42EU) but it's ok with 180mm trucks, and extremly light. And well priced ! Use it with Aera RF-1 Freeride 180mm, fantastic ! (To B-Dub review, there is no fiberglass on this board, it's Maple + bamboo. But yeah it's very light ! Lighter than my Moonshine Sidekick, however really light). I highly recommend it.
Last board you’ll ever need!By B-Dub on 2020-01-31
I bought this board after countless weeks of thinking “how is the concave gonna feel?” Or “is it gonna be the correct size?” And the answers to those questions are great, and most certainly. This board feels amazing underfoot and the concave really helps keep you locked in, and the wheel well flares work as the perfect reference as to where your foot is. And the stiffness definitely brings it all together, very light flex (just enough for some comfort in my opinion). And the bamboo and fiberglass construction makes this board relatively light to some other boards that I’ve owned. So in the end it’s definitely a solid board that I’d highly recommend.
It’s goodBy Jared Norris on 2019-04-26 Verified Purchase
Having owned the larger Byron in both wood and carbon I can say that this “mini” version captures everything I liked about the original in a much more manageable wheelbase and width for someone my height (5’9”). While not as stiff, I would not use “flex” anywhere in the description of its characteristics. It’s more like a subtle spring that really makes the deck feel lively underfoot. I know it’s not that much smaller on paper but the board really does feel a lot more nimble and definitely not “boaty”, as I’ve heard the original described. Solid 9.5/10 for me. If it had urethane rails still I’d amend that to perfect.