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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 plys of lightweight bamboo and maple.
The sharp edges of the rails are designed for maximum foot traction. A Radial Micro-Drop 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 184mm Caliber Trucks and 69mm Powell Snakes.
If cashflow 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.
-.25" drop for lower center of gravity and to lock you in on slides.
-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
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.