Pantheon Longboards

Summit Series Nexus – Double Drop Platform

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  • Regular price $230.00

Length: 36.25″ (92 cm)
Width: 9.7″ (24.75 cm)
WB: 29.5 – 30.25″ (75 – 76.85 cm)

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*Made To Order – If out of stock, will ship within 2-3 Weeks, if not sooner.

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The Pantheon Nexus was our original double drop longboard. This means it is a drop through longboard also featuring a dropped platform. Designed to be the meeting point between many major longboard disciplines, we have made some minor changes from its original design but have kept the original intent alive. From downhill and freeride to covering long distances, the Nexus has you covered. It is easily one of the most confidence inspiring boards out there. The drop through, dropped standing platform lowers the center of gravity, enhancing natural stability and putting more side-force into the wheels when turning, which helps initiate slides with more ease and confidence, and being so low to the ground makes pushing an afterthought. And the stiff platform provides both confidence at speed and the necessary stiffness for heavier riders looking for a push-specific deck.

The Nexus has intense curves that are both ergonomic and comfortable. The crescent drop you’ve grown to know and love Pantheon Longboards for is, of course, a big part of this deck. One inch big, to be exact! And in between the drops, we’ve added a quarter inch of rocker for even lower pushing and to increase confidence in slides. Combine this dropped platform on a drop through longboard, and this is the board that we’ve been taking up and down the mountains here in Colorado, setting personal records for uphill pushing and equally pushing our limits down the hill. Seriously…the fastest standup slides I’ve ever thrown have been on this deck, in bathing suit shorts. While this is not exactly recommended, the point stands. Confidence goes up being on such a low, stiff, and forgiving platform. 

New “Summit Series” Carbon Fiber / Poplar Construction With Massive Sex Appeal

The Summit Series Nexus is developed here locally in Colorado at World Tree Workshop. We love working with Sage, who runs the shop, and fancy that, we even had a deck by the same name at one point! The Universe works in mysterious ways. One thing that’s not mysterious is how we came up with such a sexy looking board. We’ve been around the block some, and we worked with Sage on his carbon construction to get these glossy looking decks wet laid with carbon fiber in one pressing. This creates an epoxy infused, super strong deck, and when combined with our proprietary Pantheon curves, it’s enough gloss to make a man go blind, and enough strength to set you straight.

The poplar core is a new touch for us and is designed for an extremely lightweight deck for snappy slide initiation and more comfortable uphill pushing. We coupled the poplar with a cross ply maple veneer in the middle. This is to strengthen the board. Something we have seen with vertically laminated cores before is that when they take hard hits, USUALLY they’re good, but every once in a while, they split along the vertical lamination and it causes the deck to nearly explode. This is because all the glue lines and grain of the wood is going in the same direction. It’s almost like the deck was designed to explode this way! By putting a cross ply maple in between the two vertically laminated core pieces, we create a stop point. So that way, if some massive hit were to occur, the momentum of a split could not go from the top to the bottom core piece without splitting an opposing grain from the length of the split. Obviously carbon or fiberglass would be fairly resistant to this as well, which is why this doesn’t happen very often. But because carbon and glass, even though very strong, are fairly brittle, once a split starts to occur in carbon or fiberglass, that, too, splits with a sort of momentum. Our cross ply right in the center of the deck is a perfect combatant to this phenomenon, because wood is dense and tends to dent against the grain, rather than crack.