The Seed is designed for high speed pumping in HS or GS slalom, and for grip ‘n rip downhill, whether that is in garages, at Maryhill, or any downhill skating in Colorado, because well, that’s just what the boys are doing here. This board should really only be purchased by someone who is willing to set it up properly. It is definitely a specialty design and needs to be coupled with a specialty setup, with trucks likely somewhere in the 110-130mm range and wheels to match the trucks which will set the outer lip near the max width of the deck, which is 9.4 inches. I set mine up with 115-125mm Valkyrie DH Slalom trucks and Venom Magnums. Randal 125mm will work for a lower cost cast truck, but you should find yourself one of those old-school 35 degree baseplates and dewedge the back a bit. A lot of people are setting this up with Rogue Downhill Slalom or DontTrip Slalocybin trucks as well. All are great choices and none really leave anything to be desired.
Note: A 7 degree dewedged Khiro soft riser off the tail will essentially bring this board to flat.
This mold has concave throughout the deck. It is a solid radial in the front that tapers a bit but still holds concave all the way through the tail. It’s not a lot in the back, but it’s just enough to make the board feel like it’s cupping your feet, which is a significant improvement over a flat-tailed deck. There is a flush-mount in the tail so that your risers will sit flat and you’ll know you’re working with true angles. We cut as little wood away as possible, so you won’t see much, but the flush is cut for function, and you will appreciate it when setting up this deck, which is far easier than many slalom decks we grew up with.
When it’s the offseason, we designed this board to accept a TKP old-school shredder setup at a 16.25-inch minimum wheelbase. If you want to rip the pools, you can! It doesn’t have to be there, but it’s there because skateboarding is fun, and we want you to have fun.
We are offering this deck in 7 ply maple core with carbon sandwich. It is plenty stiff enough for those who are ready for the slalom downhill experience! Made in Boulder, Colorado!
Length – 32″
Width – 9.4″
Wheelbase – 21-22.75″
Play Wheelbase – 16.25-18″
Tail Angle – 7 degrees